Im very new to the E-Revo forum. Had an ERBE a while ago and just didnt connect with it. Too much, too soon I guess. I don't recognize most of you members in this forum but I'm a regular in the 1/10 and 1/16 sections.
I have a summit that I love and only use the way a summit is intended. Trail truck/crawler. Never a basher. But recently I ran into a situation where all my other trucks were broken and the neighbours kid wanted to go out and bash (he has a stampede) so I took the summit out and bashed it around in high gear. I was so impressed with how fun it was I decided I wanted another one setup ONLY for bashing. No crawling. Essentially I wanted an E-Revo brushed that looked like a summit.
So I hoped on the inter web and started looking at prices and parts and stuff and decided that with my Gold member discount at tower applied it would be cheaper for me to buy an RTR summit and DOWN build it to an E-Revo rather than buy the E-Revo and add all the summit appearance parts I wanted. So, I bought agree summit with the TQI and LVD ESC and went to E-bay to buy the parts I needed to swap out.
The E-Revo parts Ill be installing are as follows:
-Bulkheads and diffs
-Rockers and shocks/springs
-Pushrods and Links
Total cost for this stuff was $135. Factoring in that ill be selling off the summit parts AND all the summit extras like the diff locking servos, wheels and tires, TQI radio and other odds and ends I think ill end up pretty much even. With the benefit being that ill have the summit body and bumpers, 2 speed transmission, summit drivesshafts and extended rear arms.
Then plan is to leave this truck brushed using an EVX 2 and 775. I don't need blistering speed, I was actually pretty happy with the speed of my summit while I was bashing and it was under geared. (mind you, it also has a dewalt 14.4 motor). I want this truck to be simple... I'm also in the process of building an ERBE simply because I found some deals that were too good to pass up. So THIS truck is just a mild basher.
Anyway, long first post I know. The truck and parts have all been ordered. Ill updated when things start to arrive and I can start to unbuild it and put it all back together.