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Old 01-28-2017, 08:06 PM   #16
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Default tire wheel for Raider XL

'm interested in coping your tire wheel combo. I found the rims, can you tell me the scale and exact Bandito tires you used.
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Old 01-29-2017, 12:37 AM   #17
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http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCNZD&P=7
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Old 02-03-2017, 07:23 AM   #18
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Default Tires

Thanks, those are the tires I ordered and received already. Also I ordered the rims from the UK. In the mean time I put those tires on on 1/10 Raider rims. Fit was 98%, not as smug as I hoped. Thanks for all your posts.
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Old 02-03-2017, 10:32 AM   #19
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Yeah, the stock Raider rims are slightly larger on the inboard side than the outboard side.
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Old 02-03-2017, 10:56 AM   #20
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Very cool
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Old 02-10-2017, 06:59 PM   #21
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First update to this vehicle in months: I replaced the plastic steering assembly with an aluminum one from Hot Racing, to reduce slop in the steering. The plastic parts were starting to get worn out.



I reused one plastic piece from the original servo-saver, the "male" side of the V, so there won't be aluminum grinding against aluminum every time the servo-saver actuates. (the "female" side of the V needs to be aluminum because the plastic one stretches over time.) If you look very closely below, you can see I cut off the tips from the "male" side of the V, to ensure the two pieces would seat together as snugly as possible.



It's a good upgrade. The steering is much more precise now.
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Old 04-05-2017, 03:17 AM   #22
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A couple small updates: I replaced the stock ball-stud links with Traxxas captured-ball links to eliminate the suspension popping loose, I replaced the stock spur gear with an Associated spur gear and matching slipper pads, and I replaced the outer slipper plate with a SC10 slipper plate so I could use the superior SC10 slipper spring as well.



This lets me put enough pressure on the slipper pads without bottoming-out the stock spring, which only really worked with the sticky stock pads that had a tendency to glue themselves to the plates if the vehicle sat still too long. The Associated slipper pads don't have this problem, but require a stronger spring to work properly. The top-shaft doesn't accommodate the SC10 inner slipper plate, but the stock inner slipper plate works fine because the dimensions of Arrma's slipper assembly are identical to Associated's.
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Old 04-05-2017, 02:23 PM   #23
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this buggy looks awesome
thanks for all the info as my son wears his out I will start the mod process, but for now its going just fine.
Being thats its bigger its easier for a little one to handle
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Thanks! I'm happy with how it turned out. Less-sticky tires might be a good idea to reduce rollovers, but I'm willing to keep taking that risk despite the exposed shock towers.
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Old 04-06-2017, 10:18 AM   #25
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When rebuilding the metal gear box, i noticed two washers on either side of the idler gear (the center gear). Following the blx exploded view, these are not show in the assembly. However when i install them, they keep the idler gear planted in the housing and stops it from moving side to side. Did you guys install these or no?
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This is my personal build thread, so I'm not sure if anyone else is going to reply to your question here. I don't think my metal-gear transmission had shims for the idler gear, but I always shim my transmissions when I put them together, so yes, I did end up using *something* to keep the idler gear from moving around. It shouldn't have a major effect, though; it's the top shaft and the diff that really need to be firmly secured. I just shimmed the idler gear because I like to be thorough.
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Old 06-28-2017, 01:33 AM   #27
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Can you post part numbers on front shock brace, rear shock brace and everything needed for the rear cv axle swap? I copied your wheel/tire combo, ordered some different shocks but had the dogbones popping out problem so I just ordered aluminum shock caps, solved the caps popping off problem. also did a brushless setup and wheelie bar on mine
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Old 06-28-2017, 08:03 AM   #28
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Mine is running good as well...
Its a pretty awesome car for the money..
Wheels from the Kyosho 1/10 baja bug fit on it nicely as well...
The only thing with those rims are when its hot they are a bit flexy
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Better to be a bit flexy than a bit brittle.
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Better to be a bit flexy than a bit brittle.
Are you going to be able to get me part numbers on everything needed for the rear driveshaft upgrade?
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