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Old 12-06-2011, 12:21 AM   #81
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:40 AM   #82
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What is CorrosionX that your using to water proof your electronics?
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:25 AM   #83
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The TSL's are an excellent tire for sure. I have ran them on several trips now. The reviews on the Pit Bulls seem to be much more mixed. I think foams are really important to them. Their look also polarizes people too... The good news is that I have both now, so I am going to give them a good head to head comparison to see which works better for my vehicle on the terrain I run.

For what its worth, I am running 5.5" CI Double Deuces in the TSL's and DosP's in the Pit Bulls.

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What is CorrosionX that your using to water proof your electronics?
Its basically an oil that displaces water. I am using it for an extra layer of protection encase of water exposure. I am not interested on turning my Wraith into a submarine, just want good splash protection/insurance. DiEzel's Wraith thread has a good write-up with several links to it.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:06 PM   #84
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3727, I think it is the battery hold down parts for a stampede.

I stole the idea from someone else, so have at it.
I also stole or borrowed the idea from you, and it worked out slicker than cat poop. Thanks for the fantastic tip. I would post some pics but I don't seem to have that privledge yet, as I am still fairly new.
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:21 PM   #85
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Out of curiosity, what size drill bit did you use on the make shift hood mounts?
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:10 PM   #86
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Got it wired up and did a few test runs today. So far I am really liking the pro4/mmp combo. For those that run it, though, I have one question...

If I ease into the throttle it slowly and steadily begins to move, and then it jumps forward. It only happens from a complete stop. I can get on the throttle and back down to a craw and it is fine? Its almost like it gets a surge of voltage or something?

Besides that I like it. Top-end is about like a stock slash on a 3s lipo. I'm running 0 degrees of timing, sensored only, cheat mode enabled (@ 4 deg). Torque is great, smooth as butter besides the "surge" issue. Drag break is amazing... anything over 80% is really not drivable. Once I get the wiring cleaned up I will get some pictures and video.
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Out of curiosity, what size drill bit did you use on the make shift hood mounts?
Couldn't tell you honestly. I just looked through my collection until I found the size that matched the shaft and still allowed the threads to bite.
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:26 PM   #88
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i like those tyres, rojo
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:24 PM   #89
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A couple of video's testing out the electronics:

WraithSpeedRuns.mp4 video by johnroginsky - Photobucket

WraithCrawlingRuns.mp4 video by johnroginsky - Photobucket

I am really enjoying this setup... Great speed and still retains some decent crawl-ability on the rocks...
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:01 PM   #90
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Tons of electronics and wiring to cram under the hood... but I tried to keep it fairly clean. Everything fit in the front except the MMP which got mounted in the rear. Next up it to fab up a new battery mount



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Old 12-10-2011, 07:41 PM   #91
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nice man, i like your setup also, i think it has great speed plus good clawling speed. i kinda like the MMP in the rear, if you get a rear tray panel and the MMP is sits tall enough, you could cut away the bit that covers the MMP, and it will look like a cooling fan. i rekon that would loook mightly fine. how are you liking the 4WS.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:32 AM   #92
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I think your turtle could easily end up on a fencepost with one quick trigger.
I'd be happy with half the speed and twice the control, but I'm loving the vids. Keep posting, we're watching!
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nice man, i like your setup also, i think it has great speed plus good clawling speed. i kinda like the MMP in the rear, if you get a rear tray panel and the MMP is sits tall enough, you could cut away the bit that covers the MMP, and it will look like a cooling fan. i rekon that would loook mightly fine. how are you liking the 4WS.
Thanks! I have some plans to make the rear look a bit nicer...

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I think your turtle could easily end up on a fencepost with one quick trigger.
I'd be happy with half the speed and twice the control, but I'm loving the vids. Keep posting, we're watching!
The speed is great fun for sure. It is amazing how well it still crawls though. I am going to increase the drag break a hair more to make crawling a little easier... I could still drop a tooth or two on the pinion gear to help the low speed control, but so far I like it like it is. The Tekin Pro4 is definately a beast, and a perfect match-up to my uses for the Wraith.
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:13 PM   #94
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New batteries came in and they have some serious punch...

I also made a new battery mount that locks into (and sandwiches) the factory mounting bracket...










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Old 12-19-2011, 08:24 PM   #95
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Glad to see your diggin the motor/esc combo. Pretty bad ass isn't it ? Well worth the needed drivetrain upgrades.

Dig the battery mount you got goin.. Should be able to stuff one of these big dawgs in there - Sky Lipo 4400mAh 11.1V 30C or even 5,000 if you'd like. Great for those long trail runs.. I get bout 45-1:15ish. 13/60.
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:26 PM   #96
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nice man, how is the gen ace battery, have you run it yet and how long does it last? im in the process of choosing a battery for my wraith and there are just so many god damn options out there, but for sure, im going with some sort of 3S lipo.
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Glad to see your diggin the motor/esc combo. Pretty bad ass isn't it ? Well worth the needed drivetrain upgrades.

Dig the battery mount you got goin.. Should be able to stuff one of these big dawgs in there - Sky Lipo 4400mAh 11.1V 30C or even 5,000 if you'd like. Great for those long trail runs.. I get bout 45-1:15ish. 13/60.
Thanks!

I will check into those batteries as well... a man can never have too many! lol

As for the Motor/Esc combo... still no words to describe the fun.

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nice man, how is the gen ace battery, have you run it yet and how long does it last? im in the process of choosing a battery for my wraith and there are just so many god damn options out there, but for sure, im going with some sort of 3S lipo.
Haven't ran them all the way out yet... I am guessing about 20-30 minutes each. Definitely go 3s. Volt up and gear down!
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:56 PM   #98
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I finally broke down and got some new links... The 3mm threads on the old ones were just not holding up...





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Old 02-26-2012, 06:42 AM   #99
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are they VP, can beat em'
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