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Recommended Upgrades (I need help!)

Discussion in 'Short Course' started by h2rac3r, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. h2rac3r

    h2rac3r Well-Known Member

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    So I just just 100 bucks for graduating 8th grade and I was looking for upgrades to get with the 100 bucks. My setup is

    Low CG Chassis
    Stock Ultra Shocks
    Stock Body Mounts
    Stock Tires and Wheels (which with the low cg chassis I've worn the backs down to full slicks doing drifts)
    Stock Titan 12T 550 motor and XL-5 ESC
    Aluminium Castor Blocks, Steering Blocks, and Rear Stub Axle Carriers
    Pro-Line Front Aluminum Hinge Pin Brace
    Traxxas Series 3 NiHM Battery, 3300 mAh, about 15 minutes of runtime
    Stock Shock Towers
    Stock Bumpers
    Stock A-Arms
    Stock Steering Bellcranks
    Stock Gearbox
    Stock Screws
    Low CG Chassis Front Springs and Traxxas Black Rear Springs.

    That is my setup, I'll post more if I've forgotten anything. First few thing I KNOW I'm getting are the Pro-line rear a-arms or the stock a-arms because i snapped my right a-arm where the shock mounts for the off-road suspension. I've switched the suspension to street and I've been drifting which caused my tires to go full slick. Now I'm just waiting until I drift and I melt down my tires so much that I hit foam. May or may not change those to Pro-Line Street Fighters and JConcepts Hustles or Pro-Line Trencher X's and the Traxxas Black Split Six with the Blue "Beadlock". What I'm for sure going to replace is the rear a-arms, the body mounts to the Pro-Line Extended Body Mounts, and the front bumper(broke the bumper mount, replacing it with stock bumper, it looks the best). 30 bucks spent on that. 70 left. Now I might get the Dynamite Stainless Steel Screw Set but I wanted to see how you've had experience with them. Are they worth to get? If I get them then I have about 50 left, if not then I still have 70. What should be upgrades that I get? If I get the stainless screw set then I can't get the tires, but with 70 bucks, I can only get one full set of tires and wheels. What should I get?
     
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  2. RustyWrench

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    I would go for tires. Yours are worn out and tire selection is one of the most important items on any rig.



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  3. h2rac3r

    h2rac3r Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your expert input. Will do. What tires should I get? Are my selections the best?
     
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    for the arms get the RPM ones better then the comp with aw lifetime warrenty.. for tires Proline for sure ... several treads to choose from
     
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  5. h2rac3r

    h2rac3r Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure? Proline seems way better being the a-arms are practically solid plastic, the RPM are only a couple rods of their nylon fused together to make the a-arms. I'm sorry but I'mma have to go with the proline a-arms.


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    i havnt used the proline ones but have the rpm's and love both brands so go with the ones you like .. so maybe i jumped the gun .. but i have never broke a RPM part on any of my rc's they are the ticket for a tough part ... not dismissing prolines ability to make a good one also. in my opinion proline makes the best tires and bodys . so i would guess their arms to be just as good ..
     
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    rpm hands down proline is shocks tires body
     
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  8. h2rac3r

    h2rac3r Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for being understanding. Now all I need to do is order them and they'll be on the way.
     
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    thats what we are here for thats way y2dat was saying and he haqs been here for all of us he even helped me on a few builds i did and he was right on spot
     
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    h2rac3r Well-Known Member

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    Well, thank you.
     
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  11. h2rac3r

    h2rac3r Well-Known Member

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    What tires should I get? The Street Fighters or the Trenchers?
     
  12. h2rac3r

    h2rac3r Well-Known Member

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    I've decided. I'm going to get the Trenchers for when I go off-road and I'll use the stock tires for when I'm on the street.
     
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    trenchers are grate
     
  14. h2rac3r

    h2rac3r Well-Known Member

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    Great not grate btw. Lol

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    ur right doing to much at once lol
     
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    Trenchers will last well, and RPM make great parts. But if your planning on racing then Trenchers will not give you the traction to be competitive and the RPM parts are to flexable and will sacrifice some handling...

    If you do plan on racing then look at what the fast guys in your class is using for tires and consider using the same. And go with a more ridged A arm...

    If your just going to bash then Trenchers and RPM are the way to go...



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  17. h2rac3r

    h2rac3r Well-Known Member

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    Ok. Thank you. Right now I'm just bashing but in the future, I want to start racing.
     
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