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Old 05-18-2009, 04:03 PM
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Well I saw one done a while back and had to do it but times are tight money wise so had to cut all the corners possible but still wanted it to work well and not be a POS.See what you think.
Well I started with a rc8 roller I bought from a freind for 150.00 that has been around the block but still works well. I had a slash body lying around from upgrading mine a while back so I made some alum angle for the body mounts and the go right on the shock towers which worked out perfect. I bought some f/r bumpers off ebay for 13.00 and ther front just needed a little trim and small mount to fit top and bottom mounts and the rear needed some small angle alum mounted to bottom for mount it.The motor mount is a novak mount I got on rc tech for 10.00 and split it apart to fit the large dia. feigao motor but works great. I also bought a feigao 9xl on rc tech for 35.00 with light use on it and new mod 1 pinion 14 tooth 13.00. The brushless esc is a high model (same as mystery) 200 amp esc that new are 50.00 but got it nip on offshore electrics for 35.00 and with the set up right out of the package. It is good for 3s to 8s lipo up to 200 amp constant and doesn't even get warm but the only draw back is it doesn't have reverse so it's like racing days. I made a battery box out of 2 in alum and made it big enough for 5s 5000 or 6s 4000 for future. Right now I run 2 2s 3700 mah polyquest 25c lipos I had for my boats and seem to give me about 10 min runtime in the safe zone in 4s set up. So heres the list.
rc8 150.00
slash body had it
bumpers 13.00
motor mounts novak 10.00
motor 9xl 35.00
hi model esc 200 amp 35.00
lipos 2s 3700 polyquest 25c bought used both80.00
receiver pack had it
mod 1 14 tooth pinion 13.00
total 336.00
To me that's pretty cheap but it still preforms great and is a blast on my backyard track. I can't wait to put a 5s in it a see what it really can do. Right now on 4s the motor and esc and lipos don't get over 105 degrees so it should be allright with 5s and that's still with out any fan on the esc or motor so 6s maybe will happen someday for kicks.I also want a set of sc8 wheels and tires to complete the look then I will get a new body with cool paint. What do you think.
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Heres a few more pics and I forgot I just changed it to a hobbycity 9l for 25 and it's alot faster now and still runs fairly cool even without a fan yet. Going from 1953 kv 9xl to 9l at 2700kv really woke it up even with the short gears in it.All the pics show the 9xl by the way and heres another pic I had.
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thats really cool. I bet you fool a lot of people until you hit the turns.
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I also just got some sc8 wheels coming for it aswell so that should finish off the look and I have a desert rat body I'm painting.
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