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    Training mode and NiMH 23/55 will be plenty slow...

    Training mode and NiMH 23/55 will be plenty slow for MERV might want to parallel them though to prevent burning up the packs.

    teach him about throttle control and put it on 70/30 if his hands are...
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    109mm OD If that is correct they are not much...

    109mm OD

    If that is correct they are not much larger than the 1/16 Summit Canyon tires. So summit gearing should work fine.
  3. .050" they really should include a wrench IIRC...

    .050" they really should include a wrench

    IIRC its like 1.27mm
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    I am looking at getting a Sidewinder 3. It...

    I am looking at getting a Sidewinder 3.

    It comes with the wires already for the VXL 380 they just need to be soldered on? Or will htey have to be ordered... (in which case I will just get the...
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    JUST did this to my son's MERV this past weekend...

    JUST did this to my son's MERV this past weekend :)

    Had extra drive shafts laying around so just swapped yoke ends and replaced it. IF it lasts another 3 years I will be happy.

    Its funny,...
  6. Thread: Need advice

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    Brushed slash I had with the 380 motor and it was...

    Brushed slash I had with the 380 motor and it was okay but rather slow and the brushed motors do not allow you to do maintenance on the so after a couple dozen runs.

    VXL is much better

    Slash is...
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    Yeah there are guys running 6-8 shims over on...

    Yeah there are guys running 6-8 shims over on URC.

    I agree with Dad, thats not "shimming" anymore, and if it needs that many, the product is defective and I will not be using it.
  8. Yeah, I a gree with RZSmerv too, that they won't...

    Yeah, I a gree with RZSmerv too, that they won't

    Just was an idea that I had the other day, thought I would share it.

    I see threads about people asking for roller versions, which you know...
  9. I just meant since this is something they did for...

    I just meant since this is something they did for the 1/10 slash, maybe we could see these versions of the other vehicles.

    Not trying to add to the "this is what I want in a vehicle" crapola.
    ...
  10. Traxxas 1/16 ERevo Platinum edition/Ultimate

    This would be a nice thing to see.

    TQi radio, rocker and steering bearing mods, CVDs, the upgraded knuckle caps, metal gear servo, and upgraded links and rods. And a new body theme to top it off...
  11. Thread: Gearing?!?!?

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    Cutting vents reduces teh strength of the body. ...

    Cutting vents reduces teh strength of the body.

    I did it, but just warning you it does reduce the strength.

    Going to buy a new body soon, cut out the windows then use shooe goo to adhere some...
  12. I also run the compression springs from Ace...

    I also run the compression springs from Ace hardware.

    You can make add body droop to the shock still by compressing hte shock a little before capping it.

    I am running 60W oil, but heavier...
  13. Thread: Gearing?!?!?

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    Yes the airflow is key to cooling. Dirt racing...

    Yes the airflow is key to cooling.

    Dirt racing generates heat because it is stop and go, same track on pavement generates more heat and strain on components because of the increased friction and...
  14. Thread: New car

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    MERV is more of a go anywhere (well, not really...

    MERV is more of a go anywhere (well, not really many more places than the slash). MERV gets stuck in grass too, just has to be tougher grass. If you have a fescue lawn, your fine if it is cut real...
  15. Thread: Gearing?!?!?

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    Nice. Should improve things a lot. If you have...

    Nice. Should improve things a lot.

    If you have any thermal paste laying around for PC repairs, you can use a little to help improved teh heatinsk contact with the motor.

    I would not say it is...
  16. I need to get my eyes checked next doctor's...

    I need to get my eyes checked next doctor's visit.

    LOL

    thanks for pointing it out :)
  17. Products needs a "Discontinued Model" section

    IT is not a major deal, but does show manufacturer thoroughness when product information is still available on a website even if the product is discontinued.

    For instance, the 1/16 slash VXL is no...
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    This time of year where you are at, I would get...

    This time of year where you are at, I would get both the 16 and the 18T pinions to play it safe.

    16T might be needed when its hot out and 18T might be okay during the fall or winter months.

    Are...
  19. Thread: New Body

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    Nice. Working on a Mummit build right now...

    Nice.

    Working on a Mummit build right now which will be one that my daughter is going to drive. She likes Beetles and that looks real good.

    How is the durability? I have read that Proline...
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    You can set EPAs on teh receiver, check the...

    You can set EPAs on teh receiver, check the little read me in the battery compartment or the downloads section of the homepage here for the how to.

    The other thing to try requires disassembling...
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    LOL that is a $3000 RC if I ever saw one :)

    LOL that is a $3000 RC if I ever saw one :)
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    9 other 1/16 cars obviously.

    9 other 1/16 cars obviously.
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    That is what they mentioned the "accessory kits"...

    That is what they mentioned the "accessory kits"

    60 models could easily be 30 or 20 with many accessory kits being shared between models. For instance battery/charger for the minis. 1 kit works...
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    Uh. 5 minutes is short even for the Nimh packs.....

    Uh. 5 minutes is short even for the Nimh packs.. I ran mine into the ground. (they just do not last long at all) I think they still lasted longer that that.

    Since you havea LiPo also and therefor...
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    Yes, I suppose that is a fair statement. I found...

    Yes, I suppose that is a fair statement. I found them stock to be quite durable though. I had no issues until after I read about shimming lol.

    I am not really up to snuff on my Nitro vehicles...
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