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Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-21-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,340
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
I know this is going to sound silly, but the...

I know this is going to sound silly, but the original post in this thread is from 2011. I'm pretty sure he's figured it out by now.

The one guy necro-bumped this thread because he is having the...
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-20-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11,762
Views: 1,815,506
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
Timrod, Try swapping the axle/driveshaft...

Timrod,

Try swapping the axle/driveshaft from the other side to see if the problem changes sides.

I would also pull the steering spindle off the troubled side, then build everything up with the...
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-20-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
When you ask for an opinion on what is "best" and...

When you ask for an opinion on what is "best" and then give no qualification, you are asking such an open ended question that you are never going to get a real answer.

What do you want the best...
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-19-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11,762
Views: 1,815,506
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
Take about 10 minutes to read the first post (and...

Take about 10 minutes to read the first post (and I mean really actually ready it, not just skim over it). The answer to this question and your question about the Traxxas x-rings are both in post #1....
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-17-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 63,349
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
You felt compelled to dig up a thread from 2...

You felt compelled to dig up a thread from 2 years ago to say that?

In offroad, you want the car to square up and go straight when you get on the throttle.

Being that oval is so one...
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-17-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21,318
Views: 3,571,849
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
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Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-16-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
So now all your captured rod ends have ugly plyer...

So now all your captured rod ends have ugly plyer marks on them?

The better way to go about freeing up the rod ends is to put the pivot ball into the rod end, place a long screw through the rod...
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-16-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,272
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
There are plenty of fwd race cars that work well....

There are plenty of fwd race cars that work well. Here is Chris Rado's 1200hp time attack record holding Fwd Scion tc.
...
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-15-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,889
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
OK, so you're really going to have to clarify...

OK, so you're really going to have to clarify some stuff for us before we're going to be able to get this thing working the way it's supposed to.

You say you just got done building it from new old...
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-14-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21,318
Views: 3,571,849
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
Well my dad ran a front wing on his Tamiya...

Well my dad ran a front wing on his Tamiya Roughrider in the 70s.

Do you always have to one up everyone Fred?
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-14-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21,318
Views: 3,571,849
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
Call my dad ran a front wing on his Tamaya...

Call my dad ran a front wing on his Tamaya Roughrider in the 70s.

Do you always have to one up everyone Fred?
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-14-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,889
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
Build the diff with the right grease and you will...

Build the diff with the right grease and you will be fine. Its a toy car, drive it as hard as you want. If you break it, fix it. Keeping proper care of your lipo is important.




Why?
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-14-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21,318
Views: 3,571,849
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
It may be time to have your eyes tested, because...

It may be time to have your eyes tested, because those two front wings are so vastly different, that the only explanation as to why you would say that is that your eyes don't work.

Cav is...
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-14-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,889
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
Okay, first things first, the diff is not a...

Okay, first things first, the diff is not a clutch.

Unless that is an r/c diff specific grease, that is very likely your issue. The grease in the diff has to be the clear stuff included with the...
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-14-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,889
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
What grease are you using on the main diff balls?...

What grease are you using on the main diff balls? If t isn't clear diff grease, that could be your issue.

If you need more diff gears, and can't find any more for the XXX series vehicles, the diff...
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-13-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 94,509
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
Preorders up on amain.

Preorders up on amain.
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-12-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21,318
Views: 3,571,849
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
I'll just leave this here. ...

I'll just leave this here.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/attachments/electric-off-road/655367d1287339047-ball-diffs-how-long-do-yours-last-breakitin.jpg

That is the bfast break in method. Follow...
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-10-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 148,100
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
OK, so you set your EPA to 100 and calibrate the...

OK, so you set your EPA to 100 and calibrate the ESC.

Let's say the car goes 40mph at full throttle.

Now lower EPA to 75.

Now the car goes 30mph, but the trigger physically still travels the...
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-10-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 148,100
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
Are you talking to me?

Are you talking to me?
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-10-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
Just make sure everything is right. If something...

Just make sure everything is right. If something isn't the way it's supposed to be, make it right. Pros don't replace things like plastics or screws just because. Also, not crashing makes it much...
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-10-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 148,100
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
Lets say you calibrate the ESC with the throttle...

Lets say you calibrate the ESC with the throttle EPA at 100, and then set it to 50. Those 50 steps have to cover the same trigger pull amount as the 100 steps. You then would have half the throttle...
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-10-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 1,120,681
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
Did you also adjust the spacing of the c-hubs?...

Did you also adjust the spacing of the c-hubs? Again, the manual covers the adjustment, and what you need to change along with the adjustment to make the adjustment properly. Just read the manual and...
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-10-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 148,100
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
That is not what you want to do. When you lower...

That is not what you want to do. When you lower the EPA you spread less steps over the same trigger travel, which causes a loss of throttle resolution.

The right way to do it is to have the right...
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-10-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11,762
Views: 1,815,506
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
I run on a medium to high bite indoor clay track....

I run on a medium to high bite indoor clay track. I'm running the Ty Tessman Gunsmoke setup, with a few changes. I don't have the "C" rear shock tower, and I use sway bars to keep the car feeling the...
Forum: Electric Off-Road 08-10-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,367
Posted By Mantis Toboggan
This is gonna sound strange, but I'm pretty sure...

This is gonna sound strange, but I'm pretty sure they've figured it out by now. This thread was created in 2011.

Oh, oval racer.
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