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    Anyone attempted this? 1/10 power on a 1/16

    Because I like to party, and put way too much power into small stuff I was thinking about playing with a 1/16 4x4 slash. I have a spare VXL setup out of a 1/10 I could shoe horn into it and see how ridiculous I could make it. I know the brushed trucks are 550 can motors so it should fit motor wise, but I need to know about gearing and pinion shaft sizes. surely the 550 brushless is the same shaft diameter?
    I've found metal drive shafts on ebay looking around, and figure I might have to mess with the diffs too. Anyone know if the vxl 1/16's and brushed have the same diffs in them? I know the 1/10's brushed diffs are geared smaller. Any help would be appreciated to see if its worth dumping some money into it and seeing what happens. I've already done it to a WLtoys A959B with a goolrc 3s setup and it's absurd hahahaha.
    Also, should I decide to do this after my backslash is complete, does anyone have a brushed 1/16 slash they would part with for a good price?

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    It will definitely be WAY overpowered... but fun Diffs are the same, you're just gonna want to shim them if you haven't yet. I don't know about the shafts, but they should be the same . I can't remember if there's anything else that you'll want to do to it at the moment, but I guess you can find out!

    Sounds like fun, and keep us posted on your progress!
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    If you really do put a high torque 1/10th scale brushless motor in a MERV. I would suggest going with metal bulkheads like these to support the weak diff setup.

    Rear:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...8538acd1d8c2ac

    Front:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...8538acd1d8c2ac

    And couple of these might help also:
    https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Racing-VX...H40C43V4DND49D

    Along with all the metal drive shafts and CVDs.
    Last edited by zedorda; 09-19-2019 at 11:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zedorda View Post
    If you really do put a high torque 1/10th scale brushless motor in a MERV. I would suggest going with metal bulkheads like these to support the weak diff setup.

    Rear:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...8538acd1d8c2ac

    Front:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...8538acd1d8c2ac

    And couple of these might help also:
    https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Racing-VX...H40C43V4DND49D

    Along with all the metal drive shafts and CVDs.
    Right on I see this getting expensive if I do it


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    At least unlike the Slash or Stampede you wont need a new body to handle the speed.

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    I have done it! It will work. You just have to mount the esc sideways.
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    I have not done it to my MERV, but others have.

    It is a somewhat typical conversion for the brushed 1/16 scale rigs, but mine is a brushless version (VXL) and fast enough for something this size.

    I guess I'm just too lazy to wrench on something that small. I like the size of the 1/10 Slash.

    Here's a typical conversion thread:
    https://forums.traxxas.com/showthrea...brushless-swap
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    Quote Originally Posted by calebgilmore View Post
    Right on I see this getting expensive if I do it


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    I been debating a similar brushless upgrade to a 550 sized can but one of those supercheap ones with the heatsink fins so the motor really has 380 guts in it. I only want the longevity and efficiency benefits of the brushless not alot more power. Then just see what starts to break/wear fast and upgrade accordingly.

    Like one of these: https://www.amazon.com/4370KV-Waterp...%2C163&sr=8-17
    Last edited by zedorda; 09-20-2019 at 03:43 PM.

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    Can't wait to see this build!!
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    I’ve seen a few “Big Block Mod” Mervs on YouTube , but I am looking forward to seeing this build as a work in progress on here.

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    Thinking Iím going to pass on it for now. Talked to a guy that did it and he said he had problems with keeping the drive shafts in the cups for some reason. If I can snag a truck for under $100 I may try, but Iím back to finishing the backslash and turning my senton into a typhon for the time being.


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    Good call. Since the motor sits pretty high with the 550 can, it makes the 1/16 very top heavy... tip happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    Good call. Since the motor sits pretty high with the 550 can, it makes the 1/16 very top heavy... tip happy.
    Good to know too. Thereís a good shot my Second backslash body option will be in tomorrow. Thinking Iíll run the other one with some holes in it where the esc hits to work the kinks out before I throw this other body on


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    Traxxas actually put a 550 sized 12t titan in the brushed mini revo

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    Anyone attempted this? 1/10 power on a 1/16

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo74 View Post
    Traxxas actually put a 550 sized 12t titan in the brushed mini revo

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    Yeah, I wanted that one so the 1-10 velineon would fit


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