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    I haven't had much luck with the glue approach...

    I haven't had much luck with the glue approach and with it recessed you cannot do the file and flathead screwdriver approach either.

    The last one I had like this, I put a very small drill bit on...
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    Outside of eBay or similar auction sites, the only place i know that sells hopped up X-Maxxes is the Traxxas retail store at Traxxas headquarters in Texas. Not sure they ship though and it won't...
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    Thank you Traxxas for Quality

    I never realized how good we have it with Traxxas vehicles until recently when I have been working on other brands. I took for granted how detailed the Traxxas exploded diagrams are and how easy it...
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    They are YR booster fans. They work great. ...

    They are YR booster fans. They work great. Haven’t had a heat issue since air installed them as they (and the aluminum brackets holding them) work as a heat sink along with the high rpm fans in...
  5. Thread: Dual Motors

    by halygon
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    I am not sure how you would have the room inside...

    I am not sure how you would have the room inside of a 1/16th scale traxxas vehicle for two motors/escs. Beyond that, for question#2 - I think it is typical for a dual motor setup to have one motor...
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    Just get a good fan setup. Here is mine and it...

    Just get a good fan setup. Here is mine and it has eliminated all of my thermal shutdowns or even getting close:

    https://i.imgur.com/OqpwaJE.jpg
  7. Thread: Run time?

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    I have a pretty much stock X-Maxx, with the dual...

    I have a pretty much stock X-Maxx, with the dual 6700 Traxxas batteries. I get anywhere from 50min to 90min depending on how hard I am bashing. I noticed the snow we have had here recently in Texas...
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    You might just simply try to insulate the...

    You might just simply try to insulate the batteries when running in cold temps so that it doesn't get too cold.

    I never had the chance to see the affect of cold on lipos until recently due to...
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    I have the outerwears brand shroud for my 4x4...

    I have the outerwears brand shroud for my 4x4 slash and it has more than enough space in the front for a front mounted case. I don't have mine front mounted, but I have to safety-pin the front of...
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    Do you do this to account for heat expansion?

    Do you do this to account for heat expansion?
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    The diffs should be "Full", however when you pop...

    The diffs should be "Full", however when you pop them open, a full diff will have some open area in it to account for the final gears in the end you just took off. If you feel like its not full,...
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    Thanks. After the above comments I realized you...

    Thanks. After the above comments I realized you can pull out the red wire from the ESC to one battery connector and the black wire from the ESC on the other battery connector - solder to those solder...
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    Thank you! I know it's obvious to a lot of you...

    Thank you! I know it's obvious to a lot of you who have been around a while, but this sort of thing it valuable information to those of us only a few months in the hobby. Appreciate it!
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    My understanding is that the VXL-3s will push it,...

    My understanding is that the VXL-3s will push it, but you have to have the HOSS version that allows for the bigger motor wires. You can also use the MAXX version that is 4s. Someone correct me if I...
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    Thank you for that. I am referring more to the...

    Thank you for that.

    I am referring more to the power leads of the BEC to the actual battery plugs. Since there are two (one for each battery), does it matter which side you solder them to?
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    How have you guys with BECs wired the power up...

    How have you guys with BECs wired the power up given the series wires for two batteries? Did you just choose one side and solder to that?
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    You might also adjust your pillow-balls to pull...

    You might also adjust your pillow-balls to pull the knuckles closer to the a-arms, they look fairly screwed out. Might just be the picture though *shrugs*.
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    Here is the 10-pack of bearings I got:...

    Here is the 10-pack of bearings I got: https://www.fasteddybearings.com/10-units-20x32x7-rubber-sealed-bearing-6804-2rs/
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    The bearings do not come with lubricant in them,...

    The bearings do not come with lubricant in them, which is fine as I just have to add my own, but in two of the four (between front carriers and rear) bearings I received they did not have a smooth...
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    NiMH can be run in series or Parallel - which...

    NiMH can be run in series or Parallel - which there are two different adapters to handle each of those scenarios. The old adapters from Traxxas allowed LiPos to also be plugged in - which in series,...
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    Quality wise, traxxas makes good batteries. They...

    Quality wise, traxxas makes good batteries. They do make them however for their RCs, which means they build them to specs that meet the need of the stock vehicles. Higher C rating can give a bit...
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    Welcome! I recently bought my own X-Maxx after...

    Welcome!

    I recently bought my own X-Maxx after having a couple other electric and nitro RCs. What surprised me the most is how little you have to do to this thing to feel comfortable with its...
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    I had a similar issue with mine and I broke it...

    I had a similar issue with mine and I broke it down to parts and rebuilt it, cleaning every piece and replacing all of the pieces that wear out. The pieces I had to replace was:

    > Engine Bearings...
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    I had it happen and for me it was that my fans...

    I had it happen and for me it was that my fans had too big of draw on them because the internal ESC BEC is pretty small. I had to move my fans to a secondary power source.

    But if you disconnected...
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    Doing drywall tape and shoe goo this weekend on...

    Doing drywall tape and shoe goo this weekend on two of my trucks
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