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    Smile Finally pulled the trigger!

    Hey all!
    I've been contemplating getting a hobby RC buggy for a while now and just pulled the trigger on buying a Bandit! It wont be here until Wednesday so to fill up the next very long 46 hours 26 minutes and 8.699 seconds(thank you wolframalpha.com) I am asking any advice you guys have for my unboxing, first run and preparations. Anything I should do before and after I take it out on a run? Any tests I should do? Or any tips and handling tricks that you wish you knew on day one?

    I'm an absolute novice so no advice is too simple or obvious.


    Thanks!

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    Did you buy the vxl or brushed version?
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    Brushed. Figured best to dip my toes in the water and upgrade as I go

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    Okay well youll want to break in your motor
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    Mmm, new truck..

    Check
    -all bolts and wheel nuts for looseness

    -Gear mesh

    -Most importantly, break in the motor as per the manual.

    -Use batteries with a good charge, car and transmitter.

    And for batteries and charger, get a good charger and a good 2s lipo, buy good stuff first, don't buy cheap NiMH first, you're just wasting money really.

    The most important part on my truck is also the aluminum shock caps, plastic ones blow off constantly.

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    definitely break the motor in per manual.. makes a big difference on the performance of the motor

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    And most importantly, if you do go with 2s right off the bat...... don't forget to change the ecs to for lipo. It will come set without LVD turned on! Congrats on the buy!

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    Upgrade the wheel bushings to bearings. This will creat less resistance on the wheels (and make it go slightly faster, longer run times etc)
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    Awesome advice guys! Had no idea that the motors had a breaking in period, or that they where so important and I'm getting an idea of what I'll be upgrading first. And because of the awesomeness of Amazon and UPS I'll be getting it today! Just waiting!

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    That's a really exciting first buy! It's a great car, the Rustler XL-5 was my first car too! The Brushed didn't last long though, you burn through motors quickly, and it gets boring quickly. Brushless should be your #1 upgrade, you won't break too much on brushed, brushless with some 2s or 3s lipos is where the fun really kicks in! haha. Don't forget to post pictures!
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