GRiM REAPER RAT ROD RiPS NEW HOLES, I’M CHANGiNG my RACE TRACK & iN-SHOP LEM UPGRADE | RC ADVENTURES
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Traxxas summit here it is this – was Traxxas his first crossover vehicle. I remember from back. In the day, this is supposed to be scaled at 110 scale. They put it out way back in the early. I think it was 2012 that I finally got one and they had been out on the market for a while. Since then, this was the first crossover that was electric. It went from low gear to high gear. It was intended for crawling and it was intended for bashing. So back in the day he was a revolutionary style and it was almost like Traxxas took their platform right and they had the ear Evo suspension on there. But then, with the two stage transmission and the remote locking differentials made it a completely different beast now this is totally different from when it came stock. I do have an lem a leading edge machine like a slaw producer, a dog in there. If you will, where it really reduces the amount of slop, you would normally have between the pinion and your spur gear rolling before this transmission would actually even get going. I also have the dual motor mount on here, because I used to have dual Dewalt brushed motors in here, and we gave a heck of a smoke show back in the day when they finally burned out in the mud. Who remembers that? Who actually has a summit right now, that's watching please post in the comments section below? I actually want to know how many people are still rocking this, this machine, because it's it's still killer.
I took my brush motors out after they cooked I put in a self waterproofed. The 4338 20 to 50 kV t8 brushless sensored motor in here with a deacon RX 4 ESC. So this is for 4 cell altogether, 2 cell lipo on either side casteau creations, Tanabe EC, which is a power regulator which goes out to all the servos when the when the servos are being asked to and the motor is being asked to move, everything is being Regulated through the ten amps that is here so or the 10 amp power route that I should say the one thing I wanted to focus on before I get outside today for the ripping video is look at this. You see this. This is a common problem with the Traxxas summit after you've had it for a long time. It really starts to get sloppy with the design that they have, because the axle shaft starts to really kind of bore out the the hex adapter that's on there. Look at this one, this one has very little movement on it, and this is the new lem leading edge machining, upgrade that they have for the 17 millimeter adapter. So, even with the large tires that I have here, which are the 40 series, RC four wheel drive mud slingers. They are absolute Giants, but these tires are very, very heavy and being a heavy tire. You start to get that wear in the axle. Well, L AM came up with a different solution, much more like a trail truck solution that I've seen, which has the drive, pin and the the hex adapter, where you can see the adapter itself, instead of going straight through, like it does with the Traxxas one.
This one is going to hug that axle shaft and then you'll see once the actual Sachs axle shaft comes through there, that they actually have this coupling on the end as well, which is very interesting yeah. I certainly have had a lot of fun with this Traxxas of it over the years I have had it in water I've had it pulling the judge, you know mudding with it. This thing has been a true beast and if you can believe it, this is the original one. I'Ve had all these years so just keep replacing the bearings or, if I break a plastic piece, I've tried to keep some areas of this truck weak on purpose like not putting in aluminum axle carriers, so at least it has a place to break instead of, like Breaking the transmission or breaking an axle stub now look at this. This is how this has been mounted on. So this is a lot of rotating mass right here on the action axel. This is an aftermarket piece here so that I could mount up these giant tires. This is not brass it's that aluminum, and what I have to do here is take this special tool, because this one that comes with tracks this isn't going to fit in here. Unfortunately, and look at this you can see, you can see the slop in that and that's coming from the inside there. So I'll take this special little tool. I have and then back this out so when I take this off I'm, also going to want to check my bearing as well to make sure that the bearing right behind this hex adapter is still in good shape.
Might as well do the maintenance, while I'm in there and remove the set screw or the drive, pin, see now. This is how Traxxas has done it, which is fine. It works, it works fine, there is the pin, and then you just slide this right off. It'S supposed to be just that easy, I love when I'm on camera and I'm supposed to just slide that right off now the LEM weighs we're gon na slide the pin through very familiar to all the people that are trail crawling. Then we take the adapter slide. It on here you can see it is in place right there. Bearing looks great, you can see it's in place right there. Then the adapter goes back on. Then the little cap goes on the end of the axle uh huh, and this little guy also helps this whole thing from sliding off the pin. I get it and presto change o tire attached and look at very small movements now, instead, all that flop and slop on all four corners barely anything. So here I am standing at the top of what used to be my one fifth scale racetrack for the big dirty little dirty and you know a variety of other things, but you can see I've started. I even took out the jump over there – Music Music. I put all the moguls on the inside landing for the crossover some say it may be sad to see the racetrack go, but I actually feel it's kind of cleansing and it's not that I'm removing the race track I'm, just changing it around.
I think change is good. Now I get to play with the summit: Music, Music, Music, Music, Music, Music, Music. This is unlocked ifs right now. Whoo easy gets dusty out here. What a perfect perfect background for like a dirty old cowboy in western yeah, just a little on the throttle at the end to help level it out and there it is guys, have my traxxas summit, the Reaper rat rod. It is taking me a very long time to get it to this much durability and strength. Shout out to Pitt dog hydro for the hydro dip on this body, I've been rocking it for years, LEM products you are on point you've got some really great upgrades that have helped strengthen this summit around tip to tail. Basically guys. What do you think of the track being changed around? Let me know in the comments section, let me know if you're interested, if you've even ever got one of these summits. If you still have one I'll leave a link to one on Amazon, if I can find one if it's still available. Of course, you never know what the future holds in the link in the description box down below guys.