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2WD Gearbox Build – Important Tips

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Re-assemble the perfect gearbox

ARRMA 2WD bashing machines are equipped with a super-tough rear gearbox assembly. Servicing this area of your vehicle is critical to help maintain longevity of the moving parts. Taking time to do this carefully will mean you can rely on all the parts to perform, run after run.

This useful tricks and tips video shows you the critical importance of mounting your clutch system the correct way. This allows your freshly serviced gearbox to be positioned back into the vehicle quickly and without any hassle.

 

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Time on the workbench will make all the difference

Follow each step to also understand the importance of re-assembling your differential and idler gears in the same orientation they were disassembled from. This will allow your gears to benefit from the previous ‘bedding in’ wear, and avoid any ‘notchy’ feeling from your vehicles transmission.

This is how you re-assemble the perfect 2WD gearbox and slipper clutch assembly:  http://www.arrma-rc.com/tv/channel/granite/hQyx_5tA11g

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Shock Position – Understand the benefits

 

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Tuning made easy with Thomas Pettersson 

During your quest to become the most accomplished basher in your neighborhood, learning what can be achieved by tuning your shock absorber position will bring huge benefits.

This simple guide, which shows various mounting positions for upper shock attachments, will allow you to learn what happens when you make adjustments.

We are really excited to hand you over to our resident bashing Pro, Thomas Pettersson, who is excited to show you exactly why he loves the tuning range supplied with ARRMA bashing machines. Over to you Thomas.

 

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Thomas Pettersson – ARRMA Bashing Pro

Shock position tuning can make the difference between an awesome handling bashing machine, and some long walks when you need to flip over your rig.

I always want my ARRMA vehicles to have premium handling. Responsive steering, lively throttle and brake control, and consistent jump and landing reactions.

 

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I am not known for driving in tame environments

This helps me feel confident that as I attack the next obstacle, I know exactly what the vehicle will do, even when I come up short and get things wrong. Lets face it, we all do sometimes.

Here are some very basic shock position notes to help you select the handling characteristics you demand.

Its all about weight transfer.

I am focusing on the ARRMA 1/8 range of vehicles, plus the SENTON 6S, which all have three upper shock mounting holes, front and rear.

 

Position 1 Front Shock Tower – Fast Steering – Reduced Traction


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This shock position provides fast and responsive steering whilst also reducing front end traction on high-grip surfaces. If you are searching for more steering, or reduced understeer, use this setting.

This setting is more sensitive to sideways weight transfer as the car leans during cornering. Some bashers would only use this outside setting if the surface is extremely rough and loose, helping the car ‘sit up’ when power is applied. This setting loses stability in corners.

As you brake, the vehicle suddenly transfers weight from rear to front. This shock position reduces the overall influence of sudden weight transfer to provide less overall vehicle movement, but can be unstable on bumpy surfaces when you are travelling quickly.

Position 2 Front Shock Tower – Decresed Steering – Increased Stability


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This is considered the stock shock setting position. Your vehicle will have arrived from the factory set here. This position will provide moderate steering response and good jump landing on hard surfaces.

Slightly decreased side bite will provide less aggressive front end steering response on high-grip surfaces. Forward traction is increased as the power is transferred to the surface.

Choose to start from this position and return to it if you wish to equalize your settings.

Position 3 Front Shock Tower – Maximum Stability – Reduced Steering


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This inner-most shock mount hole is useful when all the traction disappears, normally on really wet hard surfaces such as parking lots in the rain.

This position will increase forward traction and create a much more ‘dull’ handling style if you are struggling with oversteer on grass and high-bite surfaces.

Jump landings are slightly harder to recover from this position.

The vehicle will transfer weight more gradually when you brake, meaning the nose will stay stable on bumpy surfaces when you slam on the anchors.

Position 1 Rear Shock Tower – Reduced Traction – Faster Jump Recovery


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This upper shock position setting is great for those big jump landings but will reduce forward traction, especially on loose surfaces, a little.

I tend to use this setting when landing from big drops, or of I know the surface is potentially very soft in areas. The rear end is more prone to tipping when weight transfers in a corner. But, if you drop from a great height, this setting will help the shocks soak up all the impact through their full stroke.

Position 2 Rear Shock Tower – Increased Traction – Increased Stability


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This second hole mount will provide your vehicle with increased traction, whilst also increasing stability during straight line runs.

Again, this can be considered as a stock setting, so expect the best of both worlds when using this mounting hole. Good traction and average stability. The rear end of the car is less likely to break loose when you throw the car into a turn in this setting than position 1.

Return to this hole when you want stock settings again.

Position 4 Rear Shock Tower – Maximum Traction – Rotates Well


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This position is perfect when you want the rear end of your bashing machine to rotate easily. This means you can transfer weight quickly, as you push the car into fast slides and turns, and the rear will swing out and allow you to turn quickly.

Of course, you will also see increased forward traction in this setting, so be careful on high-grip surfaces to avoid having a wheelie machine every time you tap the throttle, unless that is what you want of course.

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Only ARRMA vehicles give me the confidence to really blast hard

A vehicle with this setting will struggle to recover quickly from big landings, but has increased stability in a straight line. Great setting for rough and bumpy surfaces with few jumps.

 

How it all works for you

Here are my favorite adjustments. Simple and really effective. Whatever you need from your bashing machine, here are the solutions.

 

Need – Vehicle needs to rotate more in the rear to increase turning agility

Solution – Set the rear shock mounting position to the inner most hole


 

Need – Vehicle needs more steering at the front

Solution – Move your shock mounting position to the outer most hole


 

Need – Vehicle needs more forward traction on loose surfaces

Solution – Move the front and rear mounting positions to the middle, or on super-low-traction surfaces, the inner most hole


 

Need – Vehicle needs more straight line stability whilst also remaining agile during cornering

Solution – Set the front to the middle hole and the rear to the inner most hole


 

Need – You want to land huge jumps and drive away like a Pro

Solution – Set both front and rear to outer most hole and hang on tight

 

Like all RC settings on high-performance vehicles, what suits one driver and bashing venue may not suit the next. So, experiment with your own experiences and enjoy learning these simple tuning techniques when you next hit the bashing spot.

Stay safe and enjoy.

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1/10 Diff Tricks – Learn new skills

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Maintaining your ARRMA 1/10 scale Diffs is an essential part of getting the best from your bashing machine, run after run.

Pro ARRMA basher, Thomas Pettersson, has created a very useful tips video, to help you understand the best way to re-build your Diffs, for extreme power applications.

Learn the Pro way now: http://www.arrma-rc.com/tv/channel/granite/qiV9ZUP37J0

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Options Galore – Wheel & Tire Choices

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TALION 6S & KRATON 6S – Fitting Third Party Wheels & Tires

Here at ARRMA we have created all our vehicle designs with owner customization in mind. We want you to create a unique bashing machine, using the super-solid ARRMA platform as the basis for your dream RC vehicle.

Wheel and tires are always a fast and easy customization option, with a wide range of sizes and tread pattern available to choose from. Changing your tires can create increased traction on specific surfaces, like adding paddle tires when attacking sand dunes for instance.

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Big and bold – More forward traction on warm asphalt and parking lots

Wheel changes are an awesome way to make your ARRMA bashing machine stand out from the crowd, whilst also allowing you to change the overall footprint of your ARRMA rig. This can help you tune how the vehicle handles, again, allowing you to create the ultimate focused beast, no matter how crazy the conditions may get.

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A wider track and some meaty tread for this KRATON 6S

Check out this very cool video guide, created by ARRMA super fan Thomas Pettersson, that shows you how the main third party rims and rubber can fit your TALION 6S, or KRATON 6S, with no modifications required.

Learn more now: http://www.arrma-rc.com/tv/channel/talion/UjOdDik1RpQ 

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Shock Building Tricks – Super-Smooth Results

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Learn new skills – Servicing shocks like a Pro

If you love extreme multi-terrain bashing, then you will understand the importance of a super-plush shock set-up.

ARRMA cars are factory built with mega-slick shock configurations, helping each bashing machine soak up a wide variety of terrains, keeping your action smooth and controlled.

As part of your regular maintenance regime, servicing your shocks is an essential part of this regular upkeep. Knowing exactly how to get the best from your oil-filled shock absorbers can be a complicated business.

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Knowing what is inside each shock unit will prove invaluable 

Bashing Pro and ARRMA expert, Thomas Pettersson, has created an awesome guide to servicing our aluminum body shocks, used on our 1/8 scale range of vehicles, and also supplied on the 1/10 Super-Duty SENTON 6S Short Course truck.

These basic principles can be used when working on all ARRMA shocks, 1/8 or 1/10 scale configurations.

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Lights, Camera, Action – Custom Illumination

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Blast into the dark with your own custom light rig

Why stop bashing when the sun goes down?

Many ARRMA owners are rolling out their bashing machines with nice custom light rigs fitted. We have seen lots of variations to the headlight and taillight set-ups, each one unique in its own way.

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Roof, hood or side skirts, anything goes

Whether you are looking for that classic snow patrol scale profile, or you want to rip up the local parking lot late at night like an authentic street racer, blazing a trail into the darkness is easy with ARRMA vehicles.

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Mounting your custom lights is all part of the fun

ARRMA vehicles are really designed as a modified RC fans dream project. With easily customized body shell designs, it is simple to see why so many bashers choose to fit some exotic lighting systems to their ARRMA vehicles.

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Safari style – Roof bars for late night hunting trips

With many third party light kits available, we just know you will appreciate the small details we have left for you to enjoy. Empty light buckets on the RAIDER anyone?

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Stand aside, mountain rescue rolling through

Why not actually cut your existing body to fit purpose made L.E.D enclosures? There are some awesome guides to be found on YouTube that detail exactly how to achieve this look easily.

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If there is ever a zombie invasion, we want to be driving this RAIDER

It is not just all about basic white light for increased visibility, many ARRMA fans have gone fully multi-color with their projects.

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Evil speed machine looks – TYPHON 6S ready for action

Whatever you decide to add to your bashing machine, check out the following examples of our favorite light rigs so far, and remember, the only limit is your imagination. Go wild with the optics folks.

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TALION 6S rear cab pod break lights – Nicely done

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Mean and green – Custom KRATON 6S build

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Big grill, big attitude – KRATON 6S front spotlights

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A realistic look from this GRANITE owner – Very subtle, but very cool

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For those who remember Tron, this TYPHON 6S would fit in perfectly

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SENTON 6S – Ultimate Diff Tips

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Learn new skills – Prepare for the roughest terrains

The SENTON 6S Super-Duty Short Course is built for insane bashing fun. With ARRMA fans all over the world loving the rugged design and awesome 6S LiPo capable BLX brushless power, we love seeing how owners are going harder every week with their 1/10 4WD SENTON vehicles.

Our favorite bashing Pro, and all-round ARRMA beast, Thomas Pettersson, has created a very cool video that shows you how to prepare your SENTON 6S diffs for the most extreme conditions imaginable.

Learn what it takes to bullet proof your SENTON 6S differentials now: http://www.arrma-rc.com/tv/channel/senton/jylZ01QB4w8

 

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Diff Build Tips – Learn New Skills

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ARRMA fans are committed to helping our community grow by sharing valuable knowledge.

Part of this commitment has driven Thomas Pettersson to create some very cool tricks and tips videos, helping you better understand how to maintain your ARRMA bashing machine, for maximum performance and longevity.

In this tutorial video, Thomas shows some useful tips for the perfect 1/8 Diff build. This awesome guide is also relevant to our SENTON 6S Short Course differentials.

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