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    "Cheap" Micro Fun - WLtoys K989 1/28

    Right, now, just waiting for the new radio to come. First one was lost in shipping, and I got refunded, so I ordered a new one.. Flysky Nobel NB-4 - It's supposed to be a good radio. I got it fairly cheap. Hopefully it arrives this time.
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    Upgrading my otherwise stock Savage XS Flux

    Finally, I got the new shocks. They are superb, really love how they feel... If only I could get the new radio I ordered... Second time I order it, first one got lost in shipping and refunded.
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    Traxxas TRX-4 Crawler Project - silver Defender

    Well, It's mostly complete now, lights all around, and a few upgrades in place. Just waiting for some aluminum axles with a set of sealed bearings, I plan on sealing the axles with silicone.. I'm also waiting for some some parts for the winch, and a set of rear lights for the metal roofrack. I...
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    "Cheap" Micro Fun - WLtoys K989 1/28

    Never mind, they do not fit... lol And the upper control arms have bad balls as well, so, so sum up. the metal kit for this car, at least from this ebay store is poop.
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    "Cheap" Micro Fun - WLtoys K989 1/28

    Right, after some investigation, looks like the shocks will fit, just not the way you'd think... lol you use the balls, but the balls stay on the outside of the shock mount.. lol
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    "Cheap" Micro Fun - WLtoys K989 1/28

    Ok, I got the rest of the metal parts...and yeah.. they are of extremely low quality. the driveshafts where indeed too short for this car, so I have ordered long ones... The lower arms, are so tight on the lower diff housings they can't really move. So I'll have to sand them. The metal parts...
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    "Cheap" Micro Fun - WLtoys K989 1/28

    Righto, still waiting for the suspension parts (includes body mounts), new servo AND the bloody radio. I did try the new motor out today, I've got it hooked up to a switch under the car, so you don't have to disconnect the battery or remove the body to do so, the ESC is TINY, I connected it to...
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    Upgrading my otherwise stock Savage XS Flux

    The first set of shocks I ordered came today, as I knew, they didn't fit.. lol On the bright side, they did indeed come pre-filled with oil, and seem to be of high quality.
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    "Cheap" Micro Fun - WLtoys K989 1/28

    So, after spending an hour or so, sanding down a washer to make 1 shim for one of the new diffs... I seriously hate whomever made these... lol I first had to drill a 5mm id washer to 6mm, then I had to sand it down, to about 1/3'rd thickness for it to fit 1 of the diffs... Without shims, there...
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    "Cheap" Micro Fun - WLtoys K989 1/28

    Well. to summarize what I have got: Carbon fiber Chassis. The set of 15 gears mentioned above. The two new Diffs. Diff housings. Tires. Motor mount. Motor gear in brass. Missing the metal suspension parts, rims, the new brush-less motor, though I expect it this week, and the new Radio...
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    Traxxas TRX-4 Crawler Project - silver Defender

    Injora, the seller of the bumper kits, have sent me a new replacement rear bumper for free, aka Customer Service, they also said they'd test to make sure the parts fit together before shipping.
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    Traxxas TRX-4 Crawler Project - silver Defender

    Right, some of the parts are in, what I got was the lights, just missing the two rear top ones, they should be along any day now. The metal baggage rack was a pain to fit, as I suspect it's not intended for this body, but I got it on there. I got the brass front servo mount, and the two metal...
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    Traxxas TRX-4 Crawler Project - silver Defender

    Righto, I decided I need lights on the back as well, so... Square Lights I ordered the square lights, I'll put one at the rear top corners. I also orderd the Traxxass light kit for the thing, aka proper working head/tail lights. Found them on a local store MUCH cheaper than ebay...
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    Upgrading my otherwise stock Savage XS Flux

    Hm... the wire for the new fan will deffo have to be lengthened, I saw the stock fan had pieces of the blade missing, and it's making a terrible racket. I also saw the stock fan was actually rated for 5v, not 6v like the HPI listing says, so I would presume cheap replacements could work in it's...
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    "Cheap" Micro Fun - WLtoys K989 1/28

    This is about the size of an avg smartphone... I was told these break all the time, though I never had that issue, I've ordered some replacements. Spurr & Diff gears In other news, I have been expecting the new chassis for a few days, but it hasn't been delivered like it says it should...
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