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    well i have ran my car for about two months now without shimmed diffs and have had no problems. Is'nt the problem if your diff is a little loose in the bulkhead, because when i took my diffs apart to put oil in them and then put them back in the bulkhead they we really firm in their with absolutley no movement do i still need to shim the diffs?
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    is it ok to have no shims
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    It's ok without the shim if you don't hammer the throttle down
    If you get it goin slowy Then hammer, it'll last a bit longer.
    Every bulkhead is different
    I got a few nip bulkheads n some from the bay. What I did was see which halves had the best fitment between them and used those before I even shimmed

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    i have had my car for two months with no probs
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    You won't notice any stripping from the ring or pinion until it gets to the point you have less punch(contact area of ring/pinion) and loose some teeths. You'll know when it's slipping/skipping
    2s or stock pack will be the best bet in getting the most out of the diff
    It comes down to how you drive also.

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    i do not drive 3s and i try to drive carefully
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    So i just ordered me a hitec metal geared servo can not wait for that to come. I really want to get the hot racing shock bodies but i can not find them anywhere. Does anybody know where I can get some.
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    I want black but the blue will work

    thanks for the info 50togo
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    so I got my servo today
    it is a Hitec HS-85mg, and i got it on amazon for $23

    here it is compared to stock


    looks pretty sturdy on the inside it also has a bearing around the final gear


    I used one of the attachments that was in the bag it came with to make the connection


    all mounted up
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    I would make a longer link between the horn and the servo saver. The shaft on the stock servo is closer to the center then the hitec
    Use two 7059 rod ends and cut a 3mm bolt for the stud

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    ok i will try that
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    ok just finished dying all the grey parts black i will post up some pics of it all together
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    as of now my diffs are shimmed
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    Quote Originally Posted by revoman78 View Post
    is it ok to have no shims
    No !
    Rip the diffs apart and shim them properly.
    When you use 3s lipos you'll realise why

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    Looks very well.
    All these dying projects make me thinking about dying my one as well :-)

    Edit: Shimm your diffs, it doesnt cost that much and if the diffs get stripped it will be to late to shimm.
    I make this mistake as well. Everything was okay for nearly half a year and than the diff begins crying if there was a little load on it. I try to shimm it than, but no chance, it was okay for 2 or 3 runs and than it crys again.

    Think of buying the Losi Crawler Horn it is the best combination for the hitec.
    With the stock ones I didnt get the wheels "centered" there was always one site with a smaller cornering radius.
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    if you read the post above your guys it says i just shimmed the diffs, i knew they needed to get shimmed but i was to lazy to take it apart, but since i died it it was already taken apart so i stuck the shims in.

    i like my car to be colored cordinated i so not see why traxxas does red shocks and pushrods with a blue servo, motor, and esc, now it will all be black and blue
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    ok finally got the servo thing sorted out not as clean as 50 togo's but it works well

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    Quote Originally Posted by revoman78 View Post
    ok finally got the servo thing sorted out not as clean as 50 togo's but it works well

    In my opinion its not about the "show" it is about the "go"

    If it works that is all that should matter!!

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    I have been having problems with the range on my car, i get about 25 feet and then it cuts off. I have no idea as to why.
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    Antenna damage is the main cause of poor range... either on the receiver or the controller.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    how is it fixed i think the antenna on my receiver is damaged you can see the antenna on the pics above
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    I see antenna tube, but no antenna.
    Usually the only way to fix the Rx antenna is to have it replaced... $15ish with the Traxxas lifetime warranty program.

    I have read of some fixing their issues by modifying their antenna... cutting it back so only 3.25??cm of the center wire sticks out. That is the only part that actually receives the signal... the rest is just an extension.

    Keep in mind that these antennas on the 2.4's are coaxial.
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    can you explain coaxial?
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    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    thanks, so there might be a chance of saving it if i can get the middle wire out be itself.
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    Yes. Make sure the jacket and outer layer is in tact all the way to the Rx... and the length that needs to be exposed is critical. I suggest PMing Krall... I think it was he that posted that length.
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    so this is what the antenna looks like it is sheared off until where the metal ends

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    That would be why range is suffering... lol
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    do you think it is still salvageable?
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    Post 147.....
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    The main thing for reception is to make sure that none of the shield(copper mesh) is touching the main conductor.
    Even one strand can all but kill reception.
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    i got it to the receiver working again, I did not think it would work, all i did was strip some of the rubber off the wire.
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    I went out on the road today just wanted to share some pictures


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    looks good revo man! Im really enjoying the e revo you sold me! Gets alot of use around here

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    thanks man!
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    Does anybody know when the new proline mini trenchers will be out, they look pretty awesome
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    from what i have seen they wont be out for a while

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    I have a feeling they are going to sell really well.
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    So I decided to put $20 in my merv budget what should i get.
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