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    By some miracle I found some money sitting around...

    By some miracle I found some money sitting around in my paypal account I had completely forgot about. I decided to use that money to order a set of RPM front spindles and the Hot Racing set of...
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    Well, it turns out the swiss cheese shock tower...

    Well, it turns out the swiss cheese shock tower was a bit over the top. In less than a couple laps on the track last night I managed to break the shock tower. It wasn't a big deal because I had the...
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    Time for another quick update! I replaced my...

    Time for another quick update!

    I replaced my broken steering bellcrank with the black aluminum Hot Racing bellcrank. I thought about just getting another stock bellcrank, but I run a metal gear...
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    Thanks for the kind words! It's nice to hear from...

    Thanks for the kind words! It's nice to hear from a pro that I'm not completely off track!

    As far as the design work goes I'm pretty much done. Everything at this point is error correction and...
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    I was getting ready to post an update pic with...

    I was getting ready to post an update pic with the new turf wheels/tires I bought when I noticed something - take a look at post #15 above. Notice anything in the first picture? One of the hex screws...
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    I got the car out on the track today!...

    I got the car out on the track today! Unfortunately I didn't take any time to set it up so it drove like a dog. The biggest problem was how bouncy the thing was. Every time the car landed it would...
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    I figured out a less than elegant solution to the...

    I figured out a less than elegant solution to the rear body post.

    http://i.imgur.com/PC0SoB0h.jpg

    And finally, here it is completely track ready (except the SCT wheels/tires, but it's close...
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    The JConcepts F-150 body is all painted and ready...

    The JConcepts F-150 body is all painted and ready to go. At this point it looks too darn nice to even think about running it. I just need to figure out a way to rig up a body post for the rear and...
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    I'm not FTD, but I think I'm qualified to answer...

    I'm not FTD, but I think I'm qualified to answer this. I doubt you'll notice much if any difference going from the stock plastic chassis to an aftermarket chassis that keeps the rear motor...
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    Good to know! In that case my truck is lighter...

    Good to know! In that case my truck is lighter than stock by a good margin. My shorty pack is 215g which takes my truck down to 1575 without a battery. That's 115g less than stock!
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    I don't know how it compares to a stock rustler,...

    I don't know how it compares to a stock rustler, but I did weigh it last night.

    The total weight with the T3 body, SCT wheels, and the electronics you see in my pics was 1790g with a 45:55...
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    Alright, so I just pulled the trigger on the JC...

    Alright, so I just pulled the trigger on the JC F-150 body. I'm excited for that to get here... not so excited to paint it.

    Anyway, I was moving around some stuff in my RC area and stumbled on my...
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    Thanks FTD! I'm more excited about getting this...

    Thanks FTD! I'm more excited about getting this on the track than I ever was about my Slash. Stadium trucks just drive so much better than SCTs and I can't wait to see what this can do.

    When I...
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    Done! I had the day off so I used it to...

    Done!

    I had the day off so I used it to machine the rest of the parts for this build and swap everything over from my slash.

    I decided to make a rustler out of this build mainly because I just...
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    Rustler/Bandit Mid Motor Laydown Conversion

    Hey everyone! I wanted to share a new project I've been working on. It's based on the Slash conversion I did last year but it's got some improvements based on things I learned on that last project.
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    I got something new for you guys today! ...

    I got something new for you guys today!

    https://i.imgur.com/Ne1OVGY.jpg


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUFVJ2YpWl0

    I bought a set of rear sway bar links for the slash 4x4 and some 1mm...
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    I just got back from a day of racing at the clay...

    I just got back from a day of racing at the clay track. It was fun day for sure. It took a few rounds for my tires to break in and really start hooking up, but by the main my car was great. I...
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    The wait is finally over. Here it is at its first...

    The wait is finally over. Here it is at its first race.

    https://i.imgur.com/WbCfPTY.png


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7DVtZr5NYE
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    Yeah, I was on 30wt with stock pistons so that...

    Yeah, I was on 30wt with stock pistons so that might explain it. I changed over to some old associated pistons I had sitting around. They measured a few thousandths bigger on the OD compared to the...
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    I wasn't sure if it's ok to post links to other...

    I wasn't sure if it's ok to post links to other forums so I left it out of my post, but this is the exact thread I mentioned in my post above. fredswain is the real deal and his method works.
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    The litmus test for me was when I went from...

    The litmus test for me was when I went from consistent middle of the pack B main to consistent back of the pack A main after I learned about this method. There was a definite improvement in my...
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    Oh man, here comes a novel. You've been warned. ...

    Oh man, here comes a novel. You've been warned.

    Step 1: Weight. Weight is the foundation on which the rest of your setup relies. You change weight and you change your whole car's setup. Weight...
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    FINALLY! I had a chance to make it out to my...

    FINALLY! I had a chance to make it out to my local indoor clay track for a practice night. The first pack wasn't so great, but that had more to do with my tires not being fully prepped. Between the...
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    I agree there are more than just the springs you...

    I agree there are more than just the springs you have to worry about. I do the same test with the shocks filled back up with oil, then I do the drop test check my pistons. At this point with...
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    I am 100% on board with you regarding how how...

    I am 100% on board with you regarding how how much better TLR shocks are, however, I never liked them as much as I liked my dex210 and dex410 shocks. The durango shocks held the piston to the shaft...
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