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  1. #41
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    Yea prob just your diff's are leaking. Be a good time to tear your diff's down and shim them and throw some new fluid in...

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    Whats a good recommend fluid and weight?
    Do you have the shim part number?

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    And order a few of associated 21141

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    There are LOTS of beadlocks bought for these little guys collecting dust on shelves.
    I have some of those........
    There are lots of ways to do that. Most are wrong.

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    Went to a hobby shop and got some RPM arms. Putting an online order together soon.

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    When are you going to dye the chassis black!

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    Whenever it breaks and I need a new one.

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    Well...I think tomorrow (thursday morning) I am gonna bite the bullet and go Lipo. Got 2 online orders ready to be summited. Just gotta wait on direct deposit to kick me the funds.

    One order is a cheaper lipo charger and power supply, the other is the battery and some other parts.

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    Its best to buy a quality charger like an icharger
    Better for the life of the battery!

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    The charger I order has gotten great reviews. It's a decent brand name. Doesnt have some of the same icharger features but it does charging, balancing, storage of lipo and charges many other types of batteries. Still has an external power supply.

    As for the battery, I chickened out and only got the Traxxas 2s 2200mah pack. Was gonna go 3s but I think that will be alittle too much for a backyard basher.
    Last edited by geckoboy86; 02-07-2013 at 07:43 AM.

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    Yea you will still notice a big difference from nimh to the 2s lipo's.

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    Bashing video


    New tierods, pushrods as well as my 2s Lipo pack should be arriving Monday.

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    Forth battery pack of the day resulted in a cracked knuckle.


    HR, GH, Factory, or RPM (iffy on that last one)?
    Last edited by geckoboy86; 02-10-2013 at 04:50 PM.

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    RPM's are working well for me ... but i know people are mixed on them.

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    In my observations, all of the following makes a decent knuckle... with many reported happy users.
    HR, GH, and GPM

    HR gets a bad rap because the threads are not always perfect for the pillow ball adjuster.
    To be honest, I don't think any of them have perfect threads in this area... but because HR has aluminum pillow ball adjusters this flaw becomes more evident. If you have a way to chase the threads to make sure they are perfect, HR makes a quality knuckle.

    RPM are hit and miss... some report no issues while others say they popped pillow balls and the bearing hole ovaled over time.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    I am kinda leaning towards the HR ones just for the bling factor of those fake brake discs.

    I have had HR stuff in the past with previous RCs. I tended to always get luck with there stuff and not have any of the problemed parts.

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    I ordered mine way before I even had the MERV... found the full set on eBay for $18 I think, crazy low. Only had issues with one adjuster out of the 8.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    The hr pillow seat it round and gh and gpm are square some have had the pillow pull out when they get worn a bit

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    So, which is better then, 50?

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    Got my HR knuckles installed so now I can actually run my truck. And on my new 2S lipo. Oh wait, Its dark and snowy out and I have work early tomorrow.

    So much less play in the steering with the knuckles, Very impressed.

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    Looks good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geckoboy86 View Post

    Got my HR knuckles installed so now I can actually run my truck. And on my new 2S lipo. Oh wait, Its dark and snowy out and I have work early tomorrow.

    So much less play in the steering with the knuckles, Very impressed.
    Just a suggestion if someone hasn't mentioned it already, you should use a touch of thread locker on those pillow ball retainers. They backed themselves out a little in mine. As soon as I put some thread locker on em, I had no more problems!
    addicted much....

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    Thanks, I'll consider it.

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    Brake discs on and a Goober (my cat)


    GPM Titanium Push and Tie Rods



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    That's one nice merv!
    Looking good so far. Nice pics also

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    Thanks....Not bad for under 2 months old. There in which is my addiction. Bought a new charger just so I can do Lipo not so long ago.

    =Mods=

    -Suspension, Steering, Chassis-
    RPM Front and Rear Arms (80692,80602)
    Metal Gear Servo
    Losi 100w Shock Oil
    Tan Front, Black Rear Springs (TRA7147,TRA7148)
    HR Shock Bodies (VXS15501)
    GPM Titanium Pushrods and Tie Rods (TERV160)
    Hot Racing Knuckles with Green Set screws (VXS21G01)
    Hot Racing Brake Discs (VXS21BR02)
    Bearing 4x7x2.5 for Rockers (TRA5124)
    Bearings 5x8x2.5 for Bellcrank (TRA5114)

    -Appearance, Wheels-
    HPI SS Rims (2135) dyed Orange.
    Traxxas Canyon AT 2.2 Tires (TRA7270)
    RPM Front and Rear Bumpers (73982,73992)
    Proline Slipstream Body (3312-30)

    -Power, Drivetrain-
    23T Pinion Gear with stock 50T Spur Gear
    Velineon 380 Aluminum Heat Sink (TRA3374)

    Everything else is stock.

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    2 Things,

    1. Broke a ball end on my GPM titanium rods first run within minutes... Whats a good replacement?

    2. Lipo and my wheels is nuts. Too much traction that it doesnt take much throttle to make me flip.
    Thanks to everyone who mentioned only going 2S on this forum. 3S would be stupid fast.

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    Going Summit Style

    Didn't know the Summit had a brace on the front bumper.


    Light kit will be down the road.


    Not sure about rear lights then.

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    Had some snowy fun.






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    Lights!




    Wheelie Bar

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    I think it might be time for a new body.
    Bashing session with 1/10 Summit, 1/10 Slash 2wd, 1/10 Slash 4wd, and 1/16 Slash.

    The lines are cracks in the body



    Rear mounts


    And another crack

  32. #72
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    If you never want to worry about another busted body try th JConcepts Illuzion body. Ultra thick and durable.

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    Thanks for that tip...Was thinking about that body just for basher anyway. It's one of the cheaper ones out there.
    I might do a Baja Bug too. I've done a few of them for other R/Cs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geckoboy86 View Post
    Wheelie Bar
    A tip I found...
    Using the Summit rear body/bumper mount and a wheelie bar is horrible.
    It flexes way too much.
    Get a Revo wing mount and trim it down.
    It doesn't flex like the Summit mount.
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    "Dude,I almost had you"
    R.I.P Paul Walker

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    Quote Originally Posted by geckoboy86 View Post
    Thanks for that tip...Was thinking about that body just for basher anyway. It's one of the cheaper ones out there.
    I might do a Baja Bug too. I've done a few of them for other R/Cs.
    My Baja Bug body is at the painters right now.
    Ofna 1/12 wing is on order.(as are Proline Speed Hawg tires and black HPI Split 5 wheels.
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  36. #76
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    Installed the long travel rockers and painted the bug body.

    LT vs P2 front

    P2 vs LT rear


    Masked and ready but what colors.


    Layer 1


    Layer 2
    Last edited by geckoboy86; 03-07-2013 at 09:36 PM.

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    Very nice geckoboy, but it is such a tease only seeing the first coat!!

  38. #78
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    New body is finished and decals applied.





    New shot of the HR brakes.


    I like the range of the Long Travel rockers...That jar is 4 7/8" high.


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    definitely colorful.
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    wow nice MERV
    what's up guys

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