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    It's Alive!!!

    Well...after a couple weeks living in a freezer bag in a zillion pieces...the Summit is finally back together.
    The diffs are both now shimmed,the twisted rear center shaft(and the front one) have been replaced with the steel Traxxas shafts,and the long travel rockers were ditched in favor of a set of blue aluminum Revo rockers.
    I also replaced both bumpers...and installed a Axial light kit.
    While I was at it...I removed the rear bumper mount and replaced it with a Revo wing mount.(had to notch the rear of the body to make it fit.)
    The reason for this was because when you put a wheelie bar on the back of a Summit using the factory bumper mounts...it flexes really bad.By replacing them with the wing mount..it makes it really rigid and a lot more effective.

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    Nice job dc looks great...I so need to get a light kit
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    Any pics of the rear mounts?
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    I can take one...give me a few minutes





    If it wouldn't be so heavy...I thought about making it into a spare tire holder.
    Last edited by Dadx2mj; 03-12-2013 at 12:44 AM.
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    Is it worth swapping the rockers?
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    I am pretty sure it makes axles last longer due to the reduced angle of the joint.
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    Did you lose a lot of travel?
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    It doesn't seem like it.
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    dc if I switch the LT rockers for the PT rockers do I have to change anything else with them, I dont do I?
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    not a thing...just the rockers.
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    if I understand correctly you should be able to run the Traxxas steel driveshafts now that the LT rockers have been removed...?

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    Probably so...but not 100% sure on the rear since it still has the extended rear arms on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcfox View Post
    Well...after a couple weeks living in a freezer bag in a zillion pieces...the Summit is finally back together.
    The diffs are both now shimmed,the twisted rear center shaft(and the front one) have been replaced with the steel Traxxas shafts,and the long travel rockers were ditched in favor of a set of blue aluminum Revo rockers.
    I also replaced both bumpers...and installed a Axial light kit.
    While I was at it...I removed the rear bumper mount and replaced it with a Revo wing mount.(had to notch the rear of the body to make it fit.)
    The reason for this was because when you put a wheelie bar on the back of a Summit using the factory bumper mounts...it flexes really bad.By replacing them with the wing mount..it makes it really rigid and a lot more effective.



    Nice Job they look good! Question with the Merv anodized wheels where they a direct bolt on or do you have to do something else to get the on. Thxs

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    Direct bolt on.They are really close to rubbing on the inside but they fit.
    I'll eventually be getting another set for the Summit.
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    K thanks i will be ordering a set!

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    Here's a quick pic of the wheelie bar showing how close they are(but they do clear)...



    You could always add a couple thin washers on each side to give a little more clearance.
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