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FattyMcJ - 5.18.13, 7:56 pm Post #1: | Reply With Quote
Hey folks,

Didn't see too many threads around about this RC, so I thought I'd start one to document my experience with it.

FIrst, everyone's seen a brand new ECX Revenge Type E out of the box, so if you haven't, Google it lol.

So, first pack through it, I'm impressed! On 3S, the buggy has PLENTY of juice to clear 8th scale jumps and keep up with just about anyone local. The tires however....not so much. Terrible and HARD. But, they're great for tarmac bashing, very long lasting, so I'll keep them for that.

Second pack through it, an E-Revo was doing some pretty gnarly jumps off a dirt hill behind a local track, so I wanted to try it. 4 jumps, perfect, the 5th...came down HARD on the front left at just the right angle and popped out the lower hinge pin on the A-arm. Bent the plastic retainer, and stripped out the screw that holds it in. Why on EARTH didn't they make that metal? The front one is metal, but the back one is plastic. *facepalm* Ok, driver error.

Popped it back in, threw in some locktite to hold the screw in, went back out. Nope, popped out instantly. Ok, off to order some parts...

Looking for "hop ups" for this thing is a PITA. They have a "Hop Up" link on the ECX and Horizon Hobby website, but not EVERYTHING is listed there. You have to know what you're looking for. Fortunately, someone else had the same issue and they DO make a brace for that plastic piece, part# ECX0987. So I ordered that up, and a new plastic brace, with a longer screw to replace the stripped one.

Now on to today, it's all back together, and braced up. Two full packs of HARD runs around the track and it's running BEAUTIFULLY. VERY durable (yes, I did more hard bash jumps and cartwheels) and it just keeps on going.

On to the Tuning portion: After the first pack, I saw that it was tail-happy, so I took out ALL the diffs and put 7k in the front, 7k in the center, and 2k in the rear. Stock was, and I can't emphasize this enough, MINIMAL amounts of grease. Terrible. Ran the 7,7,2 setup today, and now I'm going to try 7,10,2. Small tweaks. I also replaced the front shock oil with some fresh 30wt. The fronts weren't filled fully, and I could hear the squishing stock fluid/air mix, not to mention I think the stock fluid was too hard.

Next upgrade will be sway bars, and better tires for sure. But over all, I'm VERY happy with this buggy. VERY durable, light (comparatively), and plenty of power. For the price, I doubt I'd have found a better deal.

And yes, IT IS WATERPROOF. I've had it through puddles, and hosed it down with a garden hose last week. Not a single issue.

On to the pics!

The terrible tires that barely show signs of wear after a LOT of tarmac driving...










Dialed in some camber F & R, and a bit of toe-out on the front.




Freshly rebuilt center Diff with 10k oil




This is the suspension brace I was talking about. You can see how it bolsters the stock plastic end for the bottom hinge pin.




And now a video, the ECX is at the end lol
http://vimeo.com/66044654



Thanks for stopping by, and any comments/questions/suggestions are more than welcomed! "thumbsup"
(Last edited by FattyMcJ : 5.18.13 at 8:05 pm)
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hunt2010 - 5.18.13, 9:32 pm Post #2: | Reply With Quote
Nice write-up/video, I have raced twice and done countless bashing sessions with my Revenge and Im so glad to have purchased this buggy. The only thing I replaced was the battery tray that cracked a while back, with a custom aluminum one i made myself. I went ahead and ordered all the hop up parts i could when i first got it and kept all the stock parts for back up and I can say the stock parts are still in my tool box waiting. As many times as I flipped this thing coming off some high jumps and slamming other buggies at the track I cant believe nothing has broken, which the hop ups are kinda high priced but they are doing their job. I havent got 1st place YET in the Amain but did get second place one time running on 3s battery/city block tires and never had a problem keeping up with any buggy. I would tell anyone that it is money well spent and i would purchase another one.
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Dparker818 - 5.18.13, 9:46 pm Post #3: | Reply With Quote
Great video man! Good editing
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Traxxas01 - 5.19.13, 7:57 am Post #4: | Reply With Quote
I have a stock revenge and just pick up an upgraded roller on ebay with aluminum upgrades amd sway bars....due to size limitations looking for a brushless motor to run 4s at local tracks speed is there with 2500 but lacking the torque I need to keep up with the likes of losi and mugen buggies any suggestions
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FattyMcJ - 5.19.13, 9:59 am Post #5: | Reply With Quote
hunt2010 said
Nice write-up/video, I have raced twice and done countless bashing sessions with my Revenge and Im so glad to have purchased this buggy. The only thing I replaced was the battery tray that cracked a while back, with a custom aluminum one i made myself. I went ahead and ordered all the hop up parts i could when i first got it and kept all the stock parts for back up and I can say the stock parts are still in my tool box waiting. As many times as I flipped this thing coming off some high jumps and slamming other buggies at the track I cant believe nothing has broken, which the hop ups are kinda high priced but they are doing their job. I havent got 1st place YET in the Amain but did get second place one time running on 3s battery/city block tires and never had a problem keeping up with any buggy. I would tell anyone that it is money well spent and i would purchase another one.
Yeah, I'm tempted to upgrade the Chubs, knuckles, and rear hub carriers to avoid future breakage, but that's over $100. I'm thinking I'll just wait 'till something breaks, then upgrade it.

Glad to hear you're doing well in the races!


Dparker818 said
Great video man! Good editing
Thanks! Here's another one I just put together yesterday. This time the ECX is at the beginning lol


(watch this on YouTube for more options)

(Last edited by FattyMcJ : 5.24.13 at 6:03 pm)
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Traxxas01 - 5.19.13, 11:21 am Post #6: | Reply With Quote
Pics of roller with upgrades I got on eBay for $105 looking for 2000-2200kv motor to install to run 4s
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FattyMcJ - 5.20.13, 7:09 am Post #7: | Reply With Quote
Nice! Snap some pics of that front bumper, underside. How's it mounted? Who makes it?
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Traxxas01 - 5.20.13, 7:22 am Post #8: | Reply With Quote
Its a T-Bone bumper .........
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FattyMcJ - 5.20.13, 7:55 am Post #9: | Reply With Quote
Perfect, thanks!
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hunt2010 - 5.20.13, 8:42 am Post #10: | Reply With Quote
Traxxas01 said
Pics of roller with upgrades I got on eBay for $105 looking for 2000-2200kv motor to install to run 4s
still cant believe you got that so cheap and ive been waiting for them to list another one, that thing is sharp w/ the upgrades, NICE!!
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