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  1. Any better axle shafts between stock and $100+ ones

    I've been occasionally breaking the stub axles at the u-joint spiders. I've gone through 3-4 in a year. It's a pain in the butt, but they are only a buck or two each.

    I've looked at the beefy...
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    Don't do it. I ended up going in the other...

    Don't do it. I ended up going in the other direction; p4de to slash. The p4de has narrower chassis and shorter wheelbase is way, way, way less stable. You will be going over stuff only to to be...
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    I'm doing pretty well with a proline bug body. I...

    I'm doing pretty well with a proline bug body. I completely shredded two stock bodies in a few months. The second body that I had only lasted my one day. The round profile spreads out the stress...
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    If you don't like the rattling you can put some...

    If you don't like the rattling you can put some small o-rings around the splines to keep the shaft it in the middle.
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    A fan is cheap insurance. Even if you are under...

    A fan is cheap insurance. Even if you are under the limit, running a bit cooler is better. I have the heatsink/fan on the motor. The ESC has built-in thermal protection, so I don't worry about it...
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    Are you guys saying that you put a big piece of...

    Are you guys saying that you put a big piece of velcro to cover the entire bottom of the battery tray and cover the entire battery as well?
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    The heatsink/mount part is what you are buying. ...

    The heatsink/mount part is what you are buying. Don't be concerned over the fan as it is a consumable. No fan this size/power is going to handle a dirty environment. The only thing that you can do...
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    The wheel thing sounds like just the normal...

    The wheel thing sounds like just the normal action of the differentials. The outside wheel has to travel a further distance in a turn, so the wheels will not be locked together. The system is...
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    The common upgrade is to rebuild using the Revo...

    The common upgrade is to rebuild using the Revo kit (part# 5352R) & pressure plates (part# 5351). I overheated and smoked my standard clutch and just did this upgrade.
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    Better Battery Hold Down

    I have two different sized batteries, one longer/flatter and one taller/shorter. I have the extended battery hold down and move the foam block to either on top (flat battery) or on the end (short...
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    Get GTRs over Big Bores. I had both and the GTRs...

    Get GTRs over Big Bores. I had both and the GTRs are beefier and seem to work better than the Big Bores.
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    I had the same exact issue out of the box. The...

    I had the same exact issue out of the box. The guy at my LHS said that he had seen this several times before and it was a bad motor. That LHS does a lot of wrenching, so I suspect that they probably...
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    A stock or similar motor is going to run you...

    A stock or similar motor is going to run you around $70. You can get a Castle Sidwinder SCT + 3800K for about $40 more. The 4 pole motor is a good upgrade, the ESC offers many more programming...
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    Shocks are a dynamic thing, so just pressing with...

    Shocks are a dynamic thing, so just pressing with your hands is not the entire story. The fluid will provide more resistance once you try to move them faster like over bumpy ground. Also note the...
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    Plug into the receiver. The unused receiver...

    Plug into the receiver. The unused receiver channels provide power on the center and outside pins (not the white wire).

    I have two fans and use a servo Y cable plugged into the receiver. If...
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    Is slipper slipping enough?

    I had my stock slipper end up smoking on me. It was something that I never checked and was apparently too loose. I tightened it to full closed then back 1/2 turn and it seemed OK, however no hobby...
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    Water was the right answer. I squeezed the tires...

    Water was the right answer. I squeezed the tires down really tight and lo and behold a steady stream of water came spraying out of the holes in the rim. I drilled 4 holes in the tires went outside,...
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    $63 is a really great price. I just did a bug...

    $63 is a really great price. I just did a bug body and it cost me around $55 just for the body & paint.

    I went to the bug body specifically for its roll back ability. The basher's walk of shame...
  19. The best word used in the thread is "addiction"....

    The best word used in the thread is "addiction".

    For bashing around the 2.8 tires are a requirement in my book. In terms of damage to the truck I think that they save way more than they hurt. ...
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    I got the tires in Jan and ran a lot in snow, but...

    I got the tires in Jan and ran a lot in snow, but not really through much free standing water (it has been frozen up until a few weeks ago). I guess that water is a possibility.

    I am thinking...
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    Trenchers Went Badly Out Of Balance

    I have a set of 2.8 trenchers that were pre-mounted that were fine for months and have just recently started with a really bad out of balance wobble. Bad enough were it is going to break stuff.
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    If both of them broke without any crash or...

    If both of them broke without any crash or anything extreme I would suspect perhaps some sort of installation issue. Carefully inspect everything to make sure that it was all together correctly. ...
  23. The other thing to note is that the C rating is...

    The other thing to note is that the C rating is relative to the battery's mAh rating, so a higher mAh with lower C rating may actually be able to deliver more current. For example a 6500mAh 25C...
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    I used the blaster dry lube. Sprayed down...

    I used the blaster dry lube. Sprayed down everything with it. It worked really well for stopping mud/snow from sticking, but really didn't do much for lubricating the suspension and seemed to wear...
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    I think that most people just use the pre-mounted...

    I think that most people just use the pre-mounted tires/rims. People usually don't get into mounting tires until they already have a stockpile of used rims or they get to the point were they have to...
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