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    Waterproof ESC replacement for VXL

    Anyone use or aware of a brushless waterproof ESC for the short course vehicles.
    I have had too much trouble with the VXL and just want something reliable.
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    you have to turn off the LVC because these...

    you have to turn off the LVC because these batteries have only 6.6v to start with. understand these are idiot proof batts but they will make your truck go slower due to the lower voltage.
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    its setup out of the box to be sensorless - as...

    its setup out of the box to be sensorless - as the velineon motor is sensorless
    however their is a port on the ESC that has a plug that you can remove and use it with a sensored motor.
    frankly I...
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    tamiya paints are much higher quality. you need...

    tamiya paints are much higher quality. you need to prep the body. when you was it out with soap use a brillo pad and rough up the surface a bit.
    then use light coats vs one heavy coat.
    when your...
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    i use a special wax lubricant for bike chains....

    i use a special wax lubricant for bike chains. doesnt attract any dirt on the 32P. havent had any strip or wear out in 7 months of hard racing 4 slashes.
  6. please switch to 32P and you will not strip...

    please switch to 32P and you will not strip again. yes i know the 48P defenders will come out of the woodwork - the reality is 48P was invented for roadcars not areas that get a lot of dirt and dust....
  7. i switched to 32p gears. stripped gear and...

    i switched to 32p gears. stripped gear and needing to get mesh perfect go away completely. 12T pinion 58T spur. its similar to 18/86 in 48P.

    I had some heating issues on 18/86 that seem to have...
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    SPC made in USA and they will back it up and do...

    SPC made in USA and they will back it up and do whatever you need. cant get warranty service on *****.
  9. they arent as durable as the 1/10 slash. the...

    they arent as durable as the 1/10 slash. the servo is weak.
  10. if your on dirt the new Jconcepts Goose bumps are...

    if your on dirt the new Jconcepts Goose bumps are awesome.
    if you want all around the Gladiators are good as well - M2 last longer than M3.
  11. Thread: Water care

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    blow off with an air compressor then spray soak...

    blow off with an air compressor then spray soak whole vehicle in wd-40. keep an eye on bearings as they will need to be replaced more. if you do this after every run - water or not it will stay...
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    Spektrum and steering

    Recently converted my radio to a spektrum
    same setup I use on my emaxx and erevo
    however I have noticed it doesn't seem to steer as tight
    now. I have the endpoints set to 125 percent. The dual...
  13. Thread: Goose Bumps

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    we have 4 slashes with similar setups so we can...

    we have 4 slashes with similar setups so we can compare changes. I drove one with same setup as mine with only the goosebumps vs the stock tires on the other slash... wow. its a completely different...
  14. Thread: Goose Bumps

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    they stop the drifting completely on my track...

    they stop the drifting completely on my track loose sand/dirt. Cant say how long they will last. we only run our cars in the dirt and grass to the track.
    keep them off the tarmac and i am sure they...
  15. Thread: Goose Bumps

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    Goose Bumps

    So we have been experimenting with different tires on our track. I received a pair of J concepts Goosebumps last week. We raced with them on the back of my slash today. Wow- didnt think i could find...
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    we are starting to see the motors last shorter...

    we are starting to see the motors last shorter timeframes - sometimes only several weeks of racing. we race 4 of them regularly. we are considering going brushless and only racing in modified....
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    the picture above is old. theyve changed the case...

    the picture above is old. theyve changed the case on the new motor to what looks like a 2 piece vs a 3 piece design. less opportunity to get water into the motor.
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    i have been running an eval version since friday....

    i have been running an eval version since friday. its totally awesome. have 4 packs through with 30K diff oil. I have opened it up to put in 50K. no leakage and no wear on the shafts.
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    several tricks. if you could keep 50K diff oil in...

    several tricks. if you could keep 50K diff oil in without leaking that would give best performance. i have mine sealed with 300K diff oil.
    I am currently testing a new steel and aluminum diff from...
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    well now that traxxas has announced the truly...

    well now that traxxas has announced the truly waterproof VXL system as of yesterday the decision is a lot harder.
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    you are pulling A LOT of current running 25/83 -...

    you are pulling A LOT of current running 25/83 - this is hard on the motor and batteries.
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    there are issues to consider. you can cause...

    there are issues to consider. you can cause corrosion overtime with the internal metal contacts solder joints etc. This can cause high resistance and fire in the worst scenario.
    whatever is used to...
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    guys - there is a huge difference between an...

    guys - there is a huge difference between an aluminum idler/ steel gear in terms of force over the area of the teeth (tiny) and two finely machined smooth surfaces with lubrication.you will...
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    Cant believe someone who has never touched or...

    Cant believe someone who has never touched or actually used this new part would say with authority that it wont work?

    well now that their is a true sealed metal case things will be different. we...
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    lifespan is inversley proportional to how hot...

    lifespan is inversley proportional to how hot they get. i would try to keep everything in the 150 range. at 180 you start to cause serious problems.
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