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    Quote Originally Posted by Snook Man View Post
    I also figured out a way to add a 4th gear in the transmission if needed
    That extra space is all I need to add the gears needed for a 4 speed. I’ll save that idea for a rainy day.
    I see what you did there...
    Why stop at four? How about five?
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    man he is building himself a monster. seems like snook can build himself a 1:1 car and have that thing fly. the 3 gear tranny was impressive and now can make a 4 speed that is something else. my only concern is will the engine's put out enough for a 4 speed if you were to make one. only time will tell what snook man has molding in his mind.
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    as long as he gets the gearing right it will have enough power for a 4 speed transmission...........

    maybe not the brakes to stop it vary vast but sure will have the power to go lol
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    A 4 speed would only be as a last resort. The 3rd gear ratio I now have installed in the 3 speed should be sufficient.
    If I were to use a 4 speed with this build I would probably not even use the transmission housing and make my own. I could then position the input shaft to a better suited location.
    I could squeeze the modified stock housing in a Tmaxx though. I’ll probably do it one day just for giggles.
    No slipper/tall gearing/power = broken parts.

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    I like that Snook has so much mechanical genius, and that a 4 speed t maxx is just fun for him....lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snook Man View Post
    A 4 speed would only be as a last resort. The 3rd gear ratio I now have installed in the 3 speed should be sufficient.
    If I were to use a 4 speed with this build I would probably not even use the transmission housing and make my own. I could then position the input shaft to a better suited location.
    I could squeeze the modified stock housing in a Tmaxx though. I’ll probably do it one day just for giggles.
    What you do for giggle many of us rack our brains on the how to's loll

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitronaught View Post
    What you do for giggle many of us rack our brains on the how to's loll
    I try to make those as understandable as possible There wonít be too much of a Maxx left after Iím done with it.

    With all the changes Iíve made so far, I figured I would make a few more.
    Since I now plan on using the XO-1 tires/wheels for the rear drive which caused me use a smaller spur gear and by narrowing the rear width to under 12 inches the body height/width and rear suspension all needed a change order.
    The narrower and lower the body is the better for wind resistance.
    With the smaller spur I can lower the body to where at least ĺ of the engine head(s) will stick out and add a body post to the top of the transmission housing to keep the body from being compressed.
    The stock rear tower was just too high to lower the body any more so I mocked up an aluminum tower and set the shock mounts to where I wanted them. I also changed the hinge system for the rear body posts somewhat.
    The changes will now allow the body height to be only 5 Ĺ inches off the ground in the rear (not including the spoiler) at rest and 4 Ĺ inches when fully compressed. Hopefully the XO-1 tires will not balloon anymore than an 1/8th of an inch, Iíll see when they become available.
    With the body sitting that low I will have to come up with some fancy plumbing for the air filters.
    I have an idea of mounting two small boxes with seals and foam inside to the bottom of the chassis with strategic openings in the chassis under the boxes to let air in. Sort of like a water intake on the bottom of a boat hull.
    I think Iím just about ready to start cutting the aluminum for the chassis plate.

    I need to fancy up the tower, make some custom shock standoffs and use a light weight aluminum hinge for the finished version. As it is, itís lighter than the stock tower and posts.
    No slipper/tall gearing/power = broken parts.

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    What about these?

    http://ipanemasports.com/MonsterSlicks.aspx

    If you are wanting to keep MT size tires they would be the way to go. I believe they go for about $70-80 a pair from what i read on another forum.
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    I checked those out when they posted about them becoming available. Too wide, too much offset (they only come pre-mounts) and too heavy for this application I believe.
    No slipper/tall gearing/power = broken parts.

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    I can't wait to see this thing all done snook.
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    Quick question Snook, How do you figure out where to drill the holes in your Aluminum to precisely make the holes perfect? Like Engine mount holes, Tranny holes... the ones that have no room for error? do you draw a paper template then transfer it over?
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