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    Traxxas Employee nixhex32's Avatar
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    Well I messed that up. Meant to post at the bottom.
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    Not a summit, summit

    I'm taking a Summit I picked up for $100, and am going to chop it up by narrowing the wheel track and lengthening the wheelbase. It is apart right now, so can someone PLEASE give me an outside hex to hex dimension with the suspension arms flat to the world? (Widest point in the track width with the tires off.)


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    Lol, nice mac. Looking forward to seeing how this one will turn out.

    Sorry, I don't have a Summit, so no measurements from me.
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    Just in case you dont know. You can narrow the wheel base by using slayer arms. They narrow the wheel base by about 3 -4 inches.

    Search for summit LT conversion.

    But if you wanna cut up the chassis and make your own route I totallly understand. I myself love the smell of hot plastic being sliced up by a sharp dremel.
    MAN, Use Common Sense.
    Outside? THERE IS NO BOX !

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    20170228_195215 by matt collins, on Flickr



    Hex to hex dimensions are needed to finish off the cab. The truck will be 2-1/2" narrower than stock when it's done, at the hexes, and it will no longer have the prop rod/rocker suspension. The wheelbase will be about 2" longer.

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    Dang, already looking good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noir 522 View Post
    Just in case you dont know. You can narrow the wheel base by using slayer arms. They narrow the wheel base by about 3 -4 inches.

    Search for summit LT conversion.

    But if you wanna cut up the chassis and make your own route I totallly understand. I myself love the smell of hot plastic being sliced up by a sharp dremel.
    Wheelbase or wheel track? If I dont have to make metal arms to make her skinny, I am a happy camper. Do these work for both uppers and lowers, using the OEM bearing carriers? I will definitely have to do a little research on that.

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    noir 522, you made my day!!!

    http://rctruckstop.com/2013/04/04/pr...le-conversion/

    12-1/2" wide, that is perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC FAB View Post
    noir 522, you made my day!!!

    http://rctruckstop.com/2013/04/04/pr...le-conversion/

    12-1/2" wide, that is perfect!

    Hey, thats what we are here for. I was actually looking forward to some drilling and cutting action.
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    There will be enough drilling and cutting soon enough. Once the cab is built I have to figure out how to mount it. I just hope the way I see this in my head turns into reality. Yes, the community here is great for sure!

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    Hey Mac, I was wondering if you had any updated pics on your build...looks interesting
    "Same Dirt...Different Shirt."

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    My "Summit" build, slayer front arms.
    TRX4(lots of mods), TCP(will stay with me), Custom Summit, GTP Fiero(in rebuild stage), "My Summit" pic is posted in the Summit gallery........and some other things.

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    Hey Nix can you post a pic with the body off plz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RCMad72 View Post
    Hey Nix can you post a pic with the body off plz.
    I actually don't have one...... maybe I'll see about getting one tonight when I get home. If I have any energy after riding that is.
    TRX4(lots of mods), TCP(will stay with me), Custom Summit, GTP Fiero(in rebuild stage), "My Summit" pic is posted in the Summit gallery........and some other things.

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    Nix, how wide to the outside of the tires? No progress on this one, Sam. I've got 4 builds going on at once, the Bomber will make me $$$ so that one is getting my attention right now. Soon enough though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nixhex32 View Post
    My "Summit" build, slayer front arms.
    Kick Butt rear link suspension. What axle are you using? I had thought about doing something similar but was gonna try to keep the summit stock axle, disconnect the diff from the chassis and keep the entire axle straight as opposed to its natural v shape
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC FAB View Post
    Nix, how wide to the outside of the tires? No progress on this one, Sam. I've got 4 builds going on at once, the Bomber will make me $$$ so that one is getting my attention right now. Soon enough though.
    Right around 296mm
    TRX4(lots of mods), TCP(will stay with me), Custom Summit, GTP Fiero(in rebuild stage), "My Summit" pic is posted in the Summit gallery........and some other things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noir 522 View Post
    Kick Butt rear link suspension. What axle are you using? I had thought about doing something similar but was gonna try to keep the summit stock axle, disconnect the diff from the chassis and keep the entire axle straight as opposed to its natural v shape
    All I can say its a very common axle. I really want to get a metal center pumpkin axle, but don't feel like dumping $120 for it.
    TRX4(lots of mods), TCP(will stay with me), Custom Summit, GTP Fiero(in rebuild stage), "My Summit" pic is posted in the Summit gallery........and some other things.

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    RC Qualifier MAC FAB's Avatar
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    Scored all my arms today for $18.02 delivered, should be here Saturday.

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    Arrow

    Man, I had to search forever to find my thread again, this one is back on the workbench again. I need to extend the wheelbase about 3-1/2", but am not sure where I want to hack the chassis in two for the extension. Suggestions??? After the motor trans?? I am debating extending the rear as well. Anyhow, it looks like this now.

    20200711_194942 by MAC FAB, on Flickr

    Used to pull this:

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    20200604_185050 by MAC FAB, on Flickr

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    Thats too cool. I wish I had resources or was even creative enough to do things like that. Like tp get a 3d printer and print parts and stuff. This looks awesome.

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    Thanks. I put the Slayer arms and my wheels on, only to be 1-1/2" too wide. Looks like I will be making metal arms -3/4" than the Slayers. Axles will be shoooooort. Good thing lack of wheel travel isn't an issue.

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    The first gen slayer had narrower arms, that may help with your width issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by MAC FAB View Post
    Thanks. I put the Slayer arms and my wheels on, only to be 1-1/2" too wide. Looks like I will be making metal arms -3/4" than the Slayers. Axles will be shoooooort. Good thing lack of wheel travel isn't an issue.
    TRX4(lots of mods), TCP(will stay with me), Custom Summit, GTP Fiero(in rebuild stage), "My Summit" pic is posted in the Summit gallery........and some other things.

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    Do you have any idea of what it could weigh when its done? Full metal construction, youll need a serious power system I would think.

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    I will make the arms, it is just easier to end up with what I need, and the shocks will be mounted to them, no prop rods. As for wieght, I am using the Summit chassis, not re-inventing the wheel, so with the .040 aluminum body, 10 ga arms and the .125 aluminum chassis extension I still need to make, it should only be a pound or two heavier than stock. Being a tow rig, 8 mph for a top speed is fine, and the 4-5/8" tall tires should change the gearing enough that in low gear, hills should be a non issue, hi gear on the flats running all the stock electronics (fingers crossed). In the pic of the trailer with cars, Bomber is 10 lbs, buggy is 9 lbs, trailer is ~6 lbs, it's light compared to what you can buy for a single vehicle like RC4WD at 6.4 lbs or Cross at 6 lbs, considering that mine is also 4' long.

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