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    Upgrade ???

    Well I'm getting a used Merv on the 7th of January and want to get a couple of upgrades or commonly broken parts as I might be going to a hobby shop today any ideas ?

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    RPM A-ARms, New knuckles, Tons of bulkheads. Maybe new servo too.

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    Get some 7028x steel hollow balls tighten up some slop. Maybe some 7059

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    Okay can someone tell me about the BB kits I see every once and a while and why something this small needs a motor that big and how does the tranny hold it ?

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    Trans holds up pretty good but you will loose your handling

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil red s-10 View Post
    Okay can someone tell me about the BB kits I see every once and a while and why something this small needs a motor that big and how does the tranny hold it ?

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    The transmission holds up fine to the BB power as long as your slipper is adjusted proplery. I personally would rather have something slightly over-powered so that nothing has to work hard to go fast and have tons of power, rather than over-working the stock electronics. The BB trucks handle a little differently since they are a bit more top heavy but a little suspension work can take care of most of it, also adding offset rims to widen the stance will give you better handling.
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    When I got my bb merv running first few test drives I rolled it 3 times turning slower than I do with my small block merv and that's with stiff springs and hpi rims with a wide offset. So yes it makes a big difference in handling

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50togo View Post
    When I got my bb merv running first few test drives I rolled it 3 times turning slower than I do with my small block merv and that's with stiff springs and hpi rims with a wide offset. So yes it makes a big difference in handling
    Right, but stiffening the suspension and adding the offset rims made it better than it would have been without them, correct?

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    Bump

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    You can always think of a good question instead of bumping!

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    offset rims help keep your car from flipping over so much
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    I only run on offset rims! Even my big revo and e maxx!

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