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    Mattrack

    http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p...09&p_catid=126

    Let's say money is no object, just need to make them fit...

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    Integy is not really known for their quality...
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    They look
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    If anyone ever did this it might be the coolest summit out there. Hands down. that is if you had the money and you were okay with toying with it to make it fit

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    It could be done for sure. All you'd need is the appropriate adapter... what size is the 5B hub? Is it bigger than 23mm? Im sure there is an adapter out there. I wonder though just how big these track kits are and if there would be room between them. The 5B is physically alot longer than a summit and the tracks are alot longer than a tire so they may contact in the middle. Either way, they would be absolute crap with all that integy aluminum. But I agree with c.greer... it would be the coolest summit ever.
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    Next question is: Is that 469 for a pair, or for a set of 4?

    I'll let you guys know if I'm able to strike oil out back.
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    I'm pretty sure it is just for 2. With shipping and tax you'd be pushing a brand new X0-1

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    It's the RC equivalent of putting $3,000 chrome rims on a $1,500 Chevy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaTuFu View Post
    It's the RC equivalent of putting $3,000 chrome rims on a $1,500 Chevy.
    I've seen $3,000 rims on a $400 Buick. lol
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Come on guys have you never seen an all aluminum Maxx truck?? How much do they have stuck into that?

    But seeing the photo of those tracks there sure are a lot of moving parts. Did you see the tiny screws on the side of the tracks its self? I would hate to clean the mud and water out of those.
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    Why can't someone good made a decent and durable set of these sized for a maxx or summit. If they cost like $250 for a full set of 4... even $300... I bet they would sell like crazy. Id own a set IMMEDIATELY.
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    My goal would be a summit that can ride in deep snow. Seeing the size in a video, they won't touch each others on a summit.
    I saw a guy jumping his baja 5T with these, I figure they would have a easy life on a summit. It'll too bad to install these run outside to be stuck on the first snow bank.

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    Last edited by Huge; 01-05-2012 at 03:16 PM.

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    someone did make some. and if you look on youtube there are a lot of track setups around.
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    Well now that they are more readily available and not the cheap radio shack ones but real ones maybe someone will step it up and build a set for one of these trucks. I know RC4wd makes a set but their way to small for a Summit. I mean these look nice, but for that price and that company.. Not feeling it.
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    The stock 5b runs 24mm hex, I would asssume these have the same. So I would start by looking for a set of 24mm hexes that would fit a stock e-revo/summit axle. Or (more common) get a set of 23mm hexes and wrap them in a thin strip of aluminum to take up the 1mm gap.

    $400 is a heavy price tag. This was a common task about 2 years ago with e-maxxs. Most people used the Tyco matttracks (approx $30 for a set of 4) and 14mm hex. No where near the same quality but here they are with a "how-to" attached thread






    "how-to" thread:

    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...-Maxx-(How-To)

    There was mention of RC4Wd making some but I dont think they ever did, but if you are dead set on those integy then start by finding out what hex size it has and look for a matching size hub that fits the summit.
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    also peek at you-tube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aB0cAQJCfQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sjR3FyVhnE

    integy also makes them for the hpi savage so if you do some research I am sure they make them for the e-revo/summit also.

    and remember the summit is 4 wheel drive so you will need 2 SETS ($800 +)
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    In the installation video you see the hex seem to be part of the mattrack.
    I don't see savage kit on their site, but I bet it is coming.

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    If the hex is part of the traxx then you will need to look at different size axle hub/stem. I beleive a stock traxxas e-revo/tmaxx axle stem is 14mm, most larger/ racing trucks are larger and stronger

    e-revo axle and steel cvd vs 5b axle and steel cvd style



    will require a bit more research, and possible swapping out axle parts and looking for bearings that fit into an e-revo steering knuckles (hmmmmmmm)


    also re-check that you-tube link - he posts a video of him running a traxxed savage (nitro) might help
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    Found what I need:
    http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p...52&p_catid=144

    Edit: well they are probably too short to fit on the tracks....
    Last edited by Huge; 01-09-2012 at 09:24 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noir 522 View Post
    If the hex is part of the traxx then you will need to look at different size axle hub/stem. I beleive a stock traxxas e-revo/tmaxx axle stem is 14mm, most larger/ racing trucks are larger and stronger

    e-revo axle and steel cvd vs 5b axle and steel cvd style



    Noir,

    Can you provide the diameter of the 5B's axles?

    thx
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    will require a bit more research, and possible swapping out axle parts and looking for bearings that fit into an e-revo steering knuckles (hmmmmmmm)


    also re-check that you-tube link - he posts a video of him running a traxxed savage (nitro) might help
    Noir,

    Can you provide the 5B's axle diameter?

    thx

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    If anyone ever did this it might be the coolest summit out there. Hands down. that is if you had the money and you were okay with toying with it to make it fit
    Indeed.





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    Now that is simply AWESOME. Please some vid of it running would be also AWESOME.

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    I'm pretty sure you will be just fine with the integy aluminum. Is there any documentation that integy aluminum is no good? Or fails in a different way than any other brand aluminum? especially in a summit? The only integy part that I've ever seen consistant evidence of failure is the piggyback shocks.. I wish people would stop jumping on the bandwagon. And I'm pretty sure most of us have more money in upgrades than the summit is worth so that's not really that crazy.

    Those tracks are cool looking.
    custom summit crawler parts lol

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    Integy aluminum is cast... cast is inherently weak.
    Even their machined aluminum is cast first, then machined.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    I understand that but you havnt provided a single thing I asked for for a viable case. I on the other hand have alot of integy aluminum and have never had a single problem.
    custom summit crawler parts lol

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    OK bask to the mattracks

    Huge - that is nice. I had plans of a tracked summit (my radio shack trax are still sitting in my tool box), but it would have paled compared to that monster. Very good. On silly question, I know the tread rides across the rollers within the trax but what keeps the ENTIRE track from rotating/like a wheel (I assume the weight of the summit keeps the traxs itself from spinning).
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    n silly question, I know the tread rides across the rollers within the trax but what keeps the ENTIRE track from rotating/like a wheel (I assume the weight of the summit keeps the traxs itself from spinning).
    It's NOT a silly question at all. The kit came with oil shocks that attach to the track frame and the hub carrier, it permit some "movement" but not complete rotation. I didn't not install them as I have yet to find a way. However, the weight of these (which is close to the weight of the truck) keep them firmly planted.

    I am not bothered by the strength of the aluminum as don't plan to do any jumps, furthermore that would required massive amount of power. As far as I can see these track seem to have "engineering" in them, they are made of separate links with rollers for smooth movements and steel side reinforcements. All wheels are ball raced and all screws are loctited.

    -Hugo
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    you wanna do a write up with details?
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...ht=funky+gecko
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    Quote Originally Posted by summitcrawler View Post
    And I'm pretty sure most of us have more money in upgrades than the summit is worth so that's not really that crazy.
    I'm not so sure about that. The summit doesn't need many, if any upgrades out of the box. I'm sure that there are many people out there that are running stock or close to it summits.


    On topic: Those tracks are sweet. A running video would be great.

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    All i can say is WOW WOW WOW WOW. Those would look amazing on my summit. I want a set so bad but knowing what they cost, i could never justify it but as i said, WOW. Hope to vidz soon
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    Congrats to Huge for taking the leap on these! That is one mean rig! I would love to see it out in the snow.

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    WHY DO WE NOT HAVE VIDEO OF THIS BEAST!????!!


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    that is awwwwsome

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    those great big tracks on that summit looks like you would be breaking a lot of steering servo gears but then again they look pretty cool!
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    After a few test I'm ready to post my conclusions.

    -An "anti-rotation" device is needed, I wasn't able the fit the included shocks, so I went with tensions springs.



    -My dream of dashing into virgin snow is still a dream
    -Other than that it'll go ANYWHERE.
    -Forget about high gear (with stock motor...)
    -Turning radius is much bigger

    I'll try to make a video.

    -Hugo
    Last edited by Huge; 02-03-2012 at 10:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huge View Post
    -My dream of dashing into virgin snow is still a dream

    -Hugo
    There's some nice new snow here my dream is to have your summit

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    I love it, I so want that for mine..
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    Been running them for a while now, they are durable. What out for rust, quick silicone lubricant spray all over them and voila.
    I have a replay1080 XD mini HD cam (Like gopro) on the way, a video will follow

    -Hugo

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    i wonder what other traxxas trucks u can fit these big boys on? haha that would be funny to see them on the new XO-1! just imagine a car with tracks going 100mph!
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