I thought I'd add a few pics of some modifications I've made
- Oil filled aluminium shocks (filled with TrackStar Silicone Shock Oil 350cSt)
- Front guards to eliminate small stones getting into the steering, as well as less dirt amongst the hardware
- Body modifications for better air flow
- moved ESC to above the drive-shaft for better cooling
- New tyres/ Rims
- Rear metal gear box
The shocks, metal gearbox and guards are by far the best mod I've done!
I have trimmed the guards in a fair bit from what the pictures show, as the truck felt less stable (steering-wise) at higher speeds, I assumed wind was lifting the front end slightly... It's much better cut down now, and still keeps dirt and rocks away :D
In order to keep a decent amount of air flow for the electrics (which we all know get pretty hot in this thing), I've modified the body a bit, a cut-out between the new fenders allows more air flow, as well as the little window/bonnet scoop (plus I reckon it looks great :))
The shocks is a must, the standard ones are simply not good enough, the oil weight seems pretty good, but I have a few other weights that I'm going to try out... I'll post what I find when I have replaced the oil
The metal gearbox was predominantly bought for the metal out drives, these in plastic (originally plastic) split, and then you loose the dog-bone and ultimately drive to the wheel... The metal upgrade seems to have eliminated that all together... I've ordered one for the front now too...
The tyres were just the standard ones, I can't seem to find any other tyres for this car atm... So I tried the gaffa tape trick on the inside... it's not working for me though :(
Well, I hope we can get a bit of a chat going about these cars, surely other people are enjoying the tinkering on these cheapass cars :D
Show us your setup!