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  1. #41
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    It's in the plans! I promise!


    Took back the lipo battery I purchased earlier and bought two more for the same cash. Picked up some lights too.
    I'm going to run the batteries together with the Traxxas parallel connector I picked up a while ago, should make for much longer run times, and now I will be able to see where it is in the evenings.







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    WOW. Those are awesome! I need some
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    Looking good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHKMATE ELUDER View Post
    I just phoned, but I asked twice and said are you sure? he said yeah, $15 per corner, so $60 for those plus $30 for 2 axle carriers, grand total of 122.88 plus tax, I've noticed a few times when I'm in there it really depends who you talk to, one guy told me I couldn't upgrade the 1/16th digger to 4x4, another time they said to run a series connector for a longer run time, thanks a lot for the info.
    Pretty sure you talked to me. From what I remember you didn't specify 1/16th scale and I assumed 1/10th (I've owned a few 1/10th revo's, and forget there is a 1/16th some time ). 1/10th are sold per corner, 1/16th is not.
    Regardless, sorry about that, I should have asked. Give us a ring tomorrow, ask for me and I'll sort you out. As for the the series connector thing.. well, there have been a few recent let go's and everyone that works here now should be able to help you better than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk_wrx View Post
    Pretty sure you talked to me. From what I remember you didn't specify 1/16th scale and I assumed 1/10th (I've owned a few 1/10th revo's, and forget there is a 1/16th some time ). 1/10th are sold per corner, 1/16th is not.
    Regardless, sorry about that, I should have asked. Give us a ring tomorrow, ask for me and I'll sort you out. As for the the series connector thing.. well, there have been a few recent let go's and everyone that works here now should be able to help you better than that.



    Braden
    Hey no worries, I understand that not everyone you hire can know everything right off the bat and for a job like that you pretty much have to have someone that is an avid R/C enthusiast I would imagine.

    I've been trying to do my research here and then when I come in I at least know half of what I'm talking about, this is all new to me as well, my Son just got his 1/16th digger from you guys in July and that's the first R/C I've had to work on, now we're up to the 1/16th digger that's vxl 4x4 now, a blast, 1/16 vxl revo, and 1/10th summit, it is an addiction for sure, I'm sure I will know you all by name over there come summer time, haha.

    Sorry for messing up your thread Clint, now back to scheduled programming...

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    Meh; I'm not bothered by it.
    Hi Braden.



    Yippie skippie!!
    This thing is ridiculous now!
    Thinking I might upgrade and tune the suspension now.

    http://youtu.be/OaujV0aaTkc
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    Whole new ball o fun eh?
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    Looking good! she lifts the front tires pretty easy

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    It sure is!
    Yeah it does wheelie a bit too easy; I'd like it to stay planted a bit more; so suspension mods and maybe new wheels and tires may be in order.

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    consider a center diff. Keeps it planted, but will still allow wheelies
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    Oh? Is it a Traxxas part or aftermarket?

    Never mind. Found it.
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    i never liked the center diff mellows the truck out too much for me. traxxas has that too throttle expo helps out off the line but all my mervs have a mmp with punch and throttle curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Cart View Post
    Meh; I'm not bothered by it.
    Hi Braden.
    I feel like a stalker

    These help with the wheelies. I run them on my 1/10th revo's, and rpm fronts. Sucks rpm wont make extended arms.

    http://www.rcplanet.com/Rear_Extende...p/tra7132r.htm

    Center diff also gets rid of the wheelies, if you don't like how quick it unloads just put some thicker weight oil in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50togo View Post
    i never liked the center diff mellows the truck out too much for me. traxxas has that too throttle expo helps out off the line but all my mervs have a mmp with punch and throttle curve
    I run mine FULL with 30k in it. I Can still wheelie and what not. As an added bonus, if I get "out of control" Most times I can gas it and itll straighten out or return to 4 wheels just like a 1/8 scale racer.
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    Good bye first chassis...




    I hammered it into the side of a jump. Oops.

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    holy crap! that sucks.

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    Broke the bulkhead too.
    Picked up a new chassis, bulkhead and antenna tubes.



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    i would think about a T bone bumper system that would help!

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    I agree. I'll have to pick one up soon.

    More parts!


    Big thanks to Chkmate!

    Broken and naked!
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    Do you have steel hallow balls?
    That's a good upgrade when ur doing the rods

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    I just noticed that they were not the steel units. Off to the hobby store again!!

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    make sure you fill that center diff. Mine arrived empty.
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    I would run 100k in the center
    Your truck should of came with a 23t pinion
    Traxxas makes nice rubber tires and aluminum rims for the wheelie bar

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    Thanks!! I'll have a gander at the wheels and I was thinking of that weight for the diff.

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    5186a traxxas!

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    That looks like a lot of work...

    I think that 10k oil was the only thing they had at HW when I was there today, I have some 50k if you want to use that in the center diff, I noticed that it looked like oil had leaked out in the foam on the package so it's probably empty like ken448 said, if you want 100k let me know, I need a few more things to so I'll order it up, I forgot to give you those diff shims today too.

    Question for 50togo, I was going to buy those wheelie bar tires today, 5186a and the hobby shop told me they were 1/10th and would not fit on the 1/16 wheelie bar? if you say they'll fit I'll take my chances and get them.

    Quote Originally Posted by 50togo View Post
    Your truck should of came with a 23t pinion
    his truck came with a 26t because it was brushed before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHKMATE ELUDER View Post
    I have some 50k if you want to use that in the center diff, I noticed that it looked like oil had leaked out in the foam on the package so it's probably empty like ken448 said, if you want 100k let me know, I need a few more things to so I'll order it up, I forgot to give you those diff shims today too.
    I'll take you up on the shims and oil; but I'm paying you for them one way or another!

    I'm getting there; waiting for my steering arm parts to come in and I'm off to buy more steel hollow balls.


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    how much is the floating MERV kit? :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken448 View Post
    how much is the floating MERV kit? :P
    A hair under 4 million shillings.

    So I fixed it, took it outside; five minutes later captain dumbo hit the garage aaaand....
    Bulkhead and servo horn number two!!!

    I'm on a roll here.

    The RPM takes on a concrete wall like a boss.
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    Ouch. The merv will never win a head on crash!

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    man that BL setup isnt treating you well at all!
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    It's all operator error. It slid on on one of the ice patches on the drive way and kablamo!
    I have all the new parts at home now; it should be up an running tonight.

    On a side note; I bought the Integy hex wrench kit today at the LHS and wow do I love it! I can spin the screws out twice as fast. I consider it a must have now.
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    yup, its the one thing INtegy makes thats def a nice addition! If they even make it, that is!
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    All fixed up again...
    Had it out tonight with a friend and his 4X4 Slash. What a difference that center diff makes!; it handles much better. I put the 23 tooth pinion gear in and it is quite a bit slower; motor temps out in the snow reached a whopping 23 degrees Celsius; so I'm putting the 26 back in tomorrow.

    It's 10:02pm is your front bulkhead broken? Because mine is.
    POW!!

    Didn't hit anything either..... I was running it up and down the street; must be the cold weather.

    I ordered an Integy front bulkhead. I'll see if that helps.
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    wow.. what on earth are you doing to that thing!?!
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    Honestly not that much to create this kind of damage; I still think the cold weather is a contributing factor. I'll make a video one of these days and post it.

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    I guess it's still better for a bulkhead to break instead of the chassis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Cart View Post
    Honestly not that much to create this kind of damage; I still think the cold weather is a contributing factor. I'll make a video one of these days and post it.
    What are the temps locally? I drive all the time in sub freezing temps (20F or -6C) here in Detroit doing speed runs, jumps backflips and wheelies. I dont break often (I DO have a T Bone skid, RPM arms n knuckles and upgraded shocks)

    Quote Originally Posted by Daddykins View Post
    I guess it's still better for a bulkhead to break instead of the chassis.
    I cant figure out how you break a bulkhead and NOT a chassis too. Lucky, I guess.
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    Temps are cold here, -20C is a warm day for Jan and feb, I have been running both of mine in it and haven't had a problem, I just got the stock 1200 Nimh batts though, maybe I'm not out long enough for it to get brittle with the shorter run times, Clint I still think you should put it in training mode, hahaha.

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    I would look for a better bulk head. The integy isn't an upgrade.

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