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Old 01-28-2007, 09:21 PM
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okay, Ill do it. Just ordered one.. After days of net serching and homework it won me over for a gift for my Son.. The pro pulse started it and it lead to the Vendetta.. We shall see in March for his birthday.. Lets hear everyones experience wioth it? Whats the 'history' on this wonderful buggy? Whats the connection with Johnson and Yokomo??

BTW- its a buggy version

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Old 01-28-2007, 11:41 PM
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I LOVE IT.. BOTH MY TRUGGY AND MY BUGGY.. READ MY REVIEWS.. ... just do a search for my name and im saying something good about it
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my son is turning thirty in march 10 and i am going to get him a vendetta also he works to hard and needs some fun....
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Old 01-29-2007, 06:44 AM
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very cool!! Mines 13 March 31..


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my son is turning thirty in march 10 and i am going to get him a vendetta also he works to hard and needs some fun....
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hey, i turn 31 in sept and i'm getting a detta roller with some other bits very soon. i don't think my bday is linked but olwell, i'm still getting a detta. can't wait to try this thing out.
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Here's mine!! And I love it!!!

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Old 01-29-2007, 09:30 PM
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Impressions?? The best handling car I've ever driven. It is so smooth, and jumps flat and lands softly with the right shock oil (I have 70 wt. in the fronts, and 90 wt. in the rears). Any touring car wheel and tire will fit, giving many options when running on the street. My problem with this car is the addiction to hopping it up. I had it decked out in full blue aluminum, but it was heavy as a tank, and the front suspension was binding due to improper ball-cup fit from the A-arms. Now, I have gone back to plastic on everything except the stress points. Here's a list of suggested mods and those to stay away from unless you are in to the eye candy.

MUST HAVES

1. Ball diffs front and rear (I have Atomic, no issues, just keep 'em tight)
2. Aluminum shock upgrade from Duratrax (these won't leak and are very smooth)
3. Aluminum shock standoffs (those plastic ones will break upon hard landings)
4. Thicker aluminum or steel hinge pin braces front and rear, especially the rear- the stock one won't last
5. Carbon fiber steering servo hold down from Duratrax
6. Steel CVD's at all four wheels (Duratrax seem to be the most sturdy- I have both Atomic and Duratrax)
7. Mini-Quake pinion set (14T, 16T, 19T)
8. Aluminum 12 mm wheel hexes from Duratrax
9. Aluminum front knuckles

OPTIONAL EYE CANDY

1. Aluminum front and rear A-arms from Yeah Racing (they weigh about as much as a 6 cell pack!!)- but sturdy!
2. Aluminum rear knuckles
3. Nitride Shock Shafts (be careful- these are brittle, more so than the normal steel ones)

Regarding motor/ESC combinations, many will do well. I am using the Air Power 4700/Quark 33 Pro Car combo, running both 2S Lipo and 3S Lipo. I am also using the Spektrum radio and receiver (awesome unit IMHO).

I hope this helps!!

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okay, Ill do it. Just ordered one.. After days of net serching and homework it won me over for a gift for my Son.. The pro pulse started it and it lead to the Vendetta.. We shall see in March for his birthday.. Lets hear everyones experience wioth it? Whats the 'history' on this wonderful buggy? Whats the connection with Johnson and Yokomo??

BTW- its a buggy version

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Old 01-29-2007, 09:43 PM
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Yo Frank Its Ed with the black CAMARO (355camaro) I just got my son into it also he is 8. We have vxt 1/16 truggy and buggy, a monster GT, hpi rs4 and i still have all my old stuff from when i was a kid. You and your son plan on doing any racing this summer?
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hey Ed! small world! Yea Im just getting him started. I used to be into it big time and still have my old scatch built car from 15 years ago. We went to that big indoor track in horsham Sunday and he loved it.. How about you guys? How do you like the new 1/16 scale stuff. weird.. so damn small. lol

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if you want the steel rear hing brace let me know i still have some left..
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:01 AM
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get 2 sets of deans connectors, get the better battery from duratrax and also the mini quake heat sink..... you can also get lots of hop ups if you search for mb-4, mb4 on rcmart.com including (hard) mini pins, they are the same pattern as the stock tires but are a little harder so they don't wear as fast
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:26 AM
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You have steel (aluminum?) wing hinge mounts? How much? What color? Paypal?

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if you want the steel rear hing brace let me know i still have some left..
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Old 01-30-2007, 09:42 AM
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[8D]i love my vendetta . this person won the rc pro series with a pro driver useing it and he only used duratrax after market part,s . here,s a link .

http://www.duratrax.com/cars/dtxd13-...13-events.html

thank,s .
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:04 AM
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thats amazing.. Using factory parts. wow
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that you huh thats cool ghuess the vendetta is the sh@#

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currently upgadeing one to brushless


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You have steel (aluminum?) wing hinge mounts? How much? What color? Paypal?

Frank



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if you want the steel rear hing brace let me know i still have some left..

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_50...tm.htm#5145202
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Here is a couple shots of mine.

Carpet racer.


It has changed a little since the photos, but not much.







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Old 01-31-2007, 07:12 AM
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whats tires/wheels combo is that Stew?. What else did you to to make it a carpet car??
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:42 AM
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Those are touring car foams trued down to stock diameter. It has the firm sway bars and the shock collars removed to get it closer to the carpet. I was using a 13 tooth pinion, going to try out the 11. We run on a small track. Stock electronics with a different receiver.



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I just bought one. Excellent handling. What BL motors are you guys using or going to use on this? I put a Trinity Cobalt B on this and the motor shaft is too thin so when the pinion turns it's lopsided. The stock motor is thicker.

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Get the Golden Horizon Air Power 4700, from Stormerhobbies.com, it's only 39 bucks, and it runs very strong in this car. It also has a 2.3mm shaft, so it will fit your pinions perfectly. It will be very difficult for you to get perfect alignment with the Cobalt's 2.0mm shaft on the stock pinions- it is possible to put 1/8 brass tubing over the shaft, but it will never be "true".

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can you use the stock speed controller with it?? Any issues wth it at all? How much faster then stock? How about run times as compared to stock??
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Get the Golden Horizon Air Power 4700, from Stormerhobbies.com, it's only 39 bucks, and it runs very strong in this car. It also has a 2.3mm shaft, so it will fit your pinions perfectly. It will be very difficult for you to get perfect alignment with the Cobalt's 2.0mm shaft on the stock pinions- it is possible to put 1/8 brass tubing over the shaft, but it will never be "true".

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can you use the stock speed controller with it?? Any issues wth it at all? How much faster then stock? How about run times as compared to stock??
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Get the Golden Horizon Air Power 4700, from Stormerhobbies.com, it's only 39 bucks, and it runs very strong in this car. It also has a 2.3mm shaft, so it will fit your pinions perfectly. It will be very difficult for you to get perfect alignment with the Cobalt's 2.0mm shaft on the stock pinions- it is possible to put 1/8 brass tubing over the shaft, but it will never be "true".

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I also heard the Venom Brushless motors work well with this car. I am going to give one a try.


http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXMGL9&P=7



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