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Old 09-25-2008, 10:57 PM
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No Im not racing but im not using lipo. Ill upgrade to 6cell 1500mah elites. But Im mainly looking for speed. Ill put a heat sink on the motor and Ill save my money for the 3racing chassis for the fan and for weight.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:03 PM
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oh ya i forgot about those! just slap a heat sink on there and you should be set. just make sure to cut some holes in your body so you get some air flow in there
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:05 PM
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which chassis is more preferred in a racing application the 3racing or the exotek? Btw where can i get one of the exoteks besides thetoyz.com as they are sold out?

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Old 09-25-2008, 11:07 PM
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I saw one on ebay the other day. and BTW theres a huge hole where you mount the motor there is plenty of airflow to the motor.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:09 PM
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takes kinda long time for the site to load but here it is on ther site..

http://www.exotekracing.com/EXOTEK_N...ONVERSION.html
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:31 PM
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wth?? 6celled 8000kv never over heated for ME NEVER EVER! i like full throttle and stuff ...and never got near hot ...


the exotek is a much better CF racing chassis ...its one of the BEST rc18R chassis out THERE!

mongoose 13.5 and 10.5 is gonna be like stoc speed ..maybe little bit faster ..but still pretty slow ..
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:36 PM
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nah dude there forsure alot faster then stock...sorry to disapoint you on that.

my friend has a mini t with a mini t andd it was running at 1600 6 cell and he was getting around...165-170 degrees.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:42 PM
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o wow ...he must have his gearing wayy off ..o remember the MINI T is also a truck ... it has bigger tires and gripper treads too so that means that it NEED more force to move the car resuliting in MORE heat ...

dude .. i hadd the 8000kv on my rc18r ..no fan ..no heatsink... worked fine ... using 15/54 gearing....

you didnt have a rc18r with 8000kv haha
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do i need the carbon shock towers? i think not! what servo should run with the new chassis?
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haha there is no point for them unless you NEED THEM! but if your stock servo is still running strong id just use that one. or you can get one from Hitec ...i forgot the name at the moment but there a little blue on for like 11 bucks. insanely fast for the price!
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:47 PM
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you dont need CF shock towers... but you can buy it to just reduce weight and make your car look nicer .. thats all..the exotek towers have more mounting options i think ..

your new servo should be something reliable and fast! not sure what tho....

some digital servo would be nice ...

i run digital haha
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:48 PM
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stock baby!!! still running like a champ!!
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are you racing? here is what my shopping cart looks like

cvd for front
the toyz adjustable shocks
exotek full race chassis upgrade
mongoose 8.5
locking front diff with superglue
elite 1500 mah packs
foams
spectrum dx2 reciever

what do you all think of that set up now all i have to do is save up for a few weeks and i should have a race ready 18r ehh?
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:37 AM
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dude ... that is GREAT ! also try to get a pair of 3racing adjustibale turnbuckle cost like $12.50 .... they never broke or bent on me yet :]

also pick up a coulpe extra pinions ...a 9t, 10t, 11T, 12T 10t seems to be the best for me ... awesome and smooth through the corners..... on the straight you have to full throttle tho ...
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Old 09-27-2008, 03:22 PM
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sound like a serious racer now!

im having problems with my stipid diffs now..
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Okay I want to get a mamba 8000 X package for my new rc18r. Ive never had a brushless and I have a 15 tooth aluminum pionion. My first question is this wont get too hot with the stock battery will it? My second question is is this the right setup ([link=http://cgi.ebay.com/Castle-Creations-Mamba-Micro-Pro-8000-X-Pacakge-ESC-25_W0QQitemZ320305111496QQihZ011QQcategoryZ44028QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem]Link[/link])? It doesnt look like the right esc. Is the mamba easy to setup? And my last question is I will be doing a little drifting, i already am, will it be just fine if i quarter throttle it or is going to mess up my drifting with this motor?
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youll be fine drifting

i just made my order at thetoyz after breaking a front dogbone

here is the order

exotek race chassis
thetoyz threaded shocks
cvd/s for front
aluminum bell crank with ball bearings for steering servo
screw kit for 18r (always good to have)

so my questions are what shock oil should i run in the new shocks 40wt, 50wt?

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Old 09-27-2008, 09:53 PM
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In that link I added, The esc doesnt look right. Is it new or what?
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:56 PM
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thats just the mamba in a box ...err case and with a heat sink ....

its new and better ...and it looks right ...it been out for a pretty long timee ...



get it ... drifting is fine with that motor .. it will not mess up your diffs .... drifting doesnt really mess up your drift ... racing does ..
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Are they fairly easy to setup?
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what shock oil should i run when i get my new shocks?
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you should run around 40-50 wt oil
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:27 AM
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Are mambas easy to set up?
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um...i personally didnt have one myself but my friend did and in a way it was kinda confusting with the whole remote thing but you can always get the Castle Link for your computer. i personally think the mongoose is easier to set up compared to the mamba.
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Old 09-29-2008, 01:11 AM
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you never used a mamba so how can you compare it to a mongoose.. anyways ...

mamba is super easy to set up ..just plug and play but whne the first time you use it and you see a green light flasging put full throttle .. then whne it change to red light apply yellow then to yellow let go of the trigger to neutral...
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