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  1. Thread: 3s vs 4s

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    When a 4S Lipo is fully charged, it is closer to...

    When a 4S Lipo is fully charged, it is closer to 16.8V, giving you almost 37000rpm on that motor. If that helps your decision.
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    Nice! I meant to post my go-bag like days ago: ...

    Nice! I meant to post my go-bag like days ago:

    https://i.ibb.co/ZWw99mv/4-BE5152-E-6-E3-F-4-C67-A7-EF-A8-DE03-E86606.jpg

    I bring different parts depending on what cars Iím running, but the base...
  3. https://traxxas.com/sites/default/files/24054-3605...

    https://traxxas.com/sites/default/files/24054-36054-37054-OM-N-EN-R02_0.pdf

    Per the manual: The XL-5’s LED will blink fast green if the ESC is not receiving a signal. Make certain the speed...
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    Welcome to the club! As a compulsive tool snob, I...

    Welcome to the club! As a compulsive tool snob, I highly recommend the full set. The ball end drivers are amazing, and the 1.5 (which it looks like you have) is the only hex that doesnít turn into a...
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    They’re different from the slash since the axles...

    They’re different from the slash since the axles are 6mm, but they don’t fit the Tekno M6 stuff either due to the bearing sizes used. You might be able to find a bearing that would make it work, but...
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    I broke several sets of the Tekno M6 steering...

    I broke several sets of the Tekno M6 steering blocks in front from hard landings. Not right away, but there was definitely fatigue involved. I would change one, and the other would break next. Then...
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    Are you replacing a brushed motor or a VXL motor?...

    Are you replacing a brushed motor or a VXL motor? I would just run the stock ones and see what happens, then adjust from there. I run the stock brushed gears on my Mini E-Revo with a 5700kv 1/10...
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    Way to play the long game! I enjoyed seeing your...

    Way to play the long game! I enjoyed seeing your progress.

    As far as soldering, I like to put some rubber bands around the handle of my needle nose and hold the connector with that. Then I can...
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    You could also shake the chassis and see if the...

    You could also shake the chassis and see if the first one falls out. It could still be floating around in there somewhere. Or you can get 12 more from Traxxas for $3 if you order part #2743. Good...
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    Ooh yeah looks like you lost it. You could...

    Ooh yeah looks like you lost it. You could totally use the other one. The “blue” loctite is actually in a red bottle. It is “threadlocker” 242. The fluid itself is blue.
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    Your grub screw (set screw for the rest of the...

    Your grub screw (set screw for the rest of the world) has come loose. Find your 1.5mm hex wrench, line those two gears back up and tighten the little tiny Allen screw on the round part of the pinion....
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    It definitely sounds to me like the slipper...

    It definitely sounds to me like the slipper clutch is slipping. Thanks for posting a video, thatís really helpful. Try and tighten the adjusting nut and see if you get your speed back. The adjusting...
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    Just FYI Texas is only six hours behind Ireland....

    Just FYI Texas is only six hours behind Ireland. If itís 7:30pm in Westmeath (or maybe Portaferry since you said Northern,) then itís 1:30pm in Dallas-Fort Worth.

    Traxxas Support opens at 2:30pm...
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    If it were me (and it was at one point) I would...

    If it were me (and it was at one point) I would go 4x4. I have several cars now and sometimes when Iím driving a 2wd, there are times when I think ďI wish this car was 4wd right now...Ē Never am I...
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    Does it have the gray axles or the black ones? I...

    Does it have the gray axles or the black ones? I believe the gray ones will hold up better. Could just get a few packs of output shafts (6828A) as those seemed to be the part I would break the most....
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    It’s 3x4; part #2743. Comes in a pack of like 12...

    It’s 3x4; part #2743. Comes in a pack of like 12 for $3 or something ridiculous.
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    I like to buzz that burr down with a dremel while...

    I like to buzz that burr down with a dremel while I’m doing the rotation as well. Not sure if it’s necessary but it just looks cleaner that way. Will be on the lookout for improved cups as well if...
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    30000 front and 50000 rear should be great! I use...

    30000 front and 50000 rear should be great! I use the same front and rear mostly because I don’t want to open two different bottles. The higher the number, the more both wheels spin at the same rate....
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    I had to use the XO-1 differentials in my...

    I had to use the XO-1 differentials in my Rustler, the VXL ones werenít holding up. It was a great investment, as they are very solid now. I think the thread you linked is a good reference for the...
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    I run a 17T pinion on Trusty Rusty, and I love...

    I run a 17T pinion on Trusty Rusty, and I love it. But Iím running it on a 2200kv motor so the RPMs donít get as high unless I run 4S or higher. Running the Traxxas 3S batteries though, I never have...
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    You need to replace...

    You need to replace these:https://m.traxxas.com/products/parts/3641A

    With these:https://m.traxxas.com/products/parts/3644

    There may be something else wrong with the car if you have so much...
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    Brushless MERVs were all sold out...

    So I made my own. Itís really a pretty good buy for the 550 edition.

    https://i.ibb.co/3ypFH4x/6-E8-ABE9-F-E1-F5-4-A9-D-AF2-C-185-C3-F85-D9-F5.jpg...
  23. Awesome, thanks for the link! Looking forward to...

    Awesome, thanks for the link! Looking forward to your build.
  24. Whoa weird double tap posting... please ignore...

    Whoa weird double tap posting... please ignore this one
  25. Oh wow I’ve never heard of LEM diff cups until...

    Oh wow I’ve never heard of LEM diff cups until now! They look pretty good! Thanks for sharing! The XO-1 cups have been holding up pretty well for me but whenever I break spider gear teeth they get a...
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