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    My 2 centavos. If you go with the proline body...

    My 2 centavos. If you go with the proline body you will need the Bandit arms in the rear. I have 5 different bodies and they all need them. What you will also need the Bandit control arms and the...
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    Get one of these. They work great. CENTRAL...

    Get one of these. They work great. CENTRAL PNEUMATIC
    3 Gallon 1/3 HP 100 PSI Oil-Free Pancake Air Compressor from Harbor Freight if you have one close.
  3. I figured you were one in the same. What I...

    I figured you were one in the same. What I noticed is the truck feels more planted in the corners and not as top heavy. It also seemed more stable in choppy terrain.
  4. As mentioned, the LCG chassis is a really good...

    As mentioned, the LCG chassis is a really good upgrade, especially for the 2WD trucks. If you get any time, it takes about 2 hours to swap out. I've done it to 4 of my trucks and it definitely makes...
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    I never really looked at waterproof. I live in...

    I never really looked at waterproof. I live in the desert so we don't get much rain .
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    Something real simple and performance wise is a...

    Something real simple and performance wise is a Hobbywing 13.5T sensored brushless combo. You can tune the ESC to basically do whatever you desire. You can run it on 2s or 3s.
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    I have 4 cars for different classes. A 13.5T...

    I have 4 cars for different classes.

    A 13.5T "blinky" class with a HW Ez run esc and motor. Runs 3.0-3.1.

    A NP car with a Castle SW4 and 5700kv motor. Runs 2.6-2.7 consistently.

    A Spec...
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    There should be a small washer on top of the bell...

    There should be a small washer on top of the bell crank that takes up the gap. Two of my three sets came with them, one didn't.
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    How big of a motor is in it?

    How big of a motor is in it?
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    A good starting point for preload/sag with the...

    A good starting point for preload/sag with the weight of the truck truck just sitting should be around 20-25% of shock travel. Thats pretty much the norm in 1:1 offroad vehicles and bikes. It works...
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    "You say you're using the Ultra shocks...but, you...

    "You say you're using the Ultra shocks...but, you also started that you're using threaded bodies on the rear. The Ultra shocks aren't threaded...so, what are you using? I know Traxxas has optional...
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    I've been doing the no prep cars for the last 3...

    I've been doing the no prep cars for the last 3 or 4 months and just finished my second car.

    1. I'm using GPM axles that are cut down to length. I have a lathe so it's not difficult for me to...
  13. RH, I've read through this. My 2 cents. If those...

    RH, I've read through this. My 2 cents. If those shocks have set for 9 years, I would bet the seals in the body at the (seal head) in real shock terms are bad (non pliable) and letting air in or the...
  14. Thread: New to RC

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    I think that is way too high. My Castle ESC shuts...

    I think that is way too high. My Castle ESC shuts down around 175 F which is pretty hot. The hottest I have seen on the motor is 138 F. The HW does have a fan on it though and I haven't checked temps...
  15. Thread: New to RC

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    The factory default is 221 degrees F on the EZ...

    The factory default is 221 degrees F on the EZ Run Max 10. I just bought a combo with a 5400kv motor for my slash based drag car. For $100 it's comparable to my other car with a Castle SW3 with...
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    Normally you can get that tape at a hardware...

    Normally you can get that tape at a hardware store. It's used mostly for HVAC ducting.
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    TheGr8Turk I'm not sure how far you are running...

    TheGr8Turk I'm not sure how far you are running the car, but, 31 pinion seems awful tall. Go down to a 24 pinion and work from there. Depending if you are going full on launch at the start or...
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    I'm kinda new also to the street stuff, but I've...

    I'm kinda new also to the street stuff, but I've been playing with a Slash based drag car. If you only are concerned with going 60mph, 26 pinion and 86 spur is just over 60mph by doing some...
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    In what length of distance? Street or dirt?

    In what length of distance? Street or dirt?
  20. Take the springs off and cycle the suspension. If...

    Take the springs off and cycle the suspension. If there is any binding it would more than likely be in the inner A-arms pins or a bent shock shaft. If it is not either of those add preload to your...
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