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    it might be worth sending the ESC to castle and...

    it might be worth sending the ESC to castle and have them take a look. It really sounds like a software issue that lead to the failure but then again, maybe a wire broke loose on the circuit board....
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    honestly there isn't a whole lot of 'traxxas' in...

    honestly there isn't a whole lot of 'traxxas' in this build. I think the bumpers, toe links and the CVDs would make up the contributions from Traxxas. The chassis and the differential cases came from...
  3. Thread: Revo 5.9 swap

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    my trans has been reliable with the TM. when I...

    my trans has been reliable with the TM. when I ran big blocks it would eat first gear pretty fast.
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    a drop of light oil on the start shaft will help...

    a drop of light oil on the start shaft will help it grab. seems counter-intuitive but the one way roller needs a little oil from time to time.
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    The violator has been out of production for a...

    The violator has been out of production for a long time. It would be very simple to use a tank from a Mugen buggy or truggy along with some mounting posts to duplicate the old method of upgrading...
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    i just bought the entire HPI diff and swapped out...

    i just bought the entire HPI diff and swapped out the complete ofna diff. All of those 1/8 scale center diffs are mod 1 so you can mix and match the pinion without issue. I am using robinson racing...
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    it's HPI Part # 101187 you can get it on ebay....

    it's HPI Part # 101187

    you can get it on ebay.

    Just note that you will have to clearance the center plat for this diff to fit. I used a dremel router bit to accomplish this.
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    just for reference here's what the kershaw center...

    just for reference here's what the kershaw center dog bones look like. this is my erevo with lst2 diffs.
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  9. Thread: LVD cutoff?

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    i also play it safe and don't discharge my packs...

    i also play it safe and don't discharge my packs below storage voltage. I use those cheapy little low voltage alarms and stick them with double sided tape somewhere on the chassis and run an...
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    you will have to use 2 batteries because there...

    you will have to use 2 batteries because there are two plugs on the MM2 ESC. Most go with a pair of 2s - this will give you 4s in total due to the series wiring on the ESC. If you want to run a...
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    I haven't run this thing outside yet so I have no...

    I haven't run this thing outside yet so I have no idea what it's going to do. I am sure stiffer springs and heavier oil will be needed.
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    good eye - yes I cranked the springs all the way...

    good eye - yes I cranked the springs all the way down but i will adjust them once I have batteries on board. Still using the same springs at the moment and will probably have to go stiffer with the...
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    Not always. I have had terrible luck with MIPs...

    Not always. I have had terrible luck with MIPs while the traxxas steel cvds have held up great..
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    higher voltage combined with lower KV will get you more torque and lower operating temps. You can make up for the lower KV by stepping up the pinion size because the torque is there to push it. I...
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    the emaxx will accept traxxas 2s and 3s...

    the emaxx will accept traxxas 2s and 3s batteries. It will also work with some of the SPC hard case 2s batteries as long as they are 5000mah. Bigger capacity packs probably wont fit due to the...
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    Another Magneto comes to life

    My vmaxx has successfully morphed into a Magneto. A while back I asked the maker of the magneto if he would be willing to make another one, and he agreed. It arrived before the christmas holiday and...
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    Ditch the MIPS and get the center dog bones from...

    Ditch the MIPS and get the center dog bones from Kershaw designs. With his kit you get the correct length dog bones and the 8mm cups for the lst2 pinion and the 6mm cups for the stock transmission.
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    you might try running the stock axles first and...

    you might try running the stock axles first and see how they do. They are pretty strong but will eventually break depending on the abuse they receive. The best part about stock axles? They are super...
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    Rc monster sells an extender that stretches the...

    Rc monster sells an extender that stretches the back out. You are on your own for figuring out the drive shaft length. You can also find UE mono-blocks that do the same thing but they can be pricey....
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    You can flip the shafts around so that the 6mm...

    You can flip the shafts around so that the 6mm end is on the transmission side and the dog bone end goes into the pinion drive cup. Works just fine. For drive cups, you don't have to wait for rcm to...
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    i am using the fuel tubing for the suspension...

    i am using the fuel tubing for the suspension limiters right now and it's been working OK for me. the 1/8 scale shocks so far have been up to the task. FWIW I don't run huge tires either.

    I...
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    I run in my neighborhood when lazy and over at...

    I run in my neighborhood when lazy and over at the local track in highlands ranch. The track is really rough and torn up because it's not maintained (more of a bash park). No videos yet.
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    My rcm center diff mount and plate accepts the...

    My rcm center diff mount and plate accepts the 1717 just fine as long as you use at least a 46t spur and 14t pinion. I can fit a smaller pinion by going to a larger spur but haven't found this is...
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    Usman - Great seller!

    Bought some emaxx parts from Usman. Everything was exactly as described and shipping was quick! 100% positive experience and great communication. thanks!
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    you will need 4 bearingsto complete the swap to...

    you will need 4 bearingsto complete the swap to revo carriers.

    Four (4) Ball Bearings 6x13x5 (Part # 5180)

    These are the outside bearings for the revo. The maxx uses a smaller OD bearing in...
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