Well I tore my Summit down to the bare chassis 3 months ago to RIT dye the chassis black and I just temporarily lost interest. Well yesterday I finally picked up where I left off and dyed the chassis and cantilevers black. It took awhile to remember how everything goes back together since I have not touched it in so long, but after 4 hours of looking at the parts blowout and online pictures she is back together and not one screw left behind
I think it came out fantastic and I am very proud of my Summit. With an RC so perfect out of the box, there are not many modifications needed to be made. The gearing is perfect, brushed motor is fine for what the vehicle is intended for, locked diffs work great, steering servos have plenty of torque and everything is waterproof.
In my opinion there are 3 definite weak points and 1 possible weak point. The chassis and cantilevers should have come in black not gray. The light bar should have had real working LEDs in it not fake. The slop in the transmission. The only thing that may or may not be a weak point is the tires, it just depends on what surface you are running on. Well I have dyed the chassis and I put the Traxxas real LED light bar in so far. I am trying to keep the modifications as tasteful as possible as not to hurt the value.
Does anyone have a definite solution to the transmission slop? I am very interested in taking the slop away. Also what tires can you recommend that I can mount on the stock wheels? I am looking for an all around good tire that is bigger than stock. Thank you in advance and here she is!