I thought this thread could use a boost - anyone still here?
I've got two Super EPs on hand and I'm currently doing some work on them. I'm preparing one with my 'best' parts as a shelf queen, and the second one will be set up with a brushless system and do driving duty. I've been posting on the RCZone forum, maybe some folks here would like to follow along. Apologies in advance for the photos - cell camera of mostly black cars against a black desk.
How it started - found a stock Super in nice shape on Craigslist
The two Supers together, pre-op
Start of the tear-down
The 'shelfer' gets built back up
Front universals, aluminum uprights, standard parts otherwise
Parts and wheels waiting patiently
Carbon deck that will go to the shelfer, the rest of the parts will be split pretty evenly
I came across the Pro 2 handling kit (HPI 73008), and what do you know, it fits. Everything else here is stock, just cleaned up
Front spacer from the handling kit. Essentially it's a pair of carbon spacer plates that shift the rear end up and upper deck up by 2mm to elevate the roll center
Slowly coming together
Rear end suspension arms in place, with aluminum uprights. I've hit a hiccup now, because the threads in the the right-side upright camber link hole are either completely mangled or a totally different pitch than any of the fasteners I have on hand
Some more carbon
Shock tower and carbon upper deck in place. This isn't the HPI carbon piece, so I kind of wonder where it came from or who made it
For reference, that's the official HPI piece.
That's as far as the shelfer has gotten so far. The runner is still in pieces so I'll post photos of that as it goes together...