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    For rear steer plans that has not been implemented yet... and probably never will.
    But, I do want to build a chassis specifically for 4WS... that just might happen eventually.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    I don`t even think you can find those pro-line ones anymore.... had the girl at a HS track it down for me.
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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
    Jimmy, did you have to remove the tires or left thm on? does the easy-off distress the tires?
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    I left them on.
    I saw no ill effects on the tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    No mods and not much driving done since my last update... it has been raining for the past 6-8 weeks here which in turn has flooded the area in which I live with water levels 10-12 feet above normal.

















    Where is your truck in all this water, i can't find it!lol!
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    That weather was more suited to a boat than a Summit!
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    So, there is no Summit in those pics... I thought it was a "Where is Charlie" game!lol!
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    Nope... I try to keep my Summit dry.
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    Well, mine has passed his class 1 diving license!
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    Teaser!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    What will youdo with a slash4x4 rear bumper?
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    It is not a Slash 4x4 rear bumper.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Hah! I was going to say the same thing but figured you wouldn't let us down with just that! I googled and found the mounts are different in your picture than the 4wd Slash! But they're different than the 2wd one too, so I just gave up

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    You are converting to E-Slayer?
    With great brushless comes great responsibility.

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    Oh MAN! I even looked up the Slayer, but gave up for no good reason haha, nice!

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    Nope... not converting to an eSlayer.


    What I'm doing is not original, but something I've wanted to do for a while. I just didn't figure out the best way (for me at least) to accomplish what I wanted for my Summit.

    I have not even ordered the final parts yet... actually still trying to get the money around to do so.
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    I am totally confused
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    Completelly lost...
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    Ordered the last of the parts!


    Bought my wife a Kitchenaid mixer for valentines day... which got me the approval to buy more RC parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    Ordered the last of the parts!


    Bought my wife a Kitchenaid mixer for valentines day... which got me the approval to buy more RC parts.
    Ahh the old mixer tricks her maneuver. Well played sir well played
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    "old mixer tricks her" hahahaha!

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    She had only been hinting for one for the past 10 years or so... and we've only been together for 8. lol
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    Now tell us the truth. Your long term goal is to steal the motor out of the mixer and try something new in the summit

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    Naw... I have a hard enough time controlling "captain idiot" with the DeWALT. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    Naw... I have a hard enough time controlling "captain idiot" with the DeWALT. lol
    I have met the Captin and I quote
    "I can't be controlled"and"buckle up its gonna be a bumpy landing"
    Captain Idiot ...circa 2010



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    This marks a totally different direction...

    Sorry about the misdirection with the Slayer Pro rear bumper... I ended up not needing it. I was copying a build I saw quite a while ago on another forum... he used a Slayer Pro bumper at the rear to fill in the gap, but I think he must have had his cage mounted up higher as I don't have much of a gap to fill.
    At least the bumpers were only a few bucks at Dollar Hobbyz!



    I have decided to start working the Summit over towards being more of a dedicated crawler than an all around do everything RC. It seems to make more sense to have an RC that excels at being slow since I have another RC (MT4) that excels at being a quick basher. Since a good portion of my driveway needs to be busted out and replaced from sinking about 5" I will eventually have the materials to make a pretty good crawling area on my property

    I have plans to severely lower the gearing, using super tall and skinny tires, developing and creating a custom 4WS chassis with a wheel base similar to stock, upgrading diffs and axles if needed, and swapping out the ESC for a dedicated crawler ESC.



    Well... here is the start!

    SC8 cage with duct tape panels and an RPM light bar.
    I haven't wired it up yet, so keep an eye out for that post as soon as I can get around to it.

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    Then I had to decide where to mount the light bar...

    Down here is really well protected and didn't look too bad:


    But it didn't look as good as up here:

    It was just not protected...

    So how about under like this:


    Too blocked by the much needed windshield bracing:
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    Now to see how to mount the cage...

    The rear posts look like they are far off:


    But they are really just a tad off:


    A bit of grinding with a Dremel:


    And it mounts up just fine:





    The front mounts, on the other hand... are no where near lining up:


    I solved that with a thin aluminum plate:



    I imagine this can be done with well located body washers as well. All this needs to do is keep the body from coming up... the way the cage rests on the body posts will keep it from going down.
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    Now to get covering this cage...
    Choosing the right duct tape was the hard part! I wanted something that I could overlap and not have the seams be obvious due to the pattern on the tape and just using solid colors was not an option for me. lol Using this for panels is cheap and easy... $3.50 for a roll of tape and I think I can do 3 cages with it easy.

    Here you can see that the outside is wrapped around the perimeter bars and then the underside is covered by a precisely cut section of wide Gorilla Tape to lock everything in place:


    I had to carve some slots in the cage to make way for the mounting bolts for the light bar:




    I also made a plate for this to firm it up:

    It will be held in place by the duct tape and pinched up from the bottom with screws.

    Like this:
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    Final shots:













    Once I get out to the garage and find the stock body I will weigh both up for comparison.
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    Whoa!!!

    That's killer Jimmie! Great job with the custom mounting, and I love the black underside of it haha!

    Being that it's mostly plastic I can only imagine it weighs very little.

    How is it as far as sturdiness?

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    That's awesome, how does the roll cage do in bashing mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krallopian View Post
    Whoa!!!

    That's killer Jimmie! Great job with the custom mounting, and I love the black underside of it haha!

    Being that it's mostly plastic I can only imagine it weighs very little.

    How is it as far as sturdiness?
    I can pick it up by just the cage no problem.... before I mounted the light bar I dropped it a few times upside down and it survived just fine. I'd say it is at least as strong as the stock body... just able to mount it lower and I am pretty sure it is lighter.

    The ultimate test though...
    It has survived my 1.5 year old boy.




    Quote Originally Posted by Jezza View Post
    That's awesome, how does the roll cage do in bashing mode.
    I haven't ran it... don't even own packs for the Summit anymore as I sold them to a friend of mine for his eMaxx. As soon as weather warms up I am getting some new SPC packs that will fit both my RC's.
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    I love where you're going with the Summit. Beastly Crawler comin' at us. niiiiice tape job on the sc8, neat.
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    Thanks for the compliments guys!

    Here are the weights:





    Not a huge weight difference, but I think just the fact that the SC8 is mounted so much lower is going to help. I should have measured the height of the stock body before I cut and modified the body posts. lol
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    Hey nice job incorporating the SC8 cage....have to say I am a big fan of that idea. :-)





    Ok I admit I'm biased. lol. I like the duct tape you used for the panels. Very cool finish on it. I almost went that direction but really wanted he metal look so fabbed up my own panels. Hoping they will look great after trail scars are applied. :-).

    The SC8 cages actually mounts up pretty easy to the Summit. Just small enlargement of the holes in the rear and the front can be done with a metal panel like you and I did or I have seen someone use duct tape with a sheet of lexan mounted between the duct tape outer layers. All works great.

    And for those wondering how the SC8 cages handles fast driving "bashing" abuse? I put it through its paces last week and it handled it great through rolls and flips and slams....missed jumps and tumbling down river rock slopes. It is plenty strong. Time will tell the true story but it has been great for me so far!

    Good luck with the rest of your build, looking forward to seeing how it comes out.


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    I had done the research on the cage 1.5-2 years ago... but at the time it was not the direction I wanted to go with my Summit. I had wanted a general, all purpose RC. But, that was creating too much sacrifice... there is some truth in the phrase "Jack of all trades, master of none".
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    Received more parts for the build!
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    Christmas is overrated!

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    This is going to be a slow build... lots of other projects going on so this is sitting on the back burner most of the time. But, as I can I will be ordering parts in preparation for the few moments of time here and there to inch the Summit more toward a crawling machine.



    The most expensive parts I foresee so far is the rims and tires... unless someone else knows of something cheaper that has similar measurements and performance as these:

    Plan on mounting them up on bead locks... probably Axial.
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    what size axial wheels and what size tires. I know soo many brands

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