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    Speed run tips?

    Just wondering what you guys like to do when you do your speed runs
    Post your set up, upgrades and top speed

    Just trying to get an Idea of how much money I might need..
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    Maybe a few items of benefit here; http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...ideas+building

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    Drop your car by using fuel tubing in the shocks or zip ties on the towers/arms.
    Tape and balance your wheels/tires.
    Wheelie bar.
    Maybe add weight to the front.
    Turn down the rates on your steering.
    Make sure your steering doesn't have too much slop.

    Besides the the list above, 5000mah 3S lipo , 31/74 gearing, and cut some vents in the body........that's all I've done to mine so far and it's doing great.

    The other mods mentioned in post #2 are great mods, but I haven't found the need for them at this point. Alum caster blocks will be the first.
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    How much $$$ it is goig to cost is going to be directly related to how fast you want to go.

    Balancing tires, lowering the stance, removing slop, etc all help to keep the car planted when you get going fast. How fast you are able to go is directly related to how much you have spent on your power system and batteries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadx2mj View Post
    How much $$$ it is goig to cost is going to be directly related to how fast you want to go.

    Balancing tires, lowering the stance, removing slop, etc all help to keep the car planted when you get going fast. How fast you are able to go is directly related to how much you have spent on your power system and batteries.
    Absolutely, and keeping them planted helps allow time and money to be spent on going faster rather than repairing because of loosing control.

    Each 10 mph you add becomes more expensive than the last 10mph increment.....exponentially.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadx2mj View Post
    How much $$$ it is goig to cost is going to be directly related to how fast you want to go.

    Balancing tires, lowering the stance, removing slop, etc all help to keep the car planted when you get going fast. How fast you are able to go is directly related to how much you have spent on your power system and batteries.
    Well my plan is a mm2/2200kv system
    I'm gonna build it from the ground up
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    Would a flm extended rustler be good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    Would a flm extended rustler be good?
    Yes the added weight of the aluminum chassis is low which helps keep it planted and the added length in the wheelbase makes it more stable as well. I would also recommend the FLM tranny case to house that big motor. One thing to remember with e extended chassis though, stock bodies will no longer fit it properly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadx2mj View Post
    Yes the added weight of the aluminum chassis is low which helps keep it planted and the added length in the wheelbase makes it more stable as well. I would also recommend the FLM tranny case to house that big motor. One thing to remember with e extended chassis though, stock bodies will no longer fit it properly
    I've seen people use e-revo body's?
    Also would it be fine to go all flm because this will only be a street car so I think it'll be fine right?
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    I have a 95% FLM rustler that I absolutely love.. I don't bash with it, just ran it around on the street. I had a 3800kv in it when I first got it and it was cool. Figured I'd use the Castle 2200kv setup. I have never ran it for top speed yet, just continuously tweeking it after cruising it around for a few minutes. I'm planning on giving it a run soon enough, just deciding the GPS I want to get to record top speed.. If you go this route, be prepared to spend a good amount of cash.. It looks a little different now, but this is a pic of mine.






    If you do build one, definitely interested in watching the build thread..

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    That's a sweet looking rustler!
    Do you have a picture without the body on?
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    I'll have to get some more recent pics. All wires are covered in black mesh, new body, Grp Tires... I'm waiting on my Hot racing sealed differential, should be here in a day or two. I think it looks better now than it did in these pictures.

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    Kdvanb, your inbox is full..

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    What wheels and tires are those? They are foam?
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    You could extend it something like this http://s64.photobucket.com/user/atot..._6315.jpg.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyextreme View Post
    What wheels and tires are those? They are foam?
    Yes, they are foam. Look up Jaco foams for rustler..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baltim0re28 View Post
    Kdvanb, your inbox is full..
    Okay I'll clear it now!

    Empty now

    Also are those gtrs or big bore shocks? They look bigger then big bores IMO
    Last edited by kdvanb; 09-17-2013 at 06:19 AM.
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    The shocks are Hot Bodies D8 shocks (1/8th scale buggy shocks). There are a few tutorials on old threads around here somewhere that shows how to make them work. I love em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baltim0re28 View Post
    The shocks are Hot Bodies D8 shocks (1/8th scale buggy shocks). There are a few tutorials on old threads around here somewhere that shows how to make them work. I love em.

    Oh okay!
    How did you make the battery mount work?
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    I used some extended body mounts I got from my lhs. I don't know who makes them, just happened to see them in tere and picked up two sets. The holes that they are screwed into were luckily already in the chassis so I just screwed them in from the bottom and used the stock plastic battery hold downs by drilling the hole bigger. The Velcro is there to hold them in more secure.

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    Oh okay thanks
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