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    I do...
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    Wow. Brings back memories. Unfortunately I live in a flood zone. I have only been evacuated once as the flood just about washed my trailer away. I have a lifted Toyota and from ground to door is about 4 feet. As I was loading up my things it was running in one door and out the other. Sure reaks havoc on a life. I feel sorry for the people affected

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    Here is how I did it...

    1) Cleaned the dirt off
    2) Took the rings off
    3) Cleaned more dirt off
    4) Sprayed it down with yellow cap oven cleaner
    -Used WalMart brand first...
    did not get all the chrome off, but could be due to my impatience (2 hours)
    -Bought a can of the real thing...
    Easy Off with the yellow cap then sprayed them down and left them overnight
    I did reapply a few times during the night
    5) Hosed them down
    6) Picked at a few spots with a tooth pick
    7) Washed them with soap and water in the bath tub
    8) Let them dry outside
    9) Installed the rings
    Sorry to dig this up, did you remove the tires when you did this?

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    No need to be sorry... dig it up!!

    Nope... tires stayed on and 100% unprotected and 100% unaffected.
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    Thanks!!! I will try it tomorrow or Thursday night, I hate the chrome on the wheels!

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    Me too... it chips, scratches, ect. Plus, this is supposed to be a big tough go anywhere RC... why the bling? lol I have always liked the understated "I will let my actions speak" look over the "attention grabber" look.
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    price is good, but the amout of time it takes for Ace to ship product is crazy long. 10-14 days to ship, not for delivery, just to ship. Patience is a vertue, just not one that I have

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    I wonder if they had something out of stock... that is about how long it took them to ship my order, but the motor was out of stock when I ordered it.
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    Is the water down? Good job on your summit!


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    It is... I need to get some "normal level" shots. lol

    Thanks!!
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    Haven't made a whole lot of time to RC... but in what little time I have made I was able to crunch some gears:


    Finally got the body washer foams installed on the rear:





    Hoping to get some time tomorrow and Friday...
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    Body washer foams?

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    I believe he is refering to the ones that attach to the body posts between the posts and your body. For added protection. My summit came with some. TRA4915.

    Looks like Jimmie is placeing them on the bearing areas? is this to protect the bearings?
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    It helps protect them by keeping dirt from getting to them and also helps a little at keeping dirt from getting in the bulkhead.
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    thought so, good idea. I have a large bag somewhere... just need to see if they sre the same size.
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    I think my Summit is too heavy... twisted both front axles out at the same time going up a pretty steep incline.
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    lol... naa you just need LEM aluminum driveshafts. I cant wait for mine
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    Axles are cheap and easy to replace. Until aluminum diff cups and shafts are proven to be bullet proof, I will keep on replacing my cheap fuses. Even then... it would be a lot of money to switch out to aluminum cups, hardened gear sets, and aluminum shafts.
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    I hear ya with the cheap part... Ive spent a lot lately and my pockets hurt.

    I need hardened diff gears still, but I'm liking the alum diff cups so far. less breakage.

    I will have the shafts soon and let you know. Plus a secret goodie I`m looking forward to for my "wet" days
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    I think my Summit is too heavy... twisted both front axles out at the same time going up a pretty steep incline.
    Are u sure its not just your trigger finger?

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    Not this time... lol it was a slow crawl; too much wheel spin would have made it tumble back down to the bottom.
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    hmmm will have to try the foam body washers on the diff......do you put them on all three outer bearings?
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    All three and even the two on the transmission.

    It doesn't make them last forever, but it helps them to last longer than they would without the added layer of protection.
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    While I was fixing axles I decided to tackle hub slop...

    Tools needed:

    Plus a rubber band

    First thing I did is remove all the tires. Then I took the hubs off and installed foam body washers:


    I then reinstalled the hubs and cranked the throttle trip all the way forward, locked the differentials, and put it in high while it was sitting on my table. This allowed the hubs to spin so I could do this with a hack saw blade:

    You could also leave the trim alone, put it in low and rubber band the trigger at full throttle.

    On the second one I left a little shoulder:


    I am not sure which will hold up longer or even if it will make a difference. I do know if you leave too much shoulder the HPI nut will bottom out before it engages the rim to tighten it.



    I think the HPI nuts part number is Z680... I bought mine long ago in a kit that included hex's, pins, right and left hand nuts.
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    Hey Jimmie, how long do the foam body washers last? I'm thinking about getting some, I just don't know if they'll last.
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    Usually at least until it is pulled apart again... most of the time longer. My front ones have been there for countless packs and have even survived through a few axle changes. They are the same ones I put on back when I took pictures and posted about them if you want to dig back to find a date.
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    Messed around with my steering issues tonight. I was constantly adjusting steering trim to get it to track straight. Found the culprit to be the servo horn; it was nearly stripped out again. While I had everything apart I decided to install a plastic body washer into the servo saver. I and to enlarge the center hole to get it to fit in, but the diameter was spot on. I then noticed that the steering bits were making contact with the rear pin brace... anyway, I took some pictures.



    Ground down the steering stops on the rear pin brace.


    Ground down the servo saver to clearance the pin brace.


    Ground down the chassis to clear the new servo horn.


    New servo horn installed... with the linkage all the way out to give me a little more throw. The knuckles are now maxed out with no other interference. One screw hole in would be the exact same as stock.


    I also replaced part number 2582 that goes thru the skid plate and the steering assembly with one of these. Because it is not threaded all the way it seems a little stronger and it also takes a bigger driver so maybe it will not strip as easily as the stock one did.

    Couple more things:
    1) I noticed that the cap that holds the spring on was quite distorted... I found the HR cap in my parts bin so I installed it.
    2) I installed modified to only have 1 side stock servo saver arm.
    Last edited by Jimmie Neutron; 07-10-2013 at 12:58 AM.
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    Pretty smart way to cut your hexes. I like it! Only one question, why not use the entire HR Alum servo saver?
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    I was working inside and did not want to fling aluminum shavings around with my Dremel.
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    Can you show a pic or two of the wheels on using the hpi nuts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    Thank you sir. This eliminates the hub slop?

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    yes it will

    take the problem part of the hex's away and replaces it with a luck nut.....i went with the hpi 17mm hex's and am happy with them just need to find some shims to go inbetween the hex hub and bearing on the hpi hubs
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    100% elimination... better than stock even.
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    Steering mods work GREAT... not as good as 4WS but at the rate I am going I am not sure I will ever get there. lol
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    The hub slop mod looks great. Mine are getting bad. Can I just get this to make the mod easier? I was wondering because the hexs look a little thinner than the hexs on the summit. Thanks

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/HPI-Trophy-T...item4d0d3b2c8c

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    Those hex's don't fit Traxxas rims... you'd have to Dremel the rim out to make it work; making the hacksaw method easier.
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    Well it's always good to ask. Looks like I will be doing it your way lol. Thanks for the answer.

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    Don't know if you don't ask...
    Glad I could help!!
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    Hey Jimmie, I have a question... With those foam washers on your hubs, won't they be rubbing on the bearing, possibly ruining something? Just thinking out loud here.
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