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Old 01-13-2017, 07:17 AM   #1
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Default Yeti Jr. upgrades

Upgrades beyond electronics are very limited at the time of this post.

So far we have the following confirmed

Losi pinions that fit the stock spur width and 2mm shaft
LOSB1260
LOSB1261

Rc18t and T2 turnbuckles
Associated 21387
Associated 21343
Will add more cause there are others

Pro line powerstroke scaler 90mm shocks for rear
6060-00

Pm me others and I will update the op with them as long as they are obtainable. some pics to come.
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:38 PM   #2
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Here's a strictly aesthetic upgrade. The Icon logo is already on the side of the body so I made the shock resis match. Picked these aluminum faux piggyback reservoirs up at the LHS for $6. There's enough plain black plastic on this truck so I'm doing little things to make it look nicer. Axial part # AX30131
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Old 01-19-2017, 01:36 AM   #3
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Here's a strictly aesthetic upgrade. The Icon logo is already on the side of the body so I made the shock resis match. Picked these aluminum faux piggyback reservoirs up at the LHS for $6. There's enough plain black plastic on this truck so I'm doing little things to make it look nicer. Axial part # AX30131
Haha, I just installed those myself!

Speaking of upgrades, thinking of moving to a 1.7 metal beadlock. More unsprung weight to stop the Jr tipping so much (ha, who am I kidding, its still gonna tip). Lightly stretched tires will also take away some of the tire fold that goes on with the 1.55s, better for bashing, not so much rock crawling. A one piece locked rear diff will help with that tho! (and make it tip even more, uh )
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Old 01-19-2017, 07:38 AM   #4
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i bet you snap axles all the time with heavier wheels, never heard of adding wheel weight to anything but a crawler, reducing unspring weight is generally the name of the game for going quickly.
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Old 01-19-2017, 12:51 PM   #5
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Yea I know for going fast you want little unsprung weight and sprung weight. However, the Yeti is very tippy so the lowered COG created by having more unsprung weight : sprung weight should help keep the wheels planted more, and have the thing not rolling as much. As for axles.... we'll see. There's a RCC Vendor (can't remember of the top of my head) who's currently developing some steel rear axles, for the front I guess I'll have to sort something out if I break as many as it sounds like you think I will!!!!
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Old 01-23-2017, 12:26 PM   #6
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Just found this on eBay. Looks interesting enough. 7 redundant pics with not one of them installed so we can actually see how it works.
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Old 01-23-2017, 03:30 PM   #7
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There Are pictures up now of it installed. I had to order one. I like the idea of the battery being moved forward and down low
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Old 01-23-2017, 03:50 PM   #8
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I sent him a request asking for more pics. Looks good for sure. Please post up your thoughts after install, black Bart.
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Old 01-23-2017, 05:25 PM   #9
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CBERCFAB is releasing 3 new products for the yeti jr!

Skid plate



Shock gears



Battery relocation plate for many size adjustments and location options



These are all made from 16 gage steel. CBERCFAB said these are going to be ready for purchase very soon.
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Old 01-23-2017, 07:33 PM   #10
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Sweet. Im glad I dont need to make a skid or battery mount relocation anymore. Lol.

Fast eddy also has a bearing kit out too.
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:44 PM   #11
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Uh oh, this 'cheap' Yeti is suddenly looking like its gonna cost a bit.... so much for "I'll run it stock!"
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Old 01-23-2017, 09:01 PM   #12
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I'm in for a skid and battery plate, those things are sweet. I'd prefer an aluminum battery plate though. The weight on these trucks really needs to be kept at a minimum to ensure reliability.
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Old 01-23-2017, 09:23 PM   #13
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How many people already have one? I was checking out Tower Hobbies and they only have pre-order.
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Old 01-26-2017, 04:21 PM   #15
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I'm back in the game with my TT thanks to the really helpful post that someone made in regards to the Team Associated ball cups and turnbuckles. After replacing the stock links and ball-cups my steering is now very smooth and free. I ran it in the backyard and was thrilled that I could actually run a whole battery and that the steering is now predictable. The steering linkage has been the top upgrade for me. The only thing left from the original electronics is the motor.
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Old 01-28-2017, 10:23 AM   #16
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Axial Yeti Jr. Yeti Jr. SCORE Spring Retainers Shock Cups



But that means these brass ones will work too.

Axial Scx10/ Scx10 ii Spring Retainers Shock Cups In Brass | eBay

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Old 01-28-2017, 02:53 PM   #17
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I'd like to get some beadlocks, for a little more width and added weight but at the same time keeping it light. SSD D-hole 1.55" was my first choice but those are 1.9oz each. Second choice was Gearhead 1.55" UTE which are 1.6oz with full hardware. But then I see the rc4wd 1.55" black stamped beadlocks and those are the lightest at 1.2oz each.

Opinions? I'm sure I'm not the only one wondering about beadlocks.
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:29 PM   #18
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Personally I'm looking at the RC4WD TRO 1.7s and stretching the 1.55s round. Wee bit less sidewall will help high speed as well. Additional low weight will lower COG.
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Old 01-28-2017, 10:22 PM   #19
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That's not a bad idea either. But depends on the weight of those rims for me.

I'd love to see some CI deuce wild foams come out.
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Old 01-29-2017, 11:45 AM   #20
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Mmmm, I'm not overly worried about the wieght (of the wheels). It helps shift the COG down and with 3S I shouldn't have issues spinning them. As for breaking parts, well, we'll see. A locker in the back from monkeyracer should help, as least I won't be blowing out the rear spider gears!
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