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    I just run my body until it fails and then fix...

    I just run my body until it fails and then fix those areas with a combination of super glue and shoe goo/drywall tape.

    Aftermarket bodies are thicker polycarbonate than stock and will take more...
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    I just run mine tight and put torque limiting on...

    I just run mine tight and put torque limiting on the motor. Works for me.
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    I'd do just what you're thinking, get a nice...

    I'd do just what you're thinking, get a nice power system, nice battery, all the drivetrain goodies to handle the power, tires to handle the speed and power of the system, call it done, maybe a new...
  4. Thread: 17mm Options

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    I use kevlar thread and loctite "stik-n-seal". Be...

    I use kevlar thread and loctite "stik-n-seal". Be sure to clean and rough up the inside of the tire. Otherwise its almost guaranteed to fail under high speed. For that I use denatured alcohol and a...
  5. Thread: 17mm Options

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    I prefer a bigger tire for bashing, more traction...

    I prefer a bigger tire for bashing, more traction and killer looks. I'm currently gluing some nice 17mm f-11 rims with 2.8 trenchers which I have belted. It works wonderfully. So much traction that I...
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    My trucks are far too heavy for rpm, they just...

    My trucks are far too heavy for rpm, they just bend and deform. Stock for me. Aluminum is no good for arms. Just run stock and be careful.
  7. Thread: LED Lighting

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    Receiver runs off 6v, leds typically run about...

    Receiver runs off 6v, leds typically run about 3v. You can just wire each set of two in series and those sets in parallel, run them to the receiver and you're Golden. As shown in this handy little...
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    My mt slash is sort of an onroad/off-road beast....

    My mt slash is sort of an onroad/off-road beast. Different elements make it really good for all around bashing.

    2650kv mamba monster 2
    4s lipo
    Lcg chassis
    Roll cage
    Belted 2.8 trenchers (not...
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    I'd like to dig up the dead thread here, I...

    I'd like to dig up the dead thread here, I recently purchased this to glue some more belted trenchers, it goes on incredibly well and comes off easy with a heat gun. No issues with bond strength...
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    Depends on how big of a wheel you're running too,...

    Depends on how big of a wheel you're running too, that little time 12mm hex won't last long on a 5 inch round trencher with high power. Especially if ran with a setup worth anything such as 4s mamba...
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    Yep. Buy a infrared temp gauge. I use one from...

    Yep. Buy a infrared temp gauge. I use one from harbor freight for $10 bucks.

    Fast Blinking Red: Thermal Shutdown Protection Stage 1.
    ...
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    Just a garden hose with a sprayer attachment to...

    Just a garden hose with a sprayer attachment to wash the mud off. Then use a air compressor blow gun to blow off the water and remaining dirt. Extra care may have to be taken depending on how dirty....
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    I run a 2650 on 4s, geared 18/54 on 2.8...

    I run a 2650 on 4s, geared 18/54 on 2.8 trenchers. Get about 150 degrees out of it. Might drop another tooth on the pinion to lower the temps a little more. It gets pretty nuts rolling 60 ish on big...
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    I used a hot knife to cut my Velcro, it should be...

    I used a hot knife to cut my Velcro, it should be good for many years to come. I like the simplicity of a single strap going the length of the battery. Its been through some pretty brutal crashes...
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    Hold it down with the gear cover off and get on...

    Hold it down with the gear cover off and get on the throttle a little bit. See what spins, if anything. Broken rotor has happened to me before.

    Does the center shaft spin? It's pretty simple to...
  16. Think about how a differential works. Center...

    Think about how a differential works. Center differential will not pull wheelies, Less you have like silly putty in your diff.

    As the tire loses traction, it spins those wheels, losing power and...
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    Your gear mesh is wrong. See video. ...

    Your gear mesh is wrong. See video.


    https://youtu.be/A1WWV1DJ31U
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    One of my first runs on 4s was nuts, cartwheels,...

    One of my first runs on 4s was nuts, cartwheels, at 30ish, really nuts, battery didn't move, very happy with it. I could have just used the stock plastic pieces but I thought this would look much...
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    I believe the housing is compatible with both the...

    I believe the housing is compatible with both the slash 4x4 and xo-1. Doesn't hurt to have spares.

    The diff itself is molded differently between vehicles to accommodate steel plates and other...
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    I'm Back! - Custom battery hold-down

    I took a 4ish month absence on the forum due to being busy with life stuff, new career in metal fabrication, new girlfriend, all kinds of fun stuff. Now life is getting stable again I wanted to jump...
  21. Thread: foam tires

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    I hear about taping all the time, tried it once...

    I hear about taping all the time, tried it once and never again. What do you clean the tires with before taping, and what sort of pattern do you use when applying tape?
  22. Glad you got it figured out, I never understood...

    Glad you got it figured out, I never understood why people strip out spur gears so much, I haven't stripped one since when I first got into radio control. 48p + sand is a no go. 32p and mod1 is...
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    Nothing has changed, I got mine in 2008 and its...

    Nothing has changed, I got mine in 2008 and its not really at all different from the new ones, well, except for the mamba momster, Haha. All traxxas really does is sticks new tires and bodies on them...
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    This is the reason I no longer run rpm arms. My...

    This is the reason I no longer run rpm arms. My trucks are far too heavy for them spaghetti arms.
  25. Its normal, nothing is wrong. Just check the top...

    Its normal, nothing is wrong. Just check the top of the steering rack, make sure its still in the proper hole. Check looseness of joints and such, replace if necessary.

    In the end, that's just...
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