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    Cool B@'s MERV

    I recently got some summit tires for my merv. What a difference they made offroad, my truck is a whole new animal. Went and did some bashing today at one of my favorite spots. Usually it's reserved for my savage flux but since the merv got some new shoes it came along.





    It's extremely hard to get some good action photos while driving.
    (Looking down hill.)








    My Favorite.
    (Mid-wheelie)


    And one of the flux.(Sorry)


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    nice pix!, was the merv as bounce and hard to control going over gravel and hard dirt as it would be on stock?

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    looking good! any mods?

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    Thanks.
    Call me crazy but I like the stock green springs, the soft suspension soaks up a lot. It really doesn't bounce that bad with these tires they're pretty soft a lot better than my dirt hawg combo.

    Not many mods: bearings in rockers and steering, traxxas steel hollow balls,traxxas motor heat sink and traxxas aluminum pivot ball retainers. Also a traxxas wheelie bar for on-road stuff.
    I plan on getting some RPM arms if I ever break the stock ones and a t-bone chassia brace/skid plate. Maybe a castle sv2 if the esc dies.
    I run SPC 2s and have had this truck for a couple of years. Until now it really hasn't seen much offroad. I found a whole new appreciation for it.

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    I also run 19/55 for gearing. After a solid 25min of running today in 70f, both my motor and esc where about 120f-125f

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    Those are some good temps
    Last edited by linux38; 06-05-2012 at 04:53 PM.

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    I'm convinced the holes in the body that I covered in screen really help with good air flow to keep things cool.

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    What kind of glue did you use?

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    That is sick! What wheels are those? Also what is the bearing in the steering?

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    Bearings in the steering post 5114 Traxxas

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    I used some shoe goo, it stays flexible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rc driver dude View Post
    That is sick! What wheels are those? Also what is the bearing in the steering?
    Wheels are Axial 2.2 Rebel, they're not as wide as most 2.2 truck wheels only 41mm wide, perfect really. I got my bearings from AvidRC.com, they're only a $1 a bearing. Steering were 5x8x2.5 and rockers were 4x7x2.5. Shipping was reasonible too.
    Last edited by b@3; 06-05-2012 at 08:46 PM.

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    Thanks a bunch

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    Great pics, and loving the tire/wheel combo.....


    I just ordered some avidrc bearings myself.

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    Thanks, I've been really impressed with this wheel/tire set-up. They just work great off-road. I was really happy with them just driving in my backyard in the grass. Dirt hawgs and stock tires would just spin on the grass, now I can actually go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b@3 View Post
    Thanks, I've been really impressed with this wheel/tire set-up. They just work great off-road. I was really happy with them just driving in my backyard in the grass. Dirt hawgs and stock tires would just spin on the grass, now I can actually go.
    They make a big difference in snow to. When my buddy with stock tires and i had my canyons i would smoke him in the snow.
    Emaxx #3903, MERV
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    Good to know, I was looking kind of looking forward to trying them in the snow. Altough I hate the clean up afterward.

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    Pics from today.






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    man thats are some stunning pics and shots all the way

    keep up the good work

    I LIKE IT
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    Nice. How do you manage to take pictures while driving!?!?
    Emaxx #3903, MERV
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    Thanks fellas. I like to try and get those cool pics. I got some good ones of the flux too but I'm not sure if they are welcome here. It's really not easy to get a good picture, most are shots of nothing but flying sand and rocks. It's all timing in the launch and pushing the go button on the camera. I wish I had a goodd camera that had a fast shutter speed.

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    great pics, post some shots of the flux (they are welcome by me!!)

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    Wish I could but they're not really allowed here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b@3 View Post
    Wish I could but they're not really allowed here.
    Just put your merv way in the background

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    On-road setup.



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    click on the photo

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    nice evil lookin merv you have here, wheels n tyres make or break a car and the pics you take do it justice too the canyon at's are brilliant off road i have them on mine with some hpi's after i cracked 3 of my 4 stock rims lol

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    Went over to a school near the house and let my 5yr old son drive the merv. Love the training mode on the esc. He does really good driving it, trying to teach to drive slow and not use the throttle as an on/off switch.




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    I know this is an old thread but got to say I love the look of this Merv.

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