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PostSubject: The Successor   Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:53 am

Sup Peeps.....

Some of you may know that a few months ago, the place i use to work at closed there doors and i was out of job. Mad I was off and job searching for awhile. In the meantime i had to cut pricey habits and sell off a few things to keep the bills covered. Sadly my E-Revo was one of the last things i had to sell off.



^^^ This was the first major revision from its stock setup. I wasnt sure if i wanted a beefcake monster or a speed demon so i gave it a setup that gave me alittle bit of both worlds.


I tried real hard not to have to sell it but it just came down to close for comfort. Selling it nearly covered 1 months rent (mobile home so rent is cheap)



^^^ This is the second revision (prototype) it had undergone. With these bigger tires and lights for winter snowy nights and a friend of mine truck body off of his Thunder Quake, Iv realized that i wanted a monster truck BEAST...... but i want it red. Razz (notice the mini revo in the back ground. It was one of the things sold)



^^^This is what it turned out to be in the end. This was made to be a jumping machine. It was geared for a top speed of around 45 which may sound slow but no ones doing 45 on any kind of offroading. The only time it would see those speeds is when it was doing straight away speed runs so the gearing was fine for my needs.


I had a E-Slayer project i was working on that never got off the ground. At one time i had a nitro slayer that was used as a parts doner for this project. The slayers shorter a-arms are a direct swap onto the revo bulkheads and chassis. (E-Slayer with revo chassis on the left - normal Slayer on the right)

^^^This pic is used to show the difference between the E-Slayer and Slayer.

I couldnt have gotten as much for this as i could have for the revo specially since it didnt have a transmission Rolling Eyes

So this means i have a nearly complete E-Revo roller. I should also note that i sold my E-Revo AS a roller. Very Happy Knowing that i was going to want an other Revo some day, i kept the motor, esc, servo, receiver, remote, batterys, charger and a few other pricey hop ups i knew i would want in my next truck. This will allow me to spend my money on new hop ups cheers

Im hoping to be up and running again with a new truck by new years. I plan on dumping around 200 bucks or using X-mass as a way of getting new parts Cool Ill post progress and pics as this project moves along.
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PostSubject: Re: The Successor   Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:20 am

Here is where im at right now. Not all the parts are shown but there is a complete rc within them parts.


The link iv been missing for awhile. These E-Revo trannys run from 60 - 80 bucks alone Sad


And here are some of the oldie but goodie parts i saved from the last truck. This is an easy 300 bucks saved Very Happy


My Revo had RPM a-arms all around which were great so my next step will be to buy a new set of RPM a-arms again sept for this time i will be getting the RPM True Track rear a-arms and RPM front axle hubs. This RPM setup also comes with a stub axle bearings upgrade as well.

After that it will be time to beef up the diffs.



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PostSubject: Re: The Successor   Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:53 am

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PostSubject: Re: The Successor   Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:29 pm

Boy could that thing jump!
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PostSubject: Re: The Successor   Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:34 am

ryan.and3rs0n wrote:
Boy could that thing jump!


This one will be able to jump too but this time with a roll cage. ;P
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PostSubject: Re: The Successor   Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:35 am

So here is an update:

First thing to do is to beef up the diffs so i picked up a set of RD logic aluminum inner diff cups and replaced the stock ring gears with a set that should be stronger. They are made by GPM.

GPM gear on the left - Stock E-Revo gear on the right


Internal diff gears fit in the aluminum cup nicely. There is a I bar that goes between the gears not shown in the pics.


These parts fit together nicely as they should. Ill leave the inner gears stock for now.



All i need now is a set of aluminum diff housings then this thing should be ready for install.
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PostSubject: Re: The Successor   Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:14 am

Decided not to use the stock shaft pinion gear with this GPM ring gear. The mesh feels really odd between the two because of the trx more roundish teeth against the gpms more squarish teeth. The stock spider gears would still work but ima buy a kit that includes new spider gears too. It will pretty much be a non stock diff. Hope these hop ups are worth the money.
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PostSubject: Re: The Successor   Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:20 am

Some critical parts came in today. These are the RPM Front and rear a--arms and axle carriers!


My past truck had the same front RPM a-arms but no RPM axle carriers or True Track rear a-amrs.


Cool thing about this upgrade is that you dont just get beefyer a-arms, you also get a wheel bearing upgrade that come with the axle carriers. bigger bearings = better durability and life span.
New bearings on the left - Stock bearings on the right


This complete upgrade will run someone 80 - 100 bucks but its defiantly one of the "must have" upgrades for the E-Revo.

Im at the point where i can finally start putting this thing together. cheers




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PostSubject: Re: The Successor   Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:15 pm

Can't wait to get some more free time to start rc'ing again. Now that I have baby #2 I don't know if that will ever happen but I'm hopeful! Can't wait to see the final product.

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PostSubject: Re: The Successor   Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:22 am

Everythings going together nicely. The diffs are not in yet. I will run over to Larrys to buy some last minute little things like the axle stub seals, washers to shim the diff and some diff fluid. On my old truck i was using the "upgrade" red aluminum Traxxas pushrods and turnbuckles but there an upgrade that lightens the truck not making it stronger. Im sticking with the stock pushrods because they are stronger then the so called upgraded versions of them.


Shocks. The fronts are running 30wt and 50wt in the rears. They are ready for installation.


There will be a few little hop ups that i wont have by the time the truck is drivable. Im not going to wait to have every little part to start having fun with this thing..... or atlest test it. I just hope my batterys are still good from sitting around for a few months X(
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PostSubject: Re: The Successor   Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:22 pm

looking good
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PostSubject: Re: The Successor   Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:25 pm

Those upgrades are definitely worth it. I've seen you drive your truck. ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: The Successor   Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:45 pm

I should have been able to test drive this by xmass but got alittle delayed because i forgot to buy a part at larrys and one of the old diff housings i was going to reuse had 2 stripped out screw holes. Have to make an other trip to larrys X)
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PostSubject: Re: The Successor   Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:49 am

So its coming together well. A few little things that i didnt want to run without are the blue axle boots. They prevent dirt and dust going into the joints and causing extra were.


These are parts i thought i had or where broken that i didnt want to run with out like a servo protector and the rear skide plate that helps hold the bulkheads together.



Its starting to look like an rc again


Electronics go in next.
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PostSubject: Re: The Successor   Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:51 am

Now this is what im talking about Very Happy


When the sun comes out, This thing will ride! Happy New years peeps!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: The Successor   Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:25 pm

So here is its first test run

There is a few bugs to work out. I busted a 18tooth pinion which is very odd to happen. I love the Terra Pin tires but for snow bashing, i think the stock Summit tires are better (but only for snow or mud).

Clearly the shocks are to stiff. That could be because its cold but its most likely because iv switched to progressive shocks setup over the long travel setup.

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PostSubject: Re: The Successor   Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:27 am

So here is a pinion gear that busted on the trucks first test run. It is the smallest gear i had so now ill have to gear up and have alittle bit more top speed... oh boo hoo



These are brand new 17mm traxxas hexs ready to go on if my savage hexs dont work out.


This is a set of stock revo pushrods and turnbuckles i got to do whats known as (the rear chassis brace mod) and to have some spares.


I also needed a set of stock shock mounts for this mod. The mounts get mounted onto the body post. The rods connect from the body post to the shock mounts on the chassis. The braces are the bars right over the shocks.


The rear mounts. This is the main reason for this mod. This stiffens the rear end to prevent easily braking the rear bulk heads on butt end landings. Most of these rear end mods only use 1 brace down the center but i like the look of 2.


This is the front end setup with the brace mod too. Its not as necessary to mod the front end but i like having it match the rear.


Im looking to find a new body and with that, a roll cage. I really dont like buying bodys. I think there way over priced.
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