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    New MERV Owner Questions

    Hey all - I'm looking into a pair of MERVs for my boys. It looks like this truck is the best bang for the buck. Is there anything I should be looking at? Also regarding bumpers, I'm looking at the T-Bone Racing Thrasher and Wide Basher. Is there are general opinion one way or the other on these? Any help would be great. Thanks!

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    You need the main chassis brace to install those

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    Understood. Just wondering if one of those is better at keeping the truck from getting beat up too much. Trying to minimize repair time, if possible. Thanks.

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    I got my merv a few months ago and it seems like every time I take it out for a ride, I end up braking the plastic steering servo gears. I am currently looking for a new servo, and I think I'll be getting a Savox SAVSW0250MG. It has metal gears, is waterproof, and is supposed to be a direct drop in. Either way, a better servo would be a good choice. You may also want to get a heavier shock oil weight, because otherwise you car will bounce all over. I think the oil that it comes with is 40wt.
    You haven't lived tell you've crashed

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    If your boys are newish to rc, you will want a t-bone, but if they don't hit things and keep it out of skate parks, it's not necessary. Even with a t-bone hitting immovable objects (curbs, tires, trees, etc) will break parts.
    If they are still in the hitting things stage, don't get metal parts. Exceptions are a metal gear servo and a metal steering bellcrank.
    RPM arms are a good idea.
    The less weight you add, the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eaglehawk494 View Post
    I got my merv a few months ago and it seems like every time I take it out for a ride, I end up braking the plastic steering servo gears. I am currently looking for a new servo, and I think I'll be getting a Savox SAVSW0250MG. It has metal gears, is waterproof, and is supposed to be a direct drop in. Either way, a better servo would be a good choice. You may also want to get a heavier shock oil weight, because otherwise you car will bounce all over. I think the oil that it comes with is 40wt.
    Yes that servo is great. I've bought four over the years for the 1/16 Traxxas cars and never had one fail on me.

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