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    Have a look at the RPM rear bumper mount. It's...

    Have a look at the RPM rear bumper mount. It's not perfect but it's better.
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    What's your budget?

    What's your budget?
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    I'm no expert but thinking about the physics...

    I'm no expert but thinking about the physics involved, it's about rotating mass being stopped suddenly and the energy it transfers to the chassis and body. So either you don't have enough rotating...
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    I'm a big believer in keeping small...

    I'm a big believer in keeping small hobby-specific shops in business. I have three examples locally where I spend money (even though it comes at a 20% premium price, typically): Spearfishing gear,...
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    I have a velineon Rustler and an RC10T4 that I...

    I have a velineon Rustler and an RC10T4 that I just put a castle sidewinder SCT 3800 setup in. So far it doesn't feel as fast as the velineon in the Rusty, but I also am running lower gearing...
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    One downside to keep in mind is that if you bend...

    One downside to keep in mind is that if you bend or break something you have to use the specific proline parts, and aren't able to just stroll I to a hobby shop and get replacements (which is one of...
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    2.2 vs 2.8 Badlands on Rustler

    Yea the wheels don't match the green rpm gear cover or green shock caps but they didn't have any light green dye at the CVS at 9pm last night when I started the project. It was this or orange... :)
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    Just finished dyeing and glueing up some 2.2/3.0...

    Just finished dyeing and glueing up some 2.2/3.0 Split Six wheels and Badlands SCT tires for the Rustler. The wheels are Slash 2wd fronts (which are same as Slash 4x4 all around)

    Wheel offset...
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    You've got me fired up to try the same thing,...

    You've got me fired up to try the same thing, though I live way to far away from any dunes, but we have lots of beach right down the street. I may have to get some sand paddles just for beach...
  10. [QUOTE=Oaks;5642831]One of the luxuries of having...

    [QUOTE=Oaks;5642831]One of the luxuries of having the VXL over the xl5 are the screws used thruout. Uses hex headed screws that are black. They look better IMO, are more resistant to rusting and...
  11. And you're assuming no value for your time. :)

    And you're assuming no value for your time. :)
  12. I would say so, yes. Unless you never see or...

    I would say so, yes. Unless you never see or drive a brushless car, then you'll probably be quite happy with the XL5. But the vxl not only gets you brushless power and a slightly better radio...
  13. The STRC hardened steel hinge pin kit is very...

    The STRC hardened steel hinge pin kit is very nice in that there are captive nuts that keep them from backing out (unlike the stock screwed-in ones). ...
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    Bent front camber link

    So my son crashed the VXL Rustler full into a tree at about 40 mph yesterday (running down the straightaway and right off the track into a palm tree!). The entire body wash crushed down over the top...
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    Well I found someone on eBay selling 4 (yes four)...

    Well I found someone on eBay selling 4 (yes four) PAIRS of NIB proline split six wheels for $5 in white (which I plan to dye green to match my free Trx and rpm parts) along with 4 badlands SC tires. ...
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    Yea on the 2.8 wheels the dirt hawgs look like...

    Yea on the 2.8 wheels the dirt hawgs look like they would be very close and perhaps a few mm smaller than stock. IIRC jang recommends them in the rustler FAQ, tho some of that info is pretty dated.
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    Hey guys, I just posted this in another thread,...

    Hey guys, I just posted this in another thread, but figured it would be useful here as well. It is a size chart for all the various popular tires from Proline. As you can see, if you want to stay...
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    best tires for grass

    I almost bought a pair of 2.8 Gladiators at the LHS yesterday until I compared them to the stock Alias rears. The 2.8 glads are HUGE when you are holding them in your hands; I can only imagine what...
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    OK Guys, I just finished crunching some numbers… ...

    OK Guys, I just finished crunching some numbers… Bottom line, the Badlands tires are quite a bit taller than the Gladiators or other tires. Here's the height/width breakdown (I prefer mm, divide...
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    Which wheels are you running with the Badlands...

    Which wheels are you running with the Badlands SCT tires, and are you running the "correct" (factory) front and rear offset or are you running a narrower setup on the front? I have a bunch of stock...
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    I almost bought a pair of 2.8 glads at the LHS...

    I almost bought a pair of 2.8 glads at the LHS yesterday until I compared them to the stock rears. The glads are HUGE. I'm sure that having glads on all 4 corners would look good (like an ERBE)...
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    And lots of practice with mid-air throttle and...

    And lots of practice with mid-air throttle and brake control for making the landings....
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    Ok so what's the deal with running SCT tires...

    Ok so what's the deal with running SCT tires (2.2/3.0) on a rustler? I'm finding that my LHS carries a really good selection of slash tires but virtually nothing for the Rustler other than...
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    They look like the ones in the parts diagram... At first I thought maybe the PO mixed up the ends between the camber and toe links but not according to the diagrams
  25. Let me know if a different shot would be helpful.

    Let me know if a different shot would be helpful.
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