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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxxBash View Post
    Those are 3.8 badlands? In post 36 you said 2.8 lol. I have had 3.8's on my slash and those look tiny if that's the case lol.
    And yes. 3s is fantastic. Never going back to nimh or even thinking about 2s. And them badlands are looking sweet. I love the grip of the mx style!


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    2.8's.. didn't realize haha

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    Glad that you're enjoying it!
    I have my MMX/2200 on 3S with Badlands MX28s and geared 20/50.
    Fun stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    Glad that you're enjoying it!
    I have my MMX/2200 on 3S with Badlands MX28s and geared 20/50.
    Fun stuff!
    I have been eyeing your slash for a while now.. I want a less SCT more yeti/open wheeler type body but not a buggy.

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    Quick video
    Slipper is slipping the entire time.. waiting for my metal pads to arrive.

    https://youtu.be/WWsLCM4buIY

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    I think I need to change out my motor for that one. I don't like the cog


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    So I'm thinking about converting to LCG.. all I do is bash on short grass, dirt and jumps (Not destroy my RC jumps, just "normal" sized i dont want to break my car jumps) and I find that the HCG chassis is not really holding up handling wise to my mods.

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    Do it. You won't regret it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    Do it. You won't regret it!
    You will love the performance gains from the LCG chassis! It's night and day the way they corner. The LCG chassis is so much more stable. I highly recommend that you get a LCG chassis
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    Hehe... Just need $100 then for the kit.
    Or is the bare minimum required just the chassis and new motor mount + front bellcrank/diff plate (can get RPM)

    I don't care about battery tiedowns (I can use Velcro strap) or propped receiver box (I'd need to relocate anyways.. so can use HCG one)

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    That moment when you thought you brought the right amount of bearings (based of an exploded view) only to be left over with 3 that you have no idea where they go/what I missed!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spunkybob View Post
    I don't care about battery tiedowns (I can use Velcro strap)
    Indeed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by spunkybob View Post
    That moment when you thought you brought the right amount of bearings (based of an exploded view) only to be left over with 3 that you have no idea where they go/what I missed!!
    Slipper (x1)? Steering assembly (x2)?
    What size bearings ate left?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    Slipper (x1)? Steering assembly (x2)?
    What size bearings ate left?
    12x18x4

    I know they are used in the read diff... I must have ordered a few extras because I kept killing it.

    I ordered them weeks ago and never got around to replacing the diff bearings (only did the hubs)

    Going to rebuild my diffs today with the e-revo cups I ordered so will replace the bearings at the same time.

    I might slowly start replacing my bearings with ceramic ones anyways.. rather pay $50 once then $25 every 2 months.

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    Went for a real good bash today at the local BMX and Skate park.

    You know it's time to leave when a kid says "please make sure you don't hit anyone" even though there were no kids around where you are driving

    Good old Traxxas durability half a body mount is all I broke



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    Yep... Broke it good this time ;-)
    New one ordered.

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    Many swear words have been uttered.......
    This means another 2-3 weeks wait from the US for a new female end.

    I guess a stock plastic shaft will only last about 3 seconds

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    Ya I have a 2400kv with 3s on the same gearing with 2.8a ya it's scary fast lol

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    When replacing bits and buying from the US, I always buy 2 so I have a spare in case of further breakages. With the spares I have now I keep my kids and my trucks on the road most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feral View Post
    When replacing bits and buying from the US, I always buy 2 so I have a spare in case of further breakages. With the spares I have now I keep my kids and my trucks on the road most of the time.
    I hear you! Problem is with single income, mortgage, 2 kids and a wife I don't have extra money for spare parts lol!

    I have 2 trucks (4x4 and 2wd) so when one is down I break.. err play with the other one.

    I'm just bummed it came off.. I don't know how because I check all the grubs before using so maybe the pin broke??

    I spent a good 45min looking for the shaft but when you are bashing in the bush and I had no idea it was gone.

    I was driving thinking "why is it torque steering so bad to the right" so I brought it in to look and that's when I realised it was gone.

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    So castle 2200kv + stock motor plate = epic bend fail.


    New parts to go in :-



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    Finally got my wing mounted.
    Yet to get to the local BMX track and see how she jumps now though.

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    So I've ordered my hot racing 17mm conversion and some 17mm buggy wheels.

    Who knows when the 17mm hubs will arrive (from the US) but the wheels will be here tomorrow.

    Time willing I may paint my true scale tundra body tonight and have it all ready :-)

    Pics are the eBay special wheels I got.. $26 for all 4 delivered.

    So glad I'm going 17mm.. so much cheaper en every way.

    1 set of mounted prolines in 2.2/3.0 or 2.8s would cost me around $90 in Australia.

    PS. I'm not claiming quality will be the same.. but on the lose dirt I doubt it will make much difference.



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    Ok body painted..
    It's 11pm so I'm off to bed but tomorrow I may cut out the overspray marsk where the black is and paint it with Tamiya matte spray but not sure yet.. will re evaluate tomorrow.i marked out around the front window for black but forgot to do the rear one... Not sure if I can be bothered now but it may be on the table for tomorrow (if I can find more black spray)

    I spent ages marsking up everything and I'm really happy with the outcome.

    I also masked the front and real light because I have a light kit to install if I can be bothered.

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    Looks great... Can't wait to see your creation all finished up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    Looks great... Can't wait to see your creation all finished up!
    Progress shots

    I believe you have a real one? Can I have a closeup photo of one of you 1:1 headlights.. does it have 1 or 2 globes in it?

    I want to have a white and blue in each light but I'll only do it if the real one has 2.

    Otherwise I'll scratch out the fog lights (forgot to marsk them) and put the blues down there.

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    Also... I'm extremely unhappy with the results. I said from day 1 this is a basher and I don't want to have a really nice body on it and what did I go ahead and get ;-)

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    I don't have a good shot of the front end of my !:1 truck:



    but here's a photo of a 2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro off the internet:

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    Looks legit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    I don't have a good shot of the front end of my 1:1 truck
    Hmm so it looks like it only has the one globe in the headlight, then a blinker in the middle and side.

    Does it have Parker's?

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    The turn signals in the middle are also the running/parking lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    The turn signals in the middle are also the running/parking lights.
    Cheers man.. that makes sense.
    For the body.. at the rear is it the front or back hole to drill.. I think it's the front but wondering what you did?

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    Going to find some shoe goo today to reinforce the body.. I want this one to last.. it's about $100 all up here with paint etc.

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    Is that red motor a hobbywing Quicrun? If so, take good care of it, they are discontinued, the best 1/10 motor I've come across, the only way to get them is on eBay through china. Mine is still running after 2years and my son being stupid and putting a 40lb piece of plywood on top and trying to make it go. (Another whole story) but it didn't melt or anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by MySlashROCKS View Post
    Is that red motor a hobbywing Quicrun? If so, take good care of it, they are discontinued, the best 1/10 motor I've come across
    Yes it is, its a 3800 and now in my 2wd slash and I have a castle 2200KV in the 4x4.

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    New wheels and replacement parts arrived. Now just have to wait 1-2 years for my HR 17mm hubs to arrive from the US.

    Can you believe not a single shop I called/emailed in Australia had them in stock.

    Plenty of Traxxas ones but they don't work with the MIPs.

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    Well I'm loving the look of the wheels I got. Once the HR 17mm adapter's come in I'll be so happy.

    I assume they will look something like this once installed.

    Now I'm about to drywall tape and shoe goo my body in a few places.

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    Wishing I brought the second tube of shoe goo.... I did all the front, sides and rear tailgate.. ran out before I could do the roof and tray.

    I'm not doing for strength so much as to stop paint chips so I'm tempted to just use duck tape for the rest.

    I won't be using this body to bash hard, I just want it to last.

    I have my blue body for the hard bashing.

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    Had some fun today.

    https://youtu.be/BlYKWfOHBNw

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    Looks fun indeed!
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    Yay my hot racing 17mm adapter's came today. Stance is perfect but I need to trim the wheel arches a little.

    Maybe I should have got the 6mm ones instead but I don't think it would have made a difference.

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