My name is scott uh. Today i’m going to go over a few things about my new traxxas trx chassis kit and some upgrades that i just bought for it. I haven’t had it very long. I haven’t had a remote control car for gosh. A couple of decades, so a lot’s changed since i used to have one i used to have a traxxas rustler, so i’ve had it for about i’m, going to say a week, now, probably a little less um and i’ve driven it up in some of the canyons Close to my house and want to do some upgrades so that’s what this is going to be about. So here is the actual chassis kit. You can see the fender wells are cut out and i’m, probably going to cut more away. I didn’t want to buy the shock towers to accommodate the mercedes g wagon body that i got, which i’m probably also going to customize, but that will be later cutting some of the fenders out. I noticed that it’s catching on a lot of rocks and branches and whatnot so again more stuff to do in the future, but this is all stock here. So everything except like the rear bumper drive line, axles transmission everything. The only thing that i bought when i got this were the aluminum side rails, the front bumper, which i might remove and the rear bumper so that’s it okay first first upgrade i bought was this uh skid plate here it wasn’t very expensive it’s.
All aluminum goes right underneath the chassis here after i opened it. I did notice it looks like a tap or something has broken off in this hole, so i’m going to have to try to fix that probably probably be able to get it to work, but can’t expect too much from cheap chinese made parts. So next i got some five piece: bead lock wheels um there must be 20, something screws that go for each uh go in each wheel, uh. Next i have two axles uh, they are all aluminum, including the actual axle piece um. I just have to take everything out of the the stock portals and axles and put them in here grease them up. Next, i have an aluminum motor mount and i actually got this it’s, a all metal, aluminum transmission, so hoping to add some weight down lower on the uh on the truck and then finally, i got this hobby wing fusion, two in one motor um for good things. Uh watch bunch of videos about it and it seems like it’s it’s, a great motor for the crawlers. So here we go so i got everything installed on this truck here. One thing i did not use was the skid plate here, uh one because it was damaged, but also because um, i i believe the plastic will slide over rocks easier and won’t catch as much, but i got everything else installed: Music. This solid metal transmission i’m super impressed with every single thing on it is metal and it’s really smooth.
So in here, where it changes from Music, uh, first and second gear. The actual clutch piece is also metal which, on the stock, one was plastic, so really impressed with this transmission, especially since it was only, i believe, sixty dollars. I also got the all metal motor mount on, oh and on the transmission. The flywheel is also metal, which is really awesome. I got the motor installed. I did test this in my front yard just briefly, and the motor is incredible. I need to do a lot more testing with it, though i was able to move the uh, the esc, the stock, one um, where i just put the the on off switch for the motor, the two and one here, because it because, as the esc, built into The back of it um so tried to keep all the wires nice and clean. I did have to use the extension for the motor because it wasn’t long enough on this crawler to reach into the receiver um. I think in the earlier video i i said that there were 20 something bolts on these wheels. There were actually 34.. It took at least an hour just for me to get these wheels installed on the tires. I actually think all in all it took me six. Seven hours to get all this stuff put on uh the axles here now with the portals um the front one was – was a pain um. I had to use sandpaper and a few files to actually open up the holes for the bearings.
They were a little too tight, but once i got them in this is really smooth and adds a lot of weight to the bottom and the front i’m super glad i bought these especially considering front and rear. All of it was, i believe, 116 dollars the rear axles. Here the bearings went into these portals perfectly. I didn’t have to do anything super impressed.