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    castle 3800 kv SCT motor and ESC combo: 100 bucks...

    castle 3800 kv SCT motor and ESC combo: 100 bucks
    castle link: 20 bucks (you WILL need one of these)
    thunder AC6 charger: 45 bucks
    traxxas duramax plug for AC6: 10 bucks
    sky lipo 2S 4400 mAh...
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    which requires time and money, and lots of spare...

    which requires time and money, and lots of spare parts. i can see the appeal of the protrac kit (and it does require SOME limited tinkerking).

    i've come to the conclusion that you can't own a...
  3. Thread: protac kit..

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    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i293/the_biscuit...

    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i293/the_biscuit/protrac%20vs%20diy/P1000600.jpg
    rpm noodle arms.

    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i293/the_biscuit/protrac%20vs%20diy/P1000599.jpg
    beefy...
  4. Thread: protac kit..

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    i should probably update the other thread, but......

    i should probably update the other thread, but...

    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i293/the_biscuit/protrac%20vs%20diy/P1000590.jpg
    both cars side by side. notice that overall they're similar in...
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    there's a long debate whether you want to do a...

    there's a long debate whether you want to do a home-made widebody conversion or the protrac. i have built both and have to say that they're equally good and in the end your investment isn't much...
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    steel spur revisited

    after frying half of a dozen spur gears (motor mount came loose, grub gear got loose wedged pinion against spur, etc), i took a friend's firestorm flux apart and noticed that, besides all the nice...
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    pro-line gladiators.

    pro-line gladiators.
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    one word: tremendous. when i had a brushed and...

    one word: tremendous.

    when i had a brushed and brushless rusty, the brushless truck was faster in tall grass and dirt field than the brushed truck was on flat pavement.
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    like the mamba, traxxas could offer the SCT...

    like the mamba, traxxas could offer the SCT 3800kv motor/ESC as an option in the rustler or the slash. it's an excellent motor. it really is only 99 bucks. it's not as friendly with nimh as lipos,...
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    integy makes jewelry for your truck. looks great...

    integy makes jewelry for your truck. looks great when it's not moving, falls apart when you start bashing. i'm actually shocked that the cup stripped, most of the integy shafts just snap like a twig....
  11. Thread: Screws or pins?

    by nogrip
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    i replaced the camber block e-clips and kingpins...

    i replaced the camber block e-clips and kingpins with screws. the front end uses e-clips for the fiberglass tie bar and a-arms mostly because i had no screws left laying about.
  12. Thread: One Hard Worker

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    the novak system is very expensive and i wouldn't...

    the novak system is very expensive and i wouldn't pick it over the velineon or the castle offerings. it's less reliable, too.

    but an associated truck vs a traxxas truck with a similar, good,...
  13. Thread: Warranty?

    by nogrip
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    you can save yourself warranty turnover time by...

    you can save yourself warranty turnover time by trimming both esc mounts off with a hobby knife then using double-sided tape or velcro to attach it to the ESC mount plate.

    if you're worried about...
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    wheels on both trucks are the generic 5-spoke...

    wheels on both trucks are the generic 5-spoke traxxas front wheel, front and back. i just spray painted them because i hate chrome. tires are badlands 2.8, with the pro-line truck having the new...
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    it is and it comes with racing wheels which have...

    it is and it comes with racing wheels which have little to no offset and resemble the slash 4x4's to keep things legal.
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    the proline suspension is more of a racing...

    the proline suspension is more of a racing suspension, yes.

    i have an STRC kit i use to convert it to a slash when i have time to race it, and that's when it really shines. but it also feels at...
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    pro-line pro-trac vs DIY widebody

    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i293/the_biscuit/P1000574.jpg

    the truck on the left has the traditional RPM rear arms up front with spacers put in to fit (washers and wheel nut). the camber...
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    differences between the two VXL has brushless...

    differences between the two

    VXL has brushless motor and ESC, 2075 servo, hex screws, hex camber links and thicker steering links, 2.4 receiver, and until recently had the metal bearings while the...
  19. slash rear arms, or a protrac suspension kit, 2.8...

    slash rear arms, or a protrac suspension kit, 2.8 tires, slash body with mounts.
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    you could get a castle ESC for the price of one...

    you could get a castle ESC for the price of one or two destroyed lipo batteries. i wouldn't do it.
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    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i293/the_biscuit/P1000571.jpg

    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i293/the_biscuit/P1000570.jpg

    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i293/the_biscuit/P1000573.jpg
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  22. Thread: Wd-40

    by nogrip
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    wd-40 isn't a lubricant. i use it to clean my...

    wd-40 isn't a lubricant. i use it to clean my bike chains before lubing them. it's primarily a solvent and to some extent a weak lube, but i wouldn't use it to replace proper lubricants.
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    drilled it, and went with the battery post. ...

    drilled it, and went with the battery post.

    works pretty well but i had to trim holes in the body to make room for the shock towers which are much wider than the stock.

    but the pro-line rear...
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    modifying pro-line rear shock tower

    finished installing pro-line wide kit yesterday, but the rear shock tower doesn't have a rustler body mount.

    any ideas on how to modify it to work with the rustler?
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    the hota (thunder ac6) charger can go up to 5A on...

    the hota (thunder ac6) charger can go up to 5A on lipos and 6s. it also comes with a 2-6 cell balancer as a plus. it's honestly the best charger for the money.

    i heard it's not as great for the...
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