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    1/16 Summit Upgrade list?

    I know this stuff is scattered thru out this forum but I would like to see a list of recommended upgrades for the summit on one thread maybe a sticky thread, not conversions to a revo etc. just summit parts like Traxxas parts and part #'s or RPM parts and part #'s etc.. A nice easy list to follow so when new ppl come thru wanting to know what to get they could start here. Thanks for the help.
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    Stock Revo axles... possibly with Rustler u-joints.

    This is what I had in my Revo when I very rarely walked away broke.... it should work here, basically the same RC.

    Steel hollow balls (7028x) to reduce slop
    Aluminum knuckles to reduce slop and add strength (I have HR but recommend GPM or GH)
    A BlueBird 390 servo due to the stock being known to fry/strip itself
    RPM a arms at all four corners (Front-80692, Rear-80602)
    Center differential (7014) upgrade to help handle the power of
    2200mah 2S 20C LiPo's ran in parallel for ~1 hour run times
    Shimmed front and rear bulkheads... *LINK*

    Especially do that last part... extremely cheap preventative procedure.


    I wouldn't count on the sticky.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Nice Jimmy anyone else please feel free to add to this... I know I will be using it as my summit jr comes in monday and I am sure alot of others new to this will get good use from this thread too...
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    I'm new as well, but I found lowering the body has helped with rolling.
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    Grab a set of mini erevo rockers to go with the axles and lower the center of gravity. I perfer the stock rear arms as the longer wheelbase helps with flipping over backwards. Merv wheely bar is handy. And a 17 tooth pinion(16 is stock) works well and keeps the heat acceptable on 2s. Above info is great!

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    I run the rpm knuckles and havnt had any problems as a less expensive slop elimination option.

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    Just a ? but would the proline bug body make it so if i do flip it would pop back up?

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    not 100% but I would say more times then the stock body with the squared top
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    ok im planning on buying some paddle tires and a baja body. Rpm all around it a must!

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    how can i make a snow plow for my summit

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    Its simple I made one i made a cheap but effective one!

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    how can i make one

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    How can a 1/16 summit have an effective snow plow on it? These things are tiny. I could see a full size summit being kind of effective... pics of the 1/16?

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    i plowed my deck with my 1/10 slash this moring but there was very little snow. i honeslty think a 1/16 summit has the ability to plow if you run 2 batteries and have 2 of snow or less inches

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    I agree with Cole I think you keep it to a small amount of snow and maybe chain the tires or stud them it would work out pretty well I would like to see pics if anyone tries it
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    I'm planning on buying my summit mini summit Saturday and were supposed to get some snow so ill post pics but for now here the summit I'm buying http://worcester.craigslist.org/tag/3534639210.html and what do you think makes a better plow a light medal or PVC pipe cut in half

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    What is medal? I know what metal is, but unsure about this medal material.


    I would go for the PVC... and have the servo provide down pressure.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    [QUOTE=Jimmie Neutron;5422776]What is medal? I know what metal is, but unsure about this medal material.


    Haha lol
    I'd go with a silver medal, cos the gold medal looks good hanging on the wall.

    3 inches PVC pipe would be a good size. Cut 60/40 lengthwise n use the 40 side.
    Abs plastic is quite heavy. Not recommended

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    The upgrades jimmie posted will work well. I just put rustler u joints on some merv axles for my summit. Haven't got to run it yet but they look like they're going to hold up well.
    addicted much....

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    Spelling error my bad metal not medal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaxion911 View Post
    I run the rpm knuckles and havnt had any problems as a less expensive slop elimination option.
    Don't they wear out, do you have to constantly tighten the hubs? I've been thinking of going with these soon as they match the gravedigger color and I can't really justify spending big bucks on this little truck.

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    could i put a weight in the front of my summit so it doesnt hop up as much

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    this will blow your mind http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p...7#.USUi7KXU7zJ i think i might buy these im not sure yet

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    Those be cool for that kinda a money they better be really good ....if you get them pics & a video of them in action
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    You need to upload the photo to photobucket or something similar before linking it Coleman245 it cant link it off your desktop
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrmbtr View Post
    I'm new as well, but I found lowering the body has helped with rolling.
    Did you have to snip off a couple cm off the bottom body post to allow the body to sit lower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coleman245 View Post
    this will blow your mind http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p...7#.USUi7KXU7zJ i think i might buy these im not sure yet
    $149 is kind steep price for a novelty item

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercenario27 View Post
    Did you have to snip off a couple cm off the bottom body post to allow the body to sit lower?
    Yes, sir; actually the first time I did it I cut too much and had to order new posts.
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