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    mini summit to mustang boss 302

    hello i was wondering if it would be possible convert a mini summit to a mustang boss 302
    and if so what parts needed to do so thank you

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    I'm sure at the least you would need upper and lower arms,axles,steering linkage,bumpers,body posts,tires/wheels...and possibly different shocks.
    Id almost bet it would be easier to just sell the Summit and buy a Rally Car to start with.
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    The only way to be 100% sure is to compare the parts list and exploded views.

    Arms
    Axles
    Rods
    Rockers
    Front bumper (Boss doesn't have a rear)
    Possibly just the front body mount (I think the rear mount is the same)
    Rear body posts
    Front body posts
    Front skid plate
    Wheels
    Shock springs
    Body

    Shocks have a travel limiter in the Boss, but you can run the Summit shocks with the shorter springs and be fine.

    I suggest getting a tire different than stock... almost no traction; but if you want a set, PM me.

    All of that being said... I have maybe 20 runs in 2 years on my Boss... countless (as in 100's) of runs on my MERV. The MERV is a lot like the Summit... more fun to operate in my opinion.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    I agree with you Jimmie.
    I considered getting the Ken Block rally car instead of my Summit.
    I'm sure glad I didn't.
    I can drive the Summit anywhere the KB can go... But the KB couldn't go even half the places that the Summit can.
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    if you go to do it i have the wheels /drive shaft/ body post / PUSHRODS &ROCKERS

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    The boss drive line is longer. The shafts are longer than the summit's. Of course you don't need any drive line tweaks as long as you're using the same driveline (transmission, diffs, shafts).

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyreRC View Post
    The boss drive line is longer. The shafts are longer than the summit's. Of course you don't need any drive line tweaks as long as you're using the same driveline (transmission, diffs, shafts).
    False.
    Boss axles are shorter than the Summits.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    False.
    Boss axles are shorter than the Summits.
    Ha i was waiting for that one

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    I read somewhere... On the boss 302 to mini summit thread where there was tons of red thread lock and shredded transmission gears where found.

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    Also; the transmission, diffs, and drive shafts are all 100% the exact same across all 16ths.

    There has only been 3 transmissions destroyed in the 3 years I have been watching the 16ths forum. All of those were due to bearings going bad, not the gears themselves.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Unless your making this change for the fun, build project it is, I wouldn't make this change. Of the 1/16 traxxas trucks. The mini summit is the best!

    But if you want a fun project, go fo it. just be prepared to turn it back to a summit when your not happy with performance.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    False.
    Boss axles are shorter than the Summits.
    I got from post #10 on this thread:
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...in-to-a-summit

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    I am new to the traxxas forum so i havent replied to any of your much apreciated posts
    So thank all of you for answering me so fast
    I did compare my exploded views and i just wanted a confirmation and a little help
    And this was more of a project then permanent
    Like for summer i would have the mustang and for winter and such the mini summit
    I also have the parts to convert it to a merv
    I like it to be as versitile as it can
    But that comes to a price, 150$ according to my calculations
    I was also wondering about shock oil and shocks upgrade

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demigod15 View Post
    hello i was wondering if it would be possible convert a mini summit to a mustang boss 302
    and if so what parts needed to do so thank you
    this is perfect.... i came here looking how to convert my boss 302 to a summit...... you wouldnt be interested in a trade would you ? sure make it easier over a total transformation....mine is a brushless 302 with a few upgrades....it hasnt been drove much i have found i need something more for offroading where i live so thats why i have been thinking of rebuilding it I live in utah would you be interested in a straight over trade?

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