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    decent deal?

    Just won this shipped for 270.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=181322921416

    I am gonna run it as is for now, and turn it into a summit.
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    Pretty good deal, I thinks.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Man I have been looking so hard left and right and no luck as you guys. In the past week I saw all above 35O, when did that show up..
    Nice find
    I have set aside a MM2 22OO kv, will this be good enough for a revo, any revo that I am trying to get off cheap, so that I can hop it up myself
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    He listed it with the 1/16 part number in the title. Maybe why so many missed it, and what sucked me in to bidding.

    BIN price was 250, and auction start was 175. I thought maybe no one would bid on it because of the screwed up part number, got greedy and tried to steal it cheap on bids. It backfired and I wound up paying255.01, 5.01 more than the BIN price lol... But... I only bid once, and my max bid was 257.61, so I stayed within my budget on this one. But should have just snagged it for the original bin, and would have saved 5 bucks and got it 5 days sooner. Morale of the story? dont get greedy like me 8)

    I am pretty geeked to have a revo again. Now to figure out how to turn it into a summit, part by part, while still keeping it running...
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    Guessing since it has the am radio, it will not have lvd on the esc?
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    That's a sweet price/deal, if it's rtr... 300 is lowest i've found..
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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    Guessing since it has the am radio, it will not have lvd on the esc?
    No, it doesn't:

    It would say it above the power button.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Just wondering, will a dewalt fit in the lower back position of that motor plate?
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    With some Dremel work, yes.... I have done it. If I remember right pinion choices were limited though.

    EDIT:
    Scratch that... looking back at my pictures I realized it was an eMaxx, not an eRevo.

    Do you have a 775 or a DeWALT to kind of size it up? How tight is the Titan 550 in there?

    Titan 550, 775, DeWALT:


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    Dont know, it should be here Tuesday or Wednsday. The 550 is 36mm, what size is the dewalt?
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    Roughly 45mm.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Another round of questions... Which motor is the reverse motor, and does the dewalt have adjustable timing?
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    The one that has "reverse rotation" written on it.

    I don't think the DeWALT has adjustable timing, no.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Ok, restart... Just gonna run it. Its not a Summit, and prob will just stay a Revo. For now.

    Stopped by Hobby Express in Cranberry PA, and they made me these nifty adapters for the deans on the esc:


    They had pre made wired connector sets at 5$ each(10$), but he talked me into these for 12$ and made them in 5 min. And the place was busy.
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    It was 40 miles from me and departing UPS 37 min ago ... Like Christmas morning when I wake around 11am. Post pics of the unboxing if my regular customers dont call me early.
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    Looks in good shape, cant test right now, gotta go to work 8(
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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    Looks in good shape, cant test right now, gotta go to work 8(
    Booo
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    Its a little dirty. Gonna do some cleanup and checkin'. The guy went to town on the body with cooling holes. What tooth count are the stock pinions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    What tooth count are the stock pinions?
    19 38p....
    If it didn't break you can do it again.

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    This one is 68/17.

    Cleaned and inspected.

    Rear bulk is broken.
    one pushrod is bent right near the ball end.
    1 shock collar was cross threaded(how???) and the serrated grip was mutilated by pliers or something.
    Every blue rubber dirt shield on the truck is toast.

    The bulk will have to wait. I have to test it asap as I need to leave feedback. I cleaned the shocks(silky smooth) and re-threaded the collar back on and it adjusts just fine when the suspension is loaded. Bent the push rod back.
    I am very happy with the mechanical side of the truck.

    The truck was not abused. Barely ever on its lid, the motors look spotless inside, even though it is well used. Lots of bash rash on the plastic suspension and skids, but no deep gouges or any sign of hard hits. He drove it like he payed for it.


    The trans and diffs are smooth, the wheel bearings are great and the suspension is all good.

    Gotta fire it up in the afternoon...
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    Fire it up? Its not a nitro.

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    It sparks when you plug the battery in 8)
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    Awesome, so there is a sign.....you still going to convert this to a summit.
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    ARRGGHHH! Stupid snow storm!

    I think this will stay an e-revo. It could change to a more summity type erevo, but for now no part swaps.
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    Rebuilt the rear diff with 50k. Installed the new bulk.

    Funny thing... 4 of the 8 screws that hold the center skid in place are 4x12's, even know the exploded view shows that all are supposed to be 4x10's. I did not mix any up as I took the center skid off, I put the screws in it. Is the exploded view wrong, or did this guy mix something up?
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    Could have messed the head up on four of them and only had 12s in his toolbox to replace them with.
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    the 4 transmission screws are 4x12... He could gave mixed them. I am going to dig into it now.

    There is a very slight rough spot in the ring and pinion of the rear diff. Can I shim that out, and is there a shim kit?

    Thanks for the tips guys. Been almost 3 yrs since I had my erbe and forgot how much fun they are fiddle with...
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    That was the ticket. The missing 4x10's were in the trans mounts. Good thing this wasn't brushless as the trans may have shot out the side of the truck lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    the 4 transmission screws are 4x12... He could gave mixed them. I am going to dig into it now.

    There is a very slight rough spot in the ring and pinion of the rear diff. Can I shim that out, and is there a shim kit?

    Thanks for the tips guys. Been almost 3 yrs since I had my erbe and forgot how much fun they are fiddle with...

    Shims yes (not from traxxas)...

    Kit not that I know of...

    Can you shim out the one rough spot...probably not...possibly file it out if you can find the offensive teeth with a points file or small file set.

    I have a few diffs that are missing parts of teeth that work fine in lower power applications because I corrected the tooth discrepancy with a file. Just as smooth as a if it was whole. The file can correct burrs from chipped teeth or dents from debris but will not be much help if the actual ring gear is bent. It would be used for small corrections and not be able to save a diff that is completely trashed
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    Could I have warped the diff cup by screwing the ring on too tight? I did not notice any issues before I rebuilt it. I cleaned and inspected all the gears and no burs were visible...

    First run was fun although a little slow(17t). The motors got to about 110. I will pick up some 18 and 19 tooth pinions. The thicker diff oil really kept the rear planted in the moist dirt. I put 50k in rear, and will put 100k up front when I get in there.
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    If it was fine before you re assembled it then there is an issue with the assembly...Could be as simple as the gasket not sitting flat or not ensuring it is completely pushed together before tightening
    If it didn't break you can do it again.

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    I will pull it completely apart. Got it pretty dirty today.
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    post some pichers! nice deal you got there
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    I had so much fun running it for that 20 min... Just ordered a dedicated set of 5000 50c SPC packs. Its dirty now lol. Right after I cleaned it. Yes it deserves some pics before I break down the front end and clean it again. Gotta get my first dirt on film! As soon as I get time 8)
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    Heres a few pics:



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    Geared it up to 62/17, which is near the stock 68/19 ratio.
    Got my spc 5000/50 packs this morning that I ordered yesterday:


    Spc decals! I need to see if someone can scale these up for an spc themed vehicle...

    Gonna run it a little more in the afternoon with my bud trying out 3s on his new 4600 castle system. It will be a parking lot run, but I am sure I can find something there to MT on. Right now, going to pull the front diff out and put in 100k. With 50k in back and stock 30k in front, it is too responsive.
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    So I imagine with dual motors, the whole transmission on that would be different of a brush less set up.
    Nice truck, I saw a nice deal recently but surpassed the weekly budget, got to wait....
    I should get the revo first and have a better understanding on how to continue with my project.
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    Nope... same transmission!
    Just a different mounting plate for the motors.

    The Summit, Revo, Revo brushless, eMaxx, and the eMaxx brushless all have the same transmission... with the exception that the Summit has another gear set within.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Jezza, will post that you wanted in your thread soon. Next time I break the truck down, I am gonna pull the trans out, and pull that apart. Maybe I can give you some more insight on the pevo.

    Got the front end broken down, and the 100k in the diff. I forgot how easy this thing is to work on. I know there are a lot of parts, but there are no "pull your hair out" moments when trying to put it back together. Just takes some time, thats all.
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    2nd run, new lipos, stockish gearing. Did this basically for almost 20 min, and the 5000/50 cells were all right around 3.80. It was 33 and the motors were around 100. Hope they stay cool as the temps start climbing. I can deal with the speed and power, but if I have to gear down to stay cool, I will be brushed cramped...

    This vid should be ready in an hour and a half with my slow mobile connection...
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