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Thread: First/Best Upgrades

  1. #1 Default First/Best Upgrades 
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    Aside from getting a better steering servo I was planning on getting a new pipe and clutch.

    Does anyone have any recommendations on a new pipe? I'm looking for a pipe that will give the engine a lot more snot than it has stock, even though I have never seen one of these in person yet. Price is not really a big issue right now, and neither is the noise level, (my neighbors could care less, plus I don't care what they think!!!).

    How about a new clutch, is it worth it? What is the durability of the stock and/or upgraded clutches?

    Does anyone suggest any other upgrades from the box?

    Any links would be hugely appreciated!!!

    Thanks for the help, this 1/5th scale newbie appreciates it !!!

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    I'll give links from DDM for you
    Pipes many options here, but I will recomend 2
    the first being the hpi tuned pipe, it is very well protected
    http://www.davesmotors.com/store/product2183.html
    the second being the DDM Dominator, a very well rounded pipe in the proformance side of things. You can also get this pipe in black
    http://www.davesmotors.com/store/product2021.html


    For a clutch, aftermarket is the way to go
    http://www.davesmotors.com/store/product2180.html

    Outerwears air filter cover is a must!
    http://www.davesmotors.com/store/product324.html

    Then I would also recomend a set of rear axel extenders, you have 2 choices here
    http://www.davesmotors.com/store/product2173.html
    http://www.davesmotors.com/store/product2022.html
    Vertigo also has a new version of the exenders out that are not listed yet

    And remember if you buy this stuff from DDM to use the discount code "5sc" at the check out to save your self 5% on the order!

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    Thanks for the quick response, and the discount code, that never hurts to have!!!

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    another upgrade you may want to look into, that should be coming out very soon is a billet clutch carrier. The stock plastic one can wear out and cause you to eat spur gears.

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    Who has the longest axle extenders?

    D

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    DS 10mm Axle pin retained by screw pin $29.99
    VP 8mm Axle Pin retained by Oring $26.95

    Clayton
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    http://5thscaleracing.com/vb/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=11&dateline=117807681  9
    Vertigo Easy Access Clutch Unit, The absolute quickest way to access the HPI Baja clutch.
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    Dirt Dobber Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Mlocker View Post
    DS 10mm Axle pin retained by screw pin $29.99
    VP 8mm Axle Pin retained by Oring $26.95
    Would you consider one better than the other, other than the obvious length? And, how do you know all this info, you're just a kid!!

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    I think the VP 8mm is the best, he knows everything because that little kid is the owner of Vertigo Performance (don't tell anyone I told you, his parents might be reading these boards).

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    Dirt Dobber Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by cmt56ss View Post
    I think the VP 8mm is the best, he knows everything because that little kid is the owner of Vertigo Performance (don't tell anyone I told you, his parents might be reading these boards).
    ROFLMAO... I hope he can take a joke.

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    I am the joke king, if only I was a cute as the kid in that photo. I hope his parents don't know I posted his picture here LOL!!

    As Mlocker I need to stay neutral so here are the features of both.

    DS 10mm
    Come with new wheel nuts
    VP 8mm (minimum you can go and eliminate wear)
    Retainer to stop the ring on the wheel from coming off
    Larger around the bearing area to keep some debris away from the bearing
    Retaining ring (Oring) won't break or fall off.

    Some others here must be using DS and VP's lets hear some comments!

    Clayton
    Vertigo Performance


    http://5thscaleracing.com/vb/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=11&dateline=117807681  9
    Vertigo Easy Access Clutch Unit, The absolute quickest way to access the HPI Baja clutch.
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