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    RC Champion zedorda's Avatar
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    I finally went brushless on my Big Block MERV.

    I bought one of those cheap GoolRC 540 size brushless motors that is finned with just 380 size guts. I had a Sidewinder 3 SCT esc in my spare parts bin. Which forced me to sacrifice one of the battery bays for it. At least the 2s batteries it uses are small and pocketable. I won't be able to do a full proper test till tomorrow but the little I could do around the house gives me high hopes.

    The motor I bought:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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    Looks good!

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    RC Champion zedorda's Avatar
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    I also switched to 7132R Rear Suspension Arm Set that adds 10mm to the wheel base. I believe these are just the rear 1/16 Summit arms. One kewl thing I noticed as soon as they were completely installed. They move the rear wheels out of the way of the battery bays.

    The arms I bought:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1



    Next addition will be Duratrax Bandito ST 2.2 Tires on JConcepts Rulux Rims. Hopefully they aren't too tall I couldn't find the OD measurement for the tires in the ST style but I think they should be around 3".

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    RC Champion zedorda's Avatar
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    Received my Rulux rims and Bandito tires and glued them up into wheels. I think they are just the right size but not real heavy like most 1/10th rim/tire combos some try to use.







    Tires pictured: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Rims pictured: https://www.jconcepts.net/shop/rulux...wheel-22-black
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    When you added the rear Summit arms was there any other parts needed? Like the push rod & toe links.


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    Nice swap over, I'll be one to say dont sneeze at some of the "Cheapo" things there are, bought a Hobbywing 120A ESC to throw in my slash and it works great, also grabbed a Readytosky 2.4ghz radio system too.......amazon ftw

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    I made a bracket for the esc that slides into the stock location. I made out out of angle aluminum from the hardware store. You have to mount it sideways but still fits in the body.
    https://imageshack.com/i/pnoXlEmLj

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black-n-red View Post
    When you added the rear Summit arms was there any other parts needed? Like the push rod & toe links.


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    No other parts necessary.

    I did it to my MERV 6 years ago and haven't had a problem!
    Creativity is intelligence having fun. -Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    No other parts necessary.

    I did it to my MERV 6 years ago and haven't had a problem!
    Thanks for the reply. Iíll be ordering some here shortly.


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