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Old 03-12-2007, 03:06 AM
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I know the weight issue is self inflicted but if there is anyone out there that has a good idea on saving some ounces than i am happy to hear them.

We are running 2 mtroniks monster truck combo's, cvd throughout, robinson racing metal slipper, gpm chassis to hold the 4 intellect 4200 stick packs plus a few other bits and peices.

The next step which i am hopping saves some weight is two 4 cell lipos to replace the sticks. Aprt from that i have thought about running 2wd with the front diff and drive shafts removed but i really dont know how she will hold up will all the power just pumping out the rear.

So far i will say that we have had no drive train issues at all so i am quite happy.

Ill listen on in case any of you have got some ideas.
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:18 PM
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Is there a need to run the 2 speed transmission with that much power on tap?

Converting to the Gorilla Maxx single speed transmission will save you the weight of the gears, transmission case and shifting servo. You also gain vital power through less rotating mass. Total weight saved approx 100g.

Once the shifting servo is gone move all your electronics to the front of the truck, which will shift 200+ grams from the back end of the truck to the front.

You dont really need the gear cover. Most the Emaxx's at our track dont run them and I dont know of one of them that has ever had a problem with getting rocks in the gears. Plus it will give the motor plate a little more air flow.

Looking at the amount of spacers on the rear shocks suggests a decent set of alloy adjustable shocks all around might improve both weight and handling as well.
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