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  1. I added the TRF big bore dampers to my Zahhak. It truly is a night and day difference. I test it by driving over some semi-rough terrain and the body didn't move at all. The dampers just soaked up all the movement.
  2. Those professional racing vehicles (trucks, rally cars, etc) have about $50,000 USD in their suspensions alone. I'm sure it's possible to develop a scale versions of a similar setup, but cost-wise wouldn't make it feasible.
  3. As already mentioned, it really depends on your amp draw. Savox servos are known in some scenarios to draw almost 5 amps. Amain Hobbies actually now puts warning on the Savox servos: https://www.amainhobbies.com/savox-sc1258tg-black-edition-standard-digital-high-speed-titanium-gear-servo-sav-sc-1258tg-be/p465806 Most ESC's that have internal BEC's are typically rated around 3 amps. The higher priced ones will have larger internal BEC's. That doesn't have much impact on the ESC itself, but it will the receiver which will also take power from the ESC. This is where people see brown-outs with their gear.
  4. I'm using this one: https://xtronicusa.com/X-Tronic-Model-3020-XTS-LED-Display-Soldering-Station-p74220205
  5. Typically, if you want a "Hotshot", nothing else will satisfy that desire.
  6. Mahjik

    TT02 Type-S

    Something you can always do if you head back to the track, is have a competent driver run a battery pack's worth of time with your car and provide you some feedback. That can help point you in a good direction.
  7. Also, keep in mind that Savox servos can be pretty amp hungry (pulling over 3 amps at times). Depending on the ESC, you may need an external BEC. I am using the Savox SC-1258TG in mine but with a Tekin RS Gen2 ESC which has an internal BEC of 5.5 amps.
  8. You can go as expensive or as cheap as you want. It really just comes down to how much you want to spend on it. There are still a lot of TRF201 hop-up parts available so you can build a very stout Zahhak if you want to or you can keep it pretty stock and just use electronics that won't break the bank but will allow you to start having some fun. I try not to add up what I spent in my Zahhak... Letting everyone know your desired budget will help a lot...
  9. Grasshopper... Stared at the box art for days...
  10. I couldn't afford the Hot Shot when it came out. Boy I wanted it, but as a kid I just couldn't wait long enough to earn enough money to get it so I had to settle on the Fox. I don't regret it as the Fox was a great car (after they fixed some of the initial issues). Having said that, the Re-Re Hot Shot is what got me back into the hobby. I can't say I would be back if I hadn't seen the Re-Re. Some 30 years later, I finally have a Hot Shot. Yes, it doesn't perform as well as newer vehicles but I don't think that's necessarily why anyone would buy it. The slammed cockpit look just really gives it an aggressive look. It still does well if you have loose dirt areas to run it. Tarmac, clay or carpet, not so much.
  11. Curious, are you doing any track driving with it?
  12. There are Lipo Alarms you can purchase to use with ESC that don't have cutoff's. They are relatively inexpensive and just use the balance plug on the battery.
  13. Could just be a dud.. Have you reached out to Hobbywing about it?
  14. Do you have a different battery you can try? It's possible the battery can't power the car any longer.
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