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Old 11-11-2010, 07:12 AM   #646
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So far I've done the following before it's debut this friday:

- Rebuild shocks-change fluid 35wt all around
- Rebuild diffs replace grease for oil 3-5-2
- Replace stock spur (leaky diff fix)
- Replace all the ball studs for traxxas hollow balls
- Modify screws top of shocks to allow smaller screws and washer in front (avoid pop offs)

Anything I might have missed??? Anyone had any problems with the plastic shock caps breaking?
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:48 AM   #647
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I had a shock body fail. The threads are very fine and stripped out at the cap. Cap was fine, had to replace the body.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:52 AM   #648
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So far I've done the following before it's debut this friday:

- Rebuild shocks-change fluid 35wt all around
- Rebuild diffs replace grease for oil 3-5-2
- Replace stock spur (leaky diff fix)
- Replace all the ball studs for traxxas hollow balls
- Modify screws top of shocks to allow smaller screws and washer in front (avoid pop offs)

Anything I might have missed??? Anone had any problems with the plastic shock caps breaking?
seems like your set. i would suggest to get the front upper aluminum plate and the rear aluminum hubs. if you want more steering then put the diff oils at 5/5/2 or try lower like 3/3/1. i want more steering so im going to try the lower oils soon. i haven't had any problems with the shocks except that i kept having a E-clip poping off the shaft from the groove not being cut right.

Also make sure you have spare front hubs since they break easy.
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:54 AM   #649
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So far I've done the following before it's debut this friday:

- Rebuild shocks-change fluid 35wt all around
- Rebuild diffs replace grease for oil 3-5-2
- Replace stock spur (leaky diff fix)
- Replace all the ball studs for traxxas hollow balls
- Modify screws top of shocks to allow smaller screws and washer in front (avoid pop offs)

Anything I might have missed??? Anyone had any problems with the plastic shock caps breaking?
Did you use the STRC gear? Also did you use the stock 2.6mm screws or did you put in 3mm screws?
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:45 AM   #650
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Did you use the STRC gear? Also did you use the stock 2.6mm screws or did you put in 3mm screws?
Yes STRC spur with stock 2.6mm screws.....
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:48 AM   #651
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i have the strc spur with stock screws also and have no leaking so far
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:59 AM   #652
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Thanks guys. I already messed up one STRC gear trying to countersunk for the 3mm screws. I'm not doing that again.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:20 AM   #653
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anybody know how to measure ackerman bar to get the 54mm from inside or outside?
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I received my 54mm ackerman arm yesterday, it does take away most of the slop and increases the steering. I am going to look around and see if I can make something better that will screw in place not a wire held in with sway bar collars. I will let you know what I come up with.
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I received my 54mm ackerman arm yesterday, it does take away most of the slop and increases the steering. I am going to look around and see if I can make something better that will screw in place not a wire held in with sway bar collars. I will let you know what I come up with.
Can u measure it to tell me how the get the 54mm from the inside or outside.... thanks
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:26 PM   #656
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Got mine today. Damn these things are small. I guess I've been 1/8 for too long. I did differant ESC position than I've seen so far. Not much mounting room and I don't want to mount high. All the wires are clearing so theorietically it should work. I can't believe so many guys running 550s in these. I opened the box and was like damn my wife's mini revo is almost this big. Paint comes tomarrow.
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:39 PM   #657
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Got mine today. Damn these things are small. I guess I've been 1/8 for too long. I did differant ESC position than I've seen so far. Not much mounting room and I don't want to mount high. All the wires are clearing so theorietically it should work. I can't believe so many guys running 550s in these. I opened the box and was like damn my wife's mini revo is almost this big. Paint comes tomarrow.

yeah they are small but fun as hell lol!
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:05 PM   #658
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Anyone else tried -R2-'s mod of moving the battery tray forward?

I think the chassis will be a lot better balanced with the change.
Mine seems to jump a bit rear heavy.

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Old 11-11-2010, 07:19 PM   #659
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Hey guys I just wanted to let everyone know what to get for the steering mod I did which works great! I was the yellow OfnaTT in the video at Mikes Hobby Shop. All you need to buy are;
1. Any 1" turnbuckle (Lunsford or Associated and since they come in a pair, you can split the cost with a buddy since you each only need one turnbuckle )
2. Lunsford LONG ballstuds
3. Long RPM ballcups
4. Two washers roughly 5mm (I used my old limiters that came with my Losi shock rebuild cartriges. It comes with two in a pack, use the BIGGER one)

Now for the steps installing the rack;
1. Take out the crappy silver "rack"
2. Put one washer under each ballstud and screw it in from the bottom of the steering posts, NOT THE TOP (the new rack will be under the front coupling instead of the top like the old one)
3. Screw your RPM ballcups on turnbuckle till it bottoms out. Yes screw all the way in till it stops. Pop the ballcups on the ballstuds under the front coupling. (The easiest way to do it for me was pop on one side first, than slide the turnbuckle under the coupling and pop on the other)
4. Make sure you have no subtrim in your steering and recenter your servo. After recentering your servo adjust your toe in/out accordingly to your preference, than adjust your enpoints on your radio to limit or add travel. Drive it and you should notice quite a difference!

I hope I didnt make this sound to difficult to understand! But if ya got any questions feel free to ask. Thanks guys,
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sweet im going to do this tomarrow. i have all the parts here from previous cars and i have the ballstuds woohhhoo i will see what the diff is between the new black arm and this
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