Anyone do it yet? Love my sons mini Summit when we take it out in the woods. My Merv is better on the flat hard stuff so I'm looking at doing a conversion. I already have the rins and tires from a Summit. I'll need purple springs and what else.
Rocker arms. what body u gonna run?
No you cant drive it
my RC is owner operated only
rockers, you can leave the same a-arms or get the extended a-arms on rear, lower your motor pinion down to 16t, can leave the same body or get the body mounts and get the body, pretty much that's it.
I'm going all the way, body, Rear A-arms, Rocker Arms, Bumpers, and body mounts. Dang I should just look for a Summit roller and have spare diffs and all. Love the look of the Summit but couldn't pass up the deal on the Merv I got, $200 cash NIB off of Craigslist.
Looks like the rolling chassis on eBay fetch around $110 to $140 shipped. Some have bodies and some don't. Body on eBay is about $40-$50, might just look at the brushed version from Tower.
Or just get what i need and covert. I'll keep a look out for a roller with body for about $100.
I did it with mine and it is much better on road. I bought the MERV rockers, a set of the traxxas dish wheels, dirt hawg tires, and a baja body plus a 23T pinion. Looks killer with the baja body and the mini summit bumpers. Looks real "baja" ish.. I put the MERV wing on and you can still use both summit bumpers so you can add the lights. Just take off both body mounts and use velcro on the body to hold it on. Worls great and now when I go strictly offroad it is about a 15 minute swap back to the Summit.
Well I picked up a new Summit rolling chassis on CL for $100 for my Merv to Summit conversion. Not really a conversion as I'm just going to swap electronics, already have Summit tires just need a used body. Anybody??
MERV to SumV conversion in progress:
Shock oil & springs, wheels & tires, LT rockers, & pinion installed...
and then with the very limited edition black plastic pushrods & toe links...
The exocage is on-hand, and the bumpers and body have just arrived. The body and exocage need painting before I bother installing the body posts and bumpers.
If you're gonna be stupid, you'd better be tough.
I'm almost done converting mine. Got the summit front and rear bumpers on, LT rockers, summit body with cage, summit tires and wheels. Have some purple springs at the post office I need to pic up Abd then have to change the diff and shock oil. Can't test it cause the ESC is pouched like my other merv. Both had like 4 runs on them and now the ESC's only turn on for a second then turn off. If I turn it on and quickly squeeze the remote it cogs like crazy and as soon as I let go of the trigger the ESC turns off. I have no clue what's wring with the ESC's. Both my MERVs are down with the same issue. I'm stumped. Pm me if any of you know what's wrong with them.
SUMMIT- DeWalt, 4S
Teaxximus where did you find the purple springs, thanks.
I got the springs from eBay from the seller toadztoyz. They were $3.28 per pair with free shipping.
SUMMIT- DeWalt, 4S
i would say they are fried...ive had mine do that in my merv and slash 4x4 ult. gota love that lifetime warranty...
???Why so serious???
I don't have either of my MERV's registered(I'm dumb and lazy) so I'm up a creek without an ESC
SUMMIT- DeWalt, 4S
I converted mine. Changed to Summit tires,wheels,16 tooth pinion,long travel rockers,shocks and springs.
Everything else is stock Merv spec. except for preveiously added Traxxas aluminum push rods and turnbuckles, RPM front a-arms, GH axle carriers(4), wheelie bar and T-Bone full skid plate(no TB bumpers).
Works great! Light snow, winter grass(dead) and even asphalt. With 3s it wheelies on demands
Last edited by sfiery; 01-23-2011 at 02:50 PM.
I'm looking to do the same thing. Why are there different rear a-arms than front?
They have a hummer body for these now! Im picking one up for my summit project. exotec makes them. Just some advice on a new look!
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