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Old 06-20-2018, 12:26 AM
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So last year I picked up a Vaterra Ascender K10 RTR for my son. I haven't done much to it, but after having recently picked up an Ascender Kit of my own due to the lower price... I have renewed interest in tinkering with it.

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Vaterra Ascender K10 RTR
RC4WD Tough Armor Steel Sliders for Ascender
Vaterra 340000 Light Set with Buckets
MIP X-Duty C-Drive Kit for Vaterra Ascender

Electronics:

Sanwa MX-V Transmitter w/Sanwa RX-371W Receiver
PowerHD 23kg Servo
HeyOK Performance RC Switch for LEDs (available on eBay)


Here's how the truck looked when I first got it. So clean and fresh


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Upgrading the servo, adding RC4WD Tough Armor Steel Sliders.

I did these upgrades mid 2017.

First thing I did was replace the stock Spektrum servo with a PowerHD 23KG Servo




Next up was adding the Rock Sliders. You'll need the following to add these rock sliders to the K10 RTR

- RC4WD Tough Armor Steel Sliders
- Vaterra Ascender VTR231038 Battery Tray Mount & Parts







Pre-Slider look



Battery tray mount in order to add the sliders



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I've been wanting to add headlights to this truck for a while and finally got around to ordering the parts.

I used the Vaterra Light Set with Buckets for the Headlights.






Removed the grill from the body.








Took a dremel and dremeled out the headlight area in the grill






Made the necessary cutout in the body for the headlights




Took an exacto knife and scored lines into the lenses from the light bucket kit.




Adding the LEDs




This is what they look like when the assembly is put together




I used the almighty Shoe Goo for gluing the grill and light buckets to the body.
Shoe goo'ed the grill onto the body, and then Shoe goo'ed the light buckets to the inside of the body.




Here's what they look like fully attached.








I also used the HeyOK Performance RC Switch for LEDs




LED Switch tucked away in the receiver box




Routed the LED wire along the same path as the servo wire




Let there be light!



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Looks good!
Thanks for showing how you did the lights.
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I forgot to mention I added the MIP X-Duty C-Drive kit Driveshafts. I did this before the headlight addition.



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