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    Esc question

    Just bought a slightly used e revo vxl6s and it seems to be stuck in low voltage mode. Is this a big issue or should I not worry about it to much? Also being that it's my first 4x4 and obviously my first revo, are there any parts that you guys would recommend upgrading right away? And should I go with rpm parts or aluminum? I know aluminum is heavier but I feel like it would be stronger. Thanks guys
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    Does the voltage light come on? Or car just slow

    Make sure it's not in training mode.

    Batteries charged up and good.

    Car should wheelie on demand and tires ballooning if at wot.

    There was a bad batch of esc a few months back which made the car stuck in training mode. Resolution was contacting Traxxas for warranty claim.



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    Esc just flashes red. Plugged in 2 brand new batteries fresh off the charger and the light on the esc flashes red. Also the little light on the receiver box also flashes. Thinking I'm just going to replace both and hope that works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior3815 View Post
    Esc just flashes red. Plugged in 2 brand new batteries fresh off the charger and the light on the esc flashes red. Also the little light on the receiver box also flashes. Thinking I'm just going to replace both and hope that works.
    If the receive flashes red. Means the rx and tx are not bound. Which at that point the esc will flash red for the main light.

    Rebind the rx and tx and make sure tx has good batteries.

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    Definitely going to try that. Thanks a lot. I'm still going to order another esc and receiver just in case. Never hurts to have a back up.
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    Esc can set ya back 50+ and rx 35$ unless u just want spares better to spend the time to figure out issue. But nothing wrong with throwing money at the problem if u got it. U will still have to bind the new rx as well.

    A red blinking rx means no signal or binding from tx. And esc will normally flash red as well since it wants to make sure throttle is calibrated.




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    Thanks. Maybe you can help me with another question. How difficult is it to get the shocks off? I would like to replace the old shock oil and maybe get some stiffer springs. It feels a little to soft for my liking. Also if you could recommend a good stiff spring or post a link to them that would be appreciated as well.
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    Shocks are very easy to get off but take some finangling up front. Check out the variable damping kit which allows you to run different rebound and compression. Pick up a couple GTR rebuild kits. Stiffer springs are a must if you keep it low. On my nitro revo the soft springs were fine with its ride height, but the erevo is so ballistic that it really works well low. I run pink springs up front and blue in the rear. 50wt oil all around but #2 vdk piston up front and #3 vdk piston in rear with stiffer compression all around. I also use the jato dust GTR dust boots https://www.rcsuperstore.com/traxxas...for-jato-xo-1/ which really help to keep the oil and shaft clean. They are a pain to install though so expect a struggle, but worth it.

    Shocks are what make the revo so great. Tons of travel, tons of adjustability, and they just work well. You can set it to ride tall and soft to crawl over the terrain, low and stiff to handle like a rally car, or even tall and stiff or low and soft if you wanted to.

    I'd also check the bearings. I bought a fast eddie kit with mine when it was new and have used up nearly all the bearings in it. The axle carrier bearings were shot after my first weekend with it, but I was on vacation and somewhat rebuilt them to where they lasted another 20 packs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Junior3815 View Post
    Thanks. Maybe you can help me with another question. How difficult is it to get the shocks off? I would like to replace the old shock oil and maybe get some stiffer springs. It feels a little to soft for my liking. Also if you could recommend a good stiff spring or post a link to them that would be appreciated as well.

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