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    i don't know if the brushless motor has bearings...

    i don't know if the brushless motor has bearings or bushings, but lube them. see if that squeak doesn't go away.
    unless something is wrong (gear mesh to tight, over geared, etc) a brushless motor...
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    lol, your complaint is the reason i started...

    lol, your complaint is the reason i started RC'ing.

    after reading your post im thinking you're looking at the hobby all wrong. RC car's aren't maintenance free toys mint be driven/played with...
  3. pretty much any brushless/lipo 1/10 stadium truck...

    pretty much any brushless/lipo 1/10 stadium truck from a reputable manufacture will outrun a nitro rustler on a track. the nitro rustler is kind of dumb, clumsy and outdated so almost any newer...
  4. geeze dude, about time you got something! i...

    geeze dude, about time you got something!
    i dig the lights.
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    possibly a kyosho sandmaster MKll or one of the...

    possibly a kyosho sandmaster MKll or one of the cars that shares that platform.
  6. damn, we played with some of the same toy grades...

    damn, we played with some of the same toy grades back in the day.
    was that lamborghini a countach? i had one of those. that thing was the best! fast enough to chase and catch cars driving down my...
  7. not sure they still make decent toy grade RC's...

    not sure they still make decent toy grade RC's anymore. the days of tyco and "9,6 volt turbo power" are over and dead and probably fossilized by now. i can't remember seeing a toy grade RC in...
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    it dawned on me last night after i had signed off...

    it dawned on me last night after i had signed off that you can pick up a team associated apex mini/rc18 off ebay for good prices. iv seen rollers go for as low as $40. i was bidding on one a few...
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    don't know anything about latrax cars. all i...

    don't know anything about latrax cars. all i know is the company itself is a cheaper "off brand" (for lack of a better term) put out by traxxas. hmmm... maybe side project or off shoot would...
  10. only 1/10 scale 2wd off road truck i know...

    only 1/10 scale 2wd off road truck i know associated made was the RC10GT (and later the RC10GT2). the suspension parts look correct and so does chassis layout, but the chassis itself isn't like any...
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    not being lipo ready isn't a big deal on a cheap...

    not being lipo ready isn't a big deal on a cheap beginner car, you can always upgrade later. and not having any water proofing doesn't matter at all as long as you don't drive though puddles of...
  12. dromida's can be bought new for 100 - 120 and...

    dromida's can be bought new for 100 - 120 and bought for like 70 - 80 off tower through there scratch and dent sales. the cars also have a fair amount of aftermarket.

    btw, you don't need two...
  13. that's pretty much how it still is. only now run...

    that's pretty much how it still is. only now run times are way longer to do lipo batteries. and the cars are way faster do to brushless motors, and do to 2.4 gig radio's range is way further and...
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    go to tower hobbies and check there scratch and...

    go to tower hobbies and check there scratch and dent section. i picked up 2 dromida 1/18 scale trucks for around $150. they appear to be decent, lots of talk about them over on ultimate RC forum.
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    3s? dude i snapped those suckers on 2s! idk why...

    3s? dude i snapped those suckers on 2s! idk why you would run 3s in this truck. 2s is borderline uncontrollable. i run a castle 3800kv 4 pole, MMP, and 6200mah 50c trakpower lipo and had to dial...
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    is the drive shaft spinning normally? and is the...

    is the drive shaft spinning normally? and is the diff functioning properly?
    if the rear drive shaft is spinning normally id check the pin in the gear shaft (the pin in the bevel gear). after...
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    me ever sense early 1993.

    me ever sense early 1993.
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    iv seen pic's of that jeep. looks bad ass! but...

    iv seen pic's of that jeep. looks bad ass! but yeah the price is nuts. keep an eye on tower, they sell some RC4WD stuff now. maybe at some point they will get it in stock and then shipping wont...
  19. backing the idle screw out so the carb will close...

    backing the idle screw out so the carb will close with the throttle trim will cause the carb to close and shut when you hit the brake.
  20. just because you were right there by the car...

    just because you were right there by the car doesn't mean the car didn't have some sort of electrics glitch. back in the 90's when we were using AM radio's on nitro cars weird glitches were common...
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    remove the front shafts. but you're also going...

    remove the front shafts. but you're also going to need to lock the center diff or it will just unload and the car won't really go anywhere.
    iv herd of people locking center diffs with everything...
  22. if your worried about a runaway do to low...

    if your worried about a runaway do to low receiver battery or lose of radio signal you can run a fail safe. what that does is applies the brakes when radio contact is lost or receiver pack voltage...
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    iv yet to buy anything from them so idk what...

    iv yet to buy anything from them so idk what there normal shipping costs are.
    but 100 for a truck kit is... well for that price id expect a drone to be dropping it off at my front door in less than...
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    tower hobbies ST-15

    tower hobbies ST-15
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    kyosho landmax

    kyosho landmax
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