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  1. Double post

    Double post
  2. With the 8g did you have to trim anything? I...

    With the 8g did you have to trim anything? I never got it to fit in the housing. Didn't need much however.
  3. Traxxas connectors will work, but have a few...

    Traxxas connectors will work, but have a few shortcomings. They are harder to solder then, say bullets or ec5. Not hard, but harder. They are limited to 10 or 12 wire. If soldered correctly, the amp...
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    You have a bad battery. It will soon start...

    You have a bad battery. It will soon start swelling, less run te and power will decrease. Stop using the battery as it will become a fire hazzard. Call the company or retailer about a...
  5. Thread: XMaxx fix

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    Soldering really isn't hard, and is a helpful...

    Soldering really isn't hard, and is a helpful skill to have.
    If you purchase from kershaw, he will solder on whatever connectors are needed, for a fee.
    Many hobby shops will too, sometimes for free...
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    A simple one color pain job is really easy. Take...

    A simple one color pain job is really easy. Take your time, make sure any masking is adhered well and do light coats.

    If your set on a fancy body, sorry I don't have any recomendations.
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    Why wouldn't people want a monster truck that...

    Why wouldn't people want a monster truck that handles better? One where you can keep the front tires planted and turn better. Yet still have the diffs be the low point. I don't get it either....
    I'm...
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    Have seen this gremlin in other cars, at time...

    Have seen this gremlin in other cars, at time pulling the wheels full lock.

    If you have another radio or receiver try that first. A glitch buster or stand alone bec may also help. Iv had a 1/5th...
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    Get some adapters and any - and I mean any - 1/5...

    Get some adapters and any - and I mean any - 1/5 tire and it will be more durable and handle more speed.
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    The imex j-7 are close if not a tad bigger. The...

    The imex j-7 are close if not a tad bigger.
    The redcat rampage mt tire is bigger but would require a differnet hex from the max or baja.

    Haven't looked at it yet, but losi has a 1/5 monster truck...
  11. Thread: Bearings

    by chapinb
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    Metal sheild have less friction. Rubber are...

    Metal sheild have less friction. Rubber are better keeping dirt out. Rubber is what you want.
    Traxxas bearings arnt the worse, but are far from the good.
    Stock bearing life varies, mostly on how...
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    The leopard motors are a solid choice! You won't...

    The leopard motors are a solid choice! You won't be disappointed.
    Also, you can fit a bigger can if needed. A 58110 will fit, but the 5898 is plenty.
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    Acer and fast eddy both have bearing kits. Both...

    Acer and fast eddy both have bearing kits. Both are mid level bearings , better then stock and usually adequate for our purposes.
    I prefer boca bearings. You can get bearings ranging from the...
  14. Didnt like jumping my slash like that. Lacked the...

    Didnt like jumping my slash like that. Lacked the plush suspension and air control bigger trucks had. Was very durable though!

    I found a revo with bulkhead braces and truggy tires flys very well,...
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    You can try it but it's not what you are looking...

    You can try it but it's not what you are looking for. The result with be slightly stiffer springs with a pegged stance. You won't have any droop and the ride will not be good.
    You want a lower ride...
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    I run terminators. Little firm for the truck, but...

    I run terminators. Little firm for the truck, but nice tire. Wears well, even on pavement. They do start to balloon around 50, but not bad. Nothing like a cookie cutter, even past 60.
  17. Thread: plugs

    by chapinb
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    I love my ec5, but 8s is pushing their limits to...

    I love my ec5, but 8s is pushing their limits to me. When I redo my plugs, they will be xt150.
    Castle is also good, but they are expensive and reports of them being difficult to unplug are keeping...
  18. Spray plasti dip is better than nothing. Bed...

    Spray plasti dip is better than nothing. Bed liner if better if you don't want to be bothered with fiber tape and goo, but kinda heavy.

    Goo and tape is the best. Even after a crack opens up, goo...
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    His revo chassis has very mixed reviews. Bends at...

    His revo chassis has very mixed reviews. Bends at the bulks, lower grade aluminum, wrong hardware, ect.
    Concensus is that it's great for onroad, not the ticket for offroad.

    If he makes a buggy...
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    https://youtu.be/l7ZneigKw9k 8s redcat xbe....

    https://youtu.be/l7ZneigKw9k

    8s redcat xbe. Similar weight.
    He's also got a 5ive brushless that does, and that's pushing twice the weight.

    It's all about wheel speed.
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    Cpu fan has almost a 100 percent chance not to...

    Cpu fan has almost a 100 percent chance not to fail, but when it does many computers have a failsafe. Same fan can a stationary box should be expected to last 10 years or better.

    A rc fan gets...
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    Heat is the enemy. We may not have seen any fail...

    Heat is the enemy. We may not have seen any fail yet, but it's winter and early release. I bet come summer, we start seeing some fail.

    The Traxxas motor is better built then most, so higher temps...
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    I don't remember having to fiddle with 8g and my...

    I don't remember having to fiddle with 8g and my ec5. I have both real and knock off. On the otherhand, iv had to cut down the wire significantly on traxxas connectors to make them fit in the housing...
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    Traxxas connectors are arguably not up to the job...

    Traxxas connectors are arguably not up to the job current wise on 6s 1/8 scale. Not to mention difficult to solder compared to alternatives.

    I moved to Ec5 for all my 1/8 and 1/5 scale stuff....
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    Xmaxx body size

    Can someone measure a few things for me?
    Need width, over all length and wheelbase.

    Thank you!
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