Well, yesterday I took my pede out with my friend who has a Savage. Things were going good until our front bumpers met each other with him going 20+. I broke the front shock tower, left castor block, lower shock end, bent the shock shaft into a "L", and broke the case in two on my Hitec 625 servo. After some custom fitting of parts from my NRustler, I got it back up and running. I took it out today and split the case of my Futaba 3003 servo. It was 1* with a -25* wind chill when we were driving. This has led me to conclude that it is too cold to drive.
On to the Amber. I got it installed and broken in and everything. How much more top speed can I expect? I have the stock tires and it was geared 14/87. The accel is a lot better but top speed isn't. I tried 15/87 today and accel was still good, but top speed still wasn't. It doesn't seem any faster than the Stinger. Is that normal, or is something wrong? There isn't anything binding or wrong is the tranny.
Also the pinions I am using are the normal Robinson Racing pinions. They seem like they don't mesh with the spur very well. They aren't smooth like the stock Traxxas one. Normal? Or should I go to a different brand?