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Old 02-06-2007, 08:32 PM   #41
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I like it man. I just dropped a Bronco lid on mine and love it. I am thinking about shortening the wheelbase from 12.5 to somewhere between 11.75 to 11.5 to keep the mashers from snagging the front fenders so much. It'll be a little extreme on the driveline angles though. I think the Revo shafts can take it, from what I've heard. I need to get some pics up soon.
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Old 06-16-2007, 01:22 PM   #42
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ya defanitley that would look good
i just wanted the little extra wheelbase for comps
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:39 PM   #43
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allright so im getting my rig more comp worthy
i ditched the waterproof setup and went with a more comp type setup with the help of bender.

esc mounted on the rear axle
rx mounted on the top of the upper links in the rear..

messed around with shock oils
and shock placement
got a set of moabs finally and have a set of narrowed rims
with some medium foams in them both thanks too grob23

tested this setup and i really liked it except i broke an axle c

so now i want to buy the clocked axle c's
and get my pinion angle better aswell as bend the lower links for more clearance but without hitting the driveshafts and the metal yokes too bad..

i'll get pictures when i get home
but does this setup sound good
what can be improved?

waiting on axles c's
and going to bend the lower link for more clearance
and a need a new body
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:56 AM   #44
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i wanna water proof my rig a little better than it stands now

it had the reciever with the connections hot glued in place then with electrical tape around most of it then with a ballon and the wires coming out of it with a ziptie on the end to shut it and the opening hot glued.
all that inside a pencil sharpener case with the space between the cap and body of pencil sharpener hot glued and the wiring coming out hotglued so there was no way for water to get in
i didnt want to fry my electronics

my servo was water proof by

stuffing dielectrical grease in the circuit board side and stuffing ceramic grease on the side with the gears a ball bearing speed grease on the ballbearings then closed the servo case and put silicon sealent on the egdes
and it was water proof

my esc was water proof by hotglue all the edges
the one touch setup button and were all the wires are coming out

motor is fine just check the comm and brushes once in a while
and lube the bearings in the motor after every run that has seen some water

these mods worked great
i was just always worried that i would have to buy new electronics
so these mods that i plan on doing will pretty much keep me worry free about water and let me be concentrated on driving

i bought a box from traxxas to put the reciever in and it fits perfect all i need to do is hot glue the openings

for my esc i bought a small box at radioshack to fit the esc in it and i need is to cut a small opening for the wiring and hot glue that and hot glue the lid on

for my servo im going to plastidip the whole thing

and i think that i am going to plastidip the esc box and the rx box.
here is the mod ^ that i plan on doing
the how too article

then i have a submarine on wheels
Hey, I'm a noob, so the info is much appreciated. Is there a reason you used hot glue instead of, say, silicone or plasti-dip?
***EDIT*** Sorry, I see at the bottom that you are switching to plasti-dip.

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Old 05-30-2011, 08:20 PM   #45
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plasti dip all the way

i used the same procedure on a different rig and it turned up awesome
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:50 PM   #46
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do you have to waterproof the esc if its in that box? or did you do that for extra protection?
*edit* since the esc is going into the now waterproofed box
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