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    Mattracks on my Summit

    I bit and bought a set that are now available on ebay. I don't have them yet but I'll post a picture when I get them. They run a 1/4" hex which I don't know how to adapt yet. Also, it looks like they are offset quite a bit which gives the truck a funky look. Therefore I'm going to put the old slayer suspension arms back on to make it look more proportional.

    Has anyone else bought these now that they are available again? Any ideas how to use the 1/4" hex?

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    You bought the green and black plastic track system from a Radio Shack RC? If so they will be a pain to mount and will be destroyed from the summits weight and power. There's is a bunch of threads in here about them. RC4WD is building real track kits for RCs and they are made from aluminum.
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    You are probably right. But, I'm pretty good at making things better so I'll be hopeful till then. It looks like I can mount them w/ some 5/16" coupling nuts.

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    can you post a link to the ebay auction

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    Can you post a video? I really wanna see how those work!
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    I don't have them yet, but you can find some on youtube.

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    Wow, theyre kinda slow aren't they? And noisy... Sounds like the truck has to run pretty hard to go anywhere....
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    SUMMIT- DeWalt, 4S
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    !!!! how did my post get on top of Traxximus Prime's??? That is weird!
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    will traxxes be doing the KEN BLOCK'S TRAX STI CAR version.
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    this is how you install the mattracks on your truck :

    http://www.traxxas.com/forums/showth...s-Maxx-(How-To)

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_6490177/tm.htm






    I also have a set which I planned to put on my Funky Gecko project but I cant find the time.
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    Thanks noir, that looks simple enough. As I mentioned I'm planning on using slayer arms so the dimensions give it a more proportional look. I'm hoping to get them installed in the next week so that I have it to bring to the snow. I tried big tires in the snow and they worked pretty well but still would sink easily. I'm hoping this allows the truck to drive in more places. Not to mention they do look pretty cool.

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    Im kinda jealous of you snow-guys. Here in west Texas we still have 70 degree temps and sandy/windy conditions. I wouldnt mind running my truck once through some white stuff.
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    You too noir 522 ?? I am in Oregon, its just wet and cold. BUT I am taking the summit and the mini summit 6 sets of batteries and heading to the snow on sunday
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    noir, how did you keep the couplings from threading off the axles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulepic View Post
    noir, how did you keep the couplings from threading off the axles?
    Sorry, those pixs arent mine. I just have a set of mattracks in the closet and "plans" of installing them. The links are simply some research (googling) I had done before hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mulepic View Post
    noir, how did you keep the couplings from threading off the axles?
    Bit of CA glue or blue loctite & let it set fully over night should do the trick.
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    Not trying to ruin your guys plans but if they are that narrow and not very long whats the point? or is it just a "just cuz I had to" kinda thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Git'RDoneRacing View Post
    Not trying to ruin your guys plans but if they are that narrow and not very long whats the point? or is it just a "just cuz I had to" kinda thing?
    basically yea. I get bored of the normal average , "do what the crowd does" type of thing. And I love creativity. In truth, mattracks pale in comparision to tires in most environments, Its the creativity I enjoy.

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