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    I did the first battery fine. Then moved on to...

    I did the first battery fine. Then moved on to the second battery. When I was clipping the 1st wire (the positive) I was talking to my fiance and just caught the edge of the negative wire with my...
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    I have no voltage reading because I probably...

    I have no voltage reading because I probably fried a connector inside of the battery. Well, at least it was only a $7 LiPo... but I waited 3 weeks for the 2 batteries to come from Hong Kong
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    AHHHHHHHH!! NVM, I just tested the voltage on the...

    AHHHHHHHH!! NVM, I just tested the voltage on the battery (I wasn't able to find my voltage tester earlier) and I fried the thing. Well, I guess I know to be more careful next time when I'm doing it....
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    LiPo Short Circuit Question

    So, I just received 2 new LiPo batteries from Hong Kong and sat down to solder Traxxas connectors on them. I did the first battery just fine and then when I went to do the second battery (2cell) I...
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    I bought my MERV at my LHS lightly used. The...

    I bought my MERV at my LHS lightly used. The parts that were on mine were quite similar to yours, but it also had a good bit of additional aluminum parts on it (it didn't have the raptor body or the...
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    I would also highly recommend. You can get it at...

    I would also highly recommend. You can get it at your local Radioshack for a few dollars. It's used for heatsinks on computer processors.
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    I'm running these same exact tires with a 23/50...

    I'm running these same exact tires with a 23/50 setup and it seems just right! My temps. are good and so is the speed. I think you will be PLENTY happy with that gearing setup :)
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    The problem about running a stock truck, is that...

    The problem about running a stock truck, is that I enjoy upgrading parts farrr too much to leave it stock :) I understand that it could be near $1000 to upgrade this thing to the point of most mod...
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    Do you think the 2WD version would still be...

    Do you think the 2WD version would still be competitive in a race though?
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    Yeah, I was looking at the Associated SC10 and...

    Yeah, I was looking at the Associated SC10 and the HPI Blitz, both of which seem like nice trucks... but there's just something about Traxxas that I like. But are you saying it would be cheaper just...
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    I Need Your Expertise Slashers!

    Hello,

    Just wanted to get some opinion from guys who know what they are talking about :)

    I have been running my E-Revo 1/16 for about 3-4 months now and greatly enjoy it. However, I went to my...
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    +1 on shimming. It's cheap and makes a WORLD of...

    +1 on shimming. It's cheap and makes a WORLD of difference!



    I agree, that is about everything that NEEDS done... no more, no less. You know, a stock MERV with those exact upgrades would be a...
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    Hey Igglesfan, I sent you a PM that should really...

    Hey Igglesfan, I sent you a PM that should really help you out when you decide to go buy that setup :)
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    Thanks man, I appreciate it. Funny thing about...

    Thanks man, I appreciate it. Funny thing about the quality... right after I spent 2 days building this thing, I was SOOO worried I would flip my MERV and it would just snap. Needless to say, after a...
  15. Thread: Wheel/Tires

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    Haha, in deed I did make it. Thanks a lot man, I...

    Haha, in deed I did make it. Thanks a lot man, I always like it when someone appreciates stuff like that. Here's a post that I had made about building it, which shows pics. of almost all the steps I...
  16. Thread: Wheel/Tires

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    Here's mine with J Concept 2.2 Rulux (Rear Buggy)...

    Here's mine with J Concept 2.2 Rulux (Rear Buggy) w/ Proline DirtHawgs... best setup I've ever had on my MERV :D

    http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/4174/28663774.jpg
  17. I replaced my rear ring and pinion when I shimmed...

    I replaced my rear ring and pinion when I shimmed it and left the front ones in because they weren't too bad. So, I guess the answer is once. However, I feel that if I hadn't shimmed my bulkheads, I...
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    So, after looking at the area around the doors, I...

    So, after looking at the area around the doors, I found that there was little room to work with that I could use to attach a strap to. I decided that the best method would most likely be a Velcro...
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    Has anyone ever tried using oven cleaner to...

    Has anyone ever tried using oven cleaner to remove the green color from the ******* 390 servo? I have one, and would like to remove the green b/c it doesn't exactly match my blue and red scheme....
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    Everything on this list is a GREAT idea... a...

    Everything on this list is a GREAT idea... a really good list! Though, if I were you, the first thing you should do is to shim your bulkheads. I say this, because once you wear your gears in the...
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    I have a friend that has these on his street car,...

    I have a friend that has these on his street car, and I must say... they do look pretty sweet on it. I am not sure how great they would be on a MERV, but they looks sharp on cars... IMO :D
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    by lakeober
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    I swear by the Proline Dirt Hawgs! I would never...

    I swear by the Proline Dirt Hawgs! I would never go with anything else (except maybe the road rage's if I was doing all asphalt driving). I also disliked the heavy weight of the Titus beadlocks. So,...
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    I LOVE my MERV because of how portable it is. I...

    I LOVE my MERV because of how portable it is. I just keep it on the front seat of my car and anytime I am in a spot where I think it'd be fun to try and drive on, I just get out my MERV and take it...
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    I lovee the 1/16 E-Revo... but there is one major...

    I lovee the 1/16 E-Revo... but there is one major downside that I hate! My local R/C track (5mins away) is veryyy nice and has awesome races 3x's a week. However, I am not allowed to race b/c of the...
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    I agree with everyone on here that "velcro to the...

    I agree with everyone on here that "velcro to the body" is a great idea, but I actually don't use a cover because I have a roll cage installed. Also, I thought the same thing about the wires being...
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