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    NA`s E-Revo Build

    NA`s E-Revo Build

    I had wanted a BL Revo for a while, saw a sale come along at Future Shop so I scooped one up.

    I dropped a MM2 in it immediately. I havnt changed any of the settings yet, wanted to see how stock was.

    Put in a 54t Spur, I also shimmed the diffs and put hardend diff gears in from LEM right off the bat. Smothered in hot glue. They have taken a MAJOR AMOUNT of abuse and perform perfectly.

    The shocks were switched to purple and blue with 80wt and lotsa pre-load. The diffs have foam washers on all outputs.

    Im loving it so far Great truck for bashing around. Getting the most air I`ve ever had with an RC.

    I plan to do some mods and make it a bashing beast.

    Any mod ideas or suggestions would be nice

















    Last edited by Northern Adventurer; 08-21-2013 at 11:39 AM.
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    Chassis Dye.

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    Fireman what tires and rims do you have on your erevo in the above pic? Id appreciate it if you pm'd me back, thanks
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    Cool to see another build thread! Will be following this one!

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    I will die once I need a new chassis.

    those are road rage tires above.

    good to see some watchers already.
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    There Proline Road Rage tires as Northern mentions. Heres a better look at them. They really widen the cars stance too



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    You are correct that is "some" pre load..... When you push the chassis down to the floor, does the springs full compress before you get there?? Might back the preload off until you can get to the floor...

    Might look at building a rear brace. Other than that looks good.......
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Adventurer View Post
    I will die once I need a new chassis.

    those are road rage tires above.

    good to see some watchers already.

    Its a good idea to use a new chassis when you do the rit dye. Used ones have oil and stuff that can make the dye not take as well.
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    when nobody is watching run it thru the dish washer....lol
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    dishwasher can make those plastics new agian. I love the way they feel after dish soap has cleaned them. feels cleaner than new.

    but will wait till I need a new chassis to dye the new one.

    I do want front and rear braces like the ones on my merv. plus all round tbone.

    then single servo with alum steering components like my summit.
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    You might want to check my thread in a few weeks, i am planning on installing the new HPP rear brace, looks real good in my opinion .

    I'm also considering the road rages, i'm using my badlands a bit too much on road at the moment and you can see them wear. Do you run them on 6S, and if so, did you tape them?

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    I`ll keep my eye out for it, All the way from Germany huh? any mfgs in usa/canada? If there are none I`ll have some friends make me one. $32 euro + shipp is too much for a wee brace.

    The road rages are great tires.But you pay for the soft grippiness. They will wear quick. But a GREAT tire.

    Ive only used 4s and they balloon a bit. 6s would probably break them quick.

    I would be sure not to buy them mounted so you can tape them first. I would have more 6s faith in them taped.
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    Thats totally true, its a bit expensive! But it's the only brace that uses an aluminum part to attach to the rear body tower instead of just putting a screw into the hole, and it really looks nice.
    You can easily make a brace yourself with a spare push rod, the length will fit between the hole in the rear body tower and you will need to make a little custom plate over the shock mount.
    Another option is the TVR Tor-x brace:
    http://www.tvrrc.com/product1/tor_x_...vo_summit.html

    Thanks for the heads up on the road rages, i also buy my tires unmounted and will do so this time, gorilla tape it is . It mounts on 40 series right?

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    Im running mine factory taped on 6s and they do just fine. Alittle ballooning but not bad. Where abouts in Ontario you N.A ? Im near London.
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    $24 in country is a little better for the Torx. Might have to custom up my own Might involve some friend over at LEM to produce a front and rear set if I can get enough attention on it.

    You got me on the 40 series?, I got mine mounted Was too new and scared to glue lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by firemanJBI View Post
    Im running mine factory taped on 6s and they do just fine. Alittle ballooning but not bad. Where abouts in Ontario you N.A ? Im near London.
    Im near Sudbury and North Bay, Great terrian up here for revo`s and Summits.
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    shimming it with foam?...that's a novel idea...i'm assuming that it works...how well does it hold up?...and hardened spider gears?...wow...

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    oh another question...did u make those foam washers or is it some sort of kit u can buy?

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    no, the metal shims are in a few spots inside the diffs. Those foam washers are for bearing/diff housing protection only.

    The smaller ones are traxxas body post foams. The larger ones are bulk for my hobby shop.

    Yes, hardened spider gears in the diffs. Lasted through abuse I didn't think they would take
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    Glad to see the gears doing good.

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    Yup, I heading out tonight for another big air bash. Maybe I`ll try to get a vid
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    You got a little rats nest there. Spin your mamba 90 if the motor wires will reach. Like fireman's esc. Grab some air for me.

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    Thanks Bob, Got it swapped around a little better... and a little dirty.. lol

    Added the sensors back on cause I got a ipod from the auctions yesterday

    Also needed to get a slick soldering iron to help







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    Oh ya, FOR YOU BOB

    Found a little transition the other day

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    Oh lol. Naw just normal soldering for now.
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    I just ordered some shock wave tires and f-11 wheels. I plan on taping them and glue liberally to reduce ballooning/separation from the wheel. I grabbed some Dynamite glue thick and thin, plus J Concepts tire bands to help.

    Any tips for a first time tire gluer?

    I heard some people use the thick (aka Med) to "spot weld" then fill in the gaps with thin? Anyone done this?



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    Just curious as to why you would use LVAs when the MM2 has built in Lipo Cut-off and can be programmed to what you wish? I understand why you use them in your Summit but not this one
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    Shockwaves are garbage, they won't last very long at all. I only use mine in soft dirt and sand, gravel pits will destroy them in a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelRobbo View Post
    Just curious as to why you would use LVAs when the MM2 has built in Lipo Cut-off and can be programmed to what you wish? I understand why you use them in your Summit but not this one
    Im not sure myself lol, I just had an extra one kickin around. So I used a 1"x1" piece of Velcro and threw it on as an extra precaution lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxx_Adam View Post
    Shockwaves are garbage, they won't last very long at all. I only use mine in soft dirt and sand, gravel pits will destroy them in a month.
    Really? Darn.... Was hoping they would be an upgraded more durable Talon.


    What are the best medium weight basher tires? Excluding trenchers. Mashers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Adventurer View Post
    Im not sure myself lol, I just had an extra one kickin around. So I used a 1"x1" piece of Velcro and threw it on as an extra precaution lol
    Well I guess when dealing with lipos you can never take too many precautions!
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    on top of that the telemetry system warns me at 60% incase I want to stop at storage voltage.
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    Well, I ordered some:

    -Integy aluminum diff cups
    -Traxxas steel axels (drive+center)
    -center diff
    -chassy brace mod pieces
    -tbone skids/bumpers
    -pro-line shockwave tires
    -Integy Aluminum pivot ball caps
    -SPC 3s 4300mah Hardcase Lipos

    Cant wait to start testing the diff gears on 6s
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    I had to put 100k in my center diff, with 3s it would still wheelie like no diff, I found the diff a pain trying to go fast in the sand dunes but on medium traction surfaces I could accelerate way faster.

    Ive been running my shockwaves in soft clay and they work really well. But the badlands are the highest traction tire I have and by far my favor ite.



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    GREAT results with the LEM hardened diff gears, They are now a must have for my Summit. Hopefully coming with the axles
    Could not break any teeth under 4s, have some 3s lipos on their way for further 6s testing. These diffs seemed to now be perfectly meshed. I tried to show in the pics the pattern on the teeth show a good "bite" line all my gears had on them, gotta love shimming.
    The oil came out pretty dark, probably from the oil quenching on the hardened gears, even though the gears are still very dark black. I'm assuming it won't come out so dark next time, just oil residue left on the gears from manufacturing.
    The hardened center pins included with the diff gears seemed to have alot of the quenching oil, but those gears do spin an awful lot.
    Seems the foam body washers on the diffs didn't fare very well, Except the outputs going to the tranny.
    The red LEM diff o-rings are amazing. All of them are still %100 and going right back in. That never happens for me with the blue seals, The ring gear seal was also the best I`ve salvaged yet.



















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    Had some time to tape, glue and test my new Pro-line Shockwave tires on F-11 wheels.
    Love `em, Great improvement over the talon. Not so much in performance, they perform roughly the same or so I expect once they get a little more worked in. It's the durability of the shockwaves that surpass the talons. The thicker harder tread with better sidewalls and thicker rubber will go a long way.
    Im sure If you spend alot of time on gravel/pavement or fast/hard turns they will wear quickly. But a good dirt bash/wide trail to me.



















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    Got a small screen on the MM2 fan now. Most of the plactics got cleaned, just waiting on the Tekin system and some parts to get her back together.





    Last edited by Northern Adventurer; 09-08-2013 at 12:46 PM.
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    Time to dye your chassis black

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