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Old 12-01-2020, 03:37 PM
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Anyone trying the Traxxas X-Maxx Differential Oil 20,000,000 for the front diff? I have some Green Grease I was going to try in the rear diff. I have been using it in my daughter's WLToys monster truck and it has nice, smooth action. I have Tamiya AW grease, but it's only the smallest of tubes, no where near enough for a differential. How much grease does one use in the shocks? Anything else that needs grease?
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Old 12-03-2020, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Red141
How does a long and slow method work?
Long and slow I use a slave motor to break in 2v.
Have a fan blowing on it.
I rotate the motor to polish all sides of bushings, roughly every hour or so.
Usually when the motor is sounding loud you need to add bushing oil.
When the brushes are seated, motor cool, I spray out the motor really good and use a dental pick to clean the slots between the com plates. I might slave run another 20 min to make sure the plate edges are smooth after picking.

The answer 16-20 hours Or 2 days.

Don't have to baby sit it just don't let the bushings dry out.
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Old 12-03-2020, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by rc18/xxxt racer
Do I need to program out reverse out the esc for racing and any link to a English esc manual
I turned it off.

Found when I'm a heated battle I would double tap the brakes causing an unexpected wheel lock or reverse.

For practice with no reverse just makes you drive better and allows you to get your daily steps in.
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Now in stock:

https://www.towerhobbies.com/product.../TAM58683.html
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Old 01-06-2021, 07:11 AM
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Default New Tamiya Mercedes-Benz Euro Truck

New Benz semi looking real trick. A little disappointed that they didn't include a bearing kit for any new upgrades with the new release. But that is Tamiya. Well anybody has any more tricks or upgrades I'll be watching! Later guys and gals! Mess
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Old 01-29-2021, 02:11 PM
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Not sure if it has been covered in this thread, but DO NOT use acetone to remove tires from the wheels. The wheels literally disappear before your eyes.
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Old 01-29-2021, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by speed90
Not sure if it has been covered in this thread, but DO NOT use acetone to remove tires from the wheels. The wheels literally disappear before your eyes.
boiled them in water
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Old 01-30-2021, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by speed90
Not sure if it has been covered in this thread, but DO NOT use acetone to remove tires from the wheels. The wheels literally disappear before your eyes.
Yep, found that out myself just recently. What a mess
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I did boil them first for about an hour. No success like with most glue. I use ZAP medium CA which is always hard to remove, even in acetone. Never dreamed the wheels would end up looking like a Salvador Dali painting. On a positive note, it appears the tires were not affected like some are.
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Old 01-30-2021, 03:41 PM
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Freeze them so the glue becomes brittle?
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Old 02-01-2021, 12:47 PM
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Has anyone had a chance to paint up the new Mercedes body? I just bought the kit and wondered if it is pretty much the same as all the other bodies to paint/detail.
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nope... wish I knew it was out before I got this one..but its cool... are yall running them in Indy Brian?

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Originally Posted by speed90
Not sure if it has been covered in this thread, but DO NOT use acetone to remove tires from the wheels. The wheels literally disappear before your eyes.
On cheaper wheels yes, I have had good success with name brand not melting, also took my advice from this dude.

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Here is a pic of the Buggyra body with tire decals.

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Anyone have a problem with the center driveshaft flexing at high speed and rubbing the chassis? It's making a clicking noise as it hits the chassis at the end of the straight and when free revving. Wondering if it's something I did wrong in rebuilding, or if the driveshaft just needs to be replaced. I take it the aluminum replacement is not legal for euro truck classes.
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