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    No, Max 3S for VXL-3S

    No, Max 3S for VXL-3S
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    How do you like the tires? I just bought that...

    How do you like the tires? I just bought that same setup!

    I think I'll drywall tape my next one too, I like the pickup style bodies (raptor etc) and its easy to tear them where the bed meets the...
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    How about the stock setup? They go for $150 on...

    How about the stock setup? They go for $150 on ebay sometimes. I'm pretty happy with traxxas' setup, but haven't tried it on 3S yet.
  4. Thread: Servo Issues

    by mpbowyer
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    My vote is something stuck in the mechanism. ...

    My vote is something stuck in the mechanism. Look for black rocks, they blend in with the plastic.

    Also could be a 1/2 stripped gear in the servo. Try taking it apart, pretty easy to see whats...
  5. Thread: Cvds???

    by mpbowyer
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    How do you set up your slipper?

    How do you set up your slipper?
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    I'm having the same problem, I didn't think of...

    I'm having the same problem, I didn't think of the warning buzzer idea. *heads to Ebay*
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    This is a 4x4 short course truck, it needs ground...

    This is a 4x4 short course truck, it needs ground clearance. If you want to run the chassis closer to the ground, don't put the spacers on the shock bodies, or look for lighter weight springs.
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  8. Definitely call traxxas, it is not normal to tell...

    Definitely call traxxas, it is not normal to tell someone their slash 4x4 can't run in the grass, it can.

    Its nice that they gave you so many ESCs to help you out, but telling you not to run the...
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    Have you thought of a Slash 4x4? I know this is...

    Have you thought of a Slash 4x4? I know this is the erbe forum, but I find that a slash lands on its wheels more often in a rollover crash. Also the brushless slash 4x4 is waterproof. You also...
  10. Got the tires in, before I spend $40 is there a...

    Got the tires in, before I spend $40 is there a homebrew way to mount these 17mm wheels on a slash 4x4? I don't mind a trip to the hardware store.
  11. Thread: Lipos

    by mpbowyer
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    Just one battery at a time. Parallel lipo is...

    Just one battery at a time. Parallel lipo is asking for fire.

    The biggest 2S you'll fit in the chassis is about a 2200mah, possibly even only a 2100mah.

    If you're really really really intent...
  12. Thread: Stock tires

    by mpbowyer
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    The tires last forever. I ran them almost every...

    The tires last forever. I ran them almost every day on mixed dirt, pavement, and grass for a year and they look nearly new. So new, in fact, that I suspect they could have been a softer compound...
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    "Hot" is a relative term, what temperature did it...

    "Hot" is a relative term, what temperature did it reach? A good rule of thumb is most people won't want to hold something that is more than 150-degrees. If you touch it and your hand automatically...
  14. I'd make the following changes: lipo batteries...

    I'd make the following changes:
    lipo batteries from the factory
    stiffer shock shafts, I bend them all the time
    physically tougher transmitter (controller), my 1-year-old pulled my antenna out!...
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    LOL, My batteries last about 20 mins, I run 2...

    LOL, My batteries last about 20 mins, I run 2 batteries through my car every day, so 40 minutes. That would mean I'd change my diff fluid every week. What a joke.

    I just popped my rear diff open...
  16. When I go ahead with this (what am I talking...

    When I go ahead with this (what am I talking about, I already ordered the wheels), I'll probably need some sort of metal rear drive shafts, is there another no-brainer option out there? I see many...
  17. I think my VXL-3S is fried, so I might actually...

    I think my VXL-3S is fried, so I might actually go to the MMP/SCT2400 setup. Looks like the ebay price difference for the upgrade (selling my old) would be less than $100 even with shipping.

    My...
  18. After a quick search I already ordered the wheels...

    After a quick search I already ordered the wheels and tires. This is exactly what I'm looking for, thanks! That truck is just what I want.
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  19. That's what I'm talkin' about with those wheels! ...

    That's what I'm talkin' about with those wheels! They look like they'd really cut through the grass because they're taller and thinner like tractor tires.

    I'll definitely order a set of those. ...
  20. Tires, wheels, and gearing for 3s on grass.

    I ran my slash last year about a million times with cheap 2s lipos, otherwise stock. Went through a few bodies and shock shafts, but the thing is basically bulletproof. I have rpm shock towers and a...
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    How hot do you let your motor / esc get?

    I have a stock slash 4x4 and I run 2s lipos. The motor regularly gets to 200-205 F (93-96C). The esc always stays under 160 F (71C).

    I use a cheap ($15 USD) IR thermometer from harbor freight.
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    A truck of this scale with springs heavy enough...

    A truck of this scale with springs heavy enough to "never" bottom out would be a terrible idea. This is why no one makes them. Its physics. Ill explain.

    A slash 4x4 weighs about 5 pounds. It can...
  23. Buy one of these. That and an iron with temp...

    Buy one of these. That and an iron with temp control will take care of you. Without helping hands and with my old cheap iron it took me 30 mins to make two stupid connections to traxxas plugs. Now...
  24. Thread: battery size

    by mpbowyer
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    Get some 3s lipos from your local hobby shop....

    Get some 3s lipos from your local hobby shop. Venom seems to be popular among that crowd.
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    I ran the raptor body, it looked great and lasted...

    I ran the raptor body, it looked great and lasted okay, but as other here are saying my jagged cutting caused a place for several tears to start. Half of my front bumper area is torn away now.
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