Ok, Basically, I'm going to go as all out as possible and Maximize what I can get out of my Merv while still staying on the stock Motor/ESC , I've currently compiled a few items that I'm going to purchase, I'd love input on whether or not they are good buys, and what else should be upgraded.
RPM Front A Arms
RPM Rear A Arms
RPM Front Bumper
RPM Rear Bumper
Aluminum Toe Links WANT TO FIND THESE IN BLUE IF POSSIBLE! (If someone knows of a link please post it=])
Aluminum Pushrod Same as above, want In Blue.
Also wanting to get knuckles etc, just need advice on what people have tried, what works the best etc, thanks in advance for the input.
Last edited by Dadx2mj; 07-30-2011 at 09:10 PM. Reason: Language
I think GPM has them in blue, red, SS, also donīt get aluminum get steel, also their knuckles are great, I would add the gpm steel center shaft, T-bone front bumper or full skid plate with bumper. Links are not permitted anymore.
posting links to manufacturers other than traxxas is not allowed
get gpm knuckles, they come in many colors, blue included
you can get blue push/toe rods BUT i wouldn't mess with aluminum, it isn't as strong as the stainless steel gpm rods that i run....
you will need an extra set of ends though, as all the aftermarket manufacturers have ends that do snap on abuse
thanks, will be looking into steel instead then, also curious, does anyone know if the sway bar kit works? Hate the barrel rolling around corners, ive yet to go offroad (no tracks near by), so im mainly grass/concrete, going to buy the rpm arms and the tie rods etc now, as well as a steel drive shaft i found, if anyone can think of any upgrades that will make it last longer please shoot the ideas my way, if ya have to pm me links that would be great =]
the swaybar is supposed to be decent, but it will limit travel.... since i drive everywhere, i am deciding against it
not a fan of venom packs....
but a 1s? your rc wouldn't even run on that.....
2s or 3s is common, i run 4s, but am using a mamba max pro esc -- surprisingly, no driveshaft issues, and htere are no good replacements either....
The only issue I have with venom 3s it that the 1300mah last less than 15min, full throtle, still havenīt break anything.
I've tried all aftermarket center driveshafts and all have been a huge waste of money, as most have jammed in the chassis at speed and stripped the diffs and tranny gears. Here's some sad stories http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...-A-little-Rant!
I have blue toe links and push rods from
The toyz website their nice
Well okay thanks for that bit of info, guess I'll just be getting the tie rods and toe links, as well as the tbone skidplate/front/rear bumpers, and possibly the knuckles.
Get some ***** 2s 2200mah 40C from HK. I charge mine up to 2400mah. They are like 10$ a pack.
I think there is not need for front/ rear bumpers since you got the t-bone skidplate, you already have full protection.. unless you want a nice looking but i would keep the stock bumpers.
add to your list: cheap upgrade
-4x7x2.5 rubber bearing for replacing the plastic brushes into the rocker's (shocks) for smooth suspension You need 8, you can find it cheap on ebay
-4x8x2.5 rubber bearing for replacing the plastic brushes in the Steering Bellcrank for smooth steering you need 2
as the knuckles, the RPM works nice but they pop off if you hit something.. it can be fix by hand but i would try some aluminum knuckles
Later you'll need: Traxxas steel CVD because the plastic i'll break sometime no matter what
Last edited by JonasRafael; 07-31-2011 at 06:16 AM.
Ah ok, less strain while on grass/dirt? Should I gear down for them? Currently running 23t.
Ok guys, should I get 2200mah ***** 2s's, or 2200mah ******* **** tech 2s's, ******* is 20-50c, ***** is 20-40c
Anyone know a light set that looks nice on the Merv that plugs into the Reciever box for power? I'd rather have it draw power from there than buying multiple 9v's and i need it because i drive at night =X
i will be gettign some of the **** techs when i get back to the state
I run the ******* 2200 2s (parallel, not series), they seem to work well. That is, they manage to strip something on each run, so I guess they're "sufficiently powerful" ;o)