Got A New Car

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  1. BSP06XRU

    BSP06XRU Old Member

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    I have been into R/C's on and off since the 80's.

    I started with Tamiya models:
    Sand Scorcher (also have the Rough Rider body for it),
    Porsche 956 RM. Mk. 5, and
    Vanessa's Lunch Box.
    I still have all of them!

    In 2003(?) I got an E-Maxx 3906. Ran it for a few years and life got busy.
    Put it in it's bin and it's been there for about 8 years!

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    Earlier this year I bought my son a LaTrax Teton. Once we started playing with it
    the R/C bug came back.

    About a month ago I got a Mini E-Revo VXL.

    Current mods:

    Proline Baja Bug Body
    Proline Dirt Hawgs with Titus Beadloc 2.2 (yes... I've re-geared for it)
    ONFA 1/10 Scale Downforce Wing
    GTR Shocks with 80W Oil
    Tan Springs up front and Black out back
    Hot-Racing Sway Bars
    Traxxas Aluminum Turnbuckles and Tie Rods
    Steel Hollow Balls
    Integy Motor and Motor Mount Heat Sink
    Hot Racing Steering Knuckles
    T-Bone Racing 4pc Chassis Brace
    RPM 1/10 Slash Front Bumper
    SPC LiPO 2S Batteries
    Benchmark Power Supply
    Junsi iCharger 206B

    That's all for now... I think.

    Mods I have the parts for but haven't started/completed yet:

    Different body and mount for the heck of it
    6 3mm LED Light Kit for the RPM Slash Front Bumper and Brake Lights
    TA 21141 Shim Kits (still need to break it down and do this!)


    Current RTRs are fun, but I miss the actual building of the kits...
    I guess that's what repairs and upgrades are for!

    "If you ain't fixin' it, you ain't drivin' it!"

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  2. 06 xr

    06 xr New Member

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    When that traxxas servo strips or shorts out do yourself a favor and get a hitec 5086wp needs a little dremal work to fit but works way better. water, snow and crashes still works mint
     
  3. BSP06XRU

    BSP06XRU Old Member

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    That's what I heard... that or the Blue Bird 390 (with a little work to make it waterproof).
    Thanks! :top:
     
  4. BSP06XRU

    BSP06XRU Old Member

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    Update:

    I just changed the look of my car.

    Instead of the Black Widow Bug, it is now the

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    Upgraded to disc brakes as well :laugh:

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    Next to my 27 year old Tamiya "Vanessa's Lunch Box!"

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    Looks sick!:smile:
     
  6. Venomous_X

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    [​IMG][/URL][/IMG] Eh, you get the gist even though the quality sucks... I had a few of these once before and sold them, now I'm just plotting what to do with them aesthetically... I've always replaced bodies due to damage. Bash city... I have been wanting a kyosho or a tamiya for a while, maybe even a buggy. I feel your pain Steve.:crinklehair:
     
  7. JC2011XR

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    Nice cars Steve. I had a Tamiya Frog when I was in high school. That R/C car was Great Fun! That little car took on everything I drove it through and asked for more.
     
  8. BSP06XRU

    BSP06XRU Old Member

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    Long time no see Donnie. Glad to know you're still checking in on XRU.

    I wish I had more guys around here who have R/C cars. Not as fun just bashing by myself in my front yard.

    Maybe it's time to get an HPI drift car and play in our Church's social hall!

    I almost got the Frog back in the day as well. My friend had one and it was a lot of fun.
    That was the one with the balloon in it right?

    Back then I had the Tamiya Sand Scorcher (with spare Rough Rider body).
    I still have it, but the electronics in it were gutted and are still in the Lunch Box.
     
  9. Venomous_X

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    Yeah, i still poke in and about every now and then to check on some of the old friends... Miss my truck, but I didn't wander too far from the taco. I really want to try out a drifter but don't have a location close enough for me to spend the dough. I haven't decided if I want a wall queen.
     
  10. JC2011XR

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    You have a great memory Steve. I totally forgot about the balloon that covered the speed controller. I damaged the original one so my Dad said just use a real balloon, it worked just the same. I used to run that R/C so hard but it never gave up.
     
  11. BSP06XRU

    BSP06XRU Old Member

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    Just finished more mods on my van:

    Two 5mm LEDs out back in the rear bumper (running/brake):

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  12. JC2011XR

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    Steve, those led's look awesome
     
  13. Whitebeauty

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    Very awesome bud.... Those look pretty darn bright!
     
  14. BSP06XRU

    BSP06XRU Old Member

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    Got tired of E-Maxx 3906-Wide A-Arm looking like a bus for the last 10+ years:

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    I saw the JConcepts BAJR body and decided it was time to change.

    I introduce to you the P40B WarHawk inspired...

    WarBAJR

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    Paint really pops in the sunlight!

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    BSP06XRU Old Member

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    Did it again and got a Slash 4x4 Platinum 6804R 4-Pole of of eBay for $249.00!

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  18. xtrapsi

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    Siiiiick.
    I've got a Revo 3.3, a Jato 3.3 and an old T-Maxx collecting dust. I need to get them out again.
    I've been eyeballing one of the Brushless E-Revo but other things are stealing the money for it.
     
  19. Whitebeauty

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    That's a good price for that slash Steve wow! Just finished putting my Spartan together. Gonna take it out to the lake tomorrow.. see how it does..
     
  20. BSP06XRU

    BSP06XRU Old Member

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    How did the trip to the lake go? If I had a lake close by, I'd probably have a Spartan as well!



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