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    Proline Trencher 2.2 on bandit

    Hello, I'm wondering if I can convert my bandit to 12mm hexes and put proline trenchers on it. I will also be using an 11t pinion gear. Would that work? Am I missing anything? Also, what 12mm hex hubs do you reccomend for the bandit?

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    Should work fine. 11t is a really small pinion. This is a vxl right? And for hexes just get some aluminum hexes. I think STRC makes some good ones.

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    Ok. Thank you so much. It is the VXL, Yes. Can you send a link to the hex hubs?

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    I also have another question, would the trenchers fit on the bandit axles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountOmar63 View Post
    I also have another question, would the trenchers fit on the bandit axles?
    I run a Bandit on a really rough track and needed more clearance, In front are rear Bandit pins and on the rear are 1/16 Summit canyon tires and wheels. She really digs.

    Edit: Put regular black hex hubs on the front and gray one's on the rear.
    Last edited by Rich2; 10-16-2018 at 09:37 PM.

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    These are the hex hubs: https://www.ebay.com/itm/STRC-ST3654-12S-Alum-Lock-Pin-Hex-Adapter-Slash-Rustler-Stampede-Bandit/361360863329?epid=671604307&hash=item5422c93061:glYAAOSwt6Nbuysu:sc:USPSFirstClass!21045!US!-1:rk:11f:0

    Put regular black hex hubs on the front and gray one's on the rear.
    You should only need hex hubs for the front if you are running aftermarket wheels on the front of the Bandit. If you are using stock tires up front, then just leave it the way it is.

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    That's too bad cause the 2.2's hook up nicely. Especially with the Mickey Thompson wheels.

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    Will the trenchers fit on the axles?

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    If they are 2.2s they should fit fine. If you get larger tires you might need to replace the stub axle for a longer one.

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    So I put the trenchers on but when I tried to change the pinion gear, the bolt on it was stripped. Is there a way to still get the gear off or should I just stick with the stock pinion?

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    Will the motor overheat with the trenchers on stock gearing?

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    if your pinion is still stuck Take a dremel with a grinding wheel and grind straight down where the set screw is to the shaft. Once you get near the shaft. The end of the screw that is against it has about a mm bevel. once to get close to that go slowly. Once you completely get through the top of the bevel it will fall tight off...WALA just minus one pinion gear. only takes aa few minutes.



    This is a nice set of 6mm offset hubs for 12 extra mms front and rear. Hard aluminum too!

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    Will the motor overheat with the trenchers on stock gearing?

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    I still dont understand offset on rc cars. Could a wrong offset ruin the car?

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    The hubs you see in the pic are 6 mms longer than the stock hubs. This means the tires and rims will extend out giving you a wider wheel base. So to say if you needed more space between the tire and the body for turning this will give you 6 mm more for each tire. Hope this helps. If your wheel base is not wide enough. it would not ruin anything but could cause damage to the body or maybe the steering knuckle from rubbing inside the rim.

    I would never use more than 6mm. Anything longer would give you a better chance of failing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountOmar63 View Post
    Will the motor overheat with the trenchers on stock gearing?
    With anything over 2 s lipo. i would say definitely yes. Even a 2s would unless you had a fan on the ESC and motor.
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    Will the motor overheat with the trenchers on stock gearing?
    You might want to try it and see what your temps are. The motor might run a little warmer just because the Trenchers are so heavy.

    I still dont understand offset on rc cars. Could a wrong offset ruin the car?
    Running a different offset wheel usually won't be the end of the world. If it is a wider offset, like front stampede wheels on the rear of the truck, all that will happen is it will be a little wider, and look a little funny. If you have too little offset though, it could cause the wheels to rub against arms or knuckles like lektro said.

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    With the trenchers, the whole car just flips. Kinda annoying

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    They also run against the body. Is there a way I could get a wider stance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountOmar63 View Post
    They also run against the body. Is there a way I could get a wider stance?
    Rustify it (make it a Rustler with a Bandit body) a lot more options for upgrades. Buggy look with stadium truck stance.

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    The 6mm hexes sounds like a good idea if you are getting body rub. To counter the instant flipping, probably gonna want a t-bone wheelie bar. The 6mm hexes should also make the car more stable at speed.

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    Can you send a link to the 6mm hex

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    And I'd like to get rustler stub axles to widen it could u send me a link to some good stub axles?

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