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  1. New waterproof option for the 2065 micro servo

    Power HD is launching this servo soon:

    http://www.chd.hk/Product_Detail.aspx?id=183
    Waterproof, metal gears, 25T spline, high voltage capability.

    Don't know the price yet, but early info from...
  2. Yep, that sounds like a likely explanation. Glad...

    Yep, that sounds like a likely explanation. Glad to be able to help!
  3. The Sport models have spools instead of working...

    The Sport models have spools instead of working diffs. This is the same as locked diffs - hence the tire scrubbing.
    The underdrive on the rear will probably reduce the push from the rear a little...
  4. Thread: C I foams

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    Depends on what kind of driving you do. If you...

    Depends on what kind of driving you do. If you crawl, the Lil Nova two-stage comp cut foams are great. For my Defender with stock tires (+ Duratrax Scaler's) and beadlock wheels, I use the 4.75"...
  5. The connection from the power supply to the...

    The connection from the power supply to the receiver is simply a signal to power up the LED power supply when the ESC is turned on. Otherwise, the led's will light up a soon as the battery is...
  6. There is a switch on the back of the LED bar to...

    There is a switch on the back of the LED bar to choose high/low settings which is controlled via the front lights.

    What do you mean by "the ligth bar is connected to the receiver"? It's supposed...
  7. Measurements on the TRX-4 Sport bumper light bar?

    Hi, guys and gals! :)

    I need a favour, please!
    I have an aftermarket front alu bumper with bull bar on my Defender, and I'm looking for a LED bar to fit "inbetween" the bull bar for a cleanest...
  8. This is completely normal on a vehicle with...

    This is completely normal on a vehicle with locked differentials. When turning, the wheels travel different distances, and without open differentials to compensate for this the inner and outer...
  9. Welcome to the family, Cory! :thumbup: The...

    Welcome to the family, Cory! :thumbup:

    The Stampede 4x4 VXL was my first vehicle when I reentered the hobby 6-7 years ago, and it still occupies a special place in my heart (and I learned a lot...
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    Completely off topic (sorry OP!), but I just had...

    Completely off topic (sorry OP!), but I just had to... :wacko:
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/america-has-been-struggling-metric-system-almost-230-years-180964147/
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    Not trying to split hairs and pick a fight here -...

    Not trying to split hairs and pick a fight here - I have the highest respect for your knowledge, Greatscott. :)
    But Gurba was asking for high torque, not high mass... ;) With my comment, I was just...
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    Actually, 30-35kgcm is 415-490ozf-in. Quite...

    Actually, 30-35kgcm is 415-490ozf-in. Quite powerful, but still not deserving three exclamation marks... ;)
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    You don't have to rip the TQi receiver out of the...

    You don't have to rip the TQi receiver out of the car (and possibly void the warranty?). Simply take the lid off the receiver box and unplug the ESC and servo from the RX and plug it into your other...
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    Now I get it, too... :o Quite typically RTR...

    Now I get it, too... :o

    Quite typically RTR radios does not have the best trigger resolution. Why don't you try the upgraded radio system from your ZD Racing Thunder in the Rustler. That way...
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    Welcome to the Traxxas family! :thumbup: Since...

    Welcome to the Traxxas family! :thumbup:

    Since you have the TQi transmitter, you probably have the brushless VXL version. Sensorless brushless motor/ESC combos have something called cogging at...
  16. Thread: Shock Oil Wt

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    Good point! I should have mentioned in my reply...

    Good point!
    I should have mentioned in my reply that I don't do rock crawling with my rig - only trailing. If I did, I probably wouldn't use much thinner shock oil than stock for the reason you...
  17. Thread: Order Placed!

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    Are there any other options than the Defender for...

    Are there any other options than the Defender for a guy from the UK? :wacko:
  18. Thread: Brass Weights

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    I went with Samix to avoid the shiny brass color....

    I went with Samix to avoid the shiny brass color. The machining and fitment is second to none on the Samix parts.

    Weighing down all four corners is beneficial when sidehilling.
  19. Thread: Steering servo

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    As far as I know, you won't be able to run more...

    As far as I know, you won't be able to run more than 6 volts to the steering servo with the Traxxas BEC. If you want to benefit from a high voltage servo, you have to use a different BEC. But it...
  20. Thread: Shock Oil Wt

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    I use 10wt in my Defender. The stock 30wt made...

    I use 10wt in my Defender. The stock 30wt made it way too bouncy and toylike to my liking. Now when I drive in high gear over uneven terrain the shocks even out the bumps, while the body "floats"...
  21. Thread: Driveshaft ?

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    Or if you want the newest type, the socalled...

    Or if you want the newest type, the socalled "extreme heavy duty" driveshafts (complete):

    Front: https://traxxas.com/products/parts/6851A
    Rear: https://traxxas.com/products/parts/6852A
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    Try moving the servo saver horn one or two...

    Try moving the servo saver horn one or two notches in the opposite direction, so that the servo "overshoots" the same amount in both directions.

    To solve the problem permanently, I can highly...
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    According to the manual, a 9T pinion gear should...

    According to the manual, a 9T pinion gear should work with the stock 54T spur gear.

    It sounds like you either have had the mesh wrong (probably too loose), or you got the wrong pitch on the 9T...
  24. Traxxas 8036 comes without the power supply, so i...

    Traxxas 8036 comes without the power supply, so i guess you have the 8035 (or maybe you bought the power supply separately, TRA8028).
    Anyhow, you need to get an extension with a JST plug (like the...
  25. Yes, just plug the motor bullets straight into...

    Yes, just plug the motor bullets straight into the ESC. After two years use I've not had a single issue with it. The board is epoxied in there and can't be "flexed". (Btw. I guess you are asking...
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