Project Summit Overkill.

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Re: Project Summit Overkill.

Post by andymac0035 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:00 pm

Killer paint job on the body, but truck looks funny without the big tires.... LOL

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Re: Project Summit Overkill.

Post by Gunder463 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:41 pm

andymac0035 wrote:Killer paint job on the body, but truck looks funny without the big tires.... LOL
I KNOW! hahahaha it looks like i put buggy wheels on it! :rofl:

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Re: Project Summit Overkill.

Post by Gunder463 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:55 am

painting up the wheel caps, went with blood red.
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Re: Project Summit Overkill.

Post by Heathen » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:27 am

Gunder463 wrote::explosion:
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You must take a video of the beast in action!!!!
Hooked since 95

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Re: Project Summit Overkill.

Post by Gunder463 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:21 pm

ill have videos tomorrow after work if my tripod gets in when ups says it should.

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Re: Project Summit Overkill.

Post by Gunder463 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:28 am

new bling haha.
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Re: Project Summit Overkill.

Post by malonefamily2003 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:36 am

New to the forum here but you got my vote for truck of the month. I am a member of another forum and one of the guys said my truck had a twin so i had to pop over and take a look . I guess great minds think alike . If you get a chance i would like you to take a look at my Little rc as well. Its almost weird. There is a lot of reading but just skip over that and look for the pictures.


http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread.ph ... KILL/page8

I dropped you in on page 8 of the build so you could see some more recent pics and less reading.

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Re: Project Summit Overkill.

Post by Gunder463 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:04 am

i saw your build its epic, i love the whole idea of your 1/5 summit, i was just wondering how those diffs hold up?

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Re: Project Summit Overkill.

Post by malonefamily2003 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:35 pm

Gunder463 wrote:i saw your build its epic, i love the whole idea of your 1/5 summit, i was just wondering how those diffs hold up?
They dont stand a chance with my throttle finger. I have replaced the rear difff twice after a total of 3 hours of test runs. Right now i have hardened spiders and JB weld epoxy in the rear diff. Its holding up better now but im also learning to go easier on it.

I also had planned to run the Demolisher bead locks but RC4WD never got they back in stock until after i made my own rims and super glued them on. Still thinking about getting another set and the rims and try running the tires with air in them .

PS : I'm sure your Summit would feel right at home if you wanted to bring it over to the Traxxas forum and show it off.

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Re: Project Summit Overkill.

Post by andymac0035 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:03 pm

I think you guys should do the whole best of both worlds thing with threads on both trucks both here and there. :wink:

....as it's nice seeing more action in the independant suspension forum here.

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Re: Project Summit Overkill.

Post by Gunder463 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:18 pm

malonefamily2003 wrote:
Gunder463 wrote:i saw your build its epic, i love the whole idea of your 1/5 summit, i was just wondering how those diffs hold up?
They dont stand a chance with my throttle finger. I have replaced the rear difff twice after a total of 3 hours of test runs. Right now i have hardened spiders and JB weld epoxy in the rear diff. Its holding up better now but im also learning to go easier on it.

I also had planned to run the Demolisher bead locks but RC4WD never got they back in stock until after i made my own rims and super glued them on. Still thinking about getting another set and the rims and try running the tires with air in them .

PS : I'm sure your Summit would feel right at home if you wanted to bring it over to the Traxxas forum and show it off.
hehehe i figured that in mine im running an aluminum cup in back wich fixed my breakage issues, and front i have yet to break, i also planned to run demolishers too but then i looked at the whole weight and price deal and i was like eh, i can make a much much lighter wheel with a 17mm hex to boot and my rims for the whole truck only cost me 40$ and a bottle of tire CA but i deffinetly will have to put mine on the traxxas fourm, and i have another set of these on order at my hobby shop so i can do what you did with the tires and cut the small lugs off for a more agressive look, but then i go PSHHH havent gotten stuck yet so untill that time my new ones will be living there life in a box in my rc room.

and me too andy, most of my vehicles are IDS so im hoping to mabey draw in other to clodtalk from other sites like i did with rccrawler, just post the link for my build here on clodtalk :P

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Re: Project Summit Overkill.

Post by malonefamily2003 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:18 pm

Did you glue your rims together or just glue the tires on . I used plastic epoxy to join the 2 rims then super glued the tires on.


As for cutting the small lugs on the tires it took 3or 4 night to finish them . I used a small pair of side cutters to remove most of the lug then used the Dremel to remove just a little more . Hardest part of the build yet but worth the effort and blisters.

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Re: Project Summit Overkill.

Post by Gunder463 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:41 pm

i took two AKA truggy rims and glued them face to back, but i used PVC Primer and glue and then went around it with tire CA, i used pvc primer and glue because it actually melts the plastic together so it becomes a solid piece. then glud the tires on and then cut out the face of the front rim with my dremel tool and left enough behind to take lexan sheets and cut circles out for caps to keep the rims from filling up.

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Re: Project Summit Overkill.

Post by Gunder463 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:58 am

well hearing some clicking coming from the rear diff gonna take it out tomarrow and see what the damage is, sounds like a broken spider.

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Re: Project Summit Overkill.

Post by Gunder463 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:39 pm

Shimmed upp the diffs new ring and pinions since i destroyed one set, and a steel rear driveshaft + ceramic bearings in the diffs for the extra smooth durability, now its great i run it hard put it away wet and it comes back askking for more, and another fun part is i dont break anything :explosion:

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