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Old 04-26-2017, 04:53 AM
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Its a homemade track but it has clay in it as mostly sticky.
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I ordered Savox 1258 and aluminum bellcrank. so we will see
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Originally Posted by tranzlucntsteed
I ordered Savox 1258 and aluminum bellcrank. so we will see
If you haven't tried a new servo before, this might make a huge difference already and the aluminum bellcrank will help as well. It should take out some of the steering slop and make it more predictable.
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I hope so. I also got some RPM arms to widen the front a little
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My Bandit setup below. Worked great on an indoor clay blue groove track.

AE springs - 2" silver fronts, 2.5" green rears
27.5 to 30wt front
30-35wt rear
add preload as needed to achieve level arms
aluminum shock caps(prevents popping them off)
stock bellcranks just add bearings and remove the servo saver
Savox 1251
8.0T Trackstar motor + 120amp esc(much more linear in power vs TRX stock)
STRC 1 degree rear hubs
0.5 degree of toe out up front
1/4 ounce of weight on the front bulkhead
Barcodes in super soft front and rear

from there just practice, practice, practice...

the steering slop comes from the servo saver. remove that for a regular horn and you will see a vast improvement. id be very wary about adding too much aluminum as the bandit is already quite heavy. the stock bellcranks are actually quite nice once you replace the bushings with bearings and remove the servo saver.
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Are front and rear arms supposed to be level? it seems if i put too much preload on front it flips itself real easy. If i take off servo saver with new servo will it trash it or would it take a good beating?
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you will need a metal geared servo if you do that.
the stock 2075 will take it for a while but it has plastic gears inside it and they are prone to breakage when pushed to hard.
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Originally Posted by tranzlucntsteed
Are front and rear arms supposed to be level? it seems if i put too much preload on front it flips itself real easy. If i take off servo saver with new servo will it trash it or would it take a good beating?
That savox servo you are getting will be fine running without a servo saver. Just make sure you set your endpoints correctly when you install it. If you don't you can quickly burn it out.
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Originally Posted by tranzlucntsteed
Are front and rear arms supposed to be level? it seems if i put too much preload on front it flips itself real easy. If i take off servo saver with new servo will it trash it or would it take a good beating?
Add weight to the front to keep the nose down. Small increments at a time until you feel comfortable. Also, please note, that the stock VXL motor and speed control is wildly overpowered in the Bandit. You should upgrade to a sensored esc and motor to better control the amount of power needed at certain situations. Its much more linear than the traxxas system and you can add punch control as well as dial the brakes back if needed.
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