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    My Intro, 56k may take awhile. ;)

    Well, been a member for a little while now, just never been much of a poster.
    Figure I'd get my poop together and make a proper first post.. lol
    So without further a do....
    Hopefully the pics aren't to big.
    My Rustler
    Basher Body at the Pit




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    Smore

    New Bod, not bad for 2 hours work...
    Unfortunately I didn't have white to back the red with, I used black, the red then turned the color it is now.. Not sure what to call it.. haha










    I haven't had the guts to run the new body yet.. lol
    Soon though.
    Jato Crowd pleazer btw.
    Specs are:
    Rpm Rear arms all the way around
    Gh Hobby Bearing carriers all around
    Gh Hobby Caster blocks
    Gh Hobby Steering Bellcrank
    Mamba Max + 5700
    2s maxamps 6000
    18/90 Gearing
    Usually run Badlands for off road bashing, and the Roadrages, with hpi ribbed up front.
    Have various other tires as well...
    I think thats about it, comments welcome!
    Thanks fr lookin!
    Last edited by Shifter; 05-19-2009 at 05:30 PM.

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    Nice....
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    Looks good, the body almost looks like a rust/copper type color. Are those Integy shocks? Everyone slams them, but they do look nice. Why are the rezis facing in? Just asking. I really like the blue anodized stuff. I need to do that to my slash.

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    Thanks guys, they're pointed in because thats the only way I could get em to fit with the body on, turned the other way they hit the body and it won't sit..
    I'm not sure if it makes a whole lot of difference?
    Would be nice to know. lol
    They work pretty well, considering their reputation.
    No leaks yet. hehe
    I have had a couple of good cartwheels with the aluminum caster, and steering blocks, nothing broken yet...
    No real head on crashes yet though either, I've become a better driver with the more expensive parts.. lol
    Last edited by Shifter; 05-19-2009 at 05:50 PM.

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    Lookin good!
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    Very nice,the red looks more maroon to me.Have you ever checked your top speed with that setup?
    To upgrade or not to upgrade,is that even a question?

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    Not with a speed gun, but I usually gear for around 40 give or take a couple of teeth.
    Still trying to figure out where it wants to stay cool.
    Thought I had the badlands figured with 14/90, but it still gets pretty hot, good thing I have an extra motor... lol
    Work out the kinks on the more used one..

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    i think it looks good.
    The biggest thing i've broken: My wallet.

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    I like the "brown" color of the body. Goes good with the black.
    I WILL spank a nitro any day...guaranteed. :)

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    Thanks again fellas, I think it turned out pretty good for my first..
    If I had an airbrush I would have gone for something a little more elaborate.
    Still not sure if I want to do more decals on it or not..
    Heh, I still gotta get the guts up to slap it on and take it for a spin.. lol

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    whats with your stub axles are they steel
    My car learned how to fly then forgot the landing

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    I believe you have to mod them to do that. THere are some threads about it.
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    I was just curious because I have never seen that before
    My car learned how to fly then forgot the landing

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    I don't know how to search for those threads because I don't know what the mod is called, but I bet someone else will know.
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    Heres the link to the thread about them.
    http://monster.traxxas.com/showthrea...ght=stub+axles
    They are steel output yokes, ground flat and the old stub axle shaft put in.
    Tighten down the grub screws with a couple drops of loctite and call it a day.
    One recommendation though, is don't grind it all the way down like the thread says, you need to leave a bit of material to act as a spacer between the yoke and the bearing.
    Basically enough to count as a washer, you can use teflon washers instead, it just doesn't seem as clean of an install to me.
    There's the same sort of thread in the nitro rustler forum where they left a bit of material, if you can find it that would be the one to use.

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    looks good shifter. I think I know what happened to the red color on your crowd pleazer body. Did you spray the red first and then finish off with the black? If so the black behind the red probably gave it a darker "tint" being right behind the red. It don't matter if you rattle can sprayed it or airbrushed, you should spray your darkest color first. Then spray the next lightest color. That way you aren't backing lighter colors with black and possibly causing it to change the look of the lighter color.

    Otherwise the truck is pretty cool.

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    Yeah, I had read that, when I went to the hobby shop, I didn't have enough cash to buy a can of white to back it all.
    I bought candy red, which is a bit transparent, and really didn't go on very thick, I figured it would have been less transparent, then when I did the black it would just back it up.
    But it just changed the color totally.. lol
    Note to self back with white, lol.
    Live and learn...

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    Yep you figured it out. I actually like backing any candy colors with silver or gold. The translucent candy lets the metal flake from the silver or gold fill in for added depth and pop. I stick with white backing on the lighter (non translucent) colors to make the colors stand out better.

    It a learning experience. next time you know what not to do. For now the body won't look that nice after a few runs anyway.

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    Hehe, ain't that the truth, actually I've been doing pretty good lately, haven't done any lid skids, and only a few good cartwheels... lol
    Next body I do, i'm going to take the time and draw something out, I more or less wanted to test out the paints, see if it's worth it for me to paint, or just buy a pre painted one.
    Was almost 60 bones just for body and paint... boooo!

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