well I want to get a new/better radio for a summit. Something 2.4 Ghz and 4 channel that would work well the lockers and high/low. I dont however want a TQ system. I've had bad luck with them in the past. can anyone give input of radio systems? something that can get the job done and isnt $500.
I am not sure what was wrong with your past TQs but mine have been great...kids have dropped them....they have gotten SUBMERGED....no probs here..
What probs were you having?
I just installed my 2.4G Traxxas radio in my Summit.. works like a charm!!!
I run a Spektrum DX3S in my MERV, pretty great radio, around $250 w/ telemetry
Casper - 2001 Dodge Cummins (my baby)
the dx3 is only 3 channel.
RCmart has the 4pk at 399.00. I know it's expensive but it's just a suggestion as a 4channel radio. If you could switch the stock tq and get 2.4ghz that would be your cheapest and best option.
Just me wondering, maybe three channels are sufficient.
When I need diff lock I usually switch both axles.
So this requires Y harness so Low gear means all diffs locked..
This way the truck wont be driven at high speed AND diff. locks engaged.
(I have done this acouple of times)
No flaming plz just an idea
This is what i am about to buy for my Summit and ERBE upgrade project
i did buy a Traxxas TQ4 but have since found as i am changing my Revo to a single hi torque servo the TQ4 does not have any sero end stop adjustment
so could damage an expensive digital servo.
I want the radio to be future proof incase i convert the Summit to a single high torque servo
Although if you plan on staying with the Traxxas servo,s the TQ4 is the best low cost option.
Summit, E-Revo, E-Revo Brushless, Merv. Baja 5BSS
Jimmy_R I was thinking of the same thing. the only time I would be in low is to crawl and would want the diffs locked anyway. it would same a lot of money as well. but i wasnt sure if hooking them together on 1 channel would hurt the trucks performance. do people use low gear a lot without the diffs locked. like is it a big deal to tie to two together?
Ok here' how I drive. When in low gear I usually try first without locks, but when I need it I switch both. Sometimes I go locked if it's a deep ditch or something ie going low at the same time.
I am looking forward to some sliding on ice/snow with the rear locked and high gear but thats the only downside I can think of.
Edit: Punch line = I end up locked very soon in low gear.
Last edited by Jimmy_R; 11-23-2009 at 01:15 AM.
well. for $100 bucks I will try the TQ4 2.4Ghz. I've had like 6 traxxas trucks and 3 of the radios died. 1 didnt work out of box. maybe it was bad luck.
Happy TQ-2.4 user here
My original TQ-4 worked just as well too until I went to brushless (which interfered some with the 27MHz signal and is why I switched).