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Old 05-13-2019, 05:13 AM
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Well I've gone down the rabbit hole. LOL
Upgrades for 1:5 aren't for the faint iof heart I'll say that much.
Unfortunately I found a company called FID and I've ordered and I am in the process of upgrading lots of plastic parts to aluminum including:
  • Jofer-RC Skid Plate Kit
  • Hobbywing Max5 ESC
  • Hitec D845WP Servo (metal parts)
  • Changed all connectors from xt60 to 7mm Castle connectors
  • FID Racing CNC front and rear shock towers
  • FID Racing CNC top steering brace
  • FID Racing CNC front & rear suspension arms
  • FID Racing CNC alloy Castor Blocks tapered wheel hub
  • FID Racing CNC Rear Hub Carriers & wheel extenders
  • FID Racing CNC Front Hub Carriers & Wheel Extenders
  • FID Racing CNC Dual Servo arm with servo saver
  • FID Racing CNC front and rear hinge pins
  • FID Racing CNC front & rear chassis braces
  • FID Racing CNC Spare tire carrier
  • MadMax Full Wheel & Tire Sets - 8 Spoke Wheels & Giant Grip Monster tires
  • Team FastEddy Sealed Bearing Kits
  • Team FastEddy Shims
  • total of 8 4s batteries now, will be running car in 8S mode.
  • charger
  • 2 x parallel boards
  • Castle dual motor fan
  • Changed center diff oil to 1,000,000 wt, front and rear to 100k wt
  • 20% stiffer rear springs and 50 wt shock oil all round
  • plus fun stuff like some MIP tool kits and other specialty tools.
My dining room now looks like this.










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Old 05-13-2019, 09:52 PM
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I think it is always funny how people say they only have $X to spend on an RC car and then they end up modding it like a real car. I spent enough in RCs to prevent me from buying another toy 1:1 car at this point. Did you make that stand for your car?
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by drivejumpfly View Post
I think it is always funny how people say they only have $X to spend on an RC car and then they end up modding it like a real car. I spent enough in RCs to prevent me from buying another toy 1:1 car at this point. Did you make that stand for your car?
Hey don't judge me.
Yeah the stand was just something quick I threw together with scrap wood from my last subwoofer build.
Nothing special but it makes things a hell of a lot easier.
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:21 PM
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No judgement here. Each time I look at my RC that I have been modding for years that is broken I realize how mad I would be if my 1:1 toy was broken this long. I am not paying insurance on the RCs so I am not mad at the fact that they are broken. Their tires do not dry rot either.
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Originally Posted by drivejumpfly View Post
No judgement here. Each time I look at my RC that I have been modding for years that is broken I realize how mad I would be if my 1:1 toy was broken this long. I am not paying insurance on the RCs so I am not mad at the fact that they are broken. Their tires do not dry rot either.
I'm still amazed at the size of the parts when they come in.
I remember my Samurai and my Galaxy with puny little tie rods and turnbuckles.
These things are massive.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:55 AM
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My humble thread has taken on a life of its own. Like a proud parent, I shall watch it from the sidelines as I beam with pride.

CFOT RC Crew!!!!

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Old 05-14-2019, 01:34 PM
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My humble thread has taken on a life of its own. Like a proud parent, I shall watch it from the sidelines as I beam with pride.

CFOT RC Crew!!!!



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Old 05-15-2019, 03:02 AM
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:17 AM
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Great thread! I just converted my son's 2wd Slash to a Monster Slash, 2.8" Proline Trencher tires, body lift and re-gear, still had to trim some of the body. No pics now, later...

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Old 05-16-2019, 12:52 AM
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Are you running the stock VXL system in it? If so, how are the temps in that Monster Slash?
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:44 AM
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Are you running the stock VXL system in it? If so, how are the temps in that Monster Slash?
Yes, I re-greared to Traxxas 48P Pinion Gear w/Set Screw (14T) and Hot Racing Traxxas 2WD Hard Anodized Aluminum 48P Spur Gear (90T) I haven't put a heat temp gauge on it, it seems to be running fine.
Used these tires, the Nitro rears give the best off set.
https://www.amainhobbies.com/proline...86130?v=211818

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Anyone in here have any interest in buying my Traxxas setup off of me?

I have a Traxxas Slash 4x4 short course truck. I have upgraded dang near every part on the truck, Has a brand new Spektrum Dx5c controller that I have only used maybe 3x times on it.

If so shoot me an PM and I will dig it out for some pics
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Originally Posted by Gary04Z06 View Post
Yes, I re-greared to Traxxas 48P Pinion Gear w/Set Screw (14T) and Hot Racing Traxxas 2WD Hard Anodized Aluminum 48P Spur Gear (90T) I haven't put a heat temp gauge on it, it seems to be running fine.
Used these tires, the Nitro rears give the best off set.
https://www.amainhobbies.com/proline...86130?v=211818
You re-geared it. That is exactly what I thought had to be done with the stock motor/esc. That was one of the things I was thinking about with my Slash 4x4, but I only run NiMh batteries in it. If I switched to lipos it would not be a problem but I already run too many lipo batteries in my other vehicles. I need to leave the Slash as my beater truck.
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I run on road indoor carpet track in USGT, tight and fast with unforgiving boards. My chassis in a Xray T4 2018, this was the first year for short shocks, and is the setup to have for smooth tracks. R1



21.5 motor, Hobby wing 160 ESC, black low profile Savox servo and a Zombie HV 7.6V 2 cell. For me, and I go against the grain here, is that I always run Vette bodies, currently running Protoform ZR1 where as everyone primarily runs Exotec P Zero

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Nice, I dig that ZR1 body.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by kingpin111 View Post
HO-LEE KOW!!!

She's here!
27? x 18" 27lbs without batteries.
Shocks as thick as my thumb. LOL














Is it fast? I have been looking at the Losi 5ive short course truck and would like to get the MGM speed controller and motor combo for it. They claim it makes 20hp.
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by mracer View Post
I run on road indoor carpet track in USGT, tight and fast with unforgiving boards. My chassis in a Xray T4 2018, this was the first year for short shocks, and is the setup to have for smooth tracks. R1



21.5 motor, Hobby wing 160 ESC, black low profile Savox servo and a Zombie HV 7.6V 2 cell. For me, and I go against the grain here, is that I always run Vette bodies, currently running Protoform ZR1 where as everyone primarily runs Exotec P Zero
What scale are the Corvette bodies?
Any 1/5th?

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Is it fast? I have been looking at the Losi 5ive short course truck and would like to get the MGM speed controller and motor combo for it. They claim it makes 20hp.
I've seen people get them 73mph on 8s.
Stock out of the box is supposed to be about 50mph.
I don't know about the gas stuff but this electric is faster stock then the gas version.
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:15 PM
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Rear is done now time for the front if my puppy let's me. Also a picture of the new Max 5 ESC, castle dual fan, Hitec D845WP metal geared servo and some wire cleanup. Oh and castle connectors. 20% stiffer springs on the back and 50wt oil all around.

Now to start on the front end.






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[QUOTE=kingpin111;1599420348]What scale are the Corvette bodies?
Any 1/5th?
The bodies I posted pic's of are all 10th scale, apparently there's a 9th scale made by Kyosho ......
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Originally Posted by kingpin111 View Post
Rear is done now time for the front if my puppy let's me. Also a picture of the new Max 5 ESC, castle dual fan, Hitec D845WP metal geared servo and some wire cleanup. Oh and castle connectors. 20% stiffer springs on the back and 50wt oil all around.

Now to start on the front end.







Looks good. Electric is the only way to go.
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