So I have been out of the R/C game for about 5 years now. Ever since I started college I didnt have the time or funds to participate. I have owned nearly 20 different vehicles from the rustlers to revos and many non traxxas r/c's, but I sold them all before college. Well long story short, I graduated, and just purchased a Merv, which should arrive tomorrow.
I have been reading and prepping myself through these forums now and find many threads helpful. I do plan on modding the Merv soon and wanted some suggestions. Whats first? I know there isn't a TON of options for wheels, tires, shocks...etc...but what does everyone wish they bought first? Back when I was big into this 5 years ago, RPM was huge and everyone encouraged their protection on their vehicles. This still the same?
Anyways, I plan on being here daily, so I'd love to start learning.
Last edited by chilidillo; 07-25-2012 at 01:36 PM.
Merv: Neu, MMP
First is bearing carriers. You only have a few runs. I do not recommend RPM for those, they pop out. Go aluminum.
Second is the servo. Bluebird 390 is a direct drop in, and there is a hitec almost direct drop in that only requires servo horn swap.
Third is toelinks. Its very easy to curb a fast RC that does not hold a line.
Those are what I have found to be essential, I own a Slash and read the forums every day.
Also, if you increase the rotating mass of your wheels, the drivetrain will wear a lot faster.
RPM arms all around
Push and toe rods.
ERBE, MERV BB
Just a question, why would you get RPM a-arms before you break the stockers? I see people do that all the time and its just so strange to me?
Good advice everyone, thanks! Cipher_Jones, that was my question too. I am considering RPM arms, but i wanted to wait until i broke my stocks because theres really no benefit besides the fact they are tougher.
I have heard pros and cons on the Integy Piggy Backs...anyone? I love the look but ive heard the performance slacks.
well you might as well order some rpm arms right away. i broke three stock arms while i waited a week for mine....lol...
That's no fun! Anyone run aluminum arms such as Integy. Back in the Day, aluminum was huge with emaxx's. A company called Bombproof Products was HUGE back in the day for emaxx's and tmaxx lexan and aluminum.
BomberSTi - Are you from Naples, or is Naptown the actual city name? Naptown is a nick name for Naples, Florida, so just curious.