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    Bought a Mustang 302 VXL

    Still a beginner here, any tips on good upgrades, or advice on running it well and keeping it in great shape?

    Bought for $160, and it is roughly two months old. Seller said it had seven packs through it. Was that a good deal?

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    Is was a decent deal... that is for sure!
    I bought my brushed Boss for $180 new.

    First thing I tell everyone... shim it!!
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    Steel hollow balls and aluminum knuckles will help take a lot of slop out.
    Other than that... upgrade as you break.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    I was trying to sell my brushless boss 302 for $240 it was not used that much at all very fast car i have 2 extra batteries and a Y series connector guess 240 was too much? alot of trade requests but no cash deals

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    Once ran it is considered used and the value drops considerably, just like driving a 1:1 off the lot. The extra NiMh is only worth about $5... $10 tops with the connector. You can get a new 7304 for $260... probably cheaper as I only looked at one shop.
    Therefore, I feel $240 is too high... $200 shipped would be about right, especially since it was ran in series.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    ok thanks for the info just not much into on road car need a bigger area to drive it good with the slick tires.

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    Have you considered converting it to a Revo or Summit/Revo hybrid?
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    yea i did at first but was worried about the ground clearance not really worth selling at a big loss. I might have to look into that though right now i'm just sitting on it i also have 1/10 grave digger and nitro Tmaxx i'm spending money on with up grades and nitro fuel

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonslayergh View Post
    yea i did at first but was worried about the ground clearance not really worth selling at a big loss. I might have to look into that though right now i'm just sitting on it i also have 1/10 grave digger and nitro Tmaxx i'm spending money on with up grades and nitro fuel
    What is the cost to convert it to a Revo?

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    I'm not sure what all is involved i would think longer A arms, lomger axles, stiffer shocks and bigger off road tires for sure most likely need to change diff fluid and guess need to install the shims from earlier in the post mine is completely stock
    most likely just hang onto it and try to sell it stock let someone esle make a project out of it.

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    Arms
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    Axles
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    Body mounts
    Front skid plate
    50 tooth spur
    Shock springs

    Diff fluids can remain the same
    Internal shock spacer needs to be removed
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    sounds like need to just drop that idea and sell it too much money involved it change out

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    If you shop around on ebay you can prolly do the conversion for about $50
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    may be a future project my wife keeps telling me to keep it
    how many rc trucks does one person need lol

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    Which are the BEST knuckles ? I've seen some golden horizon, integy and Hot racing

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    For knuckles your want to stay away from integy and rpm. The hot racing seem to be a 50/50 chance. Gpm and golden horizon have good standing here. I have the GH on the front of my merv and they have been flawless.
    MERV VXL + Rally VXL + Stampede Xl5

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyr783 View Post
    Still a beginner here, any tips on good upgrades, or advice on running it well and keeping it in great shape?

    Bought for $160, and it is roughly two months old. Seller said it had seven packs through it. Was that a good deal?
    Thats a good deal. 300 for a brand new one. Thats nice. I got a Brushed one for 125... IM excited to be getting started on mine too !
    Build, Bash, Clean, Repair, Repeat..

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    Lucky guys. I paid $190 for a new roller.
    Nobody is born with experience.

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    bought mine new replaced tires with foam for grip just installed steel axles and drive shafts also cut windshield out and replaced it with screen for cooling. it's very fast and foam tires make it easier to handle however it still does a great nascar crash impersonation cartwheeling down the road at 30+ mhp and even better at 50+ more driver error than car but no major damage or parts replaced
    how many rc trucks does one person need lol

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