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    Next generation Summit

    I bought a summit when they first came out and absolutely loved it! Best truck ever, but circumstances caused me to regretably sell it and I'm looking to buy another one. How often does Traxxas do upgrades to current models and do they ever announce upcoming changes or do they just do it? The changes they've made since intro is and updated radio, new body, LVP EVX. Is there anything coming up that anyone knows about that I should wait for, or just take the plunge now? Is there anything that people would like to see that they feel the summit is lacking?

    Any input would be great. Thanks.

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    There is usually not much of an announcement for a rolling change... none of the changes even changed the part number.

    I would just get one...
    I doubt there is going to be any changes soon.

    You did forget one change... the locker parts have been improved.
    I think that was their first rolling change.

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    Also, none of the improvements so far have been so drastic that you could not add them to your Summit to make it just as current as a new one.
    Last edited by Jimmie Neutron; 10-21-2012 at 11:55 AM.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    I'm no expert, but I wouldn't expect an update for while, if ever. Not to mention, life without a summit is hardly life at all.

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    Thanks Jimmie. I didn't know they did make changes to the locker parts. I never had a problem with mine. Was it a significant change? And very true, it would be easy to just update if needed.

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    LOL Dogmilk. Too funny. I'll have to start living again, and soon!!

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    They either changed the material used or the strengthening process of the same material.
    In either case, the end result was stronger parts.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    They either changed the material used or the strengthening process of the same material.
    In either case, the end result was stronger parts.
    I have the older summit(second hand bought) Is this the dif locker parts we are talking about. Don't have a problem, but care to share more about this ?

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    Define "Older".
    These parts were only in the first wave of Summits... when the Summit was first released.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Well with the old style remote :-) so it the 'slope' in the tranny ( I have been reading about)ore parts inside the diff it self ? Really does not matter. I feel it's pritty strong as it is :-) I'm just sucking in all the faq's and small hint's and tips of this monster :-)

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    Slope is what skiers go down...
    Slop is what is in the transmission.


    If I recollect correctly, the part number 5678 is what had been revised.
    The transmission has remained unchanged since the release.

    By "old style remote" I assume you have a silver telescoping antenna.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Old style 27mhz is always going to be known as old style hehe, oh well.

    Traxxas has three main style remotes: Grey with telescoping Antenna (27mhz) then usually black with smaller antenna (2.4ghz) then their newer TQi remote with NO antenna on the transmitter (it's mounted to the circuit board inside the case.)

    As far as NEXT generation Summit goes.... not sure what they could do really. They could make a PREMIUM one though, with titanium gears all around (servos and all) and extreme cooling and perhaps a 3-speed tranny! That'd be awesome, 3-way switch gear 1, 2, 3. I smell mod.

    Either way, it's a solid car as it is now, and hasn't changed too much at all since first release from what I can gather.

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    Personally I think its time for a body/ shell update. The new graphics are nice , and the roll cage is a necessity as well as the summits trade mark but as nice as they are I have grown tired of seeing this jeep cherokee replica summit body. Maybe something still truck like but a more unique body. With a new roll cage design of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    Slope is what skiers go down...
    Slop is what is in the transmission.


    If I recollect correctly, the part number 5678 is what had been revised.
    The transmission has remained unchanged since the release.

    By "old style remote" I assume you have a silver telescoping antenna.
    Hehe , slope, slop. Thanks for the info about the part number. I have the first gen summit, old style 2,4 remote .


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    I think that is technically a second gen summit. First gen is the remote with the telescoping antenna (non 2.4)

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    Marshnoob is correct.
    You have a second gen Summit.
    No worries about the 5678!

    Other than graphics, remote, and LVD on the ESC it is the same as what is available now.
    I actually prefer that style remote over the new one... less glitchy.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Yeah the 2.4ghz with the antenna sticking out (in the pic above) appears to be a lot less of a pain than the newest TQi remote for people.

    I've used both and worked on both.. the TQi is MUCH more sophisticated than the ancient looking TQ 2.4ghz remotes, but if it doesn't work as well... why bother? No issues for me with any of the radios, only issue I've had is with a Spektrum DX3E - horrible range.

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    But, don't get me wrong... I am not in any way bashing the TQi.
    I am sure the issues are going to be ironed out... any new product has a few bugs no matter how thorough the testing.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    My first one (tqi)stopped working one day.sent it in they replaced it...
    Put my dock back on... No problems so far.been months here's hoping I didn't just jinx myself


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    Hmmm, before we get a next gen won't Traxxas put out an 'ultimate' version first? fitted with all available hop-ups? aluminium cvds, shock bodies, links, hub carriers, roof lights, iphone docking base etc...

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    Probably not with the Summit. It seems the Ultimate models are usually the brushless models. They have only made a Ultimate Slash, unless I'm mistaken.

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    They did make an ultimate Revo also. But they both where for the hot selling racing crowd. We few summit bashers I fear are out of luck.
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