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  1. #1
    RC Racer
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    Question what upgrades???

    my erevo vxl is completely stock exept for the lipo battery, i think my lipo is a little to big the motor gets hot so i shut it down for a bit, any suggestions on that?

    i have about 300$ so wondering what parts are a must have?

    thanks

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    the essentials are:
    shims for your diff
    RPM a arms front and rear
    upgrade servo, the stock one usually doesn't last
    traxxas aluminum pushrods and toelinks
    better shocks, I use traxxas GTR hard anodized, 80w shock oil, now I have tan and black springs but I don't like it. I'm waiting to my blue and purple springs to arrive

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    I forget, GH knuckles (axle carriers)
    An a good lipo charger. Don't know what is your actual setup, but I own an iCharger 106b+ with 220v power supply and a parallel board so I can charge all my batteries (4) at once!

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    aluminum axle carriers and steel hallow balls. both more than worth it.
    1:16 Slash VXL
    Stampede 4x4 3800kv
    Rustler VXL

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    thanks what would be the difference beetween piggyback and regular shocks?

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    If the piggybacks don't leak the oil stays at a more constant temp. That makes it stay at a more constant weight. These minis don't heat it up enough to make the extra leaks worth it though
    1:16 Slash VXL
    Stampede 4x4 3800kv
    Rustler VXL

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    ok thankssssss

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    I would go for Hr shock bodies with traxxas tin coated shafts and a shock rebuild kit maybe even their aluminum top and bottom caps
    A good selection of pinions and spur gears. Extra slipper clutch for a spare

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    what kind of springs?

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    blue summit up front and purple summit in the back

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    okkaayy thanksss

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    making a big lif of upgrade that i NEED to have

    any suggestions??

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    how much do you want to spend!

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    doesnt matter im just making a list, i just wanna know what i should have to get

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    The question is, are you racing it or just bashing around? I race mine so my upgrade list is very short. First, I have no aluminum on my MERV. Point of breakage and can get expensive. I do run the J-Concepts Goose Bumps w/ Rulex wheels. Hitech hs85mg servo, and center diff. Gotta have the RPM A-arms first.
    2 MERV's
    2 1/18 Mini Desert Truck & Buggy

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    i like to just bash around

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    Along with what's up above I would go hitec 5085 servo
    Maybe some associated 21141 shims for the diffs

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    this iis my list of must haves so far:


    LT rocker arms
    aluminum a-arms
    aluminum pushrods and toelinks
    some better shocks
    wheelie bar
    T-bone Skidplate
    HR shock bodies
    traxxas tin coated shafts
    traxxas shock rebuild kit
    integy shock spring set
    aluminum shock caps
    aluminum spring retainers
    diff shims
    aluminum bulkheads
    hs 85mg servo (maybe)
    aluminum knuckles


    dont know about the servo as i would still like to keep it waterproof

    any suggestions??

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    hitec is easy to waterproof
    i would buy traxxas aluminum toe links and pushrods!
    on ebay best wheelie bar http://www.ebay.com/itm/Traxxas-1-16...item3ef8935c8f
    maybe some 80wt shock oil
    HR aluminum diff case

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    how can you waterproof it and thanks everyone

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    bunch of ways search the web .some just open it up and put a layer of silicone and either an o ring or marine grease around the shaft and silicone where the wires exit

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    In the UK the Hi-Tec 5086W is waterproofed already and is pretty cheap - no brainer. It's working great in my MERV.

    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...tec-5086-servo

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    I would go for RPM arms instead of alu ones...Alu will bend

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    +1 on that. If you go over a big jump it cant flex like the RPMS.

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    okay thanks everyone

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    Bend and stays bent!

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