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Old 05-22-2003, 02:30 PM   #16
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I would sell the included electronics on ebay, take the money you would spend on the krypton/LRP esc and buy a BL system like the Novak(and a pinion to match the suggested gear-ratio--one of the lower) And then some better tires and practice on a track, if that is where you are going to drive.
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Old 05-22-2003, 03:30 PM   #17
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Old 05-22-2003, 05:54 PM   #18
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i would expect the rpm bumper (or any bumper) to break with a head on collision with a 9 turn, but thats not everyday abuse it will see.

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Old 05-22-2003, 08:51 PM   #19
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Default All you need is a Novak Brushless.

Its two motors in one and it is very fast.

-get a Penguin bumper, shiny front MIP cvds, and some IRS aluminum input shafts. Fast and durable
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Put your money into batteries, motors, charger & tires.
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Old 05-24-2003, 07:28 AM   #21
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I would replace the Bumper BRP, RPM and penguin.
BRP: very nice stiff but it could break the front part of the suspension holder if it hard.
Penguin: heavy but wide and sturdy, same design as BRP and would also break the front end.
RPM: hmmmm been using mine and its pretty good! but it does expose a little bit of the front end and if you clip a corner, broken suspension arm or holder. My driving skills are still novice class but I have no problem with it.

Nerf Bars, just custom make one, from an old tub chassis, from TC3, TA04. it will not cost you anything. Or a kids old toy (little tykes makes really good unbreakable plastic, you could make one from there, hehehehehe BRP's are okay but do not hold on very well.

then spend the rest of your money on practice practice practice.
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Old 05-24-2003, 08:15 AM   #22
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The BRP bumper is much better. its not that the rpm one breaks, its that it bends, and more importantly the direction in which it bends. When you hit stuff with the rpm bumper it bends down, and after a few hits it eventually starts to rub on the racing surface, which is bad (and you can try to bend it back, but it doesnt help, i even tried heating it to keep it bent back, but to no avial). the Brp doesnt do this, and also its lighter. also if you look at the factory AE guy's TC3's, if they run a bumper its the BRP one, and its not because they are BRP sponsered.
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Old 05-24-2003, 04:48 PM   #23
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stormperson, i had that exact problem with the brp bumper not the rpm one. i was running my brp bumper for ages until it was bent down so bad and started to crack. i have only been running the rpm bumper for the last few months of carpet racing without a single problem so far, but maybe thats just because i dont hit the boards lol

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Old 05-24-2003, 07:46 PM   #24
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I have only used the RPM bumper, but I love it. It works very well, I've never broken any front end parts with it either . I've had it for a long time, and no problems. I don't hit the boards very much any more, but I used to . The BRP one is a little wider, but I still have never broken with the RPM.
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Blueprint the drive train.
Clean the grease out of the bearings.
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