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Old 09-15-2005, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default Just bought a RC18T and installed a mamba brushless in it

Oh god i love this thing. Does anyone know of how to set it up the best? (speed control/suspention) thanks.
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They are pretty easy to set up. It depends if you have the Titanium turnbuckles or the stock solid ones. It also depends on the type of driving you want to do. If your into oval racing, I can set you up with independant camber setting for each wheel to get you around the track fast, but something tells me your sticking to off-road. If you have any questions just send me a PM.

In case your interested here's the RC18T that belongs to my teammate Taylor.

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That's a pretty insane truck! Very clean looking. Having a clean chassis that's neat and orgonized is something very important to me. I like things to be neat, but for some reason I can never find my keys in my own house!
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Old 09-15-2005, 08:41 PM   #5
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Well i did just buy it, like literally 2 hours ago just took a while to get it set up and by the time it was done it was dark out so i could only drive it for a little bit.
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Did it come with the brushless or did you buy that separatly too. I'm guessing you got it at a local hobby shop, seeing as how you bought it 2 hours ago and you already have it.
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Bought seprately, yeah at a shop they did the install for free.
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The first thing you are going to have to do is get the associated outdrive sleeves because the power of the mamba will flare out the outdrives and you will lose your dogbones. I would also recommend MIP CVD's....and a front bumper....

CVD's - http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXJHW7&P=ML

Sleeves - http://www.teamassociated.com/feedba.../help_form.htm
(This is the associated link to call and they will ship them to you for free.)
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Old 09-15-2005, 10:18 PM   #9
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Sounds good to me, at the shop they said ill be burning through a few parts so whatever it takes to make it more relaiable.
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It's either the sleeves or new outdrives. They are avalible in titanium and aluminum, but the titanium ones have a less-than-stellar finish to them. The diff gears are going to be the next thing to go. We're still waiting for the release of some aluminum or titanium gears. I'm hoping Robinson Racing Products will get on the ball soon and help with our RC18T! We need stronger diffs!
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That reminds me that you should probably rebuild the diffs and ca glue the rings to the outdrives...also make sure the diffs are shimmed so there is no slop. AE should also give you some diff shims with those outdrive sleeves.

Don't forget a front bumper!!!!
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You shouldn't shims. I don't think ours came with any. With the outdrive sleeves all we needed was to remove the ball cups on the suspension components, and take the dogbones out while we slid the sleeves over the outdrives. They say you may need to cut the springs behind the dogbones, but we didn't have too.
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The shims are to remove the slop the diff has so you won't wear out the gears...has nothing to do with the outdrives.
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AE should also give you some diff shims with those outdrive sleeves.
You said they come with the outdrive sleeves, having purchased a set of outdrive sleeves, I can assure you that they did not come in the same package. You don't need to touch the balls, rings, gear, or thrust bearing at all during assembly.

Is this what you meant?
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No, I didn't mean they come in the same package. But they will send them to you if they weren't included your kit. They come in all the updated kits as do the sleeves.

You don't HAVE to touch anything during your diff assembly BUT if you want some insurance that your plastic outdrives won't slop and eventually strip with the Mamba, people are CA gluing the rings onto the outdrives.
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