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    Why don't we have a "project"

    So just cruising the pages of the loved Traxxas.com web page. Went to the "project" page and found everything (almost) with the exception of a Summit build. Watched the Glamis video and that was SICK!!! I would like Traxxas to do a build on a Summit 1/10. In their vid they were using paddle tires ect... so I say... put every possible offered upgrade that Traxxas themselves build into a summit. Add a few extras from aftermarket suppliers and voila. a "project" page is born

    I am currently building my Summit to preform beyond Traxxas's mind as well as most of us that own these trucks and LOVE them. The Summit in my mind is one of the most well rounded and impressive rc trucks on the planet!!! Nothing else compares to it's capability whether it's crawling throu the nargliest terrain in low gear and locked front or rear or wait both front and rear. Then hit the open trail unbridaled in open diffs and second gear wide open and nothing in it's path slowing it down.

    Traxxas... I ask that you personally do a "project" page on a Summit 1/10 (should be 1/8) so you can show people the true value in this truck. You guys opened the door to something and it needs to be not just opened but blown wide open.

    Thank you for your consideration, Cheers

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    The closest they have to a true rock/trailer crawler project for us is the "Revo Rocks" series.

    http://traxxas.com/pitpass/hopup/new...ocks-Project-1

    http://traxxas.com/pitpass/hopup/new...cks-Project-II

    And yes It would be good to see Traxxas version of the ultimate summit build, but just two issues

    1) most traxxas builds are based on after market bolt on products that traxxas sells. -- Traxxas don't sell anything specifically for the summit to make it better ( well maybe that groovy light bar)

    2) most members summit builds, from what I have seen, would easily be more advanced then anything Traxxas would put up ( no offense to Traxxas, just props to its creative and innovative forum members)

    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...ragging-thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by noir 522 View Post
    The closest they have to a true rock/trailer crawler project for us is the "Revo Rocks" series.

    http://traxxas.com/pitpass/hopup/new...ocks-Project-1

    http://traxxas.com/pitpass/hopup/new...cks-Project-II

    And yes It would be good to see Traxxas version of the ultimate summit build, but just two issues

    1) most traxxas builds are based on after market bolt on products that traxxas sells. -- Traxxas don't sell anything specifically for the summit to make it better ( well maybe that groovy light bar)

    2) most members summit builds, from what I have seen, would easily be more advanced then anything Traxxas would put up ( no offense to Traxxas, just props to its creative and innovative forum members)

    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...ragging-thread
    I guess you are correct with that. The only "Traxxas" upgrades I have been able to find are the centre driveshafts, rear springs and tie bars. The roof light is a accessory.

    It's just in that SWEET vid they just made shows them using aftermarket products to showcase their vehicles.

    I suppose this is a "null" thread, some sick builds out there guys. I am building mine up myself

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    First off the summit is great at what it does out of the box. If Traxxas were to do a project it would be based on simple bolt on upgrades ( so no cutting the chassis). I think it would go like this

    1) double orange springs in the rear
    2) light bar
    3) New pro line Apocalypse body
    4) trencher tires on stock rims
    5) rpm durable bumper mounts
    6) center traxxas steel drive shaft
    7) traxxas variable dampening shock kit
    8) maybe a conservative gearing change for more speed.
    9) aluminum red Traxxas toe links
    10) bumpers from the erevo or slash to add a twist ( they both bolt on)


    They would not touch the drive train to avoid absurd other product promotion and to keep it reliable ( so no DeWalt) . And no integy bling ( justto maintain the hard core summit image)

    The most extreme they would go would be installing the new erevo waterproof brushless system and just pretending that cogging is just a figment of our imaginations.
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    Agreed, that would be most likely what they would do. Even Jang's review from another site said this truck was incredible at what it does and was thoughly impressed. Even just doing a few mods and making a "project" would bring it more into the limelight for a lot of people. And in turn might spin off to more aftermarket upgrades, maybe even Traxxas would maybe start making (wheel) driveshafts for it, not just for e-maxx and revo. Or perhaps build their own upgraded diffs. If Traxxas made more upgrades I would buy them first before aftermarket. And I am sure a lot of others would to.

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