Originally posted by MINI-ME
I was wondering which are the fist things that need to be upgraded for a new PBS. I am running the KO Propo Mars R radio. I am looking for a new pipe, tires, chassis parts and such.
right out the box the pbs rtr is a kick ass machine. the biggest problem, and i'm sure you 've heard this one, is breaking in the motor - it's a real tight fit on the piston and sleeve. once, it's broken in (anywhere between 5-10 tanks), you can really lean it out. it's pretty fast stock engine. as for pipe header combo, the rd logics (equal to the 086 pipe) is great deal at $59.95 usd. add a waller power adaptor (around $36.00 usd) and you'll have quite a bit of power.
tires:i have some mugshots, but i think crimefighters are your best all-around tire.
chassis parts:upgrade as you brake 'em. check out the paul coleman racing components, pretty nice quality. i'll post some pics for you to look at (just got a new camaera, and i'm still figuring it out). i got all of his parts, pretty darn expensive, but very durable. oh yeah, it's heavier, but from what i've noticed in 1/8 scale buggy is durability over weight savings that's real more important.
servos:airtronics 358 - some might say it's overkill, but it's the best high torque servo out. it even has a built it heatsink.
that's all i can think for now. besides, i have to get back to work - so i can make more scrill to blow on toys!