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    I've been in RC off and on since its inception. ...

    I've been in RC off and on since its inception. All of my friends and I run SMC. I have for years. GensAce are also very, very good LiPo batteries. Take it from an old man with a lot of years of...
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    All of my many Traxxas trucks have overpowered...

    All of my many Traxxas trucks have overpowered systems, metal hexes and metal drive shafts. I recommend going to metal. Here is my research:

    brand, part#, price, notes (if needing metal hexes...
  3. I suggest drilling a hole in the spring retainer...

    I suggest drilling a hole in the spring retainer so you can attach it to the spring with a zip tie. You are less likely to lose them as easily that way. All the best, Doc
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    I recommend the following: Castle Creations...

    I recommend the following:
    Castle Creations Mamba Monster X ESC & the Castle Creations 2650kv motor. Geared at 18/52. Running 3S LiPo. It's a beautiful thing. Runs cool, fantastic runtime (20-40...
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    To prevent this I opened up the windshield and...

    To prevent this I opened up the windshield and rear window. This helps with heat dissipation and eliminates the parachute effect. Most of my trucks are open like this for these benefits. Hope this...
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    JordanE4, it's too late. You're addicted. ...

    JordanE4, it's too late. You're addicted. Welcome. A great way to learn about a vehicle like the Sl4sh is via the exploded views and the parts list. Disassemble your truck and take a look-see....
  7. Thread: Stampede

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    I agree with Synnergy. Go with RPM wide front...

    I agree with Synnergy. Go with RPM wide front arms. Here:
    http://www.rpmrcproducts.com/shop/a-arms/front-a-arms/wide-front-a-arms-for-the-traxxas-e-rustler-and-stampede-2wd-black/
    This link will...
  8. Thread: Proline fitment

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    NickMan is right. For sure get aluminum hexes. ...

    NickMan is right. For sure get aluminum hexes. I use these in all of my dozen-plus RCs:
    STRC 12mm aluminum lock-pin hex hubs - SPTST3654-12GM
    Also, use new serrated flanged, nylon lock nuts and...
  9. Thread: Enemy number 1

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    I live in the forest so it's evil trees that hate...

    I live in the forest so it's evil trees that hate my RCs. I feel your pain brother.
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    Smitty1031, welcome to the forum and the...

    Smitty1031, welcome to the forum and the addiction. The Sla2h is difficult to jump. I have found that not only making my truck very hole-y, but even removing most of the Lexan's back section off...
  11. Thread: My Wife's Slash

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    Briber. That's short for Bribe Her. You, sir,...

    Briber. That's short for Bribe Her. You, sir, are a genius.
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    spunky got most of it. I have done this...

    spunky got most of it. I have done this back-and-forth for lots of friends. I just did one!

    Slash body
    SCT tires/wheels
    Slash servo saver
    Slash bumpers - go RPM!

    Most definitely go with...
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    Since the wife is getting you that excellent...

    Since the wife is getting you that excellent Castle Creations system, I recommend:
    STRC suspension pins with nylon lock nuts - SPTST3640BK (the stock like to back out)
    STRC aluminum castor blocks -...
  14. I have destroyed so many shells over the years! ...

    I have destroyed so many shells over the years! My favorite ultra-tough body for my P4de is a Traxxas Rustler shell. It takes only a bit of tinkering to get it to lay level. I use the Rustler...
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    I really like the HPI Racing Hellfire # 85513...

    I really like the HPI Racing Hellfire # 85513 wing mount. I have two of 'em.
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    Could the right camber link at the lower end of...

    Could the right camber link at the lower end of the shock tower be rubbing on the spur gear? Been there. Done that.

    The ESC problem I'm betting was that pesky VXL-3s button. I hate that thing.
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    I don't run with gear covers. I use 32 pitch...

    I don't run with gear covers. I use 32 pitch gears and all is well. If your spur is moving a lot, then you may have a destroyed bearing. But, this would be weird considering it has only been 2...
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    Zoodles95, welcome to the addiction. Us old guys...

    Zoodles95, welcome to the addiction. Us old guys rock!




    . . . and crash
  19. Thread: New p4de owner

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    Did someone already mention an aluminum motor...

    Did someone already mention an aluminum motor mount? This is a must with 1/8 scale power.
  20. Hey RockyRamz, cool name by the way, what...

    Hey RockyRamz, cool name by the way, what temperatures are you getting? I measure the M.E.A.L. temps: Motor, ESC, Air, and LiPo temps. For my Sl4sh (Slash 4x4), I always got high motor and ESC...
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    Yes. The Sl4sh (Slash 4x4) comes with a VXL-3s /...

    Yes. The Sl4sh (Slash 4x4) comes with a VXL-3s / Velineon motor combo. It will work great in your P2de (Stampede 2wd). You will need to change your gearing but that is easy to do. Traxxas has...
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    RC math: Castle Creations Mamba X ESC + Castle...

    RC math:
    Castle Creations Mamba X ESC + Castle Creations 1415 1Y sensored 2400KV motor + 3S LiPo = happy
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    I've been an RC addict for many years so I have...

    I've been an RC addict for many years so I have too many RPM breakages to mention. That said, I love RPM and buy their products often. Nothing is "me" proof!
  24. miogpsrocks, more info is needed. If you are...

    miogpsrocks, more info is needed.

    If you are running the XL-5/Titan combo - no!
    If running the VXL-3s/Velineon combo - be careful!

    I run the Castle Creations Mamba Max Pro/2200 motor combo...
  25. Thread: New p4de owner

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    Congratulations on the new P4de. I have the...

    Congratulations on the new P4de. I have the Sidewinder 8th with a Castle 2650 motor. Nice on 2s. Perfect on 3s. 4s is insane.

    Rustler bodies fit on easily.

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