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Old 09-14-2011, 12:41 PM   #11801
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hahaha, yea! Is your revo brushless? I had a friend with a Savage flux, and ran it on 6s LiPo (25v) and it was absolutely retarded fast, like 65mph, standing backflip, and was impossible to go WOT hardly anywhere.
No, its pretty slow. the nirto truck is a lot faster.

I haven't modded the revo much, and I haven't invested at all in batteries so all but the first 3 mins of run time suck. That's a lot of the reason why I rather nitro I guess.
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:05 PM   #11802
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Screw nitro. If you go brushless and use LiPo batteries you will have crazy power and 30-40mins of runtime per set of batts. My E-maxx has big brushed motors and lasts over 45mins with "modest" sized batteries.
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:10 PM   #11803
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Like I said, I'm inexperianced in electric enough that for me, nitro is more fun.

but the tmaxx needs the whole front end rebuilt... probably hundreds of dollars or parts and lots of time
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:16 PM   #11804
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:24 PM   #11805
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I started with Nitro, and its cool from a gearhead perspective. But I hate starting it, tuning it, and cleaning and maintaining it. With my electric I plug it in and take off, and when i'm done I just unplug the batt and throw it back in the closet.
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:27 PM   #11806
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and breaking in the engine and all that. On the plus side, traxxas is pretty good about replacing bad engines for not much money iirc

nitro is some annoying stuff to clean though lol
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:59 PM   #11807
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:22 PM   #11808
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Why are lawyers getting involved?
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:28 PM   #11809
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I was mistaken on that fact.

They're just being annoying. They sent 1/2 of what it would cost for a new CF front bumper. When questioned, they said that the bumper had preexisting "wear" and therefore they would not pay for "bettering" the car, since it was just a 2002 car with over 50k miles. This coming from people who specialize in the rare, exotic, and expensive.

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Old 09-14-2011, 08:56 PM   #11810
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I was mistaken on that fact.

They're just being annoying. They sent 1/2 of what it would cost for a new CF front bumper. When questioned, they said that the bumper had preexisting "wear" and therefore they would not pay for "bettering" the car, since it was just a 2002 car with over 50k miles. This coming from people who specialize in the rare, exotic, and expensive.

Having issues with an insurance claim?
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:11 PM   #11811
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Unfortunately. With the shipping company I used to transport my M3.

Before: (this alley is outside their office, this is where I put the car when I drove it last in LA)



and after



Spot the difference? (crappy cell phone pic, but whatever)

They cracked the lower part of the carbon fiber custom front bumper
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:26 PM   #11812
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:51 PM   #11813
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If it isnt too bad, just glass it up and paint over it. Doesnt look too bad from the pic.
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:00 PM   #11814
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If it isnt too bad, just glass it up and paint over it. Doesnt look too bad from the pic.


completely broken. My father insists that epoxy would do it.

Then again, Brad had the same idea, and of anybody I should trust Brad's intuition on matters related to structural joints and materials.
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:13 PM   #11815
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ah, I couldnt see the carbon pulled away from the blue section in the smaller pic. I just seen the tape looking stuff on the blue part.
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:39 PM   #11816
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Once again Andy, pic is too small.

That is fixable though, I fixed a CSL bumper once with the same problem.

Oh and my fastest time at HPT was 1:48 on the short track, my 1st track day. Wassup

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Old 09-15-2011, 12:04 AM   #11818
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Once again Andy, pic is too small.

That is fixable though, I fixed a CSL bumper once with the same problem.

Oh and my fastest time at HPT was 1:48 on the short track, my 1st track day. Wassup
I put that 4928x3264 picture up just for you! (well, and ruben... cause he was probably on his phone)

Wanna buy a Custom carbon fiber CSL front bumper, painted Topaz Blue? *minor fixable damage*

somehow I seriously doubt that time. Get an M3 so you can start tracking again... you should do the PCA DE
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:16 AM   #11819
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That sucks man. You would think that the pictures would be evidence enough for the insurance company to see the condition of the car before shipping and the condition of the car after shipping.... I had a similar issue when I had a motor shipped to me a few years ago. I had a picture of the engine/tranny on the pallet and then when it came to me it had a smashed up oil pan, broken oil pickup, flattened header and multiple broken sensors. It took me nearly 6 months to get the shipping company to finally cover what they were supposed to cover. I had to keep asking to speak with people's managers until I finally got to the owner of the company. I eventually was put on a conference call with the owner, their lawyer and someone else when they finally agreed to send me a check for the damages. It was a long drawn out process but if you keep at it you'll get what they owe you.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:16 AM   #11820
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If it isnt too bad, just glass it up and paint over it. Doesnt look too bad from the pic.
It's more the principal that they broke it and they should fix it.

Andy - Structual adhesive would work fine. We have some stuff here at work that will bond any composite up to 4500 psi. That front spitter wouldn't even see 200psi.
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