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  1. #361
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    I broke my Front bulkhead, front steering knuckles, chassis

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    i installed the steel center drive shaft a min ago

    superB simple and clean to do

    i already like them



    installed pics will be up asap
    Xtreme has no limiits

  3. #363
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    Burned out another servo! Second one in a week. That's it, time to buy the ******* 390. The total body count is 5 since I bought the MERV. The first couple of servos were probably due to the noob factor and the other were my son crashing into things.

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    get a hitec85mg any hobby store should have one and a hitec standard sevo horn
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    fits out of the box
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    The ******* fits out of the box also and has ALL metal gears. Not all but 1 metal gear lol

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    Thanks fot the info guys. Just ordered the servo. Guess the MERV will be in the shop untill then. I would rather wait than fry another stock servo.

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    The HiTec's are a little more complicated to install than a 390.
    I definitely do not consider them a drop in replacement.


    I installed a new ESC and motor in my MERV today.
    I need to do some finishing touches (hopefully tomorrow) and report back with an install thread.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    freaking sweet new body, and nice paint job....


    and no the hitec85mg is not a out of the box fit right in servo.... 1. you have to modify the mounts, 2. modify a servo horn, 3. and jam it into the frame very difficultly, far from a direct fit replacement....
    also as stated above the hitec has one plastic gear, others are all metal making them a notch up in durability from the hitec...
    Last edited by kuskye25; 03-28-2012 at 11:00 PM.
    Traxxas is good, but so are other Manus

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    Jimmie, Need pictures ASAP! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuskye25 View Post
    freaking sweet new body, and nice paint job....


    and no the hitec85mg is not a out of the box fit right in servo.... 1. you have to modify the mounts, 2. modify a servo horn, 3. and jam it into the frame very difficultly, far from a direct fit replacement....
    also as stated above the hitec has one plastic gear, others are all metal making them a notch up in durability from the hitec...
    great color master -> compliments thats a nice set up and look
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  12. #372
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    Today i installed aluminum GPM front and rear skid plates and installed a 31T pinion on my BB. The thing screams with the 31t pinion! My speed hawgs were straped with monofilimate tape and i used super glue to help hold the tape on. Well i think the tape got ripped up today because they balloon now lol. Im finally almost happy with the power of my bb and the fluid in my diffs. My merv will wheelie when i want it to but if i dont want it to then the front will stay planted.

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    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Ran it with the new GH shock bodies loaded with Ti shafts, black springs and 60wt R, tan and 40wt F and a new traxxas rebuild kit. Wasn't pleased at first with the non threaded bottoms but no leaks so far. I was running basically the same setup with the stockers and was pleased. I guess when I changed to RPM arms all around I got the setup right because it's a new beast. It's planted, less grip rolling and it hooks up a lot better.

    Still have to shim the diffs and install the CVDs but I'm going to wait till something else breaks and I have to tear it all down.

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    I didn't modify the mounts for my hitech, it fits right in, a bit difficult to fit it through the hole, but it's not impossible at all.. the servo horn does need to be replaced though, it comes with horns though so that's no issue. At least mine did! They are metal gears in mine as well.

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    The HS 85 has one small plastic gear. I ran my merv a little out back and it gets no traction off road. Its pretty amazing!!!!

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    new hr shocks in the post today they are mack daddy sweet !!
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    Those shocks do look good!!!

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    I was waiting for glue to dry on the Boss' Boss...

    Opened up the cowl on the hood:


    Opened up the scoop on the roof:


    Opened up the back to let more air out:
    (and to be able to reach my switch better)


    By the looks of this picture I need to straighten the lines on the roof scoop!
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Got it yesterday, did my first high speed runs with a venom 1300mah 3s lipo. First traxxas ever. Love it!!!!!!!

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    watch the temps
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    erx4x4, all of your tires are mounted backwards. Switch their sides and you'll be good.

  23. #383
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    installed RPM bulkheads(handles much better now)
    Broke front upper arm
    Ordered Rpm front arms

    I am on my way to hobbyshop for a servo horn for my second servo and new body posts.

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    broke my chassis and bulkhead
    if you want me to i can break your truck for free!

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    Add a broken diff.. *********** Instead of just stripping it this time it broke off 2 teeth from the ring gear.

    This is the 3rd time and I shimmed it last time... This thing just isn't cut out for 3s I guess.

    Going to decide tonight whether to rebuild and get rid of it or keep it.

    Pretty bad when a $70 monster beetle from HK is tougher than a Traxxas product.

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    Something isnt rite if you are tearing up that many diffs. There are plenty of guys here running BBs with 3s with no more diff problems after shimming their dffs.

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    just ordered my 3rd 2s ***** lipo and first 3s ***** lipo excited to run the 3s when they get here

    how much faster is 3s than 2s
    my 2s with dirt hawgs and speed pinion with stock spur went 30mph

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    Just listed mine for sale. Still on the fence about it.

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    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    I gave my merv a break today. I need to go out and look for new places to bash. There is a track like 20miles from me. I dont know if i wanna go tho because if i get hooked then ill be mad because i dont think there are even any 1/16 classes.

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    Then get into the 10th classes and whip them. lol
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Haha im not a great driver and my merv is way over powered for my skill level so i think all i would whip is the people on the track that run around and put the flipped vehicles back on their wheels haha.

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    Finally found the right rims.

    Nobody is born with experience

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    Your merv looks great peter! I fell in love with how the speed hawgs looked at first but the road rages are starting to grow on me!

    I just threw out a low ball offer on ebay for another motor for my merv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korn0307 View Post
    Something isnt rite if you are tearing up that many diffs. There are plenty of guys here running BBs with 3s with no more diff problems after shimming their dffs.
    Wish I knew what to tell you.. I dont do any standing backflips or jumping..

    Although a newb to this forum not a newb to the hobby(used to race 4wd 1/10 buggy).

    I replaced the front and rear bulkheads with the updated ones and put 2shims front and rear(the rear maybe could use another but only had 4 total).

    I do take solace in the fact that this time a tooth was broken and the diff not stripped. That at least tells me the mesh is right. I am going to loosen the slipper more although I know for a fact mine is looser than most(maybe 2 full turns out).

    Here's my thread if anyone wants to reply without muddying up a cool thread with my diff issues.
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...09#post5117609
    Last edited by MrWesson; 03-31-2012 at 07:58 AM.

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    Gonna install my "Blue Bird" (brother of the ******* 390) servo today

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    Quote Originally Posted by CobraWasHere View Post
    erx4x4, all of your tires are mounted backwards. Switch their sides and you'll be good.
    are they backwards
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    Managed to break my TBR Trasher front bumber with a hight speed frontal impact on a non-moving target..
    But rest of the car is unaffected - TBR ftw.
    They say lifetime warranty, hope to get a replacement.




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    Just ordered a velineon 3500 to try out in my merv.

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    I finally drilled holes into a mustang body that i took off of a old junk rc car. all i have to do is raise and lower the body mounts for it to fit straight on from the stock body so i can use both now i just need to paint it because its scratched up some and i want a blue body for my car

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