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  1. #1
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    E-REVO to a Baja 5t!!!

    I want to convert my e-revo to a Baja 5t by putting 7" wheels on it with a bit of offset. The wheels should fit perfectly iunder the big body, but i was wondering how i should lengthen it, any suggestions?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65UpDMyfvq0

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    Well the erevo chassis is already the longest.. pair that with the extended wheel base rear suspension on the revo platinum and you'll get as long as you can w/o serious mods.

    OR you could do this HERE
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    Ummm...seriously? You can't make it a Baja 5T no matter what you do to it, unless you buy a Baja 5T, sit it on the ground in front of you, then close your eyes and have your Dad take it away and replace it with the Baja 5T, then open your eyes...voila, your Revo turned into a Baja 5T!!!

    I kid, I kid...on a serious note, though, you just can't do what you are trying to do. The most you can do with stock & upgrade parts is lengthen the wheelbase 19mm (ž") with the Traxxas extended-wheelbase rear arms...the tires on the Revo are already the same size as the Baja 5T tires, actually they are a little bigger than the 5T tires. Also, don't forget you would need to remove the front axles and the front center driveshaft, since the Baja 5T is only 2-wheel drive.

    To do what you want to do would require some serious modification and fabricating, and by the time you bought all of the parts you need, you could have just bought a real Baja 5T.
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    well, the wheelbase of the e-revo is 358mm.
    If you add the extended arms, you get 377mm.
    The 1/6 Kershaw chassis says it adds 4 inches (102mm)
    So using the Kershaw chassis and extended arms gives you 479mm.
    The HPI baja has a wheelbase of 570mm.

    I think Dan at kershaw would be willing to do custom work.
    He may be willing to make a chassis that adds 7.6in (193mm) to make this work.

    Once you have the chassis worked out, then its just a matter of using some extended body mounts, getting a 5t style body, and getting an offset wheel that fits right.
    be nice.

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    well, i didn't mean convert the whole thing, i just want a e-revo with the same DEMENTIONS as a baja 5t so i could fit the body on to fake people out
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65UpDMyfvq0

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    well, I dont know how to make the e-revo have the same dimensions ...

    ...without converting it to have the same dimensions
    be nice.

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    yyyyeeeaaahhhh...

    anyway, i just gotta stretch it about 8-8.5 inches,
    and wanted to know if anyone ever stretched a revo
    before and knows how. i like to customize rc's!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65UpDMyfvq0

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    wait, i didn't see the reply about the dementions, sorry bout that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRF150R
    wait, i didn't see the reply about the dementions, sorry bout that!
    its all good.

    i thought u may have missed it.

    keep us posted on this one. i wanted to do something similar but my rc budget is frozen at the moment
    be nice.

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    i will, n me too, im waiting to sell my old 2.5 t-maxx
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    Oh, ok...gotcha! Have you ever thought about making your own chassis? Maybe just cut the front and rear ends off of the stock chassis, then add some 3mm aluminum inbetween the sections to make it the length you need...that would be easy, then you would just need to modify some stock driveshafts or CVDs to fit the stretched wheelbase and gets some axle-extenders ti widen the truck the required width....and you can get extra-long body posts anywhere!
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    ya, good idea! i'll try that out,
    thanks!
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    Have you ever seen a 5t in person they are huge I could almost ride on it lol. Making your own chassis is probably your best option.
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    Yea, I had a chance to drive one at my LHS before it closed down, they ARE HUGE!

    And man are they fast, agile, and durable...I am getting one as soon as I am done building my Revo!
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    If I had the money I would get one but than I might never drive my other ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revoš

    And man are they fast, agile, and durable...I am getting one as soon as I am done building my Revo!
    I agree, but I dont like how they handle with 2wd.
    Thats why I wanted to do this.

    can you imagine a 4wd baja 5t?!?
    be nice.

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    exactly, and i could cut through the middle of the chassis and bolt on some aluminum strips in-between both halves. I'll try to make some blue prints for tou guys : )
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRF150R
    exactly, and i could cut through the middle of the chassis and bolt on some aluminum strips in-between both halves. I'll try to make some blue prints for tou guys : )
    Hmmm...seems like I have heard this before...
    Quote Originally Posted by Revoš
    Have you ever thought about making your own chassis? Maybe just cut the front and rear ends off of the stock chassis, then add some 3mm aluminum inbetween the sections to make it the length you need...that would be easy!
    Oh yea, I said it earlier!
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    oh, i thought you were talking about cutting off the ends where the
    bulkheads and a-arms bolt
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    well, I dont know how to make the e-revo have the same dimensions ...

    ...without converting it to have the same dimensions
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynix
    If I had the money I would get one but than I might never drive my other ones.
    I can tell you that is 100% true!
    I run my Revo 3.3 some still, but man, nothing compares to the 5T, just insanity.

    This is an interesting project, will be neat to see what you come up with, and how the Revo will handle the long wheelbase.

    ~John

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    so where do you guys think i could get a really cheap body for it?
    the original and not the buggy conversion one
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    Unfortunately, the 5T bodies are anything but cheap.
    About $190 is the cheapest I have seen a new one.

    ~John

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    If you want a 5T that bad just buy one!
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    You are going to have to spend some time on eBay hunting an OE body, and like Rusty said, they are not going to be cheap...$60-$75 is about average for a USED one.

    My advice is to search eBay every hour on the hour, looking specifically for auctions with no reserve and a very low starting price...just slap down the minimum bid and then wait. Where there is about 10 minutes left before the auction ends, if the price isn't more than the maximum amount you can pay, just sit there refreshing the page every minute (60 seconds)...when the time left gets to 30 seconds, and if the price isn't more than the maximum amount you can pay, throw down the maximum amount you are willing to pay, click the Place Bid button, count to 10, then click the Confirm Bid button...all you can do now is hope that you beat the person bidding against you to the final punch!
    Last edited by Revoš; 03-25-2009 at 12:02 PM.
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    wow, thats cool, i'll definately check that out!
    thanks alot revo numero uno
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