Here's my Ken Block Rally with loads of custom work done on it:
HPI XC8 Wheels (3mm offset) and HPI X-Pattern tires for grip!
Yes, that is the stock motor plate!
That's a Castle CM36 4600kV motor with the high-speed pinion. Let's just say it's too much to handle indoors.
I had to remove the slipper clutch spring to keep the nut from rubbing the motor can!
So here's the list so far:
Castle CM36 4600kV motor (540 can size)
Traxxas toe links and push rods
Traxxas center diff (good thing to have when you don't have a slipper clutch anymore )
GPM Shocks and Knuckles
Ball bearings in rockers and steering block
HS 82MG servo
Futaba Radio system
Dyed chassis, rockers, and springs
T-Bone skid system
Driven Productions delrin chassis braces on the front and rear
Last edited by MaxxWrecker07; 01-17-2011 at 07:24 PM.
Savage Flux HP
That thing looks fast just sittingthere.
I am curious how the slipper works without the spring, is it locked down ?
Rusty - MERV - Pede 4x4-Alias
SPC Lipo Power
those wheels look cool on the KB..
Last edited by Tintman; 01-17-2011 at 07:49 PM.
Forgot to give you all the whole picture!
Savage Flux HP
I have the Mamba Max & Castle CM36 5700kV motor on my Rally.
I used Tenbol for the motor & 31 p, 120 is the hottest so far on the motor & 112 on the Mamba Max.
What tires do u have D Compound or the Radial X-Pattern?
Last edited by cooleocool; 01-17-2011 at 10:02 PM. Reason: merge
yeah a link to tires and wheels would be great. Car looks great. I am waiting on the mustang body.
Savage Flux 2350 & Pede VXL (3607)
I had 5700kv with mmp in mine. And it was still getting too around 150 geared up.. But to much... Just sold it and bought sidewinder. Its the best thing to do trust me. Big differance
Congrats, nice car !!!, like the wheel/tires.
I'll take your stock tie/push rods if your not keeping them lol I snapped one of mine lol and no one makes green aluminum ones yet lol
KB rally & 1/16 summit
94 ford ranger 2.3T
U will have to let me know when you are gonna run it and Ill prob come check it out when it gets warmer and some of the snow is gone
That thing looks BEAST
Are you running a single 3S Lipo? What spur and pinion combo are you running?
Last edited by djmaincheese; 01-18-2011 at 12:17 AM.
Mine will be a big block by spring and im going to be using traxxas new big block mounting kit too and see what its like
Big Block KB
ERBE Tekin rx8
That is one sweet set of rims and tires. Nice choice.
Ima cwboy a steel hrse I ride.Wanted dead or alive
So youve got the Mamba Max mounted inside the battery compartment... like dad has done with his MERV... I like that.
How did you mount the motor? It looks like your using spacers instead of the stock motor mount... Interesting idea. Is it stiff? Really nice looking car man, I bet its just stupid fast.
The motor mount is actually quite rigid, and doesn't give me any trouble. The spacers are made of aluminum. The only downfall is that I'm forced to use the high-speed pinion and remove the lower wire cover on the receiver box. I really got lucky the motor fit in there with little modification and just spacers. I'm actually toying with the idea of getting an ARC motor so I can have a bit of room back and keep the power. Thanks for the compliments everyone! I'm really enjoying this little car! My Flux is collecting dust!
Savage Flux HP
wow thats all ican say
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Hey MaxxWrecker, I like the spacers a lot more than the tenbol mount, did you make them yourself or buy them? I've had a sidewinder 5700kv combo staring at me for a week now with no way to mount it. I've been waiting for the traxxas parts to become available but am getting anxious...
I used (2) 3x20mm screws for mounting and the spacers are 1" long with a 1/4" od and a 5/32" id (from my local Ace Hardware store). The washers are needed on both sides of the plate (4 of them total) and they are 0.5mm thick by 8mm od. The id just has to fit the screw. This mod required me to shorted the motor shaft by ~2-4mm, so be prepared for that. The motor is a tight squeeze and requires you to remove the wire cap on the receiver box and well as the spring on the slipper clutch assembly (thus requiring a locked slipper clutch). The plate drilling is a bit tough too, as I ended up with an oblong hole for the screw to move around in. That's the reason for the washers on the outside of the plate. If you're going to do this, I'd have a couple extra plates lying around to practice with... I got lucky and got it right on the first try. The hole created doesn't affect the plate if you decide to go back to the stock motor. Let me know if you have any specific questions.
Savage Flux HP
Do you have a BEC in there?
Yes, but I found it to be more of an aggravation than anything. I have the Castle BEC, which has its output set at 6v, and under full throttle, sometimes the receiver cuts out. I know this is a potential issue with futaba receivers, so I'm going to make a glitch buster in hopes it will remedy my problem. I have not been running the BEC since I took the mamba max out (and even before I took it out, I disconnected it and no more problems!) and installed my sidewinder v2. No more glitching. I can't recommend one at the moment. If you have heat issues, or your servo's too slow, then give it a shot, otherwise stick with the internal BEC on the ESC.
Savage Flux HP
thanks for the info, that will save me some time and money. I spent HOURS trying to program my mamba max on windows 7 with the software,, couldn't load the drivers at all!!!! Ran it on my mac using parallels on windows xp and worked first time, I set the cutoff at 6v, since I run only 2s lipos, I run a spektrum receiver and I haven't noticed any cutouts yet. I have just ordered 3 of the new sidewinders, with my international voucher for tower worked out at 70 USD each with a 4600, so I'm going to put one in the merv, one in the summit and the other in a fiesta (couldn't resist). I love the fact these run so cool, and the extra punch and flexibility it gives, I'm running the HPI T grip tires, that give me enough traction, but enough predictability to drift as well, I have a gyro so I'm going to try that this week.
Well I've just cut my chassis, worked out OK, I have a spare if necessary. I don't know if this is new, but I cut out the vents and pushed the power switch from the mamba max through (with difficulty), just have to see how I can stick it, to the vent, going to have to do something with these wires. Will be dying the chassis when the rit arrives, can't believe there is no black clothes dye in Dubai, only purple and amazon green( I'm dying some white wheels as soon as they arrive).
I was wondering if those rims fit the stock KB rally?
Castle powered Spartan