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  1. The motor is a Tamiya Torque Tuned. I replaced the motor cables with black 16AWG silicon wires. Connectors are 3.5mm connectors (see below). The male connector is on the motor, the female connector on the ESC. Protection is just heat shrink wrap on both the male and the female connector. The thin line on the left is where the connectors and their heat shrink wrappings touch. The connectors look like the ones "sosidge" posted above (searching for "3.5mm gold connector" should give you results on e.g. Ebay):
  2. Sorry for coming back to this old post but could you perhaps elaborate on the steering setup differences? What exactly is better about the TA-07 steering? I am currently thinking about which of the two chassis I should get.
  3. I am running mine mostly on a rather clean and nicely paved parking lot without any issues. The gear box is sufficiently sealed to keep out the tiny pebbles the chassis still collects. The weak point is the opening on the underside that the manual asks you to close with tape. Depending on your ride height and the amount of pebbles you encounter, you might have to replace the tape after a session to prevent it from tearing or coming loose eventually. But that's it, in my experience. The built quality is very nice indeed (like current TA/TB/XV chassis) and it drives nicely. It likes smooth surfaces though in my experience. The street in front of my house is made out of concrete paving stones and there it does not track straight. The front wheels alternately hit the seams where they alternately loose traction left and right causing the car to go slightly zig-zag. My 4WD chassis (XV-01 and TT-02) handle this surface much better.
  4. According to the part's manual, you can also use Tamiya 54783 for mounting narrow body posts on a wide damper stay: https://cdn.simba-dickie-group.de/downloads/300054783/300054783_Carbon_Body_Mount_rear.pdf
  5. Nice to have another XV-01 owner around! My attempt to answer you questions: I used the kit-supplied 900 oil at first but found the diffs to be leaking soon. I then switched to the red seals (Tamiya 42259), used Team Associated Green Slime on them and switched to 2000 oil for the rear and 5000 for the front. I have no leaking issues since. Setup-wise I like the stiffer diffs better but I drive my XV-01 solely on tarmac (sometimes dirty with sandy patches) but no gravel or dirt. As you already built them, I would suggest you test them first before making any changes. With the silver can, I do not see any need for the slipper clutch. With a stronger motor, I guess it depends on how you drive (e.g. jumps). I use a KV3300 sensorless brushless combo from Hobbywing in mine with 23T pinion. I do not care too much about top speed but I like being able to make the car loose grip and slide any time you want just by pulling the gas lever. :-) Ignore the manual and simply do not glue the inserts. Generally, do no worry too much about upgrades for now. The XV-01 is a really nice car out of the box. Enjoy the build and drive it. I am sure you will add upgrades later but after having driven the stock setup first, you will be better able to appreciate the differences (or sometimes come to he conclusion that you cannot notice any difference at all). :-) The fist upgrades I added were the Tamiya high-torque servo saver and CVDs so I could remove the steering angle limiters.
  6. Just ones looking like the one from your Banggood link above or also ones looking like the HW1060? Anyway, looking forward to your report. BTW, what I cannot recommend is the Hobbyking X-Car 45A (also available with different brandings). Polarity is reversed on the motor plugs (at least on my sample) and poor power output for the servo (just 5.6V/2A): https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbyking-x-car-45a-brushed-car-esc.html
  7. Based on the look and spec, I guess it is a Powerhobby-branded version of the Hobbywing 1060. But this is really just a guess. Noticeable differences: Heatsink color, missing water/dust cover on the power switch, T/Deans battery connector instead of Tamiya plug.
  8. Bonus info: The manual has the character string "hw-sm690eng-v3-20160603" in the top right corner. A Google search for "hw-sm690eng-v3" delivers a couple of results for a PDF version.
  9. The ESC in the pictures came in a plastic bag from an Ebay seller directly from China. Fake or not? Noticeable differences to my boxed Hobbywing-branded 1060s: Power switch is not water/dust protected. No Hobbywing logo molded into the underside of the case.
  10. +1 for the Hobbywing 1060 and its OEM variants.
  11. Blinky is an ESC mode. With brushless, motor timing is controlled by the ESC software, not the motor hardware (okay, actually, you can also change the sensor angle on the motor and thus influence the input for the ESC software). ESCs have a special mode where timing tuning is disabled for race classes where this is prohibited. The fact that this mode is enabled is indicated by a blinking LED. Thus "blinky mode" or short "blinky".
  12. I am using a Hobbywing combo in my XV-01: Ezrun Max10 ESC with Ezrun 3652SL 3300KV motor. It is sensorless and the motor comes with non-removable attached cables and 3.5mm male connectors. The ESC has 3.5mm female connectors. In the XV-01 you will need to order or solder extensions though as the fixed motor cables are not long enough. I am using it with the kit gearing (22T pinion, I think) and it is plenty fast and offers ridiculous torque, so it is very easy to drift and slide through turns. I like the combo and would buy it again.
  13. I bought the Yeah Racing part and cannot complain while I found the kit steering very disappointing. Based on photos, the GPM steering partially uses brass bushings instead of ball bearings. I did not like that. The Hot Racing costs more than I wanted to spend.
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