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    New body for the Bandit (Jconcepts Illuzion)

    Since I got a brand new MMP/3800 combo for it, I decided to get a new body too (I was still using the XL-5 body). I got the JConcepts Illuzion "Hi-speed" one. Sadly I had to remove the lid of the receiver box, but that is no problem because I only use it for speed runs. I know it looks funky without the spoiler, but it works better without it.

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    Looking good can't wait for bids

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    That is the coolest looking bandit ever!!!!!!!

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    Lol. Thanks guys. I think it's nothing special, but it goes like lightning
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    Hey Peter .. This is the most aggressive best lookking bandit i saw since i started particepating in this forum.
    i congratulare you for your imagenation and look designe
    Honestly, i wish if i got something like this .. Simply PERFECT LOOK !

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    yeah man coolest car EVER!

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    Thanks again guys, stop making me shy now

    At least this is a paint job where I was actually satisfied with. I just wanted to keep it simple. Hopefully next weekend the weather is better. Maybe I can find a bigger 32P pinion than the 22T I have now.
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    is there's anyway to fit the bandit body over the rustler ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert JATO View Post
    is there's anyway to fit the bandit body over the rustler ?
    Sure. Just remove the front body mount. If you want the wing, you need to drill holes in the rear tower.
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    omg, that car looks sick! aha great job. i was thinking of putting a bandit body on my rustler.
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    I actually think it looks better with out the spoiler!

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    What's that thing's top speed? Looks really fast!

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    that thing would look sick with an HPI hellfire wing! im thinking about doing a body myself now cept Super Mario themed
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    Nice! I was planning on getting that body for mine (mostly because it's the only one I've seen offered besides the stocker). I'm guessing you use that for speed runs? It really handles better without the wing? I ran my B4 with LRP 7.5 down the street without the wing once and it got loose around 40 and cartwheeled violently for 30 feet or so. Would have been a lot cooler if it wasn't mine.

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    That is looking pretty sick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harry697 View Post
    I ran my B4 with LRP 7.5 down the street without the wing once and it got loose around 40 and cartwheeled violently for 30 feet or so. Would have been a lot cooler if it wasn't mine.
    Yikes!! How bad was it lol??
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    Hey harry cartwheels are AWESOME!! As long as you don't break anything!

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    You inspired me to pull out the bandit. Been sitting for two years.

    Best looking one I seen so far.

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    You deserve all this thump ups Peter everyone is stunned by your bandit look !!

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    It's awesome to see the reactions. I never expected that at all. Maybe I should tell a bit more about it then.

    Once it was an XL-5 (my first Traxxas car). Upgraded it with a VXL set first and tried a Sv2/5700 (2pole) combo to get more speed. Finally I stepped up to the MMP/3800 combo which works great for speed running purposes, which is the only thing I do with it nowadays. Power comes from a SPC 5200mAh 3S 40C.

    I used an eLogger with an RPM sensor to be able to calculate the top speed. That way I got it around 85mph (geared 22/50). I recently got the GPS module to make it more easy to record the speed. Due to the weather I wasnt able to use that on the Bandit yet, but I will post some GPS graphs from the Bandit when I can.

    Upgrades:
    - Rustler front arms (first alu, later RPM)
    - RPM rear arms
    - Red Traxxas alu casters and axle carriers (got rid of the bushings already in the beginning)
    - replaced all plastic links with steel rods and most of the screws with hex hardware.
    - ST RC pin set (with the lock nuts)
    - ST RC gun metal front and rear shock towers
    - ST RC bulkhead
    - Traxxas big bore shocks
    - Red Traxxas bellcranks
    - Integy gear box
    - Jaco low profile foams (all front offset, so the rear is wider than the front)
    - Traxxas steel output yokes and HD shafts (plastic)
    - Traxxas 2075 servo
    - 2.4 Ghz transmitter and receiver
    Last edited by Petertje60; 02-19-2012 at 11:09 PM. Reason: forgot some stuff on the list
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    thats at least 1200 dollars worth of upgrades therre! nice work! its fun to see the look on peoples faces whenever you tell them you have 1000 or more in an RC car
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    All the upgrades are spread over more than a year. While upgrading, I found out that getting the VXL right away would have been a better choice (oh well, read my sig). The VXL set is in the litle guys Rustler here. Even it's Titan sits in a car (buddy's daughter uses it and its still alive!).
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    let me follow up you here correctly. Do you mean that this in the picture is originaly a rustler xl5 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert JATO View Post
    let me follow up you here correctly. Do you mean that this in the picture is originaly a rustler xl5 ?
    No. It was a Bandit XL-5. Not that much of a difference with the Rustler, but I bought it new as an Bandit.

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    thats how it was with mine. new bandit xl5. cant really consider it an xl5 or vxl now.
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    Maybe I will put a sticker on it with "Bandit SRO" (Speed Runs Only)

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    Can we get more pics all around and diff angles?


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    agree with jarod ^ show us under the body, and the whole set-up
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    Not sure what you wanna see...


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    thanks for answering my message Petertje60! i will posy questions in here from now on! but okay. being that i am new to the rc world, I am trying to figure things out by asking seasoned guys like yall! but would it be smarter to start with the rustler if i wanted to build a car like yours, or get the bandit and do what you did because it would only work with the bandit? i guess my bottom line question is whether or not it would be worth it to change out the tires on my bandit to make it better for jumps, or to get the rustler and just swap the tires and put the bandit body on?

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    Peter ..... i feel jealousy since i saw this bandit , i'm really captured by the way you made it look.
    Back in 2006 i was going to buy my first electric car and guess what? it was going to be a bandit
    i went on tower and amain websites looking for these low profile tires but they were of stock and expected late this month.
    and for the body, i'm no good painter but i'm going to look after one good color of a bandit body and put it on my rustler as long as it can be fit by removing the front body mounts as you indicated.

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    @WOODSTOCK2099: Like I said so often: read my signature. It is funny how fast people on this forum change from newbies to experienced guys. Before you know, you can help others out with your own experiences and knowledge. Another important thing to rememeber: the only stupid about questions is when you dont ask them while not knowing the answer. So stupid questions dont exist.

    About the wheels and starting point: I bought my car as a Bandit XL-5. But when you look at it right now and consider the parts, it is actually closer to a Rustler than a stock Bandit. Get a Rustler, get rid of the front body mount and put a Bandit body on it and you basically have the car how mine is (except from the upgrades of course).
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    Get a sticker that says "bandit xl5" and put a "was" in front of it
    Does more $ = More fun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The VXL View Post
    Get a sticker that says "bandit xl5" and put a "was" in front of it
    Lol. I think the only parts that are left from the stock XL-5, are the chassis, the ESC mount plate and the gears in the tranny.
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    I'm not that good in painting, I just watched a video on YouTube showing how paint lexan body with airosol cans. it appears so easy compared to what other people were kept saying. Did you paint your jconcept body with an airosol painting cans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert JATO View Post
    I'm not that good in painting, I just watched a video on YouTube showing how paint lexan body with airosol cans. it appears so easy compared to what other people were kept saying. Did you paint your jconcept body with an airosol painting cans?
    Yup. It's not that hard. Just clean the body first, put the window mask stickers on (I added a simple stripe on the front with masking tape), spray the paint on in thin layers. If I can do it, it's easy
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    that's ultra easy to do ! i'm woundering why would those guys in the past was making it mission impossible ?

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    It took me 3 bodies to get a result where I was satisfied with. This one was more like a must, because I didnt want a Traxxas body again and could only find clear other ones. Oddly it came out better than I ever expected.
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    Since the motor plate of the Integy gear box if slightly bent, I just ordered an REM gear box.... a RED one
    For some reason I think the silver box doesnt suit it anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petertje60 View Post
    Since the motor plate of the Integy gear box if slightly bent, I just ordered an REM gear box.... a RED one
    For some reason I think the silver box doesnt suit it anymore.
    Cool red in the front and back....
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