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    Will the STRC GT8/Rally Cross Conversion Kit fit...

    Will the STRC GT8/Rally Cross Conversion Kit fit on this?
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    The body came from a Kyosho Inferno GT. It's...

    The body came from a Kyosho Inferno GT. It's basically an 1/8 scale buggy converted to an on-road car.
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    Rustler R.A.V. (Rally Assault Vehicle)

    I don't post much here anymore, but some will recognize me for my Stampede S.A.V. (Savage Assault Vehicle) build. I did that one a couple years back in the glorious days of the Stampede, before the...
  4. Thread: LCG question

    by redbarton
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    I am definitely not a fan of stainless steel...

    I am definitely not a fan of stainless steel screws. SS is very soft and strips easily with use. If it were me, I would stick with the black oxide screws that Traxxas now uses. After cleaning, I...
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    The 2WD slash is too long (wheelbase) and wide...

    The 2WD slash is too long (wheelbase) and wide (chassis) for a 1/10 stadium truck body.
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    I'm there with you rag6. I love the simplicty of...

    I'm there with you rag6. I love the simplicty of the 'Pede, but face it, it has some issues. I have never been a fan of the steering set up. It's durable, but not altogether high performance, no...
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    Why did you replace the idler gear? It sounds...

    Why did you replace the idler gear? It sounds like the diff housing teeth are damaged to me. Or, there is something else in the tranny or diff damaged. It's hard to tell from a video though.
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    Converting a Pede to a Slash isn't hard, but it...

    Converting a Pede to a Slash isn't hard, but it takes an hour or two to convert them back and forth. It'll be cheaper in the long run to buy a used or new roller though. They do share parts, but...
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    The "marble-lized" (blue) sections are Createx...

    The "marble-lized" (blue) sections are Createx transparent blue, then blotted with pearlized blue, then backed with opaque black.
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    Here are some examples of my work......

    Here are some examples of my work...
    http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/563/porsche007p.jpg
    http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/4720/ftsc10002.jpg
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    Here is how I do it with an airbrush: 1. ...

    Here is how I do it with an airbrush:

    1. Spray a light coat (or 2) of transparent color similar to the paint used in step 2. Let it dry. I use a blow dryer to speed things up.
    2. Blot the...
  12. Thread: New release

    by redbarton
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    I really hope it's a 1/8 electric buggy. An...

    I really hope it's a 1/8 electric buggy. An short course buggy to compete with Losi's offering would be my second choice.
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    Hence the reason I called it the Stampede S.A.V....

    Hence the reason I called it the Stampede S.A.V. (Savage Assault Vehicle).

    I'm definitely getting the itch to start another 'Pede or similar build. I like the Slash bumper on there. Much less...
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    Here is another alternative. I mounted a Savage...

    Here is another alternative. I mounted a Savage bumper and skid plate to my Stampede a while back. All it took was a little dremeling and drilling.
    ...
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    CM36 series motors are 2 pole. 1406 & 1410...

    CM36 series motors are 2 pole. 1406 & 1410 series motors are 4 pole. 4 pole motors have more torque than the 2 poles.
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    A 7700 kv motor will burn up in no time in the...

    A 7700 kv motor will burn up in no time in the heavy Slash. Even the 5700 gets too hot. I think the best 2 pole motor is the 4300 on 2 or 3S lipo. Or, go to the 3800 kv 4 pole motor.
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    You can also use RC nitro cleaner. However, for...

    You can also use RC nitro cleaner. However, for those in the know, you can buy a much larger can of non-chlorinated brake cleaner at the auto parts store for much less. Same stuff...
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    I have been on this forum for a long time. (See...

    I have been on this forum for a long time. (See left <--) I've experimented with or studied about every configuration the Stampede can take on, including the old school 4x4 conversion using 2...
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    You would be getting the short end of the bargain. Here are my thoughts:
    The HB LST is discontinued. HB parts are already hard to get. The guys selling knows this also and wants to dump it on an...
  20. Thread: newb here

    by redbarton
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    If you are having problems with removing the body...

    If you are having problems with removing the body pins, put these on your truck:

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFPV9&P=7

    They make it much easier to remove them and also...
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    Yes, there is an easy way to lower the chassis on...

    Yes, there is an easy way to lower the chassis on a 'Pede. You convert it to a Rustler.
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    Here's the pic for everyone's convenience: ...

    Here's the pic for everyone's convenience:

    http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb459/spede13/rollcage.jpg

    That's kind of cool. I've not seen it done before. It looks kind of 5b-ish without a...
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    Yes, be afraid! Hide your love ones and your...

    Yes, be afraid! Hide your love ones and your Stampedes! Nothing is safe!

    It's nice to be remembered though!:thumbup:
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    I definitely agree the Stampede chassis is one of...

    I definitely agree the Stampede chassis is one of the most versatile platforms in RC. The simplicity, durability, and ease of modification puts the Stampede in a class of it's own. I've seen about...
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    You should expect to only get about 15-20 minutes...

    You should expect to only get about 15-20 minutes of run time out of that battery when fully charged. That is normal. If you want more run time, you need to get more than 1 battery.

    Also, be...
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