I am a long time poster here but I could not access my account due to a forgotten password and a no longer active e-mail address so I made a new account. Now onto the reason of this post. A couple of months ago I was bashing the Summit on the beach when I got it really stuck on a piece of drift wood (it was a whole tree that had washed up) and I busted two drive shafts. She sat for a few months while I was busy with college and work but after missing out on the fun durning a freak snow storm (and the promise of more snow to come this weekend) I deided to get the old girl out, dust her off, and give her a bit of a build up.
Tonight I went to my local Hobby Town and picked up 4 Axial chrome 8 hole beadlock wheels, Proline Moad tires, and a set of Duratrax 5000mah 7 cell packs (that have the cells all laid out side to side instead of two rows of 3 with the 7th cell tacked on the end). I am waiting on a package from Tower Hobbied that has 2 sets of MPI cv drive shafts, 2 sets of red Traxxas push rods and 2 sets of red Traxxas tie rods. I was gonna get the push rods and tie rods for the bling factor but I am glad I did because upon looking my rig over tonight I saw that a tie rod and push rod were both bent in the rear (think I might have done that in transit).
Tires are mounted on wheels (all those little bolts kill your fingers!) and once I get my care package tomorrow, it will be a wrenchfest to get her up and running intime for the snow. Tonight I finally took the time to adjust the steering linkage to get rid of the servo buzz (wasn't bad but I got bored). I am gonna reset the slipper clutch because I belive I am running it a little tight (hence the broken drive shafts). She is stock other other the traxxas light bar, but I am looking forward to seeing how she rides with handles with the new shoes. I am gonna keep the stock wheels and tires if I wanna do any crawling, but i do alot of street driving and back yard pounding so I was wearing down the stockers quick.
I am also intrested to see runtime on the 5000mah packs. I have the set of stock 3000s that came with it, and I also have a set of 4600 Duratrax that I am happy with the run time with. The guy at the stor said that in addation to the 400 exta mah, packs set up side to side tend to have a longer run time because they are more efficent. I dunno, but it sounded good lol. I can't wait to see how she runs now!