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  1. johnnyfiive

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    Where is a good place to look at pricing online for RC electric cars? Is there a site similar to NewEgg for RC car stuff?
     
  2. Skitzo New Member

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    Hey Infrared

    got any tips for a noob nitro guy. already gotta get a new steering servo :) I have already put a list of upgrades together in my head, prolly gonna have to spend another 5 bills to do them all ... no rush though. I'm really liking the avail parts for this truck :)
     
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    Found you a local shop that looks promissing. To answer your question there are many places to buy online, altho I dont have a specific on that comes to mind.

    It is however the interweb, and a bit od googling just " R/C stores" brought a bunch of hits to start looking at.

    Here is the link to your local guys.... http://hobbybarn.com/
     
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    k lhs opens in 1 min, going to get a servo and some air filters. Wonder what I'll break today lol. I'm gonna setup dual airfilters, can anyone think of a reason not to?
     
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    man, i forgot the new servo saver... I called the lhs, owner told me the stock one would be fine. Will it be enough protection or is he looking to sell me another servo lol. I grabbed an ace 8118, a motor saver air cleaner and an extra glow plug... depending how fast the new air cleaner plugs, I may grabb another for duals :)
     
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    sneekypeet says thanks.
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    I do all my buying through a local shop to my area. Rider's Hobby Store, great place!
     
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    Yeah, all the shops around here have either closed or are too expensive for my tastes. I do want to get back into the hobby but not worth what most retailers are asking. I would rather just buy a few games for my PC and have fun that way.
     
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    tower definately seem's to be the "newegg" for RC stuff but the other two link's i posted earlier are about the same as well.....

    @ skitzo : is the Tmaxx single servo steering or dual? also do you have the 2.5 or the 3.3? i'd go back and get a HD servo saver, well worth the investment i'm told.

    my first mod's are going to be a wing mount + wing, HD servo saver and most likely a traxxas frt/r swaybar kit and if money permit's i'll also get all HD skid plate's :)

    :toast:
     
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    It's a single steering servo, 2.5 ...
    I'm gonna get rid of the majority of plastic parts. I plan to leave some plastic in the drive train, seems like a good idea to leave a stratigic weak point ... parts are gonna break :)
    I havn't looked into it yet, but a lower gear ratio would be nice. I don't need 40+ mph, it's not gonna see very many flat surfaces :)
    I want it all :) skid plates, mounts, roll cage, rear exhaust, bigger wheels and tires...
    you know = taller, wider, more pwerful and better protected :)
    The trade in program for the motor is a nice deal, can't complain about discounted upgrades.
     
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    is the chasis plastic or ALU?

    i'd be carefull about adding too much metal part's, they'll add weight and expose other weaknesses......
     
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    it's alum with the plastic supports. More weight means more power :) it's the wonderful world of upgrades where every part you upgrade causes another one to become the weak link. I call it the U cycle. There will be certain parts that brake and I expect that cause I'm gonna be hard on it. But if changing parts to alum will protect it better over all then I'm into it. Just have to leave some stratigic weak points. The goal is to build it up so it can handle the abuse it will see. Everytime I brake a part, I go further into the U cycle :)
     
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    k I took some pics but the quality is poor. I'm not one for taking pics and don't see myself investing in a nice camera ... sorry.


    edit: I'm thining if I change it to rear exhaust then I can add another fuel tank where the composite tuned pipe is :)
    the bumper and bumper mounts will remain plastic to absorb impact,
    all the bracing will be alum along with alum skid plates and roll cage
    the motor and servo mounts will be alum and some plastic gears in the drive train will be swapped for metal.
    I'm also gonna look into lowering the gearing so I can add bigger tires and make better use of the power at low end
    still undecided in a couple areas but it'll all get worked out.
    I figure when I get all this done, if I havn't blown the motor alredy I'll upgrade it.
    I'll have to pay attention to weight distribution but i think it can be managed...
     

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    finally went back to the lhs. grabbed a couple more fuel filters, an hd servo saver for the ace 8118 I grabbed for the steering. Also grabbed a little alum skid plate for the steering servo. Time to put it together and play :)
     
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    hehehehe!

    nice pix! i'll have some up next week of my new toy :rockout:

    how often do you replace the fuel filter?
     
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    thanx, not sure how often, it'll depend on use. That's why I like spares:) I plugged an airfilter in ~20 secs :rockout: so I'm bett'n the fuel filter will get done every 1/2 - 1 gallons of fuel if not more. They only cost me $7 each so I'll use em like they're going out of style :)
     
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    $7 for fuel filter? they're like $3.50 - $4.00 over here......

    i think you should be doing some looking around comparing price's. don't let the guy at your LHS think he can sell ice to an eskimo, know what i mean ;)

    just my $0.02
     
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    yeah, it was $7.99 for two, my mistake :)
     
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    Man, this was my thing like 10-12 years ago. I used to run a Team Associated modified that would blow the other cars off the track. I think I still have a box with the pins and stuff that I won running that car.

    Makes me sad that I got out of it. Awesome fun.
     
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    just my my REVO today :rockout: i just need a couple batteries, which i'll get tomorrow, and i'll be rockin' :D

    here's a few pix
     

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    Nice truck intel. I miss the hobby alot, and especially my RS4-MT.
    [​IMG]
     
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    thnx jR :toast:

    those rs4's are pretty wicked too! fast as f*ck!

    can't wait to fire it up :rockout:
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Pity there is not any nutcase who makes a blower for them little engines,i would love to see that.
     

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