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    Christmas Summit Arrived - First Impressions

    The Summit has been hiding for a week in my home waiting to be opened today. I couldnt wait. I really am impressed by how well everything is laid out its very clean and the suspension is very plush. when i first put the the charged batteries in and turn it on. I was a little surprised how jerky it was to start (low gear). it does a little jump. i was expecting a smooth roll on of acceleration. maybe this can be adjusted somehow?. also once I got outside i was surprised at how quick it actually was in high speed. I keep reading about upgrade this and that but the high speeds isnt too bad. I did some bashing in the snow and pavement at the back of a local school. hit some snow mounds as jumps.. did a few nasty tumbles. but all is well.. didnt break anything. gave the truck a quick shower to get the snow out. tried it off and she all good. she sure does suck dry those nimh packs quick. especially in the cold

    going to play with the spring tension on the suspension. to stiffen it up a bit.

    So far so good.
    SnowTiger Summit, Dewalt 14.4 Nimh
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    post some pics of ur new toy

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    My son got one for xmas too.. He likes it.. I need to set the throttle endpoints though.. Seems to want to back up on its own

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    Here are a bunch of pics
    mainly closeup for now










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    I am actually also surprised how much slack the transmission has.. it seems like i can rotate the spur gear like 2 revolutions before the wheels move..
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamfilip View Post
    I am actually also surprised how much slack the transmission has.. it seems like i can rotate the spur gear like 2 revolutions before the wheels move..
    That's because of the two-speed transmission, it has to have slack so that when you shift to second gear, it wont strip the gears inside the tranny...

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    Swap your shocks front to back and get the double orange on the rear. Best IMO to have double orange all the way around.
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    but since you should stop before switching speeds.. should that be a real concern..
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    Hi,The slack ikn the tranny is normal.I've got a MMM in mine and it holds up fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hughes500Bob View Post
    Swap your shocks front to back and get the double orange on the rear. Best IMO to have double orange all the way around.
    +1 the dbl orange springs help to reduce the throttle squat quite a bit
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    You got a tilt-shift lens on that camera?...
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    no its just a Canon 50mm 1.4
    shot at 1.4 or 1.6 so its a very shallow depth of field
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    what about going purple all around?
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    I dunno, purple reminds me of Hpi upgrades really, but its pretty easy to choose upgrades that are all black, blue, gold or silver etc, depends what takes your fancy ( Im a silver, black & blue guy myself ).
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    good stuff man!
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    funny.. but they are all red!.. with Purple marks :P
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    Oh your talking about springs the dbl stripe are longer springs for the 120 mm long travel rockers the others are a single stripe for the 90mm travel rockers so you will have to use spacers or crank a bunch of preload in to make them work.you will lose flex and travel.but will handle speed better.
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    thanks i didnt realize that the double striped are the 120's
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    more photos of my new ride

    My New Yellow Summit





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