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    I use lead wheel balancing weights and glue them...

    I use lead wheel balancing weights and glue them into the bulkhead. An oz or 2 will fit there.
    I’ve seen some builds with weighted front bumpers too...
  2. If you stay with 48p gears, go with 16/90 to...

    If you stay with 48p gears, go with 16/90 to start.
    That’s the lowest”stock” gearing and will keep heat and top speed to a minimum.
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    I had some black springs that were quite stiff....

    I had some black springs that were quite stiff. Brand unknown.
    By the time they were shortened, they were so stiff, the fuel tubing would compress.
    I ended up using a hard plastic collar instead of...
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    You can easily shorten the shocks by adding fuel...

    You can easily shorten the shocks by adding fuel tubing on the shock shaft inside the shock.
    Increase the weight of the oil while you’re in there...
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    I like using the Rustler shell on my stock length...

    I like using the Rustler shell on my stock length Stampedes. It’s the lowest you can go.
    I’ve managed 3/4 of an inch below the chassis and folded the edges in around my Lexan belly pan.

    ...
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    Thought of something else... When in doubt,...

    Thought of something else...

    When in doubt, recalibrate the throttle.
    When doing it, push and pull the trigger smoothly and make sure you go all the way to the stop.
    Does your radio have a...
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    Braking is done by the esc reversing current...

    Braking is done by the esc reversing current through the motor.
    The more powerful the esc and motor(vxl), the more powerful the braking...
  8. Check the cogs on your pinion gear. If they are...

    Check the cogs on your pinion gear. If they are worn, you will probably blow the spur again quickly.
    Get a new pinion and place then back to back. If you’re in doubt, switch it out!
  9. Pretty easy fix. Step one, get the spur gear...

    Pretty easy fix. Step one, get the spur gear cover off and see if the gear is stripped or the clutch has just come loose.
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    Sometimes it may be better to have the pin pop...

    Sometimes it may be better to have the pin pop off. If the pin doesn’t give, maybe the shell will!
    Are you using body washers?

    I like the retainers, I use them on most of my rigs. Pins...
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    Any clear silicone spray will do. Not the goopy...

    Any clear silicone spray will do. Not the goopy kind. I use CRC brand.
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    Two different setups. For speed runs you want low...

    Two different setups. For speed runs you want low ground clearance, therefore shorter stiffer shocks.
    Longer shocks with more damping, eg. heavier oil, will help absorb big jumps.
    You probably...
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    The ground clearance at the A arms is the main...

    The ground clearance at the A arms is the main factor with grass. Going from no resistance on pavement to sudden, possibly massive, resistance upon entering the grass stresses the driveline. Driving...
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    Not much longer than stock... What result are...

    Not much longer than stock...
    What result are you looking for?
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    I had it backwards in my last post. It’s...

    I had it backwards in my last post. It’s 5x10x0.5mm for the Teflon shims.
    First number is the hole size, second is outside diameter.
    3x5 could be used on the large hinge pins I believe.
    10x12 I...
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    The basic Teflon washers at 5x10x.5mm as I recall...

    The basic Teflon washers at 5x10x.5mm as I recall can be used on the top of the shocks on the shoulder bolt to either bump the shock out that tiny bit if it rubs or to remove slop at the shock cap....
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    I use those washers on the shocks as mentioned...

    I use those washers on the shocks as mentioned and the wheels too.
    Tamiya also has some in different thicknesses...
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    What’s a lot? A little slop is expected with...

    What’s a lot? A little slop is expected with scale models.
    Not sure what you mean by up and down play.
    Maybe it’s time to change bearings...
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    You’ll get lots of advice on what you “need” to...

    You’ll get lots of advice on what you “need” to upgrade.
    I say very little for now. You say base model so I will assume brushed.
    Traxxas models are more than tough enough to handle brushed power....
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    Clutch adjustment good. Not landing with throttle...

    Clutch adjustment good. Not landing with throttle better...
    Are you lubing the joints on the shaft? If so, with what?
    If not, consider lubing these high-wear points. Those little holes get warm and...
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    Better off to increase the weight of your oil...

    Better off to increase the weight of your oil first.
    Progressives tend to sag more so your static ride height will be lower.
    It will handle differently with more body roll. Need heavier oil for...
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    OK. Didn’t know the center diff. was stock. So...

    OK. Didn’t know the center diff. was stock.
    So backyard runs, in grass probably, limited space, tight turns, maybe too much body roll with high suspension...
    Maybe you are lifting a wheel while...
  23. The Allen key trick is good. I always have a...

    The Allen key trick is good. I always have a little oil on the cap and bladder.
    I use the Allen key to seat the bladder into the cap.
    The oil level is also key. The shock can’t be “full” or you...
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    Are you lubing the joints? With what? Common...

    Are you lubing the joints? With what?

    Common reasons for breaking shafts include too tight slipper clutch, excessive throttle in the air and/or landing.
    Running the suspension really high also...
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    The most important thing is that the links are...

    The most important thing is that the links are the same length.
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