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  1. #1
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    First impression

    My Merv just arrived.
    I've ordered a bunch of options with it.

    Pro-Line Pre-Mounted Trencher Desperado Wheels (Black)
    Pro-Line Rat Rod Mini Body
    Pro-Line Desperado 2.2" Wheels (Black Chrome)
    Traxxas 1/16 E-Revo Wheelie Bar
    GH Racing Aluminum Steering Block Set
    RPM Rear And Front Upper & Lower A-arms
    ST Racing Concepts Aluminum Suspension Push-Rods
    Pro-Line Road Rage 2.2" Tires
    Traxxas Aluminum Toe Links
    Team Associated Differential Shim Set
    Black and purple springs
    Steel hollow balls
    2pairs of 2200mah lipo's
    Serie and parrallel wires

    When i took it out of the box i felt the wheels are bit loose i think it comes from the whole suspension.
    Also the antenna is long if i compare it to the slash And summit antenna.
    Today i took it out for a run.
    At first it didn't do wheelies but after a while it started to do them so first Thing i installed was the wheelie bar.
    Also it flips over quiet easy in high speed turns. Lifting the rear inner wheel of th ground almost every turn.
    What can i do About That? Are the stiffer springs with thicker oil a solution for this?
    All the other options i have ordered Will be installed later.
    Because at the moment i'm rebuilding My son's 1/8 summit.
    Last edited by MaSt1904; 11-09-2013 at 04:19 PM.

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    Hi,

    Yeah i think thicker oil and stiffer springs should help with cornering!

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    Second run, some high speed racing with a slash 4x4vxl.
    Merv was faster than the slash both standard and lipo 2S.
    But, we've crashed them head to head.
    Slash broke his arm and the merv broke his front bulkhead.
    Are there better bulkheads than the standard one's?


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    hmm, I'm almost sure about it but I don't think you can run stock merv with series connector, the ESC won't handle 4s...
    but sounds good bro!

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    There are aluminum bulk heads by a few different companies.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    stick with your standard bulkhead.. $4 to replace rather than $50+ for alu
    I always have a couple of spares ready to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    There are aluminum bulk heads by a few different companies.
    HR, Integy, and...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barakhav View Post
    hmm, I'm almost sure about it but I don't think you can run stock merv with series connector, the ESC won't handle 4s...
    but sounds good bro!
    I know half of the ESC's fry when they get 4S (in NIMH mode) And at the moment even 2S is fast enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graham_h View Post
    stick with your standard bulkhead.. $4 to replace rather than $50+ for alu
    I always have a couple of spares ready to go.
    You have a point there.

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    Buy the TBone Set instead of other than the Stock bulkheads. I Never break a bulkhead and i Do a Lot of skatepark bashing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaSt1904 View Post
    I know half of the ESC's fry when they get 4S (in NIMH mode) And at the moment even 2S is fast enough.
    I must have one out of 100. becausee I 4S my stock esc all the time. I know it's on borrowed time though and if it goes, my son will get a bb conversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1badrz28 View Post
    I must have one out of 100. becausee I 4S my stock esc all the time. I know it's on borrowed time though and if it goes, my son will get a bb conversion.
    Can I call you dad? I want to drive 4s and get a BB conversion. lol
    Can't say 2s is super fast but it's cool. 3s is crazy fast though... wouldn't want to pull the trigger on a 4s. at least not now.
    l*

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