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    I just got back from my LHS. The didn't have the...

    I just got back from my LHS. The didn't have the traxxas 23t pinion, but the did have a 22t that fits so I grabbed it. Initial runs show a LOT more acceleration, even with my nimh's, and obviously...
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    Sure: I test the shock setup by pushing down on...

    Sure: I test the shock setup by pushing down on the chassis - bottoming it out - and then letting it rebound on its own. I then look at the driveshafts. Each drive shaft should be slightly higher at...
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    I agree the dirt hawgs are great. Running on...

    I agree the dirt hawgs are great. Running on mixed surfaces the hawgs outperform the stock talons like I couldn't believe.

    I just did some calcs and determined that 26/50 gearing with the stock...
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    Gearing for bigger tires

    My MERV started out as the brushed edition, and still has the 26/50 gearing that it came with. I've just switched to Dirt Hawgs on desperado rims. I'm still running 7.2v nimh's - haven't made the...
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    Beware your ESC! I started with the brushed mini...

    Beware your ESC! I started with the brushed mini e-revo and 27MHz radio, and decided to upgrade to the Spektrum DX3c 2.4 system. Steering worked fine, but the throttle and brakes just would not...
  6. Sticky: I got a little jealous when my son bought a Ken...

    I got a little jealous when my son bought a Ken Block VXL. My stock MERV body just wasn't cutting it. So now I present you with: The Ken Block Baja MERV!
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    Thanks for the recommendations. I'm giving the X...

    Thanks for the recommendations. I'm giving the X Patterns a try. I found a a set of Pros at my lhs, and mounted them on a set of monster green Volks. Dumb question - do I have them mounted in the...
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    Traxxas 7372 tires for 1/16 Rally?

    My son bought a used Ken Block VXL and its time for new tires.

    Any feedback on the "BF Goodrich" pre-mounted rally tires? We are mostly doing parking lot bashing, a mix of asphalt and gravel....
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    MERV suspension gold - thanks to varunaX!

    If you haven't read varunaX's "how-to" suspension setup, you need to do yourself a favour and check it out here: http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread.php?8942588-My-suspension-tips-and-tricks
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    I would say proper gearing. This will increase...

    I would say proper gearing. This will increase performance and reduce wear and heat on the drivetrain.

    Also, the faster you go the more epic your crashes will be :). I'd say get a t-bonez chassis...
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    My road to VXL (pic heavy)

    I got back into R/C trucks this past Christmas - futureshop had the brushed 1/16 E-Revo RTR kits on sale for $180...too good to pass up. So here is my road to VXL-dom.

    First thing that had to go...
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    Looks good! I like the carriers. Sent from...

    Looks good! I like the carriers.


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  13. No, it's not a straight swap. You will need a new...

    No, it's not a straight swap. You will need a new esc if you want to go brushless.
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    What's the thought on running beadlocks with...

    What's the thought on running beadlocks with road-rage tires for parking lot runs? Since moving to the 380 brushless, I'm doing a lot of rolling in corners. I'm still running the stock wheels and...
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    The first thing I did was replace the AM radio...

    The first thing I did was replace the AM radio that came stock with the brushed MERV with a Spektrum 2.4 GHz system. It's great to not have to worry about changing crystals or crosstalk. Having the...
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    I upgraded to the Velineon system on my brushed...

    I upgraded to the Velineon system on my brushed MERV. I'm still running the stock brushed gearing. I have a little less top speed as a result, but a bit faster acceleration plus my motor and esc run...
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    Dual servo - is it a waste?

    I happen to have a spare 2080 servo and MERV linkage kicking around. What's the consensus on running a dual-servo setup in the 1/16s?

    For what it's worth, since upgrading to brushless, I've had...
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    Great post, thanks for putting it up. I think I...

    Great post, thanks for putting it up. I think I am going to put GTR shocks and longer springs on my upgrade path.
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    Just remember the brushed MERV comes with an AM...

    Just remember the brushed MERV comes with an AM radio, while the BL MERV comes standard with a 2.4 GHz radio. I think for the extra $100 or so makes the BL MERV the better value.
  20. I just finished this upgrade on my 7105 to...

    I just finished this upgrade on my 7105 to brushless:

    Velineon 380BL and VXL3m esc combo, #3370
    New motor plate #7090
    New motor mount #7060
    New gear cover #7077R

    When I bought all this gear,...
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    You could always go brushed => brushless, and...

    You could always go brushed => brushless, and keep your single radio setup.


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    Thanks for the suggestions. The receiver has four...

    Thanks for the suggestions. The receiver has four slots: bind, steering, throttle, and aux. I've tried swapping steering and throttle - this way the fwd/rev trigger on the tx actually controlled the...
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    XL-2.5 esc problems

    I'm having an interesting problem with my MERV, an I'm wondering if anyone else has run into this. Traxxas tech support can't figure this one out.

    I started out with the brushed MERV that comes...
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    EZ-Peak 4amp for Series 1 nimh?

    I have a 1/16 e-revo with a couple of series-1 1200 mah nihm batteries. I'm looking for a better charger than the included trickle/overnight charger.

    From what I've read here and on other sites,...
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    I just did the industrial Velcro along the...

    I just did the industrial Velcro along the battery doors on my MERV. It seems to be holding well, and looks good.
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