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Old 01-26-2012, 09:24 AM
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Just got a Summit 5607 for xmas. My first rc truck...fn love it!!! This thing is unstoppable! Im new to the whole rc thing and was wondering if anyone has any tips they could share it would be great thanks.
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My youtube vid...

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Old 01-26-2012, 09:59 AM
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The only thing ive added

Dirty Danglers!
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You lucky dog. Getting a Summit for your first RC. And you hillbilly putting balls on your truck LMAO. but there is A LOT of upgrades for that truck. and really far down the line you can get a brushless setup for it and then you could get 50+ with that bad boy
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:21 AM
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Yeah i live in alabama so i had to put nuts on it. Its a beast tho it deserves a pair! Lol
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I just got my Summit. It will be brushless very soon. I can't wait to give it a drive.
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I just got my Summit. It will be brushless very soon. I can't wait to give it a drive.
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If you go brushless, do it right and put a sensored setup in it.

Otherwise, you're going to kill what makes this truck great. 

The best part of this truck is it's low speed abilities. 

Put a BL setup in it and you'll have to be very careful about locking the diffs.

The Summit is one of the few trucks left that really benefits from keeping a brushed setup in it.

Plus, you no longer have a waterproof truck if you go brushless.  Something else to consider, depending on how you use it.
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He's getting the hobbywing xerun setup LaTuFu. I am getting the xerun also for my E-revo build
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If you go brushless, do it right and put a sensored setup in it.

Otherwise, you're going to kill what makes this truck great.

The best part of this truck is it's low speed abilities.

Put a BL setup in it and you'll have to be very careful about locking the diffs.

The Summit is one of the few trucks left that really benefits from keeping a brushed setup in it.

Plus, you no longer have a waterproof truck if you go brushless. Something else to consider, depending on how you use it.
It's a basher first and foremost for me. I have some lighter lower profile tires going on. I pretty much plan to leave it in the high speed with unlocked diffs. Our bashing is mainly in dry areas. It doesn't snow or rain much here in SoCal. I am at least going sensored though...

In other words, it is pretty much an e-revo to me with a few tricks.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:10 PM
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LOL mine is going to be too
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:21 PM
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Im leaving mine stock...i love low gear and love to run it off in a creek. I dont see a need in doing anything else to it.
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in reality good for you. cause you can sink a TON of money into them if wanted
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:58 PM
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Lol yeah ive noticed...it does everything i want it to do stock. The only thing im thinking of doing is upgrading to lipos.
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yeah lipos are nice
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We need a summit thread around here. I did some searching and it seems the summit thread that was on RCU was shut down a while ago due to people bickering. Surely there are enough fans of this truck around here to give it another go. If there is a more recent active summit thread that I have missed could someone point me in its direction.
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Lol yeah ive noticed...it does everything i want it to do stock. The only thing im thinking of doing is upgrading to lipos.
SPCmakes two batteries Ihighly recommend for the Summit. They have a 8200 mAh and a 9200 mAh. A pair of either one will give you 2+ hours of run time in low gear.

I have a pair of the 8200s, and Iget 35-45 minutes of hard bashing time out of them in my Revo. I have yet to hit LVC with them in my Summit. Iusually end up getting bored or needing to leave before the batteries run down on me.

Kenny...this thread is as good as any for the Summit discussion, as far as I am concerned.

Summit..get rid of the balls and get the roof rack lights!

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There is a group of people taking the summit body off and adding a 1970's Tonka metal jeep body. Then they drive their TonkaSummits with virtual reality goggles with FPV gear.
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Kenny...this thread is as good as any for the Summit discussion, as far as I am concerned.

So it's official, this is the new Summit thread.
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Sounds good to me....im not getting rid of my dirty danglers!!!! Wow two hours of run time that would be great! Ill have to look into those.
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I saw the trencher tires and love them. Does any1 have them on their summit and would i have to upgrade my steering servos or would the stock 1s do the job?
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I was the first to post on the Summit thread Wooo Hoooo. And being this is the Summit thread here's a video of an awesome Summit for all to enjoywww.youtube.com/watch
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Haven't tried the trenchers but proline make good tires. The stock servos will do the job (IMO they are a bit weak) but if you were thinking of upgrading the new hitec waterproof servos look pretty good. They are pretty new to the market and I haven't heard much about them but I would love to get my hands on a couple, as far as I know they are the only aftermarket waterproof servo available and you can't go wrong with hitec.

New Hitec waterproof servo HS5646WP
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That servo is now in my wish list at tower
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