Project Summit Overkill.

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Project Summit Overkill.

Post by Gunder463 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:13 am

Well i Have had a traxxas summit on order for a little bit and its due to be here tomarro or the day after, so i wanted to get some input on this truck, now this one is just a roller/w Servos so im putting a 2000Kv TP Power motor in it (custom built for heavy monster trucks) and i have a pair of trenchers here that need a car to go on so ill use those for that. trading dual steering servos for a single waterproof savox servo im gonna get one of those new Sidewinder 1/8 esc's for this truck since its waterproof and will handle 6s new from castle its really neat. i have some ideas of hop ups i want to do but are there any must haves or donts?
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Re: Summit, A new breed.

Post by andymac0035 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:27 am

I'd re-think that BL motor and get you a dewalt motor or Kershaw HO.
Your gonna' want a 10a BEC too regardless of what you decide on motor with that savox in place.

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Re: Summit, A new breed.

Post by Gunder463 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:27 am

nah the BL should be fine if i break stuff then ill go back down to my kershaw dual 700HO setup i got here. people are running castle systems in these things i wanna experience that atleast once :twisted: and i should be okay i run this set up in my big monster maxx and it has no external bec i have good luck with savox servos haha

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Re: Summit, A new breed.

Post by andymac0035 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:14 pm

Then I'd order an extra set of diffs now....... :explosion:
Summits and revo's look the same, but they are very different. My brother-in-law used to have one. He pounded on it mercilessly, and with just the stock motor and batts managed to destroy both diffs. Every summit owner I have talked to always recommends staying brushed with these things.

However.... since you like to be a little different.... :mrgreen:
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Re: Summit, A new breed.

Post by Gunder463 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:41 am

funny you say that cause the diffs will not stay summit diffs very long, i plan to put my own diffs in there with hardened gears once i get it apart and look at it, i have a billion sets of ring gears and internal spider gears so i think ill have what i need to make it a little more brushless worthy seeing has how most trucks all use similar/ close to the same size internal and external gears and i hear that shimming the diffs to get them tighter will help and i wont run my slipper even close to locked down i plan to leave plenty of slip room but still be able to crawl, i should be able to make it last.... i hope and iff not than ill have to have some gears made out of laser hardened steel. my grandpa has a mill that he can make them on so ill see what i can do and mabey ill bring in his brains if i dont get good results. plus personally i think its the weak plastic diff cup flexing that allows the gears to eat each other, i do know some guys that make billet diff cups and that is said to solve the problem of destrying your differentials.

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Re: Summit, A new breed.

Post by Gunder463 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:48 am

well looked at tracking it will be here tomarro i need to make my parts list now and get to the hobby shop and pick up some crap for it.

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Re: Summit, A new breed.

Post by andymac0035 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:59 am

Sounds like you have a plan then.
You got to admit though, that outrunner motor was pretty cool.

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Re: Summit, A new breed.

Post by Gunder463 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:05 am

andymac0035 wrote:Sounds like you have a plan then.
You got to admit though, that outrunner motor was pretty cool.
i do like that outrunner, i just wonder how itd do if you really got on it and ran it hard,

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Re: Summit, A new breed.

Post by Gunder463 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:52 am

got the aluminum diff cups ordered.... 65$ each thats a hurting for a small part but if it keeps those diffs together, itll be money well spent.

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Re: Summit, A new breed.

Post by Gunder463 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:26 pm

i got the chassis, was happy, i went through my nip parts box to see what i dad and i had the aluminum pushrods and a brand new savox servo buried at the bottem with 277oz torque so i ripped stock servos out water proofed the savox and switched the steering to single servo and use an aluminum horn since the summit has a built in servo saver, tried 6s and didnt like it too much power to do anything really, so went down to 4S and really had sum fun jumping it and stuff, i do enjoy the lockiing diffs alot there nice, havent gave me any trouble yet but ive ben babying it with this motor and a stock spur i think 87t or sompthin like that and a 20t pinion my motor temp is like 85 degrees so it really cool im probly going to go up to a 25t pinion and see if i can keep my temps under 110 or so. i did not get a body or tires with this one so i put my old slash body on there and cut it up to fit and it looks pretty good actually. put trenchers on it with stock revo rims. all together pretty fun car just stock with BL system in it, upgrades and other custom bits and bobs to come.
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Re: Summit, A new breed.

Post by andymac0035 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:59 pm

That looks pretty cool with the slash body on it! :thumbsup:

Bring that to your local track and tell them you want to run it in 4WD short course. :twisted:

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Re: Summit, A new breed.

Post by Gunder463 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:03 am

andymac0035 wrote:That looks pretty cool with the slash body on it! :thumbsup:

Bring that to your local track and tell them you want to run it in 4WD short course. :twisted:
thanks 8) i like how it looks with the slash body too it handles good too with the suspension lowered and stiffened, pleased with this car alot ran multiple packs through it today and its going strong, and haha i should i would have a little rough time with the corners tho id have to put some truggy tires on it,

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Re: Summit, A new breed.

Post by andymac0035 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:07 am

Lock the diffs and dirt-track-it around the corners. :mrgreen:

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Re: Summit, A new breed.

Post by SFC K » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:21 am

I like the looks of the Summit with that Slash body! Look mean! 8)

BTW, you are making me so nervous with the battery charger on the shag carpet charging. :shock:
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Re: Summit, A new breed.

Post by Gunder463 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:32 am

bahahaha i only charge with the x-1 on the carpet because it has no hole on the bottem of it all the fans and such are up top and im in here wile it charges so if sompthin goes wrong im quick to catch it, normally its on an aluminum try i was just vacuuming earlier so i took it off,

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