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  1. That is amazing!!! You sir, are a king...

    That is amazing!!!

    You sir, are a king amoungst men!
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    Ive mostly been breaking axle carriers and outer...

    Ive mostly been breaking axle carriers and outer wheel bearings, primarily from bad jump landings at the track.
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    Sealed endbell motos, for example the stinger in...

    Sealed endbell motos, for example the stinger in the old Traxxas rustler and the johnson/mabuchi 540 can... benefit from being run under water on low volts for a minute or so.

    Modifieds, a bit...
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    Hey... Australian here. We tend to thrive on...

    Hey... Australian here.

    We tend to thrive on American television shows here in Australia and inevitably, we hear a lot about thanksgiving.

    What is the actual date of this holiday?

    And from...
  5. Being in australia, its not really an ideal...

    Being in australia, its not really an ideal solution for me to be ordering $2 skid covers from the states :)

    So i came up with my own skid plate... plate. Basically a 6mm wide x 3mm thick strip...
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    Good call, i was going to add that as well as...

    Good call, i was going to add that as well as controlling in the air, there's a lot to be done in preparing the truck for takeoff. In air adjustments should be minor, its more important to be set up...
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    Yeah that setup belongs in a truck or buggy! ...

    Yeah that setup belongs in a truck or buggy!

    No break in needed. Only moving contact parts are the bearings. Replace them once per year.

    So.... go and drive. Now! lol
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    Have a read through the slayden article before...

    Have a read through the slayden article before you get stuck into aftermarket bits and pieces.

    Max caster @ front. Couple degrees toe out on front and a degree/degree and a half of camber all...
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    I'd be casting suspicious looks at the throttle...

    I'd be casting suspicious looks at the throttle return spring.

    *casts suspicious look*

    Its a pretty heavy duty spring and i can understand why a "stock" servo would give itself a hernia holding...
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    Check the gasket that goes between the diff...

    Check the gasket that goes between the diff carrier and the pinion. Make sure you dont pinch this at all when you're rebuilding the diffs.

    New gaskets are available in the Jato diff rebuild kits....
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    Sticky: OK im sure it's something ive experienced and am...

    OK im sure it's something ive experienced and am unfamiliar with the terminology... but can someone please give me a run down of what you would expect when you're "diffing out"?

    Also, stock 3.3...
  12. Thread: How?

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    Probably a question to be asked on the OS forums...

    Probably a question to be asked on the OS forums then.
  13. Thread: How?

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    Is this a Traxxas engine?

    Is this a Traxxas engine?
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    Arbcj, i apolgise as i appear to have ticked you...

    Arbcj, i apolgise as i appear to have ticked you off!

    All i would say is that the many plastic items you have identified as being suceptible to heat are not also exposed to the force and stress...
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    It's the heat from the exhaust combined with the...

    It's the heat from the exhaust combined with the stress on the part.

    Airflow is not going to be enough to prevent heat soak into the plastic.

    The front rod ends dont stretch. To suggest that...
  16. Yeah i was destined for the race track since day...

    Yeah i was destined for the race track since day 1 so i only had reverse when i was breking in and learning to drive a monster truck.

    Ive gotten through about 8 or 9 litres by now... just over 2...
  17. 3.3 - great engine, i love it... but never had...

    3.3 - great engine, i love it... but never had any other MT so ive not got much to compare it against.

    Optidrive... um, never got it to work properly with spektrum DX3 (no matter how hard it...
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    The duratrax has done me well. Cheap (50 aussie...

    The duratrax has done me well. Cheap (50 aussie dollars so probably VERY cheap in the USA) and ive not toasted the engine yet.
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    If you're a racer then no one should need to...

    If you're a racer then no one should need to explain the importance of checking for wear and tear.

    Successful racing campaigns in nitro are just as much about maintenance as they are about...
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    Awesome video mate - ive not got the guts to let...

    Awesome video mate - ive not got the guts to let mine run around with a camera on it!!
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    Yes it was likely to be the WD40 burning off. ...

    Yes it was likely to be the WD40 burning off. Also, any fuel on the outside of the engine will burn off at a certain temp. The alcohol evaporates and leaves an oil residue, which will smoke when...
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    Well broke my first one last weekend. Was set up...

    Well broke my first one last weekend. Was set up as per these recommendations - i took a direct hit on the header from an all aluminium savage (dont you just love trying to lap blokes with full...
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    Well put - and my thoughts exactly. Brian, i...

    Well put - and my thoughts exactly.

    Brian, i still dont see how the adapters can put more stress on the axle - unless its got something to do with the shims behind the adapter (i.e. moves the hub...
  24. So long as you're switching to an equally-good...

    So long as you're switching to an equally-good fuel. Ive seen people switch to rubbish fuel and blame the results on "not meant to change your fuel".

    Good fuel and a good tune, she'll be right!
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    Hahaha, nice one mate - put that up on the shelf...

    Hahaha, nice one mate - put that up on the shelf next to the other "wall of fame" components!

    Isnt it amazing... you beat the daylights out of a truck at a bike track and break a couple of...
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