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  1. #81
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    Found this in my facebook feed and laughed, so I'll share it here.


    My brother stole my wheels for his R/C car so I went hunting through all my old wheels... JK I sold my old wheels to him, still sounded good. So I tried just for laugh to put 1/10 sedan rims on it.


    Settled on these previously used wheels.







  2. #82
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    New wheels and other goodies coming soon. Looks like a friday or saturday delivery.

  3. #83
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    New stuff


    New wheels






    Tire Tower

  4. #84
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    nice tires and rims!
    are you going to gear down?

  5. #85
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    Working on it. Trying to figure I want to go to. Im at 23/50 and with the last set of wheel I was alittle too hot.

    Still no temp gun but seen a thing online that said if you can keep your finger on it for more then 2 seconds, you're good. Well I could do that but 3-3.5 seconds was way too much.

    Any suggestions?

  6. #86
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    I'm love with your MERV, don't mind me asking... what's the $ damage $ so far?

  7. #87
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    Thanks. I was keeping track for awhile and then gave up. Keep in mine all my stuff was bought new and I even had to get a new charger system for it, bought better tools, storage system for parts.

    Id say Im just over a grand. Thats including everything related to it minus the GoPro. Thats been for car videos too.

    Here is a newer list of everything in it. This doesn't include replacement parts.


    =Mods=

    -Suspension, Steering, Chassis-
    RPM Front and Rear Arms (80692,80602)
    High Performance Digital Metal Geared Servo (75oz/in at .11sec)
    Losi 100w Shock Oil
    Traxxas Pink Front, Blue Rear Springs (TRA7244,TRA7245)
    -->Tan, Black, Purple in reserve
    HR Shock Bodies (VXS15501)
    GPM Titanium Pushrods and Tie Rods (TERV160)
    -->Steering only in use
    Rally VXL Rod Ends (TRA7059)
    Traxxas Green Push and Tie Rod sets (TRA7118G, TRA7138G)
    Steel Hollowballs (TRA7028X)
    Traxxas Long Travel Rockers (TRA7156)
    Hot Racing Knuckles with Green Set screws (VXS21G01)
    Hot Racing Brake Discs (VXS21BR02)
    Traxxas Bearings 4x7x2.5 for Rockers (times 4) (TRA5124)
    Traxxas Bearings 5x8x2.5 for Bellcrank (TRA5114)
    Traxxas Wheelie Bar (TRA7184)
    ->Aluminum Wheelie Bar Wheels (TRA5186A)

    -Appearance, Wheels-
    *Proline Slipstream Body
    Proline VW Bug Body
    *HPI SS Rims (2135) dyed Orange.
    ->Traxxas Canyon AT 2.2 Tires (TRA7270)
    JConcepts G-Locs tires PM E-Stampede Rear White Rims (3056-1040)
    *RPM Front and Rear Bumpers (73982,73992)
    Summit Bumpers with lights (TRA7235, TRA5689, TRA5687, TRA5688 )
    Losi 4mm Aluminum Lock Nuts, Black (LOSB3992)

    -Power, Drivetrain-
    23T Pinion Gear with stock 50T Spur Gear
    Velineon 380 Aluminum Heat Sink (TRA3374)

    Everything else is stock.
    *= No longer installed / Retired

  8. #88
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    Well...Went bashing today and it was the first real run on the new wheels. I tweaked my suspension slightly (pink spring removed for black. Blue rear remained unchanged)

    Well....The truck is set up perfect. These wheels are perfect for how I run. the suspension rolls well and I only traction flipped once.

    But....Then I was racing along with my friends 4x4 Slash. And hit a curb at almost full speed on a 3s pack.






    Point of Impact.
    Last edited by geckoboy86; 03-17-2013 at 06:33 PM.

  9. #89
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    I did the same thing to my merv the night before last. Except I hit a city trash bin head on with 2s! Lol that's the second time i've done it. I had the go pro mounted to the roof and the extra weigh really stresses the chassis right there!

    Did it snap the ends off your bulkhead too??
    addicted much....

  10. #90
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    Yep....Just the ends.

    The steering stuff took the most damage on my hit.

  11. #91
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    Rebuild should begin tonight.

  12. #92
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    Been there; it's not that bad swapping the chassis; I installed chassis braces from The Toyz after. T-Bone skid shield will be bought soon.

  13. #93
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    And broke a second chassis. Same place.

  14. #94
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    Heh that was quick. Such a pain!! Hopefully that's all you broke again though.

  15. #95
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    I would go t bone and aluminum bulkheads. That would make it stronger

  16. #96
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    Hi geckoboy86, is your metal gear servo . . . servo? Cause thinking of getting one for my MERV. Thks


    Edited for language abuse. If you see a starred out word in your post, you must edit it out to avoid earning warning points; this also applies when a company name is blocked by the filter.
    Last edited by cooleocool; 04-06-2013 at 08:20 PM.
    1/16 E Revo VXL

  17. #97
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    Aluminum brace installed.

    And @ ket2175, Yes.

  18. #98
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    Still on the hunt for new wheels. Looking between Jconcept Rulux, DE and Proline Desperados. Maybe the HPI rims again.

    Tire is a whole other mess when I get there. The only thing I will not do so far is stretch buggy dirthawgs on an HPI rim.

  19. #99
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    This makes me want to get a merv

  20. #100
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    I'll take that as a complement. Thanks.

  21. #101
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    Just had an amazing time out with my family. Cousin had his Mamba Slash 4x4 and Summit, I had my SumMERV, Brother had his Stampede and 1/16 Slash, and my dad had his 1/16 Rally.
    Best part is I didnt break anything. Bad part is I tried out my old orange wheels with my new suspension setup and they work well, very well...
    Still not a fan of that tire though, but they treated me well.
    Last edited by geckoboy86; 04-14-2013 at 08:57 PM. Reason: Spelling and Additional info.

  22. #102
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    thats a good idea to put a hole in the hood scoop to cool the motor cool wheels and body

  23. #103
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    New Rims for my Dad's Rally





    New Rims for the SumMERV



    Old body back



    Shine



    My Brother's Slash with a Buggy conversion with mini LST wheels.




  24. #104
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    Sometimes words just don't cut it.










  25. #105
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    That thing looks cool!
    addicted much....

  26. #106
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    Pretty sweet.
    Curious...is the rooftop light bar molded into the body or is it actually a separate piece that bolts to the body?
    --
    "Dude,I almost had you"
    R.I.P Paul Walker

  27. #107
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    last few shots look amazing! love it
    MERV - 3S 23/50

  28. #108
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    Thanks guys. And unfortunately, it's molded.

  29. #109
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    Looks great gecko!!!

  30. #110
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    Had a halo comment on another forum so bam

  31. #111
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    Haha wow, that body and the colour, and those wheels and tires maaaan that is one purrrrrdy Merv! Well done dude! =)

  32. #112
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    Oh man that is awesome!
    Love Master Chief

  33. #113
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    Quote Originally Posted by geckoboy86 View Post
    Dunno, I was gonna Subaru it out with gold wheels and blue paint...Still might do that.


    New shoes compared to old.

    Dying


    New look




    Also have my new servo installed.
    Sorry if it's been asked before. Did you tape the tires and use foam ?
    Cheers
    Graham
    Last edited by graham_h; 04-23-2013 at 02:52 AM.

  34. #114
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    No tape used.

  35. #115
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    Nice truck!

    Quote Originally Posted by geckoboy86 View Post
    -Appearance, Wheels-
    HPI SS Rims (2135) dyed Orange.
    The part number you list is for the HPI SS rims Rear. did you use those on both front and back? I'm trying to figure out which ones fit our MERVs. Thanks
    Last edited by cooleocool; 04-23-2013 at 04:53 PM. Reason: merge

  36. #116
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    Quote Originally Posted by r1rider View Post
    The part number you list is for the HPI SS rims Rear. did you use those on both front and back? I'm trying to figure out which ones fit our MERVs. Thanks
    Ya. Rear ones for both front and back. They have the 12mm hex in them to be driven. The fronts do not.

  37. #117
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    Well...I broke my steering link a bit ago. Thats nows fixed. HR aluminum.

    And I got a new heatsink. This time it has a fan.


    And I changed my tire direction to the wrong way. Now it handles the way and offers the amount of traction that I want.
    Speed pinion is back on to help deal with these bigger wheels.

  38. #118
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    The new body handles flips very well. Doesnt look too bad. My brother's 1/16th Slash took a hit from a Stampede VXL on a 3S pack.





    Nothing broken.

  39. #119
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    Trenchers on preorder!

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    Old Nut


    New Nut


    New Tx Wheel


    For easy teardown


    Noticed a rear wheel wobble. This was to blame.

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