Last edited by ViperZ; 09-15-2013 at 03:48 PM.
Hi viperZ....brilliant vid of speed run....love the kicking up dust as they fly by....and the awesome sound of the rally as you hold up and open the throttle up....awesome.!!!!.... can't believe how much the drive shafts are punished!!!....although the speed runs get me excited there is just something that gives me a real good feel factor and huge smile when you take the ultimate on the rough terrain....keep the amazing work up....received decals on Saturday so a big thankyou boss....will try and do body shell at the weekend....work has been stupidity busy at the moment so finding time is a struggle....but hopefully will get some paint action going this weekend....thanks again bing...your a true gent!!!
ViperZ - Your speed runs with the Rally are having me consider one of those instead of the Slash 4x4 for our next vehicle...
Can you suggest any good bash spots in YXE? We haven't really left our own local park yet, and the curbs on the street make front yard bashing a little expensive! Thanks.
Great you got the Decals! I'm sort of wanting to do a Gulf Porsche, GT40, or GTP Bentley as well. However it would have to be a 1/10 for the Sprint.
For Bashing, the BMX track behind the Lakeview Tennis dome is a great site. Be sure to take a run on the red shale baseball diamond behind the center as well.... We also go to a small section over in Diefenbaker Park. Its actually a small trailer park with a small circuit made by passenger cars/trucks coming in and out, with a small mound of dirt to make things real interesting. Also Paradise beach is a great place if you want to do any sand running... And the Exhibition Grounds is where I've been doing my on road runs. That's about the main haunts we've been attending, but I'll be sure to let you know if I find any other great places. Same for you, if you find anything of interest, please do let us Sask guys know... Seems there are a few of us on this forum now, which is great!
Whoa, I ordered a box of Stainless Screws mid last week, they arrived today That's Fast!!
Last edited by ViperZ; 09-16-2013 at 07:26 PM.
Received my STRC Aluminum Bell Crank for the Ultimate today. After setting up one of these on my Rally, it's very apparent its a great upgrade to reduce steering slop within the system. So much so I had to get one for the Ultimate as well. I'll post more pictures of the bell crank installation when I get some time.
As well as a box of Stainless steel screws. I was in need of some extra screws, so this sounded like a great way to go.
STRC Aluminum Bell Crank
Box of Stainless Steel Screwz
Do you have a nice set of hex drivers Viper?
Slash 4x4 LCG
I think so, they work well enough for me... I have a collection from over the years.
Left to right:
A set I got on ebay, next my favorite and most used set which I bought from Heli-Pal, next a set of Dubro ball drives from the 80's Yellow are Imperial, red are metric, then a set of Bondus ball drivers, not sure where I got them form or why I have them. The Allen set on top are Metric and Imperial, which I've had for some time. I've used them primarily for my bicycles and cars, so much so I bought another set for the tool box in the garage.
This is a set of compact Integys I use in the field, as well I have another set of those Blue ebay ones in my field tool bag, cause some time you have to have 2 of the same size driver.
Dang, ^ that's fancy! I'm still using the stock tools!
Sl2sh, Slayer, 1/10 Summit, MT Sl4sh, 1/18 Rally
That's Great Jason! Thanks for the video, makes me want to get a Stampede too Make sure you try out the BMX track as well!
What type of conversion were you refereeing to?
Probably best to keep my eyes out for used completes or rollers though. Sticking with Traxxas as its want we have spare parts for, and I find them super easy to work on.
BMX track will probably be our next stop. Also tempted to try the skatepark by Riversdale which we already frequent with scooters and skateboards. But that could be an expensive bash session!
I haven't tried a skate park, just because the concrete seems very unforgiving and hard on the truck, but maybe... Just take it easy..?
You can take your trucks to the Sask Off Road Club's track and try it out for a small fee...
+1 on Great Hobbies. I've had good experiences with them.
Good luck with the boy running the track and racing, its great you can get them involved and have something in common!
I got the STRC Bell Crank installed. It looks and seems to work well. I compressed the saver spring in my vise to take some pressure off the system. It has tighten up the steering system nicely.
Disassembly of the front to get to the bell crank
The OEM System
And because I know you all want to see more of my pearl neon green truck lol
Hi viperZ....so that steering crank does make a difference?...another new shiny thing to add to my list...Lol......how is the new slipper working out?...gotta love that body..really does look good.....you the man.....
I have the aluminum steering bellcrank as well, I found the steering was a tad quicker and there was less slop in the tie rods, I like the servo saver as well; just be sure not to tighten it up too much.
Thanks clint....what do you mean by the servo saver....do you use the existing one?
Many people will go to a full metal gear servo after adding one of these, but you can get away with the OEM plastic one provided it's set right. I have a metal gear in my Rally and I'm getting one for the Ultimate.
The difference in play and slop is noticeable from the plastic OEM one to the STRC aluminum one. Now if only i could eliminate the play and slop in the TRX aluminum caster blocks....
Some parts arrived today. My Traxxas Rea aluminum shock tower to replace the STRC one that I bent in my huge 60mph crash last week. A full set of Traxxas 6851/2R CVDs, and a full set of Hot Racing Graphite slipper pads for the Double power slipper clutch in the Ultimate.
The Tower I installed. its a nice unit and the color matches nicely with the other OEM Ultimate aluminum bits. However I was fond of the STRC lighter blue,. Oh well
The 6851/2R CVDs I was planning on installing in my Rally, but have since went with 11104 XD MIPs for the wider Protrac suspension going into that build, so these will be relegated as spares.
The 6 pad Graphite slippers will be spares until I need to rebuild the clutch. Currently the Hot Racing Double Power clutch using the 4 long pads is doing a great job I think so I may as well keep on with it.
Its been needing something since the last one
Very nice unit, and strong I've read
Traxxas in back, STRC up front
So cool looking! ^
Sl2sh, Slayer, 1/10 Summit, MT Sl4sh, 1/18 Rally
I need that dual fan setup you have there.
Hhahhahah thanks for brightening my afternoon! Bummer on the shock towers, I love the colors on them!!!
Slash 4x4 LCG
No Problems guys, great to have a laugh or two around here
I received my VG Racing chassis brace today, as well as a pair of the RC4WD 44 Array LED light bar. This think is build really well and is super bright!! It is longer than I though, thus not sure how to fit it in, but we'll see...
Nicely made aluminum housing which acts a built in heat sink
44 super Bright LED's.... Yeah babyee!
It really hurts the eyes, and is hard to capture in pictures as it oversaturates the camera sensors
Looks great! Wish I had money...
Slash 4x4 LCG
I need lights to run at night!!!
Team RCE Slash 4x4 (x5)
that's a high quality h2o light you have there viperZ.....Lol....looks soooooooooo bright and looks amesome
Oh, well, I had to possess these items, and it was more intended for my Rally build. I just bought 2 to save on shipping in case I decided I wanted to mount one on my Ultimate as well.
Last edited by ViperZ; 09-20-2013 at 02:28 PM.
That's a dam shame.....but hey it looks real cool..and maybe just use it for cruising around town at night....is it the light bracket itself your concerned about?....I'm sure a man of your caliber can come up with a good mod?...
wow viperZ.....I see what you mean that is a tiny thread.....yeah sounds like a good plan dude
I opened it up and with counter sink screw and hole enlargement in the side plate, it can be done. Then I would have to construct my own l brackets for mounting... It can be done
If anything it lets me know I can run them as is, until they break and then modify it....