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Old 02-03-2011, 08:02 PM   #31
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kaptain crush : that dirt looks smooth to me in the pic at least .

i, hate "wood" on the sides of "jumps" i been to a track that has them not going to mention the name and coulnt see where i squared to the jump and had bad luck.
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kaptain crush : that dirt looks smooth to me in the pic at least .

i, hate "wood" on the sides of "jumps" i been to a track that has them not going to mention the name and coulnt see where i squared to the jump and had bad luck.
yes...looks smooth...in the pictures...lol
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:25 PM   #33
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Ok Otto man I got the same kit and it's definitely a very nice kit for the money. I did make a few changes to mine like the tilted motor mount and the new shorter A arms and CVD's. The A arms that come with that particular kit are very hard so they don't give much and break easier then the new shorter ones. You can boil the A arms for about 15min in a rapid boil then shut off the heat and let them cool in the water. That will make them a little softer, so they wont break as easy. I also know that the CVD's in the Kit come assembled but it's a good idea to take them apart and thread lock the set screw

Part #'s off Tamiya's site
These 2 are a MUST HAVE UPGRADE
#1013 new shorter A arms
#1014 shorter CVD's for the shorter A arms

#1012 HD upper shock mounts... these are not necessary but make changing shock position very easy. They also don't bend as easy as the long screw does that comes in the kit. And for the price very well worth the investment.

These are the numbers for the front and rear shocks and sway bars.. You know so you can dial in your tuggy to the track conditions.
#84047 801XT Stabilizer Set - Rear
#84046 801XT Stabilizer Set - Front
#84044 801XT Setting Rear Spring - (S/M/F)
#84043 801XT Setting Front Spring - (S/M/H)

These next few part are not necessary but help very well on tight tracks and sharp turns... they are from the 801x Buggy and are a perfect fit on the 801xt Truggy
#9400963 Buggy 17mm wheel hub (these are narrower then the 801xt and the wheels will actually hold the pin in and keep it from falling out if the set screw comes loose)
#9004255 Buggy front C hubs aka buggy F-parts
#9400956 Buggy Left steering knuckle
#9400957 Buggy Right steering knuckle

These are for the tilted motor mount. Some say it helps with the center up the gravity of the truck.. maybe... but I think it just looks cool!
#9400958 Buggy tilted motor mounts left and right
#9114064 Servo and top diff mounts to accommodate for the tilt of the motor aka Buggy S-parts
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7-10-3 or 7-10-5 truggy/ buggy i start at 7-5-3 but it always changes and is verymuch personal preferance as well as driving style. we all have our own styles. researching and understanding exactly what and how the fluids do and how they react on certain track surfaces is all of it. keeping set up notes is valuable. welcome. its great that ur in.
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yes...looks smooth...in the pictures...lol

yea but hey its offroad its not supposed to be smooth really

but yea im sure you heard about my comment on tracks with wood on the sides or sticking out i been to a track that had them i hated it.
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Thanks Jeremiah..I have most of those upgrades. The guys at Clockwork Engines told me not to tilt their engines. So I'll leave it straight. What really burns me is the damn 3.5x25 screws the allen head will strip in a heart-breat if you are not carefull.
I ordered a new pack of screws from Tamiya hoping they would be stronger. Nope same junk. So I'll order those shock mounts and the Dubro screws from A Main.

This is another rookie question: I got that Huddy Star-Box starter. Is there some reason I should go that expensive LiPo route or can I just get some old fashioned 7.2v battery 6-packs? I have my charger from the RC10 days. (I'm guessing the 15 year old battery packs from back then aren't any good)
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