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    Beefing up... need beef...

    What would you guys recommend for a stock Summit - need bigger/stiffer springs and undercarriage upgrades?
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    Taller/ stiffer tires with heavy rims
    dewalt motor (after the stock motor perish)
    aluminum steering guard
    You probably dont need stiffer springs - just dial up the collar on the shocks and/ or add a higher weight shock oil.

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    Ive got the springs dialed up about 1/2 way in the back and 1/3 in the front, maybe a heaver oil. Do you have a link for the aluminum steering guard? Everything underneath is getting pretty beat-up. Thanks btw.
    Traxxas Slash 4X4/Traxxas Summit/Losi Mini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackie
    Ive got the springs dialed up about 1/2 way in the back and 1/3 in the front, maybe a heaver oil. Do you have a link for the aluminum steering guard? Everything underneath is getting pretty beat-up. Thanks btw.
    when you have the springs cranked up try to keep lube in the CV's, I wore all the ball ends oval where the pins go through and then starting loosing pins. Mine would also squeak alot. I am thinking about trying 100wt on in the shocks and keep the springs set lower.
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread.php?536733

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    Aren't there heavy duty shock replacements?
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    Quote Originally Posted by quadiak
    when you have the springs cranked up try to keep lube in the CV's, I wore all the ball ends oval where the pins go through and then starting loosing pins. .
    what do u use to lube them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackie
    Ive got the springs dialed up about 1/2 way in the back and 1/3 in the front, maybe a heaver oil. Do you have a link for the aluminum steering guard? Everything underneath is getting pretty beat-up. Thanks btw.
    aluminum steering guard :
    http://cgi.ebay.com/RDLogics-Alum-St...item45eee0dd16

    or something similiar - the only thing really vulnerable under the chassis is the steering arms and servos. You could buy aluminum skid plates but they are not "needed". Besides scratches adds character to a 4x4 rig, and chicks dig scars. The sumiit really is pretty tough out of the box. They wont admit it but the summit/erevo blows the emaxx/tmaxx platform away (especially with their weak/ fragile bulkheads)
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    get another set of the front (red/orange double stripe) springs for the back shocks, this stops the rear slumping.

    a spare set of bumpers is good to have on hand as the truck is pretty heavy and a bad landing or cartwheel will break them.

    front RPM A-arms are a great upgrade when/if the originals get broke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesterhead
    get another set of the front (red/orange double stripe) springs for the back shocks, this stops the rear slumping.

    a spare set of bumpers is good to have on hand as the truck is pretty heavy and a bad landing or cartwheel will break them.

    front RPM A-arms are a great upgrade when/if the originals get broke.
    Thanks jesterhead - Just so I'm clear, put part #5649 spring, shock (red) (long) (GTR) (5.4 rate double orange stripe) (stock front) on the back and this stops the rear end slump?
    Traxxas Slash 4X4/Traxxas Summit/Losi Mini.

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