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    When I got back into RC the brushless stuff was...

    When I got back into RC the brushless stuff was just starting to come out. I came from the old school too. When I got back into it with my son I stuck with brushed motors for a while. Then the...
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    Go Low and get wide. Using the Rear arms on the...

    Go Low and get wide. Using the Rear arms on the front or pro-line or FLM wider arms will bring the width up. Using a shock tower that allows you to lean the shocks down and move the lower mounts...
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    Smart money would be put on just buying a nitro...

    Smart money would be put on just buying a nitro pede. Tranny is different, chassis is different, plus you'll have a 2nd servo to control the throttle and brake functions. You would be replacing...
  4. Well that escalated quickly... Not to pile on...

    Well that escalated quickly... Not to pile on like others have said, but the last line in the op's first post it's obvious he's looking for Traxxas to take care of the problem. Funny thing is...
  5. Thread: Parts Bin Pede

    by Zoomad
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    Pulling up an old thread with a little update. ...

    Pulling up an old thread with a little update. Came up to Denver for my son's big soccer tournament and hanging out at my parents house. I found the Parts bin Pede in the laundry room collecting...
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    This is going to sound harsh, but it's worth what...

    This is going to sound harsh, but it's worth what somebody is willing to pay for it. It's a used RC with some upgrades but you don't typically get the worth of the upgrades at the same amount you...
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    First off, check your steering trim. If the...

    First off, check your steering trim. If the trim is off to the left that will cause a pull. If the trim is centered, you might be able to get it back straight with a little adjustment of the trim...
  8. Thread: best bellcrank

    by Zoomad
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    I went through the same thing with the TRX...

    I went through the same thing with the TRX Aluminum cranks as Dad did. The center link got sloppy so I made some bushings out of fuel tubing to tighten it up. Once I sorted that out the...
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    I've run my integy gearbox forever without a...

    I've run my integy gearbox forever without a hitch. As far s fixing the oversized holes I'd go to the hardware store and see if you can find some bushings you might be able to use to resize the...
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    GM pioneered Magnetic ride control on Caddy's and...

    GM pioneered Magnetic ride control on Caddy's and now its filtered down to Buick, Corvette and Camaro ZL1 as well as Ferrari using GM's technology on their stuff. Here's the thing though, this...
  11. Thread: new body??

    by Zoomad
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    Painting a body is not hard. 90% of the outcome...

    Painting a body is not hard. 90% of the outcome is in the prep. For your first one, keep it simple. Stick with one color. Take the body out of the package and install the pre-cut window...
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    If you have an XL5 with the plastic camber links,...

    If you have an XL5 with the plastic camber links, that's going to break next. Upgrade to RPM links or VXL steel links.
  13. Thread: body painting

    by Zoomad
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    Get Pactra paint for lexan. Many many color...

    Get Pactra paint for lexan. Many many color choices.
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    Rusty's and Bandits use the same exact suspension...

    Rusty's and Bandits use the same exact suspension with a low chassis. So they will handle better than a Pede. Revo's in either nitro or electric form are fun to run due to size and power. They...
  15. Thread: shocks

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    Yep. They are the same.

    Yep. They are the same.
  16. Thread: Baja Bug Body

    by Zoomad
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    Here's a Parma bug body...Fits a stock wheelbase...

    Here's a Parma bug body...Fits a stock wheelbase rusty well. Just need to trim the front down to fit. I ran a stock pede rear body mount out back with some minor mods to make it all fit.
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  17. Thread: Wheel Alignment

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    1-2 degrees of toe in is stock. 1-2 degrees of...

    1-2 degrees of toe in is stock. 1-2 degrees of negative camber is stock.
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    Terminology from the 1:1 car world strikes again....

    Terminology from the 1:1 car world strikes again. Yes I meant the threaded rod between the servo and the bell crank.
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    a 13 turn motor isn't going to survive in a pede...

    a 13 turn motor isn't going to survive in a pede anyway. You can't gear it low enough. You would need to have a 10 or 11 tooth pinion to run it and even then the temps would be up there. In...
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    Check the steering drag link length. You can...

    Check the steering drag link length. You can have the servo saver on centered, with the wheels straight but if the length is too short, one side will be a tight radius and the other will be wide. ...
  21. Thread: New gearbox

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    Any local auto parts store will have both types...

    Any local auto parts store will have both types of grease. They will have it in a quantity more than you'll need for a RC but still cheaper than what any hobby shop would charge for specific RC...
  22. Thread: Rusty Body

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    It's a generic non-manufacturer specific style.

    It's a generic non-manufacturer specific style.
  23. Thread: Need help!!

    by Zoomad
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    First off, the Pede won't hook corners like your...

    First off, the Pede won't hook corners like your Bandit does. The high cg of the Pede requires a little more thought to cornering. Turning too sharp too fast will cause it to traction roll on...
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    Move the shocks to the most outboard holes on the...

    Move the shocks to the most outboard holes on the arms will bring it down some. If you want to go a little lower, fuel tubing inside the shock below the piston to shorten it. Modify the body...
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    Just look at the length of the stock front arms...

    Just look at the length of the stock front arms to rear. The reason the front wheels have more offset is to even out the track width front to rear. The deeper offset wheels up front set out...
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