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Old 04-21-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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I have a stock AX10 kit and want to make it a better rock crawler, What are the best upgrades or tips and hints to increase its ablilty was a crawler.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:22 AM   #2
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1. Axle mounted servo/battery plate
2. Lipo
3. wheel weights
4. decent 35 - 45T motor
5. A decent servo, probably a 7954 as a minimum.
6. BEC for your servo.
7. Traxxas big bore shocks and jeepndoug spring cups.
8. High Clearance or 0 ackerman knuckles.

Thats just todays list.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:30 PM   #3
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alloy drive shaft, and alloy links if the kit doesnt come with one.
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RRP or HR one piece hardened locker for the tranny
RRP or HR steal idler gear
aluminum C-hubs
Beef toobs for axles
UD/OD gears for axles if you can find em in stock
hot bodies rover tires, white dot compound
im running a hobbyking HV servo
its HK15298B with aluminum horn
you can skip the BEC if your running a HV servo and power it directly off the battery pack, if your running 2s lipo, or 6 cell nimh/nicd

add aluminum steering links to your list as well

what esc is in it?

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Old 04-26-2012, 12:27 AM   #5
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Unless your running 3S, in which case you will fry your servo.

HV servos are typically 2s or 7.4V capable. A few will go to 8V, but a 3s Lipo puts out 12.4+V fully charged, the balance of which leaks out in the form of smoke.
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Already have all aluminium links, battery on front axle, Tekin 55t. Im thinking of weighting the tires next.
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For sure, its the cheapest performance mod you can do.
Go to a home depot or something and get some lead flashing, cut it thin enough to wrap inside the bead seats and screw it back up.

You may want to tape or cable tie the lead spool in, just so it doesn't force your foam out of round...
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i run these for weights
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stick-On-Tir...item4cf63eae60
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MIP or Stampede drive shafts.

The stock ones twist like a pretzel or snap off the U-joint coupler.
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