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What is the first upgrade that you do?
Gearboxes / Motors
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New Paint & Weathering
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Hull Reinforcement
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Metal Tracks / Sprockets & Idlers
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Suspension Tensioner
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Modify Hull for easy opening
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Barrel Recoil
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Stince
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Stince

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PostSubject: First Upgrade?   First Upgrade? Icon_minitimeWed Jul 08, 2015 11:40 am


What is the first upgrade that you do?  scratch

I didn’t add electronics to the list because that would be obvious.

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BattleArmorRC
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PostSubject: Re: First Upgrade?   First Upgrade? Icon_minitimeWed Jul 08, 2015 1:51 pm

Without doubt, the gears.  I do this even before thinking about the electronics.  A good set of gears is the single best purchase you can make to improve the running of these tanks

All my tanks run the orignal RX18 and it is the gearing that allows these RX18 to soldier on for years without a failure.  More torque, lower speed result in a tank that is much nicer to drive, and they just look so much better without the Jack rabbit starts and Porsche like handling
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PostSubject: Re: First Upgrade?   First Upgrade? Icon_minitimeWed Jul 08, 2015 1:58 pm

BattleArmorRC wrote:
Without doubt, the gears.  I do this even before thinking about the electronics.  A good set of gears is the single best purchase you can make to improve the running of these tanks

All my tanks run the orignal RX18 and it is the gearing that allows these RX18 to soldier on for years without a failure.  More torque, lower speed result in a tank that is much nicer to drive, and they just look so much better without the Jack rabbit starts and Porsche like handling
Totally agree, can't even imagine running with plastic gears.Having said that , I hate the original battery compartment even more Razz
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Location : Pickering Ontario

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PostSubject: Re: First Upgrade?   First Upgrade? Icon_minitimeWed Jul 08, 2015 4:20 pm

wheres the all of the above option?

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PostSubject: Re: First Upgrade?   First Upgrade? Icon_minitimeWed Jul 08, 2015 4:38 pm

I agree Ed, first thing is open up the hull and gut everything out especially the battery box. This in preparation my resin fill. At the same time mounting of magnets for hull closure. This is the #1 first thing I do with a new tank...

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PostSubject: Re: First Upgrade?   First Upgrade? Icon_minitimeWed Jul 08, 2015 8:54 pm

I used to gut the battery box and still do on some, but now that I use Lipos, I like being able to pull the battery out of the bottom of the tank for charging.
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PostSubject: Re: First Upgrade?   First Upgrade? Icon_minitimeThu Jul 09, 2015 3:03 pm

I agreee with the gear boxes but as well I like to clean up the inside of the tank for future upgrades and repair.
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