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    Upper bulkhead replacement

    Buy a decent set of metric hex screwdrivers.

    They usually come in a set of 4 from 1.5 to 3.0.

    I am an old fart with tendinitis in my right arm so a lot of the time I use a power screwdriver. ...
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    X-maxx gearing / ratio question

    The number of teeth has no bearing on your question. Itís the ration of the difference between the number of teeth.

    A lot of the 1.5 mod gear or belt drive systems have all kinds of weird setups....
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    when best time to change batteries?

    I donít run the Traxxas electronics but look for the LVC setting. Make sure it is on auto or for maximum battery life set it to the highest setting. LVC stands for Low Voltage Cutoff. It tells the...
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    Iíve been hearing bad things about self righting...

    Iíve been hearing bad things about self righting ever since I got my very early 8S XMAXX.

    I broke one of the factory gears, replaced it with a steel one, and never used self righting again.
    ...
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    Yep, where you go aluminum is definitely a...

    Yep, where you go aluminum is definitely a decision based on what you need.

    I like to use aluminum motor mounts and plates.

    I also use them for cast and steering knuckles. I run RPM arms and...
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    Find your receipt and give Traxxas Support a...

    Find your receipt and give Traxxas Support a call.

    You never know.


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    All in good time. I started playing with RC...

    All in good time.

    I started playing with RC in the 90s when I had more time than money.

    Now itís the other way to a point.

    I will post an update when I get home tomorrow. The chassis came...
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    There is no kit as the 2 products were always...

    There is no kit as the 2 products were always sold as separate cars, not an upgrade.

    Now, there are a few parts that can be changed to improve reliability.

    Donít worry about the diffs being a...
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    I used these in my XMAXX but switched to 4S last...

    I used these in my XMAXX but switched to 4S last year and had to figure out what to do with my $100 batteries.

    4S on a Hoss will be fun.


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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210424/811a4688...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210424/811a468859c1360e3588439f6d66cd82.jpg

    I run these in my Hosspede.

    I use straps as I have seen some posts about the stock system coming unlatched.

    ...
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    Hold it by both bumpers, have someone run the...

    Hold it by both bumpers, have someone run the tires at a medium speed, and shake it to see if it associated with movement.


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    Sounds like itís loosing signal and going to fail...

    Sounds like itís loosing signal and going to fail safe which is full stop.

    Inspect all the wiring for the ESC and associated wiring around the receiver. Look for pushed pins in the connectors,...
  13. Thread: Power upgrade?

    by Dmarzke
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    Just going to a brushless motor will be a rush. ...

    Just going to a brushless motor will be a rush.

    Donít waste your time with 2S if speed is your game. I tried. By the time you get to a useful speed you will battle heat problems.

    Keep the XL...
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    The back comes off pretty easy.

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  15. Any other way to update ESC besides using the...

    Any other way to update ESC besides using the bluetooth module?

    Thanks[/QUOTE]

    I could never get the hang of the Traxxas controller so I always bought the BT. I have since switched to Futaba...
  16. I have a FrankenHoss. Started life as a 4Pede and...

    I have a FrankenHoss. Started life as a 4Pede and I added the Hoss Chassis and associated parts. But pretty much the same drive train.

    Here is my truck with the motor still connected. It makes...
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    I bought my 8S about 4 years ago. I ran 3 years...

    I bought my 8S about 4 years ago. I ran 3 years on 6S and a year with 8S.

    A few months ago one of the tires started coming unglued. I like green accessories so I went ahead and got a set of...
  18. First, remove the pinion and just roll the car by...

    First, remove the pinion and just roll the car by hand. It should be smooth and quiet. You can tell if it is drive train or just the motor acting up.

    If you have the Bluetooth module you can see...
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    New Shock Socks. Getting pretty green....

    New Shock Socks.

    Getting pretty green. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210403/db599487ffc772747fbcb13dea1a5873.jpg


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  20. Thread: 3s vs 4s

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    If you are looking for speed always go with the...

    If you are looking for speed always go with the higher S battery. Less current and less heat. You can gear lower

    There is some people that take the Traxxas 1/10th chassis to 100mph.


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  21. Thread: 3s vs 4s

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    Looks like you have the driveline covered. ...

    Looks like you have the driveline covered.

    Maybe a stronger metal gear servo and tighten the saver a little more. Make sure there is minimal slop in the steering.

    The difference between 3S...
  22. I use a low power battery operated pressure...

    I use a low power battery operated pressure washer.

    Obviously I donít hit the electronics or blast straight into bearings and such. It works really good at removing dirt without undo water...
  23. Thread: 3s vs 4s

    by Dmarzke
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    Top speed is the terminal velocity when running...

    Top speed is the terminal velocity when running wide open throttle.

    Acceleration is whether it takes you 30 seconds or 5 seconds to get there.


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  24. Mine is around 8. Added a Hoss chassis and...

    Mine is around 8.

    Added a Hoss chassis and Body recently but it will always be my 4Pede.


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    Give Traxxas a call. They can advise on the Cush...

    Give Traxxas a call. They can advise on the Cush drive.

    I havenít touched mine in 4 years.

    I did destroy my original 46 tooth spur bashing with it. Traxxas replaced it and the pinion. I use...
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