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RE: Official 1/16 E-Revo and Slash VXL Thread

So I ran 2 packs on mine yesterday... If you are going to do this often, I would recommend the center differential kit for sure to help keep the nose down, It wants to backflip. It is fun as a...
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RE: Official 1/16 E-Revo and Slash VXL Thread

Got mine today. This thing is sweet! I have two packs but havent used the series adapter yet, I want to learn it's driving characteristics before I drive this tiny thing at 50 MPH! It is plenty fast...
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RE: Safe Charge Rate For Mini Slash/Revo Batteries?

I will just stay ith 1 amp for now then, thanks for the replies!
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Safe Charge Rate For Mini Slash/Revo Batteries?

Just got my mini slash today, and I have no intention of using the supplied charger. What is a safe charge rate for these mini packs (I got a second pak as well of course)? I have an adjustable rate...
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RE: Which cars/trucks would you NOT recommend, based on your experience?

I have only ever purchased one car that I fully regretted and would not recommend. This is the HPI Brama 10B. The drivetrain is just made of peanut brittle, and is not upgradable. Plus it is a take...
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RE: TOWER HOBBIES SUCKS!!!!

I have never had any issues with Tower Hobbies. I have ordered over $10K from them in the past 5 years. Sounds like you ordered something before you fully decided what you wanted. I would consider...
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Mini Slash. What Frequency = What Body Color?

I want to order a mini slash, but I want to order the Blue/Silver body color, and have no idea what frequency has that body color (To match my big slash). Any ideas?
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Actual Release/In-Stock Date For Mini Slash?

The date has been getting bumped up over the past few months, and Tower's suggested in-stock date of "Early June" seems to not be holding much water. Traxxas alsochanged their release date from May...
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RE: CVD'S OR DOG-BONES???

Don''t buy the CVd's. I did, and have had one fall apart, and another one bend in 3 total runs (This is with no other breakage involved, just driveshaft failure). MIP has gotten cheap because their...
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RE: HPI Cup Racer, And Slash VXL Battery ?'s

Does anyone that own one know if the front and rear diffs and outdrives can be swapped front to rear?
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RE: New M-Chassis from HPI !

Good to know since I am basically looking for a car to put my MM5700 into. I originally bought it for my Slash, but switched to a VXL motor. Are the gears attatched to the center mainshaft plastic...
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RE: New M-Chassis from HPI !

It's not so much that they used plastic, it's the places that they deceided to use it. The plastic HPI drivecup was a complete failure on the Brama 10B, i dont see why it would be any better on the...
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RE: New M-Chassis from HPI !

I was pretty much ready to buy one of these, untill I noticed on the HPI website that there are plastic driveline parts on it. After the nightmare i had with my HPI Brama 10B, I just cant bring...
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RE: HPI Cup Racer, And Slash VXL Battery ?'s

I won't be buying it at all if I can't swap the front diff to the rear. I just got done dealing with one of the garbage HPI Brama 10B's that had the plastic drive cups, and plastic gear that rides on...
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HPI Cup Racer, And Slash VXL Battery ?'s

I am planning on buying an HPI Cup Racer, and a Mini Slash VXL and have a few ?'s. I figured this would be the best forum since my slash ?'s are battery related, and not really vehicle related....
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RE: HPI Racing Brama 10B RTR

I have a near mint Brama 10B you can have for $100 shipped with no electronics. It even has LED lighting!
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RE: Remember the Toyota Bruiser by Tamiya,question for owners or x owners?

I have owned a few over the years. It makes a great shelf queen because of all of the neat scale features, but you can't have a more boring time driving any other RC. It is very much like the now...
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RE: 9000mah!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe too hard for you, since they would have to be wired in Parallel.;)
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RE: Traxxas Bandit

There are a ton of waterproof speed controls out there. You have been misinformed.
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RE: help in buying first 4wd buggy

I disagree. I have had some of the most fun with 4wd buggies, and I do not race what so ever.
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RE: Project bulletproof stampede!

Yeah, my RPM front bearing carriers have bben great, not one broken RPM part period other than the rear RPM bearing carriers, they were far weaker than the stock rears. I hope they update the design....
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RE: Project bulletproof stampede!

You said you wanted it bulletproof. I may drive a bit harder than you, I broke 4 RPM rear bearing carriers in 2 days. I had much better luck with the stock ones, but eventually went with Taxxas...
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RE: Project bulletproof stampede!

I have a slash that sees alot of skatepark action, and am very good at "testing" for bulletproofness. I have almost every RPM part made (I dont have the skidplates yet, as I have not seen them...
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RE: Summit LED Circuit Voltage ?...

The LED voltage is taken off of the t-lok diff controller. I am gonna grab a 9V battery later today for my multi-meter, and chack for actual voltage, I just thought someone might know in the meantime.
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Summit LED Circuit Voltage ?...

I am wiring up 4 additional LED's in the faux lightbar that sits on top of the Summit body. My battery died in my multi-meter, and I just need to know the voltage that is available at the plugs that...
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