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    Cheap or free mods for the summit

    I know you guys know some good mods! Fill me in without me having to spend hours searching on the forum! Any ideas are greatly appreciated, anything to make it better without having to order parts would be great, BUT I'm not opposed to buying some if its a good enough suggestion! Lol

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    Double Orange springs for rear shocks.

    Dewalt 14.4 motor.

    2x spc 8000mah lipos.

    These are not free. But are worth every penny.

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    ham sammich mod! not really free, but at least you get to eat a few sandwiches first lol



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    I have two good lipo's and a 18v black and decker skil saw motor on it, and swapped the springs around. Definitely better like that! Need some for the front now though. And the sammich mod is a really good idea! Hope the wife doesn't realize I took one of her Tupperware bowls! Bet I can paint it and she'll never know lol. Rizz0d, how did you secure it to the chassis?

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    Anybody got any other free improvements? The summit is a ridiculous machine as it is, but there has to be something I can do to it, working with what is already here

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    Lower the body!! Trim the body mounts and then trim the body where it touches the bumper mounts. This helps lower your COG.

    I also de-chromed the wheels and left off the beadlock rings. I put short SS hexes in the holes to dress them up a bit. It's not really a performance mod per se, but the sidewalls do seem to flex a little better now when traversing rocks and stuff, but that is most likely from use.

    Milk jug stick stoppers on the leading edges of the a-arms are nice too

    Clear poly skid plates siliconed to the bottom of the a-arms are nice and easily removable as well. While not as good as the name brand, they're much cheaper
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad rat 55 View Post
    Rizz0d, how did you secure it to the chassis?
    drilled 4 holes in the chassis


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    Some stick on wheel weights for the fronts.helps climbing a fair bit


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    Will be doing the infamous Tupperware mod! Lol and too Mayberry kid, I already have the body lowered, it definitely helps! I even dremeled the front bumper mount to drop the bumper down so it looks right, used some spare shock pivots to take up the space on the top side, and keep everything nice and tight. I have axial 8 spoke beadlocks in black, and love the blacked out look. Traxxas should offer the geodes in black from the factory

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    Any suggested weight? Or just see what I like?

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    HI there...

    these are some i used...


    also I picked up some shock covers from ebay at very reasonable price - not waterproof but keeps the pebbles and grass out of the shocks. search for kalisch shock covers.

    btw good idea on the sandwich box!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad rat 55 View Post
    Any suggested weight? Or just see what I like?
    i used 7 or 8 oz per wheel.not so good for jumping or bashing.the whole gravity thing..lol
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    Cool I have some axial beadlocks so I may wrap some solder around the inside. How do you like your rockcrushers? And do your servos like them? Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad rat 55 View Post
    Cool I have some axial beadlocks so I may wrap some solder around the inside. How do you like your rockcrushers? And do your servos like them? Lol
    I've been single hi torque for some time now.crusher will eat the stockers for breakfast.i personally do not recommend the crushers for anything but looks and trail running.i rarely run them.they are not even mounted at the moment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rizz0d View Post
    ham sammich mod! not really free, but at least you get to eat a few sandwiches first lol



    what does this do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelRobbo View Post
    what does this do?
    Keeps out excess dirt and water from your springs and electronics. Saves time when it comes to cleaning up.
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    Found something the crushers are excellent at.....taking up space may get around to carving up the lugs a bit to make them more aggressive



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    Using Nitro Revo bumper mounts allows you to lower the body and bumpers without any trimming of the body,








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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelRobbo View Post
    what does this do?
    Quote Originally Posted by noir 522 View Post
    Keeps out excess dirt and water from your springs and electronics. Saves time when it comes to cleaning up.
    main reason i did this was because when i'd go mudding or playing in the snow, the mud or snow would get so packed into this area that it would prevent the transmission and diff locker linkages from working. pretty frustrating coming out of the woods onto pavement with a truck stuck in low gear with both diffs locked.

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    Balancing your wheels will add some top speed, stability, and traction. There are threads here on how to do it as well as youtube videos on how to do it.
    PM me for help converting your Summit to brushless

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    Try reading this thread. It's mostly free, if yyou have the stuff needed. http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...Wheel-Hex-Slop... Hope this helps!
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