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Old 07-22-2010, 07:50 PM
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Just bought one from the for sale threads. Any advice for a guy looknig to make a come back after 15 years? Probably will race it in a parking lot at the local shop and run it around in some dirt. What breaks? What should I have on hand? Tire recos? It's stock for the most part...
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:52 PM
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First thing I would do is change the servo. To something faster and stronger.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:57 PM
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It's been a while and things have changed since I raced last. What do you recommend servo wise from your experience?
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:23 PM
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Something in the 130oz/in+ range with metal gear.
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I picked up a Hitec HS-5645mg from Hobbytown for my ESE. Didn't break the bank and its got plenty of torque and speed. .18 speed and 168oz of torque @ 6v and it was only like $55 bucks.


http://www.hitecrcd.com/products/ser...hs-5645mg.html
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These Hpi trucks are great! I haven't had many problems at all! I did upgrade the servo to a hitec hs645 for $35 brand new from amainhobbies.com as far as breaking stuff, there hasn't been much but the rear bumper and a front a arm. Check out this video of my truck!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWW2nb2sKSM
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I have the hitec 645 as well and it works great for me. Others may say its not a good servo but for my budget it works well.
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Originally Posted by asanfilippo View Post
These Hpi trucks are great! I haven't had many problems at all! I did upgrade the servo to a hitec hs645 for $35 brand new from amainhobbies.com as far as breaking stuff, there hasn't been much but the rear bumper and a front a arm. Check out this video of my truck!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWW2nb2sKSM
Sick! Great video!!!
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After about 12-13 races with mine - I broke one ball cup on the rear suspension. Bulletproof otherwise. Blitz is a great design, good plastics and handles well.
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