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    Everything has shipped. Now time for the waiting game. Looks like all/ most of it will be delivered by the end of the week. He's super excited. He doesnt really know all he's getting in though. LOL
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    I got most of the order in yesterday. The Summit Body/ Body Mounts, Summit Treads, & new Belcrank Steering. I'll take pics and post them up this evening.

    The little kiddo was ecstatic about the new upgrades. He was grinning ear to ear, gave me the biggest hug, and said thank you daddy thank you daddy. Gotta love stuff like that. Wish I would have had the camera rolling. LOL
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    Lol. Summit disease. I know the problem. I bet the next thing is a wish for mini Trenchers

    As always: great work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petertje60 View Post
    Lol. Summit disease. I know the problem. I bet the next thing is a wish for mini Trenchers

    As always: great work.
    Yessir. It came out fantastic. The little guy really loves it. Uploading pics, will update the build soon.

    BTW thanks
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    MERV to Summit

    Went back with a Traxxas 2080 Servo. It works nicely, hopefully last for a good while.



    Package of shock towers and a few other goodies for the Summit conversion.


    Decided to give the Tenbol Big Block motor mount a whirl. Good for the Castle 5700 power.



    Luckily I remembered where the stock MERV plate was. LOL It was needed for the Tenbol.



    Installed a new Rx box I had in the box. Now back to being waterproof. The Tenbol mount fits way better and more snug IMO.



    Another shot....man this thing is much cleaner looking.



    Front & Rear "The Toyz" Chassis Braces.



    I'm not sure how these are actually supposed to mount, but bolting them above the shocks didnt work for me. I sat back and scratched my head and came up with mounting them below the shocks and took off the shock mount. They work way smoother and seem to stiffen the front and rear of the chassis up.

    Fr Mount.



    Rr Mount. I had to get even more creative for the rear mount as I had to take some of the material off the mount so their would be enough clearance for the motor to fit with a few mm to spare. Hopefully these still do their thing and act as a brace.



    Fr/Rr Shock Towers installed.



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    ....Continued....

    Forgot I had the Summit Fr/Rr Bumpers with light buckets. Pretty awesome as it cleaned this puppy up. I'm so glad to yank those stink'n T-Bone bumpers. As much as they protect (which I like), I hated how they didnt allow the suspension to travel like it is supposed to.



    Fr Summit Bumper with light buckets.



    Rr Summit Bumper.



    Hot Racing 3-wheel Wheelie Bar. Very nice piece, not sure how long it will last. LOL





    Very clean piece.



    New stock servo saver and skid bolted up.



    The new Royal Blue Summit body. Totally clean looking.



    ....TBC....
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    ....Continued....

    My little guy excited for this build. He wanted to be in the picture.



    Another one with the body off.



    Tires bolted on and ready to go.....



    Servo centered, bats plugged in, and ready to roll......



    He had a blast driving it this past weekend, super excited to put some miles on the lid.

    As always thanks for checking it out.
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    Looks great Digger!

    How are you liking the HR wheelie bar?
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    So far its done a great job. Hopefully we can run a bunch of packs through the truck this coming holdiay weekend.

    Oh and I need to find a light kit for this.

    TRA7285- should be coming out soon....HOPEFULLY.
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    Your tires are on backwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by robl45 View Post
    Your tires are on backwards
    I didn't even notice that. Thanks for catching, I'll swap them this weekend.
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    Very nice mate.The braces are mounted correctly.You do away with the platic piece and mount the shocks on top of the brace as you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin34a View Post
    Very nice mate.The braces are mounted correctly.You do away with the platic piece and mount the shocks on top of the brace as you have.
    That's what I was thinking. LOL It didnt look right, they still fit a little tight. I had HR shock mounts before these. Only thing I wish they were black anodized, still look nice though.
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    looks great
    Post a vid or two for us

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    I will definitely try and do that. The Texas Skeeters are out (mosquito). LOL

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    Man I remember this build, but I had not seen ur Summit Conversion. Man, as always you do such great work. For sure! Looks soooooo clean. Dude I love the ur little guy all up on his truck, that's awesome
    Which style have u enjoyed more? Mini-summit, or Erevo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggerPede View Post
    Well I said I wasnt going to do it but I did anyways. Arhhhhh LOL Here is the list of goodies I ordered for the little guys MERV. This is just a mere start to get him fixed up in the right direction.

    I havent thrown it back together yet, knowing I will probably do this. Plus I needed to shim the Fr/Rr Diffs. I thought I had some that would fit. I picked up the much recommended Associated p/n 21141. This was one of my main concerns for added durability to the truck. Well as everything else goes with me I like making the truck better in performance and looks. He is going to be so suprised when he opens the box and see's this. Here is what I just ordered about 10 mins ago....

    Tower:
    Traxxas Wing ( spare )
    RPM Black Fr/ Rr Bumpers
    Traxxas Fr/ Rr Body Mounts & Posts ( Front posts had road rash )
    Traxxas Parallel Y Harness
    Associated Diff Shim Set 21141
    Pactra Polycarb Blue Streak/ Brilliant Blue ( not sure which one he will like )
    Traxxas Aluminum Heat Sink
    Traxxas GTR Shocks
    Proline SVT Raptor Body

    The-Toyz:
    HR Aluminum Fr Rocker Arms
    HR Aluminum Rr Rocker Arms
    HR Blue Clamp Wheel Hubs
    HR Fr Shock Damper
    The-Toyz Red Bent Body Clips
    The-Toyz 201 Black Rim/ Tire Set

    These a few days ago:
    T-Bone Racing Fr/Rr Bumpers
    The-Toyz Lg Lipo Sack ( Just for his bats, He'll love it )

    Everything RC:
    HR Rr Shock Mount

    There it is!! I'll prolly want to upgrade the Pushrods, Steering, & Toe links. See how they hold up if i'll upgrade them, which i'm sure I will down the road. Probably the HR ones as they look really sweet.

    Picks will soon follow once these goodies start rolling in. I have a little over a month to get this sucker together and tested up.

    Thanks for looking. Let me know what you think. To late to change it up, but maybe some other areas.
    if you upgrade the tow links get something better then the red aluminum traxxas ones ive broke a lot of those XD
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan8856 View Post
    if you upgrade the tow links get something better then the red aluminum traxxas ones ive broke a lot of those XD
    He hasnt broken any. Just pulled the treads on them. I went back with the stock plastic ones. For him they are doing a great job. Maybe in the future they will get upgraded to something better. Whats a good set to go to??
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    great build thread Josh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggerPede View Post
    He hasnt broken any. Just pulled the treads on them. I went back with the stock plastic ones. For him they are doing a great job. Maybe in the future they will get upgraded to something better. Whats a good set to go to??
    im using the steel gpm ones i have both red and silver they work great and are easily adjustable
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    Thanks! I'll have to check those out next time I place an order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggerPede View Post
    Thanks! I'll have to check those out next time I place an order.
    although from looking at the video of him it looks like he doesn't need it because i drive like an absolute idiot mostly full speed crashes because my steering's a tad off.
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