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Old 11-28-2015, 08:06 PM   #1
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This is my 2008 Era ax10. I purchased a chassis links and a few other things from bmachinerc to start the process off. My hat is off to bmachinerc (Bruce) has been very helpful and patience with me. I have not made any real updates to my ax10 so this has been confusing and interesting journey. I also need to wave a huge hand to Troy for all is advise help and tips.

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My gear box needs a serious diet! I removed the slipper clutch and added the short shaft. I also added harded aluminum gears from hot racing. Then Troy from custom fiber made me a motor guard and a b mini and cc bec smashed it and waterproofing! I was very surprised at how small the smash turned out to be. I also ordered a carbon fiber motor mount plate from dravpar.

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Old 11-28-2015, 08:18 PM   #3
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I picked up few parts for the xr10 mod for the front and rear axles. Here is a few rough pictures of that I'll update them after the holidays. The custom fiber distroy plate I think I will enjoy.

I ordered xr10 plastic standouts chubs and knuckles to switch out with the ax10 ones.

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Old 11-28-2015, 08:22 PM   #4
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For the shocks I ordered several parts. For the spring cups rcbros. For the upper retainers I visited creation fab. As soon as all the parts show I'll post a few pictures. I added a o ring to the shock and removed the plastic spacer and green slime. I also ordered silver mrc springs. For a Servo I'm using a Holmes Hobbies v2. I may have to get a new Servo horn I my need a few suggestions on which one.

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Old 11-28-2015, 08:44 PM   #5
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For wheels I picked up some crawler innovation 6 bolt wheels and foams. I will be needing some tires eventually as the cash shows up.
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Nice start to a current comp sporty.
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:21 PM   #7
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I also had a great service from gunnar, I got one of his body mount kits.
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Looks like you put some time in, searching for the best parts for your build.

Keep it up Fish! Can't wait to see the build progress to the rocks..
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I've had lots of help I did do some research. I'm still dreaming Santa will leave a Puller in my stocking! I know I'm dreaming now. It's on the list tho.
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very awesome, i wish i could find an ax10 somebody didnt want an arm and a leg for
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The one at the top I got from a member on here as a roller. I added body and electronics
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Today I added hot racing overdrive gears to the front axle housing.

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The post lady drop off my perma xciter body Today.
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I got a box form bmachinerc today!
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I had some free time today.
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My old chassis weight was 6 lbs. This one assembled I'm in th 4 lb range which is a major improvement. However not the 3lb that some of you run.


I did some timing on the body

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that thing looks super sexy!

Now i need to get a motor cover from troy too.....
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i just noticed you have a holmes servo.... i am VERY jealous
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I do like the motor cover. He also did an excellent job on the smashing of the esc.
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My old chassis weight was 6 lbs. This one assembled I'm in th 4 lb range which is a major improvement. However not the 3lb that some of you run...
Great list of parts so far. I wouldn't worry too much about being at the 3 lb mark. 4 lbs is a very workable weight for a shafty.
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