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    The Fusion might work on the inside, but it just...

    The Fusion might work on the inside, but it just doesn't have the flexibility of the vinyl and fabric. I regularly retouch the bodies that are painted on the outside to cover up new scars and battle...
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    I was strictly a Tamiya user before I tried vinyl...

    I was strictly a Tamiya user before I tried vinyl & fabric-- the consistency of Pactra is what led me away from it as well. I honestly don't see myself going my to hobby-store paint ever again. On...
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    Vinyl & Fabric paint (you can get it from...

    Vinyl & Fabric paint (you can get it from Plastikote, Duplicolor, VHT, and others) works better than "polycarbonate specific" paint, is available at most every autoparts store, and costs less than...
  4. Thread: tires

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    Pitbull Rock Beasts are better than any tire...

    Pitbull Rock Beasts are better than any tire ProLine has ever made.
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    Slash is a great way to go, as the Slash is just...

    Slash is a great way to go, as the Slash is just a stretched out Stampede-- so most of your spare parts will work for both models. You'll probably end up putting Pede tires on it sooner than later,...
  6. Thread: New tires

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    I'm all 17mm, so I run SC8 stock (faux beadlock,)...

    I'm all 17mm, so I run SC8 stock (faux beadlock,) SC8.2e stock (Method 12 spoke,) and DE Trinidads. The Methods are the toughest of the lot.

    Pitbull Rock Beasts on silver Trinidads
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    They are internally webbed, so I haven't noticed...

    They are internally webbed, so I haven't noticed any ballooning at all. The included foams are also quite firm, and hold the shape of the tire extraordinarily well. I've been running a set on my...
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    If you're running a big motor (anything beyond a...

    If you're running a big motor (anything beyond a 550, really) the TRX slipper simply can't handle it. I have a handful of motors that would nuke a TRX slipper in a matter of seconds. The AE VTS4...
  9. Thread: New tires

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    Pitbull Rock Beasts. My hands-down, no contest...

    Pitbull Rock Beasts. My hands-down, no contest favorite tire for anywhere, anytime.
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    ASC7485 V2 Slipper Hubs ASC7486 Slipper Spring &...

    ASC7485 V2 Slipper Hubs
    ASC7486 Slipper Spring & washer
    ASC6629 5/40 locknuts
    ASC9603 Slipper Pads
    ASC7955/56/57 32P spur (54T55T/56T)

    You can get pretty much a complete assembly from the...
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    My 3800 powered Slash 2wd is geared 25/84, so...

    My 3800 powered Slash 2wd is geared 25/84, so you're way undergeared.
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    I will continue to recommend toaster-oven baking...

    I will continue to recommend toaster-oven baking over acetone every single time. Baking is the quickest method by far, and has the least chance of causing some sort of failure (as the baking temp is...
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    $20 Wal Mart toaster oven, 15 minutes @ 225 with...

    $20 Wal Mart toaster oven, 15 minutes @ 225 with the SCT wheel face down; when it bings, take the tire out, break the inner bead and remove the foam. Replace tire in oven for 10 minutes face up,...
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    I've tried every plant killer on the shelf, the...

    I've tried every plant killer on the shelf, the weeds come back within a week. Vigilance.
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    For the ProLine pricetag, the ProSpecs should...

    For the ProLine pricetag, the ProSpecs should have computer controlled active suspension control. I paid considerably less for every pair of Losi 8ights I own. To anyone looking to buy shocks...
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    Short of salting the earth, you'll never get rid...

    Short of salting the earth, you'll never get rid of them permanently. I live where rain just doesn't happen, and I do a weed-check on the track 2 times a week, and still fill at least a 5-gallon...
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    The HR case isn't even in the same league with...

    The HR case isn't even in the same league with the FLM. Trust me, I own three of them. The absolute best machining of any of the all-aluminum cases, REM included. And I will continue to recommend...
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    Best for the money? RPM. Best if money is not...

    Best for the money? RPM.
    Best if money is not an object? FLM.

    No matter what gearbox you choose, put an STRC layshaft + AE slipper set on it. The TRX slipper is not the most consistent of...
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    Am I the only one that would say "not Trenchers?"...

    Am I the only one that would say "not Trenchers?" Because that's what I'm saying, not Trenchers. Trenchers provide fair grip on all surfaces, but excel on none of them. I would much rather have a...
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    A,C,D, and J are gone as of today. All others available.
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    It's Futaba splined (25T) so your current horn...

    It's Futaba splined (25T) so your current horn will work (assuming you're still using a TRX servo.)
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    You can get an Associated DS1510MG (140oz/0.15@...

    You can get an Associated DS1510MG (140oz/0.15@ 60) for about $28 from Dollarhobbyz. No glitchbuster or BEC required, very good SCT or 1/10th MT servo.
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    It's heavy in the rear because RWD trucks need...

    It's heavy in the rear because RWD trucks need lots of rear weight to maintain traction. I've no experience with the Traxxas LCG, but I can tell you that the STRC LCG (using Rustler chassis)...
  24. There's apparently no way to edit posts here, so...

    There's apparently no way to edit posts here, so Lot A and D are gone.
  25. FS: Spares Bins Cleanout, lots of parts

    What you get is what's described, prices are negotiable, and all prices include shipping to anywhere with a US zip code. All others must inquire-- Canada is averaging $5-6 added shipping cost. All...
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