The build of my Traxxas Jato Nitro R/C truck.
When I got out of the R/C's several years ago the Traxxas Jato was just hitting the market. I would go to Hobby Town and just all over it. haha But they were out of my price range at the time and plus the wife would have killed me. I had so much money in my current R/C's at the time.
A deal came up recently that I couldn't pass up on a decent used one so I grabbed it up. :wahoo
Here it is the day I got it. I was like a kid with this thing. Haha It already had the OS 18TM motor on it.
It didn't take long before I broke it.
So I looked up parts to fix it then the obsession of these dang things came back. Haha it first started with parts just to replace those that needed replaced. Then when I get board I find myself looking at hop up parts for it. I will update this thread as I get new parts and changes to it. You all will have first hand accounts of my sickness. I just can't leave anything alone. :graon.
here are some cool pics that I took of it when I very first got it a few weeks ago....
A couple of the first parts I bought was a replacement Air filter. It needed one but instead of stock I got a Nice Blue aluminum filter case where the top unscrews to replace or clean the foam filter. Look really good and very functional.
I replaced the rear shock tower as well. as you can see in the pic above before the wheelie bar it flipped over backwards sliding on it's tops a few times grinding down the body mounts.
I also got a replacement battery box and a wheelie bar so it would quit flipping over when I got on the throttle hard.
Today I got a couple goodies in for the Jato..
A racing tuned blue aluminum resonator and header....
And a killer brand new Body!! I only put a few of the decals on the body to keep a clean look. I couldn't fit 223 on the number plate so I just put 23 on there
Today I found a Carbon fiber Overlay for the bottom of the chassis. (I am a sucker for carbon ) Also got a brake kit on it's way. The brakes are worn out and I found a steel, drilled rotor with carbon brake shoes.
Also got some better shock springs on there way.
Traxxas Jato with an OS MAX 18TM (3.0) motor - YouTube
It looks nice. You can definitely break the bank with all the upgrades available.
Looks super clean!! What camera do you use, those pics are awesome.
Thanks guys. My camera is a Cannon D40 with a Canon AF 75-300mm lens And a few of the shots had a Polarizer filter. And no Photoshop work. just raw shots. Another hobby. haha
I can tell you take pride in your hobby! Nice truck.
I'm crazy, no really I am.