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Old 03-15-2016, 08:05 PM
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I just ordered the sakura xi sport kit. I have never built an rc before and have never done any changes to rc cars. I've always baught rtr off road.
I need to know probably everything about what motor esc batteries radio gearing to get. I would like to get a brushless motor and Lipo batteries. Any advice would be great thanks
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Old 03-15-2016, 09:45 PM
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Buy a good tool set
To build with.metric set.
The first up grade would be aluminum steering.

Are you racing in a club or just parking lot bashing?
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Congrats on the new purchase. As Urban said, a good set of metric tools to build it.

As for motor and esc, are you planning on bashing? or racing the car? If racing, decide on which class to help narrow down your choices!
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Just parking lot for now
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I believe the most common hex size is a 2.0 mm. You MUST purchase at least one MIP tool. It is about 13 dollars. Why am I so attimate. You do not want to strip screws. Cheap tools tend to do that. Also do not over tighten the screws and check the screws affect every run.

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I like the hobbywing Justock xr10 esc. It is about 53 bux at falconsekido.com. You must get the programming card. I would probably advise you to get a 17.5 motor. Should you plan on racing this tends to be a popular class, but check with your local track. You can get a hobbyking Trackstar 17.5 motor for about 30-50 dollars at Hobbyking.com. I should have asked.....What is your budget? What transmitters do u have already? For batteries I like SMC .....Google SMC rc racing....another source is pro-match racing.com. Get a 5000 mah battery +/-
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My first self build RC was a Sakura XI sport...

First tip is don't over tighten the screws because the plastic mounts and bulkhead will strip... Just tighten it just before it is tight is good enough...
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What is an mip tool? I ordered a hex set but I can still order something else. My hobby shops aren't that helpful to new people.as for budget, I'd like the keep it on the lower end but if it's worth it for the extra cash I can do that to. I'll be buying parts slowly. I will get a seperate radio for this car.
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Check out amain hobbies part number MIP9008
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Are there any upgrades I need to do before I assemble?
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Old 03-17-2016, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Urklehaze View Post
Are there any upgrades I need to do before I assemble?
I would recommend the following
Better tires (the one that came with it will wear out in 1 day play)
Alum Steering
anti-roll bars
spring sets
better screws (12.9)
diff oil
shock oil

Then I would get metal bulkheads
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Could you give me a link to the screws I'm pretty clueless as to what I'm looking for
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The screws are fine, so long as you have decent tools. MIP is nice (very nice), but you don't have to spend that kind of money to get decent tools.

http://www.rcmart.com/3racing-trwset...l?cPath=456_40

Get a spring set. Here is a recommended one:

http://www.rcmart.com/yeah-racing-p-...?cPath=389_443

Swaybar & mounting kit would be nice, if you have experience in how to setup a car and have something like this to use:
http://www.rcmart.com/hudy-hsp108255...n-p-10468.html

At the very least, get something to measure your ride height, if you don't want all the setup tools at once. The rest can be borrowed at the track from another racer who is persuaded with a free lunch.

Tires and oils would be something you need to determine from others at the track you race at. No point in me recommending SWEEP 32 tires and 600 cst oil, if that is not recommended at your track.

This thread will have plenty more info for you, including a few different setups (this thread is actually a bit redundant).

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...-sport-68.html

Have fun, and keep charging.
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Thanks so much. I have been reading through that thread. Some I understand some I don't. I got the car assembled pretty smoothly. I just have to decide on motor and esc and a radio. My track is only open on days I work so I won't be going there to often.
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