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Old 08-10-2017, 08:35 PM   #81
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The dogbone back to the axle.
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:32 PM   #82
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Ya the rear driveshaft, GPM makes a steel or aluminum version.
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:16 PM   #83
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Ok the Traxxas Summit 1/16 was sitting on the bench with the Jr, I had to try it. I was surprised they actually fit. Some rubbing only when compressed quite a bit. But it drove around fine. My son loved it. Not something I would leave on there but just a fun change for the day.



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Old 10-06-2017, 11:39 AM   #84
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On the subject of tires...

I got a set of Slickrock wheels off fleaBay for real cheap and also a cheap set of the smallest Chinese 1.9 I could find. All in, maybe $18usd. I just need to glue them on.







It'll need a little trimming but Ima leave it be until it bothers me from hanging up all the time.
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:52 AM   #85
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The larger tires look good.

They would look better with a larger body; something like...



Getting it mounted is a work in progress but the width and wheelbase are perfect. Well worth the $20 from Walmart.
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:01 PM   #86
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I was eyeballing those not too long ago. Keep us updated when you finish.
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Old 10-18-2017, 07:16 PM   #87
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Can't find any in Canada...
It looks like the perfect mod on the Jr rock racer since the tires are oversized for 1/18.

My son wanted to put some Marvel Avengers action figures in the driver seat!

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Old 11-09-2017, 10:36 AM   #88
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Does anyone know where I can find the battery tray pictured on page 2? Only one iíve Found is a fancy 3D printed one that is going for $90
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:02 AM   #89
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Does anyone know where I can find the battery tray pictured on page 2? Only one iíve Found is a fancy 3D printed one that is going for $90
Look for a guy named Anthony Chwalek on Facebook.
He designed the tray and he's selling it directly in our Yeti Jr 1/18 group.

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Old 11-11-2017, 02:34 PM   #90
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For those having doubts on how far you can push upgrades on the Yeti Jr.

Full metal drivetrain (Steel rear axle shafts, rear locker, driveshafts, Steel front CVDs)

Aluminium upper arms, trailing arms, front arms with c-hubs and knuckles, Steering rack, steering links and rear shocks.

Hobbywing 1060 esc
Full size Low profile servo (Solar D770)
Tactic Tr325 rx
Stock motor
Zippy 2s batteries 2200 mah

TX03 FPV camera

It's missing new tires and wheels but this is where options are limited.

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Old 11-11-2017, 07:22 PM   #91
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Does anyone know where I can get a yeti jr rock racer body? ..and not the 50$+ one on eBay ha
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Old 11-11-2017, 07:33 PM   #92
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For those having doubts on how far you can push upgrades on the Yeti Jr.

Full metal drivetrain (Steel rear axle shafts, rear locker, driveshafts, Steel front CVDs)

Aluminium upper arms, trailing arms, front arms with c-hubs and knuckles, Steering rack, steering links and rear shocks.

Hobbywing 1060 esc
Full size Low profile servo (Solar D770)
Tactic Tr325 rx
Stock motor
Zippy 2s batteries 2200 mah

TX03 FPV camera

It's missing new tires and wheels but this is where options are limited.

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Those short 1.9 Chinese tires I put on mine are about the cheapest and easiest route. Or you can go with some of RC4WDís offerings.
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Old 11-11-2017, 08:10 PM   #93
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Do you have a link to the short chinese ones?

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Old 11-11-2017, 08:35 PM   #94
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Do you have a link to the short chinese ones?

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These are even cheaper.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F271825376871
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:52 PM   #95
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My bad. These are the ones I ordered and are slightly shorter(6mm). They came with wheels(unglued) for the few dollars more.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F322371462159
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:57 AM   #96
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Ah I already ordered the first ones you linked. Just need a rock racer body now.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:39 AM   #97
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Ah I already ordered the first ones you linked. Just need a rock racer body now.


Sorry. Itís only a 3mm sidewall difference. FWIW, the tires look the same. Could just be a difference of Chinese made rulers on Chinese made tires.
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Old 11-25-2017, 02:46 PM   #98
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I just installed a host of GPM accessories, steel rear axles, rear locker, all steering assembly and steel rear driveshaft. I had a hell of a time removing the screws for the transmission cover, stripped a couple of them and had to drill the heads off. I am using a snap on hex wrench so not sure if the screws are of poor quality or I am doing something wrong.
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Old 11-25-2017, 02:49 PM   #99
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It's really small hardware, I wouldnt use power tools on such a small RC truck.

I just bought a Dewalt 8volt screwdriver for my 1/10 scale but i will use the clutch at a very Low level.

Plastic is plastic, easy to strip threads.

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Old 11-25-2017, 03:31 PM   #100
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It's really small hardware, I wouldnt use power tools on such a small RC truck.

I just bought a Dewalt 8volt screwdriver for my 1/10 scale but i will use the clutch at a very Low level.

Plastic is plastic, easy to strip threads.

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Using a manual t handle hex wrench
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