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Old 12-01-2019, 07:04 PM   #1
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I知 about done with my Yeti. I end up breaking something, lately front knuckle carrier and knuckle, every time I run it. I知 bashing it, but really not that hard. Parts are getting scarce, so I知 considering scrapping the yeti for parts and building a slash or buying something else. I could but a used or new slash and put the Yeti brushless setup in it, and some other parts I could use on my Bomber.

There is a nice Black Friday deal on the Rock Rey bind n drive, and I liked the Baja Rey when I saw it in the store last year. Does the Rock Rey make a good Basher, or is it fragile? I知 ok with investing in a few key parts (servo arm) but I don稚 want to rebuild the whole rig with expensive parts like my Axial rigs.

My other two rigs are a very built bomber and a TRX4 Bronco with some basic mods, so I need/want something quick in the stable.
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Old 12-01-2019, 07:30 PM   #2
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Only parts I put on mine for durability are the SSD third member, Hot Racing aluminum steering rack, and aluminum steering horn. I changed my front/middle diff fluids to 5k/1M. I'm also not running any stock electronics (1800kv motor which would be 2/3 the speed of the stock motor, so mine's slower), so I can't speak on the durability of the electronics. Reviews rate this vehicle very high in terms of durability. My experience would reflect that opinion as well. Gave it some impressive air off anything I could launch it off of. Many jumps landed and cartwheeled in ways that I was certain that I broke something on the truck but haven't yet. No vehicle can't be broken, but this is a really tough vehicle.
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Oh, also as far as quick, with "only" the 1800kv motor in mine running on 3s it's very fast. A bit of a white knuckle experience with handling at speed due to the tall tires, but covers ground quickly.
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I知 about done with my Yeti. I end up breaking something, lately front knuckle carrier and knuckle, every time I run it. I知 bashing it, but really not that hard. Parts are getting scarce, so I知 considering scrapping the yeti for parts and building a slash or buying something else. I could but a used or new slash and put the Yeti brushless setup in it, and some other parts I could use on my Bomber.

There is a nice Black Friday deal on the Rock Rey bind n drive, and I liked the Baja Rey when I saw it in the store last year. Does the Rock Rey make a good Basher, or is it fragile? I知 ok with investing in a few key parts (servo arm) but I don稚 want to rebuild the whole rig with expensive parts like my Axial rigs.

My other two rigs are a very built bomber and a TRX4 Bronco with some basic mods, so I need/want something quick in the stable.
I might be interested in your yeti, if you sell.
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Old 12-01-2019, 11:02 PM   #5
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Only parts I put on mine for durability are the SSD third member, Hot Racing aluminum steering rack, and aluminum steering horn. I changed my front/middle diff fluids to 5k/1M. I'm also not running any stock electronics (1800kv motor which would be 2/3 the speed of the stock motor, so mine's slower), so I can't speak on the durability of the electronics. Reviews rate this vehicle very high in terms of durability. My experience would reflect that opinion as well. Gave it some impressive air off anything I could launch it off of. Many jumps landed and cartwheeled in ways that I was certain that I broke something on the truck but haven't yet. No vehicle can't be broken, but this is a really tough vehicle.
That sounds pretty reasonable. It looks like the tire foams are very soft leaving the tire without much structure for higher speeds. I have a new set of Voodoo U4 Silver tires with deuces wild foams and 1.5 wide 6 bolt wheels I could swap out. 5.5 diameter should still be plenty and I think the car would handle better.

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Oh, also as far as quick, with "only" the 1800kv motor in mine running on 3s it's very fast. A bit of a white knuckle experience with handling at speed due to the tall tires, but covers ground quickly.
I would be running 3s, but I was thinking I would put a smaller pinion in to slow it down if possible.

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I might be interested in your yeti, if you sell.
If I buy the Rock Rey I値l sell the Yeti complete. It certainly shows wear, but everything rolls smooth. There are lots of upgraded parts. From memory: The rear axle has beef tubes and a spool, upgraded upper and lower rear links (vanquish lowers, incision uppers I think). Dlux big bearing rear axle housing and front bulkhead, HD gears front and rear, RPM arms, Incision front axles, blue monkey front links, vanquish front shock mount, castle 10A BEC, axial aluminum motor plate, Robson Racing slipper clutch, China high torque servo, stock tires glued on CI 6 bolt wheels with deuces wild foams, etc.
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