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  1. Don't hit a concrete curb straight on at 35 mph+ (carnage pix inside)

    I won't bore you with the details which lead to this - but take my word, the damage was brutal.

    Bent front sway bar
    Broken chassis
    Broken front diff housing
    Bent Tekno Big Bone center drive...
  2. Wow, it looks like I will avoid the beach, these...

    Wow, it looks like I will avoid the beach, these are some serious stories.

    Thank you for the heads up everyone!
  3. Going to the beach next week...any advice?

    Heading to the beach next week and will be taking the Slash along for the first time.

    Have a brand new set of Sling Shots ready to go. Not sure if I should use my Dusty Motors shroud to help...
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    From my experience blue loc-tite works great, I...

    From my experience blue loc-tite works great, I used red when I first upgraded to mips and it turned into a nightmare when I needed to remove them to upgrade to the XO-1 cvds. In the end I needed a...
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    I went full bore in with red loctite when...

    I went full bore in with red loctite when installing my MIP X-Duties after reading older threads and wish I had not done so. Lost a pin and after trying every trick under the sun to remove the grub...
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    Running the stock ESC fan, but temps still flare...

    Running the stock ESC fan, but temps still flare up.


    OP should be fine with the set up on 2S and 3S, just want to advise on when that 4S itch arrives and a new ESC comes along ;).
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    After playing around with the gearing I run 18/54...

    After playing around with the gearing I run 18/54 on the El Sob special as well. Running 2.2 Trenchers. Great on 3S and more than fun on 4S, an absolute blast on 4S. Found the Traxxas pinions were...
  8. Thread: TQi question

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    Found a TRA6528 on eBay for $21.98 shipped. ...

    Found a TRA6528 on eBay for $21.98 shipped. Don't need the receiver or bluetooth module, will reuse my current ones so I am all set.

    My backup TQi (without bluetooth adapability) works fine for...
  9. Thread: TQi question

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    TQi question

    Looks like my stock TQi transmitter (TRA6528) just died on me. Working just fine all day (3 runs), turned it off and was going to try to sneak in a 4th run before the sun was gone and...
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    Last week while running 4S on the El Sob Special...

    Last week while running 4S on the El Sob Special I inadvertently grazed/hit (at maybe 15-20 mph) a steel door jam on the local supermarket's rear loading station. It looked like a minor bump, but...
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    I made the mistake of flashing the ET-3S ESC as a...

    I made the mistake of flashing the ET-3S ESC as a MMP before disabling "Live Link". Once I flashed the ET-3S as a MMP before disabling "Live Link", the option to disable "Live Link" was no longer...
  12. Thread: Diff cleaner

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    The break cleaner worked great. Thanks to all...

    The break cleaner worked great. Thanks to all for your insights!
  13. Thread: Diff cleaner

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    Diff cleaner

    Can anyone recommend a readily available non-residue grease cleaner that is safe to clean the diff gears and diff cup? Upgrading my rear fluid to 100K and want to ensure I clean up all the old...
  14. Thread: GoPro rigs?

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    Its from a guy called Rustlervxl09, I subscribe...

    Its from a guy called Rustlervxl09, I subscribe to his YouTube channel, he does a a lot of good detailed how to videos as well. He has one on how to actually make that 360 mount (...
  15. Thread: GoPro rigs?

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    This one is pretty cool.... ...

    This one is pretty cool....

    https://youtu.be/QmQYBY6cY40
  16. Thread: GoPro rigs?

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    I place mine on top of my extended receiver box. ...

    I place mine on top of my extended receiver box. Basically I fabricated a small metal plate which screws into the chassis and the extended receiver box is servo taped to that. I completely covered...
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    Just took it out for a spin with just the washer...

    Just took it out for a spin with just the washer upgrade and what a difference, so much better. Night and day from before.

    Thank you again everyone for your help.

    Cheers!
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    Unbelievable and awesome. Just saw your post,...

    Unbelievable and awesome. Just saw your post, grabbed a 3/32" drill bit, broke out the Dremel and 3 minutes later I am back in business. Can't thank you enough, next time I am in the Motor City...
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    Installed the washer and so far it looks good. E...

    Installed the washer and so far it looks good. E Maxx outer pins ordered.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHPQL9L0szY

    Wish I could have taken it out after the washer addition but I lost a MIP...
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    Thanks for the input everyone. I normally run...

    Thanks for the input everyone. I normally run my 2.2 Trenchers (very similar performance as to the driving line), but we had a late season snow storm so the 2.8's went back on. I'll look at the...
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    "Normal" amount of front end play

    Having a bear of a time getting my truck to stay straight. I've been researching, checking a few things off my findings and still no luck.

    Is the amount of play between the steering and castor...
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    Increased BEC voltage to 6.0 and the same thing...

    Increased BEC voltage to 6.0 and the same thing is happening, about 15 minutes in on a Traxxas 3S-25C (same goes for my SPC 3S-50C). Basically straight line runs on packed dirt and a little kicking...
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    ET-3S Brown out

    Been hitting brown outs with my ET-3S/2400 set up. Tried a glitch buster (10V - 4700uF) and no dice, same thing.

    Running the stock servo on 3S LiPos.

    Was thinking of adjusting the BEC voltage...
  24. Thanks for being okay with the thread. ...

    Thanks for being okay with the thread. Definitely didn't mean to highjack your post, just wanted to give you an idea as to what to do with your 2S LiPos ;).

    Cheers
  25. My apologies for thread jacking here so I will...

    My apologies for thread jacking here so I will make it quick.

    matts175 - I was worried about that when I picked it up and saw it was for 1/16. I've only made 1 run on it so no problems so far. ...
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