I bought a 1/16 slash when they first came out, way back when AM radios were in.
Then I got a few upgrades when the 1/10 PE came out.
The slash worked great on smooth surfaces but the track we had was a little rough sometimes and the slash bounced around way to much so I converted it to an E revo
Here it is alongside the Summit.
Mod List to date:
Ford raptor body
Wheels and tires from the toyz
First question: I added a Erevo wing but I don't like how low it is. I may try this Ofna wing i've heard about but I would like a higher wing mount. If you know of one let me know. Thanks.
Now for 2013 its going back under the knife, (this is my 2nd oldest truck.)
Traxxas CVD's and center's
15mm wheel widener
RPM front Arms
+10mm wheel base rears.
Blue Geode Wheels on TRX response tires
Dirt Hawgs on desperado.
Blue Bird 390 MG
Second Question: Has anyone Rit dyed the red push rods?
Nice build! Go for the ofna wing
Do you like those canyon tires backwards!
The ofna Wing is bigger and more durable. Now I just need a higher mount so its not sitting on the body.
this is the way a tread pattern usally goes.
I don't have the AM anymore, I updated it with a TQi last spring. I'm not a fan of the TQi some times it glitches out especially on my Emaxx.
After a long awaited time i finally got a package from the toyz.
My 15mm wheel spacers
Geode wheels with response tires
+10mm wheelbase rear arms
RPM arms are for my summit.
The Summit wheels are supper wide, I won't need the spacers with these
I wouldn't run the spacers too.much stress!
I don't like spacers, better buy a good offset rims!
Like hpi 2160 or 2140 wide offset
I dyed my stock set of push rods black. Keep them in the dye long enuogh and you should be good. I didn't leave mine in to long and they had a very light hint of red in them but that was only if you looked close under some bright light...
The geode wheels are at least 10mm wider. The spacers made a nice difference I don't bash hard with this little truck
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Last part for this truck and now i'm going to tear it down and rit dye the chassis and rockers.
I also need to come up with an easy way to mount my fan, its gets real hot here in the summers, almost as hot as Florida and the 1/16th's get hot my emaxx does ok but its a more powerful truck with more room for cooling under the body.
finally a real bluebird servo!
once i'm done I think i may turn my Summit into an Erevo or an e revo long travel.
can anyone tell me the bearing sizes for these trucks? I have found a bad one in my tranny and a few wheel bearings. not to bad seeming this is the first time since the release of the 1/16ths that its been taken apart like this.
Probably a 4x8x3 traxxas 7019
Ok I got those I'm thinking I need these as well 8x12x3.5mm 7020, that should be the ones for the inner wheel bearing
Do the HPI 2140 / 2160 rims give a wider offset than the HPI 2196 (hpi mesh) rims?
I dyed my chassis, I soaked it in the dye overnight instead of boiling it. for a 5 year old chassis that was stained and somehow not broken yet it came out real nice.
I'm just waiting on my order of bearings and front bumper mount now and i'll start the building.
I'm going to try 100K diff fluid in this one and 500k in the Emaxx and Onfna diff lock in my 1/16 summit.
I was gonna dip my chassis but I don't believe I have a big enough pot to do it in.
SUMMIT |MERV * FIVE-T * REVO-E| T- MAXX-E
You guys just get the dye at a grocery store? If so, I'll have my wife get me some
SUMMIT |MERV * FIVE-T * REVO-E| T- MAXX-E
After around 4 years or how ever long its been the diffs were in great shape i've filled them up with 100k diff fluid and its real stiff for the mini I got the drive cups in for my traxxas CVDs
Is there any results?
Not yet, just waiting on parts. I started adding grease to my bearings, i've got a few bad ones but enough good ones to build my diffs.
Tonight i'm giong to finish the diffs and change shock oil, maybe 40wt rear and 37 front
So its a slow going process I just got both diffs done with the yokes for the CVDs in.
I didn't realize at first for the traxxas CVD's you put the yoke into the spider gear inside the diff but I kinda like tho and it saves weight any possible is stronger I'm surprised its not like that on my 1/10 CVDs
I ordered new bearings from a LHS and they are out of stock in the main warehouse so it could be around 10 days before i get them but its winter anyway i'm just at this in my spare time here and there between snowmobiling and work
still waiting on some bearings and my front bumper mount but got some progress.
I only needed one shim on the diffs with 2 it seemed to bind or feel stiff.
got my tranny together and cleaned up inside, I added some lithium grease, i'm not going to get this truck wet anymore. The tranny is nice and smooth now.
Diffs and tranny in. The center shafts are a lot easier to get in.
Looks good. Trans gears don't really need grease
On the diffs better a little tight then loose!
Fits perfect, direct replacement.
got the rear of the truck done. now i'm just adding the 45wt oil to the GTR shocks, it was the heaviest oil i had.
$3 carb cleaner works great, the can has some good pressure I wish i thought of it sooner.