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Old 05-26-2015, 12:30 PM   #1
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THE YETI-X CONVERSION...

WHAT IS THE YETI-X?
This conversion kit that addresses the reliability of the yeti front end. For people who like to drive they're yeti beyond the limits of its stock form, this kit will allow you to do so. When you think of the longest lasting basher on the market, that can handle a considerable amount of abuse the Traxxas Slash is the first to come to mind for most people. by integrating the front of a slash 4x4 into the existing Yeti platform it takes the vehicle to another level of reliability. Topped off with a 14 gauge steel skid plate on bottom and a 14 gauge reinforcement plate on top of the steering the front end is left with very little room for movement.

WHY THE YETI-X?
The Yeti is a lot of fun. so much fun that most people drive it beyond its limits. for the people who like to do this and are tired of upgrading and replacing parts, it is easier to take an existing platform that is known for reliability and integrate it into the Yeti chassis. The Traxxas Slash has been known as a vehicle that can be beat on continually and still function. An added bonus is the availability of Traxxas parts at most local hobby stores. If you do break something it is nice to be back on the road quick. All around the slash is built for durability especially on the front end. by eliminating weak points on the Yeti, such as the small knuckles and hubs as well as eliminating the gap in the arm pins the YETI-X conversion will bring you hours of enjoyment.

THE TECH:
Traxxas slash 4x4 front end swap.
Yeti steering stays in place.
Yeti chassis and traxxas bulkhead altered.
New chromoly extended output shaft installed.
Batwing on yeti altered and 14Ga plate installed.
Transmission spacers added for clearance.
14Ga steel skid plate added to underside of chassis.
Add your own Slash 4x4 front end with the provided hardware.
Bash on your yeti for hours!















YETI-X KIT: $99
CBE custom YETI-X skid plate
CBE YETI-X batwing plate
CBE chromoly output shaft
sTAINLESS hardware
Traxxas ball cup

YETI-X RTR: $650
complete minus batteries

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Old 05-27-2015, 09:41 PM   #2
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are the kits available to buy and if so where i can't seem to find it?
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Old 05-28-2015, 02:42 AM   #3
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Yes they are available. PM Cbercfab here or on the Facebook page.
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How different are the ring/pinion ratios, front to rear, or are you using slash gears front/rear?
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Old 06-02-2015, 08:33 PM   #5
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Oddly enough the stock yeti rear and the stock slash rear are geared the same
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Old 06-07-2015, 12:28 AM   #6
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how is the body mounted in the front i know the rear is factory axial posts but does that mean the front is traxxas?
p.s. got my kit and can't wait to get started on it!
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Old 06-07-2015, 12:35 AM   #7
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Actually that's the awesome parts... the front when mounted to the shock tower makes it to where the cage flips open completely. Will post pics tomorrow

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Old 06-07-2015, 12:25 PM   #8
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got the conversion done now just gotta do some alignment tweaks and shock adjustments in the front awesome kit!
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Old 06-08-2015, 07:06 AM   #9
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Looking good!

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Between stage 2 and 3, what specific parts are needed and/or left over?

As in, what parts are needed to complete stage 2, and what parts are left over from the slash front end when stage 3 is done? Thanks
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:09 PM   #11
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I need to get me one of these!
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:06 PM   #12
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I added my own twist to mounting the body to the front of the yeti-x hope y'all don't mind



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Old 06-17-2015, 12:08 PM   #13
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Not at all innovation is what it's about

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So, I have a bone stock Yeti right out of the box. What's the benefit to going with the stage 3 kit over taking that same dollar amount and putting it into the stock yeti front end with upgrades? I'm just looking at if I go with the stage 3, I still have a stock front end (slash of course) and I'm having to run a 2.5 wheel instead of the 2.2 beadlocks and tsl's I'm wanting to run.

Not downing the kit at all so I'm hoping it's not coming across that way, just wanna make sure funds are going where they need tok as they are limited haha.
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So, I have a bone stock Yeti right out of the box. What's the benefit to going with the stage 3 kit over taking that same dollar amount and putting it into the stock yeti front end with upgrades? I'm just looking at if I go with the stage 3, I still have a stock front end (slash of course) and I'm having to run a 2.5 wheel instead of the 2.2 beadlocks and tsl's I'm wanting to run.

Not downing the kit at all so I'm hoping it's not coming across that way, just wanna make sure funds are going where they need tok as they are limited haha.
A valid concern, we are actually super close to getting a 2.2 to work. And depending on the price of the upgrades you are looking at... well it could be more or less. If you go with all higher end stuff you could spend more upgrading the existing. If you ship on a budget like we do you could come put less. We would not have started producing the kit if we didn't feel like it would solve the major issues, and be a greater benefit at less cost than upgrading the existing setup.
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How different are the ring/pinion ratios
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:27 PM   #17
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A valid concern, we are actually super close to getting a 2.2 to work. And depending on the price of the upgrades you are looking at... well it could be more or less. If you go with all higher end stuff you could spend more upgrading the existing. If you ship on a budget like we do you could come put less. We would not have started producing the kit if we didn't feel like it would solve the major issues, and be a greater benefit at less cost than upgrading the existing setup.
Oh I completely understand that. I guess what it would come down to for me is how reliable and dependable is the X front end in stock parts compared to if I upgraded my current front end? Even if I do the kit where I get all parts needed, the front end will still be technically stock parts correct, just from a different truck? Then the slash front end would need additional upgrades on top of that?

Again, not questioning anything, just new to RC and want to make best bang for my bucks when upgrading.

Now if I could do the Stage 3 kit, have the 2.2's work, and be done and have the main weak points taken care of then I can definitely see it as feasible. But if I do the stage 3 and then still have problems with front end and still need to upgrade on top of that then I may just upgrade the current front end with all new parts.

NOW, seeing that my LHS stocks just about all the Traxxas parts I could ever need, this is something that may sway me to go Stage 3 as well.

I'll keep an eye out and if the 2.2's can be worked with the kit, this may just be the way I go in the long run.

I do appreciate all the time and effort that goes into R&D for kits and projects like this and maybe that's some of the eye catcher for me as well lol.
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Old 06-24-2015, 11:06 PM   #18
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The YETI-X is now U4RC legal. And 725 hubs on certain 2.2 wheels work so no more needing custom wheels.
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Old 06-28-2015, 06:33 PM   #19
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:59 AM   #20
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After putting one of these through it's paces at Crawlapalooza this last weekend, I have to say I'm thoroughly impressed. Handled everthing I threw at it and just kept on going. Yeah, I blew the hill climb but sometimes too much power and a heavy finger do that.





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