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  1. From the photo, it looks like the bearings are...

    From the photo, it looks like the bearings are not fully seated. Perhaps thinner bearings.
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    Those CEN diffs look serious...

    Those CEN diffs look serious...
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    What advantage do those have over the hybrids?

    What advantage do those have over the hybrids?
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    I had a similar problem. Essentially, a pebble...

    I had a similar problem. Essentially, a pebble got trapped under the skid plate and was interfering with the likage. The servos would move in both directions but the wheels would only turn fully in...
  5. Thread: FLM warranty

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    Looking at the cross-section, it appears that...

    Looking at the cross-section, it appears that there is an unnecessary relief milled out that only weakens the support. Definitely pursue it with FLM - perhaps they may even change the design. You...
  6. Keep in mind that metal fatigue is a cumulative...

    Keep in mind that metal fatigue is a cumulative process. It is quite possible that your tree impact was merely the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back.

    When upgrading it is tempting to...
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    This looks like it could be made into a nice...

    This looks like it could be made into a nice scoop.
    http://www.amazon.com/WORKSHOP-Wet-Dry-Vacs-WS25003A/dp/B00FX33LPA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1434166736&sr=8-3&keywords=shop+vac+nozzle

    $12 with...
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    I was actually referring to ESC setting (via...

    I was actually referring to ESC setting (via Castle Link). Punch control essentially controls the power that the motor can draw limiting the acceleration. So, with 0% punch control, standing...
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    Did you try adding some punch control or changing...

    Did you try adding some punch control or changing the throttle curve? You could also try a center diff or perhaps adding weight to the front.
  10. Thread: Help please!

    by grumpy42
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    Sounds like the forward and reverse are...

    Sounds like the forward and reverse are "swapped". You probably need to reverse the throttle channel and then swap two of the three motor wires (any two). The ESC LED should flash green when going...
  11. Thread: Windows 8.1

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    I know it works on windows 8. It is likely that...

    I know it works on windows 8. It is likely that it will work on 8.1 as it has been out for a while. I always create a restore point before installing new software.
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    Those cases are for the 3906 e-maxx. For the...

    Those cases are for the 3906 e-maxx. For the newest e-maxx you will want T4092SILVER
    http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p_prodid=8941&p_catid=144&ratesortby=New#.VV5YuUZXrX4...
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    Personally, I would just enjoy the truck and let...

    Personally, I would just enjoy the truck and let the diffs fail. When you rebuild them, you can shim them. The stock replacement parts to rebuild the diffs are not that much and the diffs may last...
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    The ring gear is 43t and the standard pinion is...

    The ring gear is 43t and the standard pinion is 13t
    http://www.eofna.com/13T-Tooth-Bevel-Pinion-Gear_p_5484.html

    Hyper 7 diffs ...
  15. Thread: Tires ?

    by grumpy42
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    I figured that the Mudslingers would be hard on...

    I figured that the Mudslingers would be hard on the drivetrain, but I had hoped that the 1/8 diffs and MIP CVDs would handle it. As for the beadlocks, I was hoping that the aluminum beadlocks would...
  16. Thread: Tires ?

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    I am still trying to decide on a power system and...

    I am still trying to decide on a power system and wheels for my FLM/RPM build. I was leaning towards Mudslingers on beadlocks. What problems have arisen from running the Mudslingers on your EMaxx? ...
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    I would be all over that ESC if it was...

    I would be all over that ESC if it was waterproof... I have been looking at the Viper VTX8. It is waterproof, but unfortunately it only works with sensored motors. I am more comfortable...
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    Not even close... A couple key differences:...

    Not even close...
    A couple key differences:
    220A vs 120A
    Sensorless/sensored vs. sensorless only
    Not waterproof vs. waterproof
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    http://www.teamorion.com/vortex-r8-pro-x-brushless...

    http://www.teamorion.com/vortex-r8-pro-x-brushless-esc-220a-2-6s-en-2-3.html
  20. Are you going to try and water proof the ESC, or...

    Are you going to try and water proof the ESC, or are you just going to keep it away from water?
  21. That looks great! That's half the fun. ;)...

    That looks great!


    That's half the fun. ;)
    Today I saw my first carnage - I annihilated the rear stock shocks after a pretty cool series of end-over-end flips. I had RPM shock towers and big...
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    Can the linkage between the servos be eliminated...

    Can the linkage between the servos be eliminated when using dual bell cranks? It would seem that removing that linkage would prevent wear on the servos caused by the servos "fighting" each other.
  23. Thread: Y harness ?

    by grumpy42
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    Hold on a sec - If you want a 4S setup, you want...

    Hold on a sec - If you want a 4S setup, you want a series connector (4S is 4 cells in series).
    Like this:
    http://www2.gpmd.com/imagel/t/ltrap3063.jpg
  24. Yah, I realize that it is somewhat over the top...

    Yah, I realize that it is somewhat over the top (hence the smileys). I too have been look around for a stronger power power system since my RPM/FLM build is looking to be a porker (especially if I...
  25. How about a TMM 25063-3 for Cars X2-SERIES (you...

    How about a TMM 25063-3 for Cars X2-SERIES (you can even get it waterproofed) paired with a suitable Lehner motor...
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