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    Conversion Parts List?

    I really want one, it would go perfect 1/10 Summit. So instead convincing my wife on getting another truck it would be easier to buy parts to convert my merv. Here's what I can gather that is needed.

    -new body
    -new wheels and tires(are they a soft compund like the big ones, can't be to handle speed)
    -LT rockers
    -new springs?
    -new cvd drive shafts(sweet)
    -extended rear a-arms
    -bumpers and mounts
    -body mounts
    -lights?

    I don't think that I missed anything. Wonder when these parts will be available seperately and how much this all will cost?
    Last edited by b@3; 10-23-2010 at 09:57 AM.

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    I am wondering all this as well, My merv already has rpm arms and traxxas cvd's. Wondering if they will work or not??
    Wouldn't you like to know...

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    Part numbers:
    -new body(clear) #7211 $20
    -exocage #7220 $15
    -lightbar #7221 $5
    -body mounts #7215 $4
    -new wheels and tires #7274(x2) $22
    -LT rockers #7156 $5
    -new springs #7245 $4 (blue 2.925 rate)
    -new cvd driveshafts #7250(inner) and #7251(outer) $12 each(x4)
    -extended rear a-arms #7132R $8
    -bumpers and mounts #7235 $6.50
    -lights #7285 through #7289 $call
    -16t pinion #2416 $3.50
    -Total $215

    -RTR Summit VXL #7207 $315
    I think this is all correct. I pulled this info from traxxas' pdf files.

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    so it uses the same arms as the merv?

    just that is uses the extended wheelbase rear arms?

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    yup #7131(front a-arms) same as the revo, #7132R (extended rear a-arms)

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    Quote Originally Posted by b@3
    Part numbers:
    -new body(clear) #7211 $20
    -exocage #7220 $15
    -lightbar #7221 $5
    -body mounts #7215 $4
    -new wheels and tires #7274(x2) $22
    -LT rockers #7156 $5
    -new springs #7245 $4 (blue 2.925 rate)
    -new cvd driveshafts #7250(inner) and #7251(outer) $12 each(x4)
    -extended rear a-arms #7132R $8
    -bumpers and mounts #7235 $6.50
    -lights #7285 through #7289 $call
    -16t pinion #2416 $3.50
    -Total $215

    -RTR Summit VXL #7207 $315
    I think this is all correct. I pulled this info from traxxas' pdf files.
    Thanks for doing the leg work on this one.

    with the cost of upgrading that close might just be worth it to buy the Mini Summit
    Last edited by quadiak; 10-24-2010 at 09:12 PM.
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread.php?536733

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    This is great getting the exact needed parts to do the conversion. But I would also agree, at this rate it would be easier and minimal uptick on cost to just buy a new Summit. I would agree that it might not be as much fun to rip apart and upgrade but I don't have that much time anymore to do that. :-(

    Now to keep my current mini E-revo or sell and use the $$ towards the summit. I already have the 1/10 Summit and I love it and I think the mini version even though with limited features would still be a lot of fun.

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    your going to spend 215 to convert your 300 merv you might as well just buy a mini summit for 100 more

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    Yeah most of that $215, is $96 for the new cvd driveshafts. Which wouldn't necessarily have to be replaced but who knows how well the merv shafts will hold up to the 2.2 wheels and tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b@3
    Part numbers:
    -new body(clear) #7211 $20
    -exocage #7220 $15
    -lightbar #7221 $5
    -body mounts #7215 $4
    -new wheels and tires #7274(x2) $22
    -LT rockers #7156 $5
    -new springs #7245 $4 (blue 2.925 rate)
    -new cvd driveshafts #7250(inner) and #7251(outer) $12 each(x4)
    -extended rear a-arms #7132R $8
    -bumpers and mounts #7235 $6.50
    -lights #7285 through #7289 $call
    -16t pinion #2416 $3.50
    -Total $215

    -RTR Summit VXL #7207 $315
    I think this is all correct. I pulled this info from traxxas' pdf files.

    Not to mention if you are part of the tower super saver club it would only cost you 254.99 shipped!
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    ya but if you look at the driveshafts, i really dont think many people are gonna pay $96 for them when you can get the metal cvd\s for half that. ill be doing the conversion using just the wheels, rockers, body mounts, body and exocage.

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    I know but there has got to be a reason why traxxas didn't use the metal cvd's and they made the new plastic slider cvd's. Maybe because people are bending the metal shafts and the stock merv shafts aren't strong enough for the 2.2 tires. Just guessing but there's got to be a reason not just to look like the 1/10 summit shafts.

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    I'm confused, what parts are ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY to upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by b@3
    Yeah most of that $215, is $96 for the new cvd driveshafts. Which wouldn't necessarily have to be replaced but who knows how well the merv shafts will hold up to the 2.2 wheels and tires.
    I thought the MERV wheels are 2.2? I'm new to the hobby so i don't know all of the specifications, etc. Sorry
    Last edited by cooleocool; 11-05-2010 at 08:10 PM. Reason: merge

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    everyone is using the revo axles because the cross pins in the CV shafts are smaller and slightly weaker...save your money on the axles

    if you use the same rockers, i think you can keep the revo springs...if you use the LT rockers, get the "Blue or Pink" coded springs

    the front and rear body/bumper mounts are the same but you will surely need new bumper and "BODY extensions ONLY"...yes, i made that mistake.

    tires and rims are WAY bigger so you're going to need a 16t drive gear and you can keep the same 50 transmission gear

    aside from the body and exocage, thats all!

    I just completed my revo to summit conversion...55$!!!!

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    I'm in the middle of doing this now but I'm adding the vxl3s system to it, I am stuck on what gearing to use though. I was going to use a 31t and use standard 50 in the trans. Any suggestions?

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