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Old 02-17-2010, 08:15 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

Just wondering who else is running these?

I just picked it up yesterday from my local hobby store and everything i need to go with it. Just finished breaking it in lastnight however it got too dark and late to be running it down my street to tune in the HSN.

Couple of questions.

1) What spare parts should i stock, what breaks easy on these?
2) What aftermarket bodies fit? ( how much work is involved in trimming it )
3) Anyone care to share how they have theirs setup?
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:05 AM   #2
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I had a regular mantis a couple years back, really suprised me how well it worked. Especially for the price....

Replace the steering servo asap, it won't last for more than 5 min most likely. Well your at it, replace the plastic servo arms for aluminum ones.

Only things i ever broke were a shock cap, and cracked gas tank. I beat it too They are pretty durable cars. Replace the diff fluids as well, the og mantis just had some sort of black grease inside of them, huge difference once you change it. Oh i also ate up a rear diff, hellfire ones fit. Alot of the hellfire parts fit it, i even think the body's do. Look for euro guys set ups, there are a few factory guys running them, or were at least.

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Thanks for the suggestions,

I did find the steering to be a little sluggish, Fine at higher speeds but in slower turns found it not as smooth. Any recommendations?

I just ordered a couple of Aluminum servo arms, and i will have to check out the bodies... That is the one thing i am having issues finding. Robitronics only produces the painted body.
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I have one of these for a weekend thrash around..

First thing i did was swap to a better steering servo / did alloy steering arm..

I had also bought a spare set of sus arms..

Keep an eye on the lower arm pivot bushes, they are rubber and wear pretty quick or push the arms through the bushes..

Another good upgrade is putting a set of Proline / AKA wheels & tires on it, the std ones arent too good...

Im pretty sure you can use the Mugen MBX-5T shells on this also..

hope this helps, and happy thrashing they are a great tough truggy
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