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  1. When I got “back” into RC a few years ago I...

    When I got “back” into RC a few years ago I started with the niMH battery that came with my rtr Brushed Slash. I was also intimidated by lipo batteries and what can go wrong.
    I agree with above, do...
  2. Other than what Old_97 said about the charger,...

    Other than what Old_97 said about the charger, the Stampede 4x4 is a solid platform and a fun, easy to maintain basher omfor general driving.
  3. Thread: Im Back!

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    Welcome back !

    Welcome back !
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    I usually clean with WD 40 or electronics cleaner...

    I usually clean with WD 40 or electronics cleaner and then oil with 3 n 1 oil .
    There’s a newer product called Rust Patrol I’m experimenting with using, but I don’t know if you can find it where you...
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    Brushless motors are pretty much low maintenance....

    Brushless motors are pretty much low maintenance. Occasionally re oil the bearings. They are actually less prone to failure than brushed motors. If they get overheated they can go kaput, but you’ll...
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    Like any used vehicle, full size OR RC , it could...

    Like any used vehicle, full size OR RC , it could be degraded, but by no means is it “used up”
    It sounds like a good deal to me. If it is a local sale, see if the seller will
    Let you test it out,...
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    It’s not ?!

    It’s not ?!
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    This is apples to apples but I had a Hi-tec mini...

    This is apples to apples but I had a Hi-tec mini in my 1/16 revo when I got it and started pulling to the right no mister how often I mechanically centered the horn or re trimmed it . Then it let out...
  9. That looks pretty Stout. Are you planning on...

    That looks pretty Stout. Are you planning on putting a Grave Digger or Panel Van style body on yours? If so there are a lot of options out there ( I think Pro Line and Parma both make them)
    I can’t...
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    I have the mini trenchers in mine and I try to...

    I have the mini trenchers in mine and I try to avoid too much asphalt, just to preserve them. I never got a chance to try the dirt hawgs.
  11. Thread: Bearing oil

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    I have a brushed Stampede with cheap metal sealed...

    I have a brushed Stampede with cheap metal sealed bearings and a Senton also with metal sealed bearings. I’m gonna run the above mentioned oil in those 2 and 3n 1 oil in my Slash and other other Pede...
  12. Thread: Bearing oil

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    I have started using an oil called Rust Patrol....

    I have started using an oil called Rust Patrol. It is thin like an oil but leaves a lubricant/ anti corrosion coating. If it works as advertised it SHOULD keep water and corrosion out while providing...
  13. I should also note that I’m also new to nitro,...

    I should also note that I’m also new to nitro, and only run it in the warmer weather
  14. Fixing vapor locked engine is super easy Take...

    Fixing vapor locked engine is super easy
    Take the glow plug out and crank it for 10-15 seconds.
  15. Also, you are saying doesn’t crank, if the engine...

    Also, you are saying doesn’t crank, if the engine is flooded or vapor locked the ez start will
    Not crank of the compression is too high.
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    Do you have Kevin Talbot money, ( and youtube...

    Do you have Kevin Talbot money, ( and youtube sponsorships) If so, feel free to thrash your trucks like Kevin Talbot.
  17. Sounds pretty solid. I have used RPM caster...

    Sounds pretty solid. I have used RPM caster blocks on my 2wd Slash and Pede.
    I’ve always been a proponent of the “keep stock, upgrade when it breaks “ philosophy. What you have so far looks like a...
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    Hopefully Traxxas has their hands on the pulse...

    Hopefully Traxxas has their hands on the pulse and starts supporting this again.
    I think they kind of stopped actively pushing it along with the Funny Car.
    They have their own video on how to...
  19. Thread: Stock NiMH

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    I have one pack I am thinking of unsoldering the...

    I have one pack I am thinking of unsoldering the cells and reconfiguring into a 4x3 saddle pack for a vintage Yokomo 4wd buggy . Even an older Nihm pack is miles ahead of the NiCd we used to run in...
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    Also, from a general troubleshooting POV, is...

    Also, from a general troubleshooting POV, is there any mechanical binding in the drivetrain of the Pede 4X4 that could be overloading the power train ?
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    I have an older 2 pole Traxxas Esc with a cheap...

    I have an older 2 pole Traxxas Esc with a cheap Tacon motor and I know that’s perfectly compatible. IDK about 4 pole Esc with 2 pole motor ( despite what their documentation is saying)
    From your...
  22. I’ll add Slash 4x4 - not cheap, but a good...

    I’ll add
    Slash 4x4 - not cheap, but a good value all around. Tough, rough and ready for all around bashing. Handles just about anything you throw at it. Smaller tires than the Rustler/Pede 4x4...
  23. This is a nice review. It also reminds me of...

    This is a nice review. It also reminds me of topic I am just about to post on the Alley here:
    “How many rigs is too many ?”
    I’ll throw in my $.02 to support some
    Of what you’ve said above.

    1:16...
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    I love seeing the HCG converted to a drag car....

    I love seeing the HCG converted to a drag car.
    Also. I really dig the GM G-Body shelf queen body
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    It definitely does have a tamiya connector on it

    It definitely does have a tamiya connector on it
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