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    Reccomendations?

    Hey,
    have a rustler vxl (Speeding) and a slash (Offroading)..and i was looking for a All around car. My neighbors 10 year old daughter just got a mini slash..and i LOVE it lol Im expecting the revo to be better too..since it has larger tires right? Is the revo vxl a good all around car? Im mainl going to use it onroad..but sometimes..the road will stop .. Can the revo vxl handle it?
    If yes^^^

    What are some first things i should get/upgrade/buy?
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    Yes, it can.


    Not much upgrades out there yet. Be sure to purchase some extra arms(I have broken 2) Lipo is also a good investment.

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    Ah..i see. Thanks for the quick reply. From searching around..its better to use 2 2s' right? Can i use series or parralel? And which lipo? ******* seems popular..
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    The ********* is very popular on this board.

    $13.

    You can use parallel for lipo, but, not series.

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    You can't use lipos in series (without tricking the ESC by using NiMh mode..) But yes http://*********.com/*********/store...00mAh_2S1P_20C seem to the most popular lipos to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afkbotextreme
    You can't use lipos in series (without tricking the ESC by using NiMh mode..) But yes http://*********.com/*********/store...00mAh_2S1P_20C seem to the most popular lipos to use.
    Ah..so 2 nimhs would be faster than two lipos? Since in series, the nimhs would make more volts and for the *****..how long will 4400 mah average?
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    Is it safe to run lipos in series with stock elecs?
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    So i dont need LVC or anything on nimh mode? How long do the lipos last?
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    Thanks. Just on average..how long will 2 2200 2s lipos last in series?
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    In a series you might get 25 minutes - or+ 5 depending how you drive. Very good all around truck and i would highly recommend it. I think people are getting 35 to 40 mph with just one 2200 2s *****. I run one and its great.

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    I'd go with LiPo's and some spare parts, arms, bulkheads etc. Depends on how hard your gonna bash it!
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    Thanks guys. Is it recommended to go 2 2s lipos in series or in parralel? And what is the max cells the vxl 3m can get...4s or 6s?
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    i yjonk max cells is 4-5 im not sure and run ur lipos in parallel longer run times safer and possibly cooler.
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    Sorry guys..kinda new to this still..so if use a 2 2s lipos in parallel, i will go faster, and have better run times, than 2 nimhs in series.
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    Not quite. 2 2s lipos in parallel will last longer then anything in a series. But 2 nimhs in a series will fetch you more speed. But a single 2s lipo will usually get you more speed then a single nimh.

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    Single nimh = about 30 mph 10-15 min run time
    Series nimh = about 50 mph 10-15 min run time (depending on driving habits)
    Parallel nimh = 30mph and about 30 min run time? i'd guess?

    Single Lipo = about 40mph (20-30 min run time)
    Parallel Lipo = about 40mph (45ish minute run time)
    Series Lipo = Not a clue.. 55-60ish mph? and major overheating issues.. I'd assume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afkbotextreme
    Single nimh = about 30 mph 10-15 min run time
    Series nimh = about 50 mph 10-15 min run time (depending on driving habits)
    Parallel nimh = 30mph and about 30 min run time? i'd guess?

    Single Lipo = about 40mph (20-30 min run time)
    Parallel Lipo = about 40mph (45ish minute run time)
    Series Lipo = Not a clue.. 55-60ish mph? and major overheating issues.. I'd assume.
    just a edit...

    Single nimh = about 25-30 mph (10-15 min run time)
    Series nimh = about 45-50 mph (10-15 min run time)
    Parallel nimh = about 30 mph (25-30 min run time)

    2s Single Lipo = about 40mph (20-30 min run time)
    2s Parallel Lipo = about 40mph (50-65 minute run time)
    2s Series Lipo (4s) = about 60 mph and major overheating issues.

    3s single lipo = about 45-55 mph (10-15 min run time)
    3s parallel lipo = about 45-55mph (25-35 min run time)
    3s series lipo (6s) = about 70-80mph (10-15 min run time) but you need to get a neu motor and quark esc...
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    I think ill start out with 2 nimhs, than go to lipo. I also heard that out of the box, the revo flips easy, becuase of soft shocks..is that true?
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    It also depends on your capacity.. If you have 2x2200mah lipo thats an hour of runtime.. I do have 1800mah parallel and has 30 to 40 min runtime I think.
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    can anyone answer #21?
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    Quote Originally Posted by arvint
    I think ill start out with 2 nimhs, than go to lipo. I also heard that out of the box, the revo flips easy, becuase of soft shocks..is that true?

    yer it is true , you need to put the preloaded all the way down and get some harder oil in them (55-80wt).

    one of the best first hop-ups is,

    tan springs on the front and black spring on the back...
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    buy a replacement wing. lol the ground will tear it up fast! its such a blast!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1FastPede
    buy a replacement wing. lol the ground will tear it up fast! its such a blast!
    and stay away from carbon fiber, I have really destroyed mine.
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    Thanks guys. Im assuming the tan and black springs are made from traxxas right?
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    yes.. be sure to get the right one... e-revo and slash spring are different.. I bought my springs at thetoyz.com only placed ive known that is available, black and tan that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arvint
    Thanks guys. Im assuming the tan and black springs are made from traxxas right?
    Yes. But even with those springs and 60 weight oil, I can do backflips from a dead stop on just 2s Lipo, and the rear wing is getting shorter. . .

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    get biger tires for better off roading
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    some more but they wont fit

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    i WANT back flips, i dont want flips in corners..like forsay, my friends min slash, flips all the time..i want to go to a corner, and full throttle it..like with my rustler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arvint
    i WANT back flips, i dont want flips in corners..like forsay, my friends min slash, flips all the time..i want to go to a corner, and full throttle it..like with my rustler.

    It's no ruslter, it doesn't have the wheel base/width to do that... You've gotta feather this baby (it's also 4wd not 2wd)

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    2s is very controlable. No flips or wheelies unless you tell it to, and it is VERY fast without even going to 3s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arvint
    i WANT back flips, i dont want flips in corners..like forsay, my friends min slash, flips all the time..i want to go to a corner, and full throttle it..like with my rustler.
    I want this $10 bill in front of me to turn into a $10,000 bill too but I doubt it is going to happen

    This is a mini Monster Truck man you cant expect it to drive like a Touring car and do all the flips and stuff you want out of a Monster truck. In short you cant have your cake and eat it too.
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    Looks like im pretty much set on getting a 1/16 revo. I think ill use some 50wt oil/ and some tan/black springs with it. For now, ill use 2 nimhs, until i can obtain lipo. First, need to get some money :/
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