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Old 09-07-2012, 04:47 PM   #1
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so im looking into upgrading my summit and i in need of some upgrades that are fairly cheap but not crazy cheap. And dont be shy to post pics
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:59 PM   #2
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One of my favorite cheap upgrades is going with double orange shocks in the rear to eliminate that ridiculous squat lol. Also like the hd slipper clutch way better, seems much more smooth. At some point, sooner rather than later, going to a different 17mm hex hub will be needed. As time goes by the traxxas hubs deform the stub axle and begin to wobble. I use hpi 17mm hexes and I have also dremmeled the threads from the traxxas hubs the simply put a different flanged wheel nut on it, both work well. Getting a quality (mine are ceramic) bearing around the outside of the diffs and on axle carriers is almost needed, seen too many ring gears shredded from blown bearing. Steering servo is a little more money but possibly the single biggest performance upgrade you can make to the truck. Single servo with metal gears is best, stock servos together run about 250oz. of torque so 300+ is best. Personally I generally recommend hitec 7950th, savox 1283sg, or futaba s9157 although its not hard to find a perfectly acceptable servo. Adding a bec goes right along with doing this and going with an aluminum servo saver to handle the extra power. Its not uncommon to see people add a washer to the spring in the servo saver to help translate the torque (dont try this with stock servos). For me I noticed my front push rods were bending after awhile. I went with 5318x pushrods all around but its probably only needed in the front. T-bone front bumper is a bullet proof mod on the front end, Ive seen some angry impacts easily handled by this bumper. With that said i would avoid the a-arm skids, quality didnt carry over. Many people run the dewalt 14.4 motor upgrade ($30ish) speed is similar torque is way better. My summits have gone to tekin rx8/t8 motor esc, with that upgrading the center drive shaft to traxxas steel dogs was made. oh and a light bar on top. Lots more stuff you can do, just a few quick thoughts.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:03 AM   #3
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ok well if ya need more let me know, did a lot of stuff to my summits
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:09 PM   #4
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thanks later on i will ask ore questions but for now all i want to see is YOUR summit interested in what it looks like
Project #001 Pit Bull summit


Project #002 The Funky Gecko





Project # 004 G3R aluminum summit







Hey- he asked!
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:03 PM   #5
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LOL thanks noir, as you can see this guy knows his way around this truck. Ill put something up for ya tonight although noir trucks are probably more to look at.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:16 PM   #6
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that gecko is sick man keep up the good work. Where did you get the top for it
Looks Iike something from Halo!?
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:16 AM   #7
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ok




heres a look at aluminum steering, used empty 2075 lower to fill in chassis






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Old 09-09-2012, 05:01 PM   #8
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that gecko is sick man keep up the good work. Where did you get the top for it

The body is an old proline "helios" wart hog body. That truck was/ is my pride and joy, a custom 4ws rear steer using two melded chassis


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Old 09-09-2012, 11:32 PM   #9
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I think they discontinued that body didnt they?
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:30 PM   #10
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I think they discontinued that body didnt they?
Thats the good thing about starting a build with a discontinued body,
No one else can duplicate it.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:17 AM   #11
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Yeah I was looking for one awhile back lol
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:46 AM   #12
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Hey noir. Can you tell me in details. On how you did the chassis weld?
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:09 PM   #13
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WELD????

Oh you ment how I stuck those two things together. Precise dremel work and small screws.

Heres my original build threads

project 002: THE FUNKY GECKO

project 002: PART II: THE FUNKY GECKO WITH PERFECTED REAR STEERING (4WS))
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:43 PM   #14
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Where u get that land rover body Awesome truck by the way
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:19 AM   #15
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RC4wd Mudslingers & RC4wd Rok locs both on axial bead locks cut and jbwelded to make narrower. Turnigy trackstar 150A ESC from hobbyking and Trackstar 1900KV motor, custom painted firey orange body
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:54 AM   #16
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Only upgrades i did is 80wt shock oil in rear to help with squat, and mudslingers on stock rims.. perfect for me
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:58 PM   #17
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I did the LT conversion with Kershaw arm widener, extra lights and a metal geared servo (300oz). On order is a T bone center skid plate
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