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tedo

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Hi all,
I finally received mine in the mail today and immediately swapped a couple things. I never even ran it stock.
So far the mild upgrades that I pulled from my 2.2 capra are:
- My own handmade BFG cut n' shuts on Crawler Innovations plastic 1" wheels (2.2's measuring 5.25")
- Front vanquish rotor weights
- Fusion SE 1800kv

Impressions after running 2 x 3s 1300 packs (50 min runtime on each battery), is this rig is impressive. Its not a modified 4ws capra as far as tech crawling, however its a completely different style of driving. Its a rig that's fun to do donuts on loose sand, rip up muddy wet roots, water crossings... ya know basic trail bashing. It's really fun. It is a descent crawler though. This is my first VFD, and I can see why people love these platforms. Just a divine layout. Its so quite too!!! Such a great driving experience.

I can't wait to see what the future is going to bring w/ this buggy. My immediate plan is installing a Fusion Pro 2300, and putting the Fusion SE back in my Capra.

I will be doing my own vinyl graphics as well in the next day or so. I love this buggy.

Also, how do we add pics now? I thought we could now browse our computer, instead of using a photo platform?
 
Nice! Gladnto see you post up a thread. I agree, it is definitely a rig that's fun with some wheel speed. Sure would be nice to see Hobbywing come out with a 2700kv Fusion Pro.
Great pics, the tall tires look good on thar
 
yes! a 2700 Fusion would rule. I am also thinking a 2 speed VFD would be awesome for this truck!
 
A small update. I ditched the shitty shocks and installed the trusted traxxas 2660 with mini-t springs. As of now i have the medium springs in, however I will probably go soft. These are cheap and a solid reliable shock for over a decade. The dampening is so much better now.

I detailed the driver and added a new head. Will prolly get a doll head in there at some point. I also removed the massive fuel cell, and added a faux propain set-up. Will eventually get a real scale propain tank, however these were just laying around in my parts bin.

Still havent decided on livery. May just go retro race car.
 
Having a helleva time attaching images. It gives me an "ooops something went wrong" error message every time.
they are under 1mg each, so not sure.IMG_1725.jpgIMG_1729.jpgIMG_1731.jpg
 
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If you upgrade the motor, put stronger diff gears in it .....just saying;)
thats the plan! The SE is actually okay. But now I am thinking max 3000kv range after a half of week driving.

Would love a flat skid too.
 
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Does anyone make a VFD Flat skid for this? This is my first VFD platform, so I m kinda a noob w/ Vanquish.
 
Put a new doll in here instead of the plastic driver. I don't mind it. Been running this multiple times a day, just love this truck.
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looks great with the new driver (y) good looking rig this
 
looks great with the new driver (y) good looking rig this
Thanks! The new driver kinda has a "friend of Ken" type of vibe. But I definitely like some cloth instead of molded plastic. Most of my buggy in th epast have had some sort or "realistic" driver. Gives it more texture.

I really really want a 2 speed trans in this. Excited for the after market offerings!
 
Perfect ride height now. Absolutely sticks to the rocks.
- Vanquish brake rotor weights f/r (2.2 weight in front / 1.9 weight in rear)
- 600 hubs all 4 corners
- Traxxas 2660 w/ Losi mini t soft springs all around w/ brass beeftube spring mounts

So good right now.

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