Hey guys. Im newish to the RC world and new to the traxxas world. I bought myself a summit the other day and im absolutely loving it. So much fun here in NZ up in the forest behind my dads. Im loving the low range box, crawling up boulders straddling ruts and climbing the impossible is all so much fun.
Thing is i would like to do a few mods. I have already purchased 2X 200oz waterproof servos to upgrade the steering. Im also seriously thinking about setting up 4WS. Before i go too much further and ask for your advice i should probably run you through what sort of terrain i run on and what i want to be doing with the truck.
I want to use the truck for about 80% fun crawling. No competitions here where i am and 20% high speed bashing. So more crawler oriented but still fun to bash.
The stuff i will be crawling on is mostly soft dirt/sandy/pumice with alot of uneven terrain and rain ruts etc. What i would like to know is what tires would people recommend for crawling on very soft terrain the factory canyon tires are pretty bloody good but i was just wondering if there is anything better out there.
What weight springs should i use? Or are the factory ones fine? What weight shock oil? Again all seems to work well standard but just wondering if there is someone out there that can advise a better setup for me.
Also im pretty keen to go to a brushless system. Not for more power or speed as im quite happy with speed etc. I have been told brushless motors are not quite as hungry on battery power as the standard brushed 775. Or am i wasting my time and money doing this if im happy with the speed. The batterys im running are 40c 7600mah ******* ********s. If people do think brushless is a good idea would these work together well with the right gearing??
Or this one
Or maybe even this one
And this motor
Also are there any drive shaft hop ups for these? As i have already broken one of my half shafts. And im looking at buying a few spare parts and because im all the way over here in little NZ shipping is not cheap so i would like to buy a whole bunch of parts and save on shipping. So what parts do people suggest i get spares of? What are people breaking out there? Whats getting worn out quickly?
Also would love to find a toyota body. Im capable of modifying it to fit.
Thanks very much for reading. Any advice or helpfull hints would be greatly appreciated thanks.