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  1. What's your plan for not going over on temps...

    What's your plan for not going over on temps again?
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    Sorry but Traxxas only makes a RPM telemetry...

    Sorry but Traxxas only makes a RPM telemetry magnet holder for the slipper clutch and for the plastic center diff. The good all metal center diff (6780) gets no telemetry support. I have hopes that...
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    With Traxxas batteries, blue is 2s and red is 3s.

    With Traxxas batteries, blue is 2s and red is 3s.
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    For me it did run one fan, but two fans it could...

    For me it did run one fan, but two fans it could not.
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    Apparently the older adapters didn’t have the...

    Apparently the older adapters didn’t have the limiting tab on it like the new ones do - you probably have an older one. I spoke with the guy at the Traxxas retail store and they said they were told...
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    I run nothing but 3s traxxas batteries, although...

    I run nothing but 3s traxxas batteries, although I do have the 2s traxxas batteries as a backup (bought them before the 3s). One thing to note is that while you can run lipo batteries in parallel...
  7. Sticky: Mando Merv https://i.imgur.com/yLkxsoo.jpg...

    Mando Merv
    https://i.imgur.com/yLkxsoo.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/i3DUcYd.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/zqF1ut2.jpg
  8. IMO, the two biggest upgrade that will give you...

    IMO, the two biggest upgrade that will give you the most bang for your buck on a new merv is the center diff and Hot Racing sway bars.

    Center Diff almost immediately resolves any front/rear diff...
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    Oh man, I am curious how this goes, been thinking...

    Oh man, I am curious how this goes, been thinking of that 540xl motor myself. Very curious about the gearing.
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    I have one of those savoxs on my Amain wishlist...

    I have one of those savoxs on my Amain wishlist for the day my stock servo bites it
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    Well for reference, here is the ESC manual:...

    Well for reference, here is the ESC manual: https://traxxas.com/sites/default/files/KC1684-R02-VXL-3m%20Instructions_151207_ML_web.pdf

    Depending of the speed of the blinking it means two different...
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    The first thing I would confirm is that all wires...

    The first thing I would confirm is that all wires are secured well, especially those around the esc and motor. In general though, it should cut out before it heats to the point that it dies (not...
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    There are another type now that they rolled out,...

    There are another type now that they rolled out, but neither that new one or the one referenced above comes on the ultimate. Only the heavy duty plastic splined ones do.

    Here are the brand new...
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    +1 on integy heatsink with yeah racing fans

    +1 on integy heatsink with yeah racing fans
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    Welcome to the forums! I'll first say this is...

    Welcome to the forums!

    I'll first say this is actually the Nitro Rustler forum vs the electric Rustler which you are referencing - you will probably get better support if you post in that forum.
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    First I'll call out that you necro'd this thread....

    First I'll call out that you necro'd this thread.

    But - I'll second sticker mule - great service and nice stickers.

    Cricut machines are good if you don't want anything printed on the vinyl -...
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    It has one screw that goes into the ESC fins -...

    It has one screw that goes into the ESC fins - the wires holds it further, but it’s pretty sturdy even against jumps.

    https://i.imgur.com/Jh6OTvF.jpg

    I actually created an adapter to go from...
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    Maybe your diff fluid is wrong - try going...

    Maybe your diff fluid is wrong - try going heavier. Mine will wheelie on command if I gun it, but it won't wheelie if I accelerate less hard - which is exactly how I like mine. I left the stock 50k...
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    It's not entirely wrong, but the sway bars do...

    It's not entirely wrong, but the sway bars do have different thicknesses, so you get to choose how much articulation occurs and how much sway-dampening can happen. I went with medium and am happy -...
  20. If you are using the VXL-3m ESC... The receiver...

    If you are using the VXL-3m ESC... The receiver gains power through the ESC, which will not give enough power to power two fans and the receiver/servo. This is the problem I ran into. It powered...
  21. I found that I couldn't drive 3s very long...

    I found that I couldn't drive 3s very long without some sort of fan/heat sink. Simple heatsinks didn't really do the job either for extended 3s runs. So I could plug and play without worrying at...
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    And here’s the final pic after mounted with clips...

    And here’s the final pic after mounted with clips and retainers added:

    https://i.imgur.com/zqF1ut2.jpg

    Thanks everyone!
  23. Not necessarily. If it is brushless then it has...

    Not necessarily. If it is brushless then it has a pronounced clickety motion to it and causes further vibration through the driveshaft. Mine does this right now. When the motor is connected and you...
  24. It's normal - my ultimate did the same thing out...

    It's normal - my ultimate did the same thing out of the box - the sound comes from the center drive shaft (which is splined) clanking around. There is also a slight clicking from metal gears, but...
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    To be fair, I’m not going for a light build with...

    To be fair, I’m not going for a light build with all the fans I got on this sucker :)

    But the body isn’t really much heavier.
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