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  1. #121
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    Are you installed metal transmission gears? I wonder how much it will effect top speed, if at all.
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    I have a few extra transmissions maybe I will leave the t bone off for easy access and test it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50togo View Post
    I have a few extra transmissions maybe I will leave the t bone off for easy access and test it
    Try it out, gear down so that you can reach full throttle/speed (or run 2S) and check your maximum speed with a stock transmission and the metal geared transmission. I'm curious.
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  4. #124
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    Bet it will affect acceleration more than top end
    I had them before and still ran 65 but they are a bit of weight
    I just miss that sound they make

  5. #125
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    The teardown begins Boca yellow seal ceramics , aluminum shock caps, hr gears and futaba transmitter.taller gearing maybe 35/45 or 37/45 for the smaller foams

  6. #126
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    duplicate.....
    Last edited by 50togo; 11-11-2012 at 07:17 PM.

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    i spent about an hour shimming the transmission gears . 3 different shims 3 different thicknesses had to shim one shaft at a time snug up the bolts and if it was harder to turn take it apart and put in a smaller shim .
    got it running and drove it around -sounds good so far so good.

    ready for the 4 cell run with 37/45 gearing and small 3.25 foams but my new kawasaki erbe will be in tomorrow and waiting to try out the new spc 2500 batteries and the 5400 50c for the erbe.
    guess the shopping spree is over for a while!

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    i spent about an hour shimming the transmission gears . 3 different shims 3 different thicknesses had to shim one shaft at a time snug up the bolts and if it was harder to turn take it apart and put in a smaller shim .
    got it running and drove it around -sounds good so far so good

  9. #129
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    transmission holding up good .great sound!
    had a run in with my new erbe driven by my daughter .
    my merv lost---..... broken servo saver

  10. #130
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    both of my mervs are ready to roll . new servo saver installed and the 9000kv has the castle cap installed . was going to hit the dirt but it's geared 37/45 for the speed run

  11. #131
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    Eager to hear about how the MERV runs that 9000kv bro

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    just ordered a new 3908 e maxx to go along with the new 5608 e revo.that way the two mervs will be more for speed runs and don't have to keep changing gearing to go bashing

  13. #133
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    There was a time I thought the summit tires looked big!

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    Lol, theyre massive, my brothers actually thinking of getting the e maxx.
    "With Great Speed Comes Great Repair Bills!"

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    The big revo is a bit better

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    It's definitely a change going back and forth from 1/16 to 1/10, the 1/10 scale is more forgiving to drive but I couldn't choose one over the other.
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    I think you will be ripping the asphalt apart, that rig comes straight from ****!!! (Very nice, by the way), i wish, one day, mine will look like yours!

    Cheer!

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    thanks! once i get the speed runs out of the way i think they will return back to bashing

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    man this thread is like drag racing! Spending TONS of cash for that 1 more mph. You have a sickness!
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    Can't say how right you are!

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    And my next project
    Castle 7700kv 4 pole
    Never noticed how easy the shaft is to turn compared to my neu motors!

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    your bumper is crooked (or experienced) sir.
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    Really!

    I emailed hot racing on the broken trans gear twice and surprise! No response

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    My like merv

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    Never noticed the trx on the blower butterfly's!

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    Where you took your tires? Those are sick

    I mean the foam ones

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    those are from gone bananas you might find him on rctech

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    Took the merv out on new years with 2s on dirt hawgs and 37/45 gearing.some bashing and then speed runs would wheelie at any speed and ran through two packs in parallel til it started to slow down and the motor barely even got warm!
    That was some work me and my daughter with my erbe and embe and my merv and my bag heading up the trail to go bash

  30. #150
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    Got a new bug body for revo!

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    Geared the merv down for bashing. Now run 29/45 I run had plenty of power for a 3500kv .motor is setup for 4s but only running 2s. Tried 4s in the dirt once couldn't even hit 1/4 throttle
    Last edited by 50togo; 01-16-2013 at 01:07 AM.

  32. #152
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    I took it out today and ran 4s with 40% punch and a mean throttle curve with a big 5/8 bolt strapped to the front and still couldn't keep the front end down!

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    50 you crazy!!! (In a good way)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50togo View Post
    Never noticed how easy the shaft is to turn compared to my neu motors!
    This might be caused by coils having metal core on Neu......Castle I guess use empty coils....just a thought

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    Plus neu uses the strongest magnets

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    Double post

  37. #157
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    Hey This is off topic but I see you have GH rockers on the MERV, Are they the same color blue as the other Traxxas aluminum parts?
    I tried to PM you but it failed to send.

  38. #158
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    Not really -lighter blue and a tint off from their other parts. My trans case is a lot lighter then even my rockers
    I had to clear my inbox
    Last edited by 50togo; 02-05-2013 at 01:36 PM.

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    This is about the best shot I could take

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    hi, i was just reading through and whats the ESC your using? is there a ESC which supports 4s lipo which fits on 1/16 revo?

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