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Old 05-14-2006, 01:45 PM   #1
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well here is a short report on what was done to make my x-factor for the rcx show this year.


strated off with a clean chassis...


to mount a traxxaz 72 tooth spur we drilled 4 mounting holes in the stock slipper plate and mounted it on the outer most pin hole on the out put shaft. there is no longer a slipper. it is direct drive now.


to mount the electric motor we just found some angle aluminum and mounted it to the chassis. i used a prototype mtronics brushless. the pinion is an 8 tooth.


to make the truck be able to go in reverse we made a adapter for the main shaft that eliminates the one way bearing inside the trans as well as the 2nd gear.


we also locked up the diffs with 30 minute epoxy. to help with more suspension travel we removed the upper link mounts and run 4/40 all thread through the rear holes in the diff case. i also unthreaded the rod ends on the links and added 2 washers to ever end to give a little longer wheel base and still not have to change the drive line.


now the fun part, mounting the battery pack. i used a 6 cell ib3800 from promax. i tore the pack apart and mounted them on the front axle. did that so that all the weight was solid on the front axle for traction instead of on the chassis.


i added 4 wheel stearing that is run independent from my radio. so i am able to crab the truck sideways.


as for the tires. i took xtm large series meats and cut the center section out of them to narrow them up about 1 inch. them cut the outter lip on both sides of the rim. then glued the tires to the inner most lip of the rim.

the finished project. it is almost able to articulate 90 degrees now.


i definatly have to thank my dad with the help of machining all the parts. the idea of this project was to keep it fairly stock. and i was able to do that and have it perform fairly well at the show. if anyone has any questions feel free to ask away.
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Old 05-14-2006, 03:49 PM   #2
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What kind of motor is that that think is huge! love the way you used a old chassis.
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Old 05-14-2006, 03:50 PM   #3
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its a prototype mtronics that is a 550 size.
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Old 05-14-2006, 10:24 PM   #4
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hey mike ... everyone who I talked to today at the gtg in apple valley said that they were suprised to see your x go up everything the clods did any way you need to bring this thing to the gtg next time it was awsome today

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Old 05-15-2006, 12:44 AM   #5
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we will see. depends on what i got goin on with work and racing.
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:19 PM   #6
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Hi team dorkmissle
I'm new here and i just got the x-factor 2 from snowball50. I would like specifics of your mods and what not so that i can convert this to electric. Or what would you charge me to put a kit together and a install guide and if its not to expensive i am willing to purchase the kit from you directly. Please let me know and any tips pr tricks to the x-factor rc. Thank you
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Looks good! The only thing I think I would do is move the steering servos from the front of the axle to the top of the axle that way they aren't sticking out to get hung up on things.
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:01 PM   #8
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and run either bigger tires or skinnier axles. X axles are nice but to wide. If your not running 8" + size tires,you'll be getting hung up on the diffs way to much IMHO.

Nice build though. Personally,I'd ditch the cantis and limit that wheel travel a good bit. 45-55 degrees is more than enough.
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:21 PM   #11
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Where did you get the motor mount I am making mine electric also because I can't find parts for the clutch
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