Ok so I have my new ERevo VXL and I have to say its awsome! Aside from the shear technological prowess shown by Traxxas by this little guy I have some questions about some of the things I have seen from running my ERVXL.
First, it the whole suspension seems alittle loose. Even though everything is tight it just seems like the tolerances aren't as close as I would have thought but no big deal.
Second, rockers without bearings. They have a plastic bushing which I guess allow for lower weight and do the job just fine but they do allow more slop in the rocker which translates to the wheels. Once agian im sure theres a reason for plastic bushings instead of sealed bearings.
Third, sheer lack of suspension adjustment. Yes ride height is easy to adjust just like its bigger brother, shock dampening easy to adjust with different weight oils, and camber is easy to adjust with allen wrench. But no caster, toe, roll center, rocker choice out of the box and a few other choice suspension tweaks. Im sure the stock setup is great and from the running I have been doing on 12cell NiMh its great but from a race point of view I wish I could tweak it a bit more.
All in all I am extreamly pleased with this Mini, which really is not much as a mini as a EREB for indoors with 50mph speed for outdoor fun. I love this little thing and cant wait to show my buddy that he wasted his money on a RC18MT when I blow his lexan sticker doors off.
Im sure ill find some bearings to fit into rockers, I have already ordered aluminum push rods and tubes from tower(who knows when Ill see them?) which will allow for toe adjustments and as far as the other adjustments Im not to worried about them, Im more worried about breaking it and having to wait for replacment parts.
Anyway my favorite Traxxas truck ever already!!!