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Old 05-04-2020, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by BulldogSRT View Post
The bar is very close to the driveshaft. I put a spacer at the upper link to space it alittle more forward at the wheel, which allows the endlink to be as forward as possible.
I went for this solution in the end. Found 2 spacers in the NN tree that I hope won't be needed for anything else.. at least until I will receive the shipment with the metal ones I will order..

And not have a bit more room to work with. Now onto finishing the build.

I think i will convert it to the longer damper version pretty soon, already ordering the parts. So will need to come apart again at some point but hey
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Old 05-09-2020, 10:50 PM
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Is it worth getting an XV-01 Pro or long travel kit over the standard kit? Pretty tempted by the long travel kit since I can also choose my own body.
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Old 05-09-2020, 11:02 PM
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I would say Long travel over the Pro. If you do buy the Pro make sure it is the Rally and not the TC (unless you want the TC suspension).

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Old 05-10-2020, 01:45 AM
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I agree. Get the Long Travel version. The XV-01 is at its best when it has lots of ground clearance and driving on rough surfaces. Otherwise it's just a touring car with an annoying battery box and a weird weight balance.
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Old 05-10-2020, 08:24 AM
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Default Long travel vs standard.

FYI, the long travel version doesn't actually have any more suspension travel, it just allows for the use of buggy shock springs.
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Old 05-10-2020, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by angrymelon View Post
FYI, the long travel version doesn't actually have any more suspension travel, it just allows for the use of buggy shock springs.
This doesn't sound correct but it is possible. I do know the stock non LT shocks limit the travel. So I would think it would increase somewhat. When I converted my Pro to LT I used some TLR buggy front shocks at all 4 corners (80mm long iirc). I modded the chassis to use as much shock travel as possible and still had to reduce the shock travel some. IMHO starting with the Long Travel version gives you the option to get the most out of the chassis and to upgrade from there would mean new shocks and some grinding.
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Old 05-10-2020, 05:45 PM
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Thanks for the input! I just backordered a Long Damper spec XV-01 on tower. Gives me some time to decide what kind of body to get.
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Old 05-15-2020, 10:53 AM
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I just bought the XV-01 with the Impreza WRX Sti body. I'm not expecting to do lots (if any) jumps with it. Would you recommend installing the long dampers?

Also, would anyone recommend a cheap but good ESC? Everything I see being sold says "crawler" in it
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Old 05-15-2020, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by MrTexR View Post
I just bought the XV-01 with the Impreza WRX Sti body. I'm not expecting to do lots (if any) jumps with it. Would you recommend installing the long dampers?

Also, would anyone recommend a cheap but good ESC? Everything I see being sold says "crawler" in it

Hobbywing XERUN XR10 Justock 1/10 Sensored Brushless ESC They are around $50+


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Old 05-15-2020, 05:48 PM
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Hobbywing XERUN XR10 Justock 1/10 Sensored Brushless ESC They are around $50+

unfortunately they motor in the kit is brushed
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Old 05-15-2020, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by MrTexR View Post
unfortunately they motor in the kit is brushed
Hobbywing Quicrun 1060 or 1080
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Old 05-18-2020, 04:47 PM
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I put a HW 1060 and a reedy 17t Radon motor in mine. It's pretty dang quick with that combo. (and cheap enough also)

On the subject of long damper, mine is the long version but I have not driven one without them. A friend of mine has one that is short shocks somaybe I can try his sometime to compare. I've took mine over some bicycle/skateboard ramps that were about 16 inches high and a couple feet apart and landed pretty smooth. However, these cars are definitely not made for jumping. Pretty fun on a home-made rally type track in the back yard.
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Old 05-18-2020, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by tomcat125 View Post
I put a HW 1060 and a reedy 17t Radon motor in mine. It's pretty dang quick with that combo. (and cheap enough also)

On the subject of long damper, mine is the long version but I have not driven one without them. A friend of mine has one that is short shocks somaybe I can try his sometime to compare. I've took mine over some bicycle/skateboard ramps that were about 16 inches high and a couple feet apart and landed pretty smooth. However, these cars are definitely not made for jumping. Pretty fun on a home-made rally type track in the back yard.
I definitely don't want one to jump (except maybe off a curb), but something that doesn't get bogged down in dirt or grass would be perfect.

The only issue is Tower isn't expecting the XV-01 LDS to come in till late July... I'm hoping I can be patient enough and not cancel and buy something else.
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Old 05-19-2020, 06:02 PM
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Seems I'll be buying a HW1060
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Old 05-24-2020, 04:50 PM
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Have any of you have problems with the ESC overheating?
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