I love this truck. I just got back from running at the local 1/8 scale track, Revelation Raceway, and I can believe how well it handles for my driving style. This truck is definitely more at home on a bigger track with the buggies and truggies, as long as the Pros don't show up and run me over.
I burned my VXL motor and sent it back today. i installed the MMM 2200KV system out of my 8E and trimmed the throttle down to just under 60%. This thing is handles the power like a buggy or truggie. It runs on ******* 5000mah 4S LiPo. I got 40 minutes of run time with this setup. I would say its about as fast as it would be on 3S. The motor was warm to the touch geared 18/54.
I filled the rear diff with Losi 7K diff lube.
Excuse the beat up body. The material is actually very thin and doesnt last long.
Got some new "shoes". M3 compound.
The MMM Installed
Here are some pictures of some mods that I did while I was in to it.
I modded the motor plate since I was installing such a big motor. I drilled out the plate so that the motor was held on by 4 screws, instead of 2.
Then I got to thinking...How can I protect the shaft from the rocks that come through that big hole in the chassis...here is what I came up with.
Wrapped the shaft with electrical tape.
Then I heat shrinked over it.
An then installed it. No more gaping hole for rocks to come in and damage my pretty blue shaft. It works awesome and doesn't bind. There is only about 1mm of gap around the shaft now.
Thanks for looking!!