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    Awesome! What gears are you running? I have 18/54 installed right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    Awesome! What gears are you running? I have 18/54 installed right now.
    I'm running the same.

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    Thanks, but I thought you were running the ET-3s?
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    Well, I finally had a little time to do some test runs yesterday.

    According to my weather app when I began my runs:
    Temperature : 74 ˚F
    Feels Like : 81 ˚F

    I ran it hard for about 15 minutes straight, going full speed back and forth on thick medium length grass. It was fun riding long wheelies and kicking up day-old mowed grass in the outfield and dirt roosters in the infield!

    I stopped to check ESC and motor temps every 3-5 minutes. After 15 minutes, I had the following readings and it seemed to be tapering off:
    ESC : 124.3 ˚F
    Motor : 156.7 ˚F

    At this point, I had to go.

    I doubt I will do so many speed passes in a row in the future. I just wanted to see what the temps would be like.

    I think I will leave the gearing at 18/54. What do you guys think?
    Leave it alone, or dial back one tooth since I have a 17t pinion?

    I didnít have my camera with me for the runs, but I doubt that I could have taken pics while driving.

    Here are some pics from when I got back:







    I used velcro straps and put my GPS Cyclometer on my battery hold down arm:





    38.8 MPH in thick medium cut grass!
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    I can't wait until I get the chance to let mine rip in the grass, I've only gotten to run in snow, slushy pavement, and patchy wet/dry pavement.

    I'm running my ET-3s and 2400kv on 18/54 as well but haven't gotten to run it above 40* outside temp. It is good to see that you aren't getting to hot in much warmer temps. I plan on keeping mine at 18/54.

    We're you running 2s or 3s?

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    I'm running SPC's 6500mAh, 65C, 3S, 11.1V LiPos.

    Also, I really like my antenna free receiver. I was worried about the range on it, but I had no problems.

    I was standing where the red arrow is pointing and ran my rig through the pitcher's mound!

    Last edited by Squeegie; 03-19-2015 at 12:18 PM.
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    Wow that is a great range.....where did you get your from, at the lhs, they were selling it at 60$.
    ps I am stoked, got the 2400 blue at work yesterday....will post photos over the weeken, hoping all the yres too have arrived.

    Looks like I will gear up like you guys on 3s, 18/54.....I am using my 18t pinion from hr with a adapter for a 3mm shaft. By any chnace, is it possible to just swap the core of my 3800 into the 2400, so that I will have a 5mm or not recommended.
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    For general grass bashing, I use 15/50. No need to go 50 mph on the front lawn. More run time with the lower gears.

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    Jery-
    I got mine from eBay for $37.99:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Futaba-R.../181572736110?

    Matt-
    15/50 and 18/54 are just about the same. I think I'll leave mine as is for now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post

    Matt-
    15/50 and 18/54 are just about the same. I think I'll leave mine as is for now...
    15/50 = 16/54. Check the math out.

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    Close enough for "just about" to me!


    I'll take it down later if I need to.
    Maybe when ambient temps are +90˚F!
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    Just thought i'd share a pic of my Traxxas family:


    Teton / MERV VLX / Slash 4x4 / E-Maxx 3906

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    That's a nice looking collection!

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    I'm a BIG fan of that school bus! They all look like fun

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    38.8 MPH in thick medium cut grass!
    Squeegie. That little GPS thing. Where did you get it? And is it waterproof? The speedometer in my Sea Doo is broken and it's pretty expensive to fix it. That looks like it'd be perfect to stick to the dash. Using my phone in a ZipLoc freezer bag is a pain. LOL

    That's a nice looking collection!
    I know right? Squeegie's builds always look so good, they look like they came factory like that. Good attention to detail.

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    Thanks, Matt.

    The cyclometer is a Cateye Stealth 10 (CC-GL10):
    http://www.cateye.com/en/products/detail/CC-GL10/

    It's Cateye's bottom of the line GPS cyclometer and yes, it is waterproof!

    I found one on-line for about $60 to my door.

    Worked out perfectly since I needed a new cyclometer for my bikes anyways!
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    thank you!

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    Very ncie bui;d, where you did u get that school bus body?!?!?!?

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    Has a different bumper on it now...

    It's a body by Parma:
    http://parmapse.shptron.com/p/1-10-s...ear-body?pp=15

    You can get it at most places:
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXEER5
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    Nice speeds in thick grass squeegie. How does your body still look so sharp. Oh I just got my bajr painted. Nothing special but BRIGHT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jrc121 View Post
    How does your body still look so sharp. Oh I just got my bajr painted. Nothing special but BRIGHT!
    Easy... no time to run it much...

    Post some pics of your BAJR!
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    Still working on the body mounts to slam it low and need to shoogoo and tape it but here it is
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    i'm finding the more i look at the bajr the more sense it makes for a slash 4x4. small, open wheel wells and less inclination to parachute by the looks of it. not to mention it's a sweet looking body.
    i wonder how well it'd take the old school *** whoopin' i put my truck through
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    It feels pretty tough. Specially since it doesn't have all the bends that a normal SC body has
    Last edited by Jrc121; 04-16-2015 at 03:52 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jrc121 View Post
    Still working on the body mounts to slam it low and need to shoogoo and tape it but here it is
    Really bright! Nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyHildo View Post
    i'm finding the more i look at the bajr the more sense it makes for a slash 4x4. small, open wheel wells and less inclination to parachute by the looks of it. not to mention it's a sweet looking body.
    i wonder how well it'd take the old school *** whoopin' i put my truck through
    This video might help...

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    And another one from the same guy. He gives his truck a real whoopin' in both videos!

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    Mine took quite a few big hits before it cracked. When I decide to get another one I'm definitely going to shoe-goo and drywall tape it before I run it. Running the single body post in the back also didn't help any, it puts all the pressure onto a single point.

    Where you see the glue is where mine cracked. I glued it back together then put on shoe-goo and drywall tape.



    After I reinforced it

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    As usual great videos.
    Eh Blanchance75n, I think I am going to get the hr 17mm hexes like you guys.
    Had a great test run over the weekend, loved the El Sob special, x duties etc, had a small miss up with the MIP 17 mm hex, it came off even though it was tight
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    Those videos weren't mine. I just found them on YouTube a long time ago.
    Thought it was a good example of the BAJR body taking a beating.
    Kinda made me feel good about my decision to get one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    Those videos weren't mine. I just found them on YouTube a long time ago.
    Thought it was a good example of the BAJR body taking a beating.
    Kinda made me feel good about my decision to get one!
    Oh yeah , tru they are Dr Isotopes, its been a while he has not been on the forum, but great to watch, the bajr are jconcepts?
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    Yes it is:

    https://www.jconcepts.net/shop/illuz...sh-desert-body

    but you can get them any where... I got one at my LHS!
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    I'm very happy with the HR 17mm hex. I ran 4s the other day and had no problems. All this Bajr talk is going to make me get another one.

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    Well... I moved my Rx box back to the front/top again.

    Why?

    I really liked my VXL-3S with ET-2400 combo, but wasn't sure about the temps. I had it geared where I wanted it (18/54) and had it running 38.8 MPH in the grass. Motor temp was not bad... about 160˚F in 75˚F ambient.

    My problem is that it gets up to 105 ~ 110˚F for weeks at a time in the summer. I wanted to have something that runs cooler.

    What did I do?

    I just finished piecing together a Castle Creations Mamba Monster 2 (MM2) with Traxxas' 2200kV (same as Castle's 1515 motor). Gearing is 20/54. On 3S, it should be just a hair faster than the old system... unless I ever feel like running 4S or 5S or 6S!!!


    I just finished installing it and haven't had a chance to run it yet. Just fired it up to make sure it worked. I still need to get a Field Link to reprogram the LVD system. It's default setting is 3.2V. I want to reprogram it to 3.5V.

    Here's some pics for now:

















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    That should be a beast.

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    I have a mm2 and 2200 in mine too with with 3.8 trencher X tires. I haven't run it yet though.

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    That looks good. Nice and clean. Go big or go home! That should be a beast! I've been thinking about getting a sidewinder 8th combo when I finally pull the trigger on a motor/esc combo.

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    just when you think squeegie is done he goes and does this! hahaha
    i bet it's ridiculous fast and as usual looks great man.

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    Thanks, but not going for speed. Going to stay with 3S power.
    Hoping that the performance stays the same, but at much cooler temps.

    Running 4S~6S = Beast Mode!
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    Squeegie that looks awesome!! Very well done.!! I'm hoping to do as neat of a job with my funny car install with the VXL. Can you please post or pm me some of the pics of that setup the way you had it? This is my 1st major mod to my Slash so any tips you have are much appreciated!! My motor should be here in a couple days..getting fired up! Thanks in advance!

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    Such a wonderful build, we done man!

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