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    RC Racer h2rac3r's Avatar
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    Question Recommended upgrades

    So I just just 100 bucks for graduating 8th grade and I was looking for upgrades to get with the 100 bucks. My setup is

    Low CG Chassis
    Stock Ultra Shocks
    Stock Body Mounts
    Stock Tires and Wheels (which with the low cg chassis I've worn the backs down to full slicks doing drifts)
    Stock Titan 12T 550 motor and XL-5 ESC
    Aluminium Castor Blocks, Steering Blocks, and Rear Stub Axle Carriers
    Pro-Line Front Aluminum Hinge Pin Brace
    Traxxas Series 3 NiHM Battery, 3300 mAh, about 15 minutes of runtime
    Stock Shock Towers
    Stock Bumpers
    Stock A-Arms
    Stock Steering Bellcranks
    Stock Gearbox
    Stock Screws
    Low CG Chassis Front Springs and Traxxas Black Rear Springs.

    That is my setup, I'll post more if I've forgotten anything. First few thing I KNOW I'm getting are the Pro-line rear a-arms or the stock a-arms because i snapped my right a-arm where the shock mounts for the off-road suspension. I've switched the suspension to street and I've been drifting which caused my tires to go full slick. Now I'm just waiting until I drift and I melt down my tires so much that I hit foam. May or may not change those to Pro-Line Street Fighters and JConcepts Hustles or Pro-Line Trencher X's and the Traxxas Black Split Six with the Blue "Beadlock". What I'm for sure going to replace is the rear a-arms, the body mounts to the Pro-Line Extended Body Mounts, and the front bumper(broke the bumper mount, replacing it with stock bumper, it looks the best). 30 bucks spent on that. 70 left. Now I might get the Dynamite Stainless Steel Screw Set but I wanted to see how you've had experience with them. Are they worth to get? If I get them then I have about 50 left, if not then I still have 70. What should be upgrades that I get? If I get the stainless screw set then I can't get the tires, but with 70 bucks, I can only get one full set of tires and wheels. What should I get?
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    I would like to see it drifting I guess the LCG chassis makes a huge difference with it not flipping on blacktop. Do you have any videos of it drifting on rubber tires?

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    RC Racer h2rac3r's Avatar
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    No, but I'll try to post some from tapatalk. Any upgrade recommendations?
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    Save it :-)
    Add a few more $$ to the pool and get rid of the titan brushed motor.

    A Hobbywing SCT combo should be your first upgrade (I run Hobbywing and it's really good)

    Otherwise buy yourself a 2s lipo and charger and you will notice a huge difference in speed.

    Not sure what country you live in but there are a few brushless combos on eBay for cheap.

    Do you only run on the road? If so only replace the rear tires for now and leave the fro ts stock I'd say.

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    I'mma get the VXL for Christmas this year because I know that I can trust it, and with the telemetry and TSM receiver that I'll get, I can customize the settings so that I could do anything with my Sl2sh. I already have the EZ-Peak charger so all I'll need is a LiPo. Once I upgrade to VXL I'll get a 2S 7600 mAh and a 3S 5000 mAh. I've planned out what I need and when I'll get it. Kinda. When I get it is a more treacherous area because I never know how much money I'll get on holidays and birthdays. Other than that I know what to get for the future.
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    Sweet. U need rear tires. Strc hinge pin kit is pretty awesome upgrade.

    Post some pics of what you are starting with.
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    Yeah. I've decided to get the Trenchers and the Black and Blue Split Spoke Beadlock style rims from Traxxas. I'll use the stock tires for the street.
    When I ain't at school I'm racing my Slash

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