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Vaterra V100 Drift Truck.

Old 11-02-2016, 12:18 PM
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Default Vaterra V100 Drift Truck.

Hello everybody! Here is my first drift build (and first RC build)

Stock other than the dropped body and swapped rear wheels with the front wheels.


Removed the servo to place the ball up one position on the horn. Flipped the servo arm. and removed the bump stops on the control arms.


Steering angle after the steering modification.


Added a front splitter, rear diffuser, and spoiler.


Removed the front bumper, added 1/10th scale decals, and drift wheels/tires.


Added aluminum coil overs.


Removed the rear axle to lock the differential.


Removed all the grease from the diff. and then filled it with sticky tack to bind it up. (incase I don't want it locked anymore)


Removed the upper shock mount and cut the bracing off with a knife I heated with a torch. I then shaved off any excess material around the cut and flipped the shock mount for more ride height in the front.


Flipped shock mount.


Mocked up new battery location. (battery arm and speed controller still in stock locations)


Mounted the battery arm on top of the diffuser by drilling holes through it and getting longer bolts. (bolts are ran through the bottom of the diffuser) then I placed a Velcro strip on top of that and under the battery. (I didn't do any cutting on the battery arm incase I want to put it back into the stock location later.)


Replaced the springs with stiffer ones from "Team Associated" (I had to flip the shock cups to fit the springs since they are a different brand)


Battery strapped into its new location.


Added an aluminum driveshaft and moved the speed controller to the rear of the battery tray.


Side view of the ride height with suspension modifications.


Another side view with the body on.


Any helpful recommendations are appreciated, thank you!
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Old 11-02-2016, 04:18 PM
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Looks good man. maybe a front one way diff to try out (CS) counter steer.
Why did you swap front and rear rims?
Old 11-03-2016, 06:30 AM
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Thank you, I'm glad you like it. I had them swapped at first to have more grip up front and less in the rear since the stock V100 wheels are wider in the back.

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