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    Is it fine to run on the beach?

    Will the sand hurt anything? Should I invest in the dirt guard

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    You’re gonna benefit from a dust cover. The bearings on the diff outdrives are still gonna be exposed. Just be prepared to do a tear down and cleaning when you’re done.

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    Yes it is fine to run on the beach. I did so for the first time a month or so ago. Just understand that sand will get EVERYWHERE and require a deep, deep clean when you're done.

    My personal opinion is that while I'm glad I did it once, I doubt I will do it again. So much fun, too much work after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moparcollector View Post
    Will the sand hurt anything? Should I invest in the dirt guard
    I've did it once. Took both cars with me (6s and 8s). Both cars died due to esc failures. This was with the standard traxxas esc's. Also on the 6s car, when the esc died it also manage to dump full pack voltage down the 5v line destroying the rx, rx expander and GPS unit. Needless to say I've not been on a beach since.

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    I would say it depends on if you get it into the salt water or not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcrossmxz View Post
    I would say it depends on if you get it into the salt water or not...
    If it’s a beach next to saltwater, it doesn’t matter it the truck gets wet or not. If you dump some sand from such a beach into a container of fresh water, you’ll see how much salt the sand bears. No matter what, every component will be a-salt-ed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    No matter what, every component will be a-salt-ed.
    Or....peppered with salt (he he he, yuck-itty yuck yuck). I think our knee slappers are every bit as good as Dean and Jerry's, Bob and Bing's...time will tell.
    Last edited by ReglarGuy; 05-03-2019 at 02:00 AM.
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    So I went ahead and ran on the beach. Ton of fun and no regrets.

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    Sand is fun, but in the future you will have to do more maintenance than if you ran strictly on dirt. I live by the beach, and there's sand on the beach, and sand in our dirt away from the beach.
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    This will most likely be a 1 time thing. I have noticed it’s a pain to clean afterwards. I’ve already used a can of wd40 and a can of air cleaning it. I just couldn’t pass up the fun of running it tho. Once I get off vacation I will go through the whole thing and clean.

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