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    Aluminum = Stronger...usually Plastic =...

    Aluminum = Stronger...usually
    Plastic = Lighter...usually

    Now, Titanium, on the other hand, stronger AND lighter...plus, other advantages. Then there's carbon fiber, which is stronger, but also...
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    I like that, too. ~ More peace, love,...

    I like that, too.

    ~ More peace, love, laughter, & kindness would make the world a MUCH better place
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    Squeegie, one thing I've constantly forgotten to...

    Squeegie, one thing I've constantly forgotten to ask...what front "bumper" is that?

    ~ More peace, love, laughter, & kindness would make the world a MUCH better place
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    I have an 8ight-XE...GREAT vehicle. Losi/TLR...

    I have an 8ight-XE...GREAT vehicle. Losi/TLR make outstanding kits. Although, if you want to see the coolest-looking Backslash, look no further than Squeegie's Burning Chrome, which uses an Aarma...
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    Was gonna ask the same thing...til I saw your...

    Was gonna ask the same thing...til I saw your post.

    ~ More peace, love, laughter, & kindness would make the world a MUCH better place
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    Honestly, they're both great. Functionality is...

    Honestly, they're both great. Functionality is approx equal. The primary difference is physical appearance.

    ~ More peace, love, laughter, & kindness would make the world a MUCH better place
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    Currently running Traxxas GTR shocks on one...

    Currently running Traxxas GTR shocks on one Rusty, and Pro-Line ProSpec shocks on my other Rusty.

    ~ More peace, love, laughter, & kindness would make the world a MUCH better place
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    Don't think it was the rocks that "burned up"...

    Don't think it was the rocks that "burned up" your ESC. In all likelihood, that was caused by the dirt guard, as it probably caused the temp to be high enough that you "killed" your ESC (luckily,...
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    Good to know...just thought I'd ask. I've seen...

    Good to know...just thought I'd ask. I've seen some, and read of others, leaving it off...tho, I can never understand why. I've also seen a few people replace theirs with a clear acrylic one (not...
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    Nice...looking good. Are you planning to put the...

    Nice...looking good. Are you planning to put the motor/great cover back on, or are you planning on running it without? If you decide to leave it off, just remember that increased the possibility of...
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    Whatever I've charged, I storage-charge then all...

    Whatever I've charged, I storage-charge then all the following day (unless I have time to storage-charger them the same day), whether I've used them, or not. The sooner you storage-charger the...
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    And...not just "upgrading", but "converting"...

    And...not just "upgrading", but "converting" them, as well. I've got 2 Rusty 4xs, and a Slash 4x. The Slash will (eventually...already have the body, but can't afford to purchase other things, yet)...
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    Exactly, zedorda. Using grease in the rear diff...

    Exactly, zedorda. Using grease in the rear diff was more of a time-cutting, and cost-cutting, thing...that's all.

    Gandalfnz, let me ask you a question:

    Ignoring upgrades that are purely about...
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    Oooo, what I feeling. We're dancing in the...

    Oooo, what I feeling. We're dancing in the ceiling.....

    ~ More peace, love, laughter, & kindness would make the world a MUCH better place
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    Of the top of my head, don't remember the exact...

    Of the top of my head, don't remember the exact model number (just woke up, for one thing). I know it's has a metal case, Ti gears, and is a digital/brushless servo. A quick search of their website...
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    You have wire a few servo options, as servos made...

    You have wire a few servo options, as servos made by ProTek, Spectrum, Hitec, Futaba, and other well-known brands, have no problem with the Traxxas TSM. Personally, I've been using a Hitec servo in...
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    Thanks...and, having fun is my primary "goal" in...

    Thanks...and, having fun is my primary "goal" in having gotten back into RC. 35 years was a long time to be "gone" (tho I was involved in MANY things during that time - track athlete, competitive...
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    I use ProTek Premiere Blue. If you don't want to...

    I use ProTek Premiere Blue. If you don't want to spend that much money ($19), Traxxas makes their own silicone grease (TRA1647) for about $2/tube.

    ~ More peace, love, laughter, & kindness would...
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    What about O-rings? They're between the diff case...

    What about O-rings? They're between the diff case & gears. I'd suggest checking all parts, from the outdrives, to the planet gears. Better safe, than sorry...right?

    ~ More peace, love, laughter,...
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    LFirst, the Jato body is a more accurate "stadium...

    LFirst, the Jato body is a more accurate "stadium truck" body than the body included in most stadium truck kits. Second, I'll actually be using the body made by Pro-Line, which is technically even...
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    If your diffs are leaking oil, then "oil vs...

    If your diffs are leaking oil, then "oil vs grease" is the least of your worries/problems. If your diff is leaking oil into the diff housing, then you should probably replace the gasket. If the...
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    Since I haven't been able to get a definitive...

    Since I haven't been able to get a definitive answer regarding the hole spacing measurement, and knowing that the TRA6440 is in shower supply, I decided to just "bite the bullet", and order two of...
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    First, as you probably already know, each diff...

    First, as you probably already know, each diff (front, & rear) is"divided" into two sections - the diff, itself (containing the planet gears), and the diff housing (containing the ring & pinion...
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    Don't have that kind of equipment...and, couldn't...

    Don't have that kind of equipment...and, couldn't afford it, even if I wanted it. Besides, I don't want (and, really, can't have) the shocks sticking above the hood. ROAR rules don't allow that...
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    Already did that...still too high. Not only...

    Already did that...still too high. Not only that, but, I'm using the RPM mounts, which (without using the included "adapters") are 1/8" lower than the stock Traxxas body mounts. Before continuing,...
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