I am a new Summit owner (it arrives Monday) and I thought I would introduce myself and start a build thread since I have some mods planned for this thing. I am new to Traxxas but not new to R/C. I got a Kyosho Turbo Ultima as a kid in the late 80s and loved that thing (it was my 1st R/C whose manufacturer didn't have "shack" in the name). Then, in the mid 2000s I bought an HPI Savage Nitro which was a lot of fun, but a fair hit of maintenance. I sold before my son was born in 2006 and haven't really had any time (or money) for the hobby until now. My son, who is now 7, dragged my old Turbo Ultima out of the basement and said "Dad, can we get this working?" The rest is history. We did get it working with some vintage parts off eBay (and the original 25-year-old ESC and motor!) and we were both bitten badly with the bug. So here I am, Summit on its way and trying to keep from spending too much money on it before it even arrives (There are so many cool parts available). Here's the way it looks now (pics are from eBay):
As you can see, it was built to basically be an on-road Revo for some reason. I like the idea of having street tires, but I'm going to get some better bashing tires since I will (obviously) be taking it off-road as well. It has the 2200kv Mamba Monster in it and is geared 24/52, which by my calculations is theoretically capable of 70mph (on 6s) as it sits on the Phaltline tires. A little nutty for a summit, so I will be re-gearing it closer to stock as well as well as raising the suspension and body mounts to be more truck-like. I'll keep this thread updated as I get the truck running and later mod it into a better off-roader, climber, and basher. Love this forum and glad to be a part of the Summit club!
Oh, and if anyone is curious, here's my vintage Turbo Ultima with original 1988 body and everything: