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Old 12-29-2011, 03:39 AM
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i posted with my phone and none of the text showed up.... wierd never had a problem before anyways i was saying i dident drill out the motor cover but i did get a castle motor fan and modded that to work with the truck it keeps the motor about 10 to 15 deg cooler it was the best mod i did other than installing some piggyback shocks!

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whats up guys heres a video of me running my xs jumping and bashing
http://youtu.be/rKio6tZ0zpg

I love that vid dude it just shows how tough this little truck is i've beat the crap outta mine and so far no failures of any kind!!!! other than the first esc lol.
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:51 AM
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Great vid and i like the fan idea aswell chvytruckboy.i have one of those fans on my 2350.Did it take alot of modding to fit the xs?
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:52 AM
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For sure cheers mate
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:54 AM
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whats up guys heres a video of me running my xs jumping and bashing
http://youtu.be/rKio6tZ0zpg

I love that vid dude it just shows how tough this little truck is i've beat the crap outta mine and so far no failures of any kind!!!! other than the first esc lol.
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I like the fan , do u have a link?

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Old 12-29-2011, 04:20 AM
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Great vid and i like the fan idea aswell chvytruckboy.i have one of those fans on my 2350.Did it take alot of modding to fit the xs?
it took me about 15 min to mod the fan and the motor cover i used my battery powered dremmel i had to sand down the fan if you look at the pictures i put up it's the right rear corner to fit in snugly and then i cut the motor cover on the outside so it holds it tight i dident even have to zip tie it to hold it cause the motor cover holds it tight.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:22 AM
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whats up guys heres a video of me running my xs jumping and bashing
http://youtu.be/rKio6tZ0zpg

I love that vid dude it just shows how tough this little truck is i've beat the crap outta mine and so far no failures of any kind!!!! other than the first esc lol.
Tough as hey,
I like the fan , do u have a link?



as for a link i bought mine on ebay i just did a search for castle fan and they poped up i got two one for this and one for my blitz cause that has a mmax pro with a 9000 kv motor in it i spent about 12 bucks for both fans shipped.
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:20 AM
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I finally had a turnbuckle pop off, which is scary the first time, when you see a wheel all bent to the inside!

So what has worked to fix this problem?


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Old 12-29-2011, 05:22 AM
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Another good solution to heat is to run the castle SCT 3800 motor.  I've run cool with it even on 3s with stock gearing all the time and I have no plans on adding air flow because its not needed.  I look at fans as a bandaid.
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:45 AM
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Another good solution to heat is to run the castle SCT 3800 motor. I've run cool with it even on 3s with stock gearing all the time and I have no plans on adding air flow because its not needed. I look at fans as a bandaid.
If i need to get a new motor sometime i will deffinatley go for the castle sct 3800[8D].Good to see you have stuck around rob as you seem to be the only one of the early buyers of the xs still be interested in it[]
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:57 AM
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Good idea Eclick.  Its not much different than the safety wires that are put on racing cars and carts.  For some reason in each of the fifety times my turnbuckle came off it was attached half of the time or laying next to the truck the other half.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:26 PM
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That is a good idea I spent half hour looking for one of mine
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:18 PM
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I bought a set of RPM Revolver wheels and dyed them green, great right? No

The guy at the LHS said they had the hex back on them, they don't. They are the "circle" type hub, so my question is, is there a hub that will work on our XS to fit these wheels?



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Old 12-29-2011, 08:31 PM
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and here's another question, are any of the HPI white wheels dyeable?
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:53 PM
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What do you mean by circle hub?  These are the common hubs: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXN057

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Old 12-29-2011, 08:56 PM
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I mean the back of the wheel, it's not the hex shape to match up with the hub, does that make sense?
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:24 AM
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Is it meant to hold a bearing?  If so they only work on the front.  Or does it have a pin that goes directly in the wheel?  Post a picture.

I'm bummed.  Its snowed enough to stop me from driving.  Driving time will be very limited for the next few months now.  I am still waiting for some parts to get my flux running.  My 51 mph run into a guardrail broke my ESC case.  

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Well 2nd run with my truck I broke the rear hub carrier, but the part is all ready being delivered today so I will be back up and running in no time.For a monster truck this truck handles turns with ease, and has a nice low center of gravity so it does not even come close to flipping as much as some of the other monster trucks I own and drove. All in all this is a great truck. I going to shoot a video of my Merv and XS Racing both on 2s and see whats faster.
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Thats a front wheel for a 2wd truck, there are no hubs that will make it work on the XS.
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yup that's what i thought, too bad i didn't think that before i colored them, thanks man
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The HPI scorch rims are good.  Be careful what offset you get, the stock rims are about as offset as you can get.
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do you know if the HPI superstar wheels are the correct offset etc for out trucks? it is part number 2135

sorry for all the new noob questions
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Anyone else have major wear on the center drive cup. After 4 packs at 2s and 1 with 3s the cup is pretty much toast. The wear is only on the rear side.



Yeah same here mate , get the hr racing ones , been good for me

Do you have a link to the HR racing ones? I need to replace mine as well its not as bad as the pictured posted but i only run 2 times and the rear cup is all ready wearing bad.
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