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  1. If you are going through that many brushed...

    If you are going through that many brushed motors, what are you doing to kill them so fast? Overgearing could be one possibility. If your motor temp is constantly getting over 160 degrees F you...
  2. Sticky: Adding mine in. Just completed the conversion...

    Adding mine in. Just completed the conversion from Slash to Rustler :)
    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LwGNC_Setfw/UU0LiyFZxQI/AAAAAAAACQw/EaiEWWZvrKk/s800/2013-03-22%252018.42.57.jpg
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    Thanks! That means quite a bit coming from...

    Thanks! That means quite a bit coming from yourself! Now just to get some quality pics of it before I go beat on it :D
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    Thanks much! There are some other Rustlers on...

    Thanks much! There are some other Rustlers on these forums that I used for inspiration and I don't think I did nearly as well as they did but it gives me something to shoot for next time.
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    The Wheels are JConcepts Relux with JConcepts...

    The Wheels are JConcepts Relux with JConcepts GLocs mounted on them. Pre Mounted from the factory so not taped. However if ballooning becomes a problem they have a nice center groove where I can...
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    Thanks for the compliments, it was certainly a...

    Thanks for the compliments, it was certainly a fun project! Can't wait to get out and run it!

    Yup the STRC Kit is certainly a consideration. I do have a Slash 4x4 that I might use when I want to...
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    All masked off and ready for...

    All masked off and ready for paint.https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0H9tFl-RJak/UU0LiJa-mlI/AAAAAAAACQo/0kIFyuPgduk/s800/2013-03-21%252016.01.26.jpg

    Proline Desert Rat finished and mounted. I...
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    Another small update. Drove the 50 miles to the...

    Another small update. Drove the 50 miles to the nearest hobby store and picked up a few more goodies....
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    One thing about the wheel and tire combo....In...

    One thing about the wheel and tire combo....In hindsight I should have gone with the Front offset wheels all the way around to get a wider track at the rear.
    Parts run tomorrow and maybe can get...
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    Well Stach, I'm gonna blame this on you. I am...

    Well Stach, I'm gonna blame this on you. I am about halfway through converting a Slash to a Rustler and also looking for Bandit bodies. Thanks for sharing again!
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    The body will be red and white as well, so I...

    The body will be red and white as well, so I thought that the white wheels would work with that whole scheme.
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    Heater's Slash to Rustler Conversion

    Heaters Slash to Rustler Conversion


    Now why would someone want to convert a Slash to a Rustler? I have several reasons for wanting to do this but the 2 main ones are: Lower center of gravity...
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    A too soft rear suspension setup can sometimes...

    A too soft rear suspension setup can sometimes reduce wheelies. Try more preload or stiffer rear springs as a possible way to get the front end up.
  14. If you have 2 Rustlers, why not let her use one? ...

    If you have 2 Rustlers, why not let her use one? Just put a different body on it and call it hers :O.o:
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    Wow...I had zero interest in a Bandit until I saw...

    Wow...I had zero interest in a Bandit until I saw this thread. Dang it, you are going to cost me money! :thumbup:
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    Yup...need to get some driving impressions on...

    Yup...need to get some driving impressions on this right away! Nice innovation.
  17. Center diff is a personal preference so that one...

    Center diff is a personal preference so that one is up to you. I don't run one as I feel that it limits corner exit speed but that is just my opinion.
    I run Black stripe GTR springs front and rear...
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    More info would be helpful...what style of body...

    More info would be helpful...what style of body does he want? There are several dozen of choices available and listing them all with pictures is impractical. Google image search for 1/16th RC...
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    40mph RC for a 3 year old? NOT a good idea. I...

    40mph RC for a 3 year old? NOT a good idea. I would do way more than the tranny flip and lower gearing. Get a brushed esc and a 380 size crawler motor. (Keep the brushless setup for you or an...
  20. Well it turns out that I accidentally grabbed a...

    Well it turns out that I accidentally grabbed a Traxxas charger for my Slash and not the Summit one. That would do it! Hope I didn't damage the battery!
  21. Stock NiMh got HOT with slow wall charger??

    I just purchased a Traxxas Mini Summit. Got everything unboxed right before work and knowing that I would be gone about 10 hours I just plugged the battery into the included slow charger instead of...
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    I guess I'm going to be the voice of dissent...

    I guess I'm going to be the voice of dissent here. I bought my GF a Slash 2wd and then a 4x4 for myself. I love the easy to work on nature of the 2wd, bashabilty while breaking less parts, easy to...
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    I guess I'm going to be the voice of dissent...

    I guess I'm going to be the voice of dissent here. I bought my GF a Slash 2wd and then a 4x4 for myself. I love the easy to work on nature of the 2wd, bashabilty while breaking less parts, easy to...
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