You may be right but I like to be different, just want mine to stand out in the sea of gray ones.I say give stock body a chance, may just grow on you, classic mean truck look, design with integrated roll bar and body support that has held up well with really hard rolls/tumbles thus far. Nothing against change, just saying. Function before form, so far doing its job well, protecting internals.
Most bodies that fit original wheel-base savage and T-maxx wI'll fit just fine. The downside is that most of the new extended wheelbase stuff will be too long. may get lucky and cut the bed off the back to make room for the wing and still make it look okay. to make other bodies look better you'll need to take the wing off, the way this thing pops wheelies, that may be hard to do...I've got a collection of original wheelbase bodies, let me see what I can dig up.
Here are some pics comparing e-maxx and T-maxx 2.5 and orange body is for HPI E-Savage body.
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As you can see lot's of trimming to get the wing to fit. The shorter wheelbase bodies need less trimming. I found that running withought the wing puts alot of strain in the back of the bodies. Wheelies and bad landings will take its toll pretty quick.
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E-maxx body is a little long. All three can be made to work.
Hey guys. Took Outcast out for a hard bash today with a few bad landings and brutal high speed roll. Did a number on rear wing, ended up pulling out wing mount screw, then the other leaving me wingless for the rest of 6s dirt bash. Had already thought about replacing stock wing. Ended up replacing with Losi wing, fit perfectly, upgraded to 4mm button head screws, metal washers, and said, what the heck, fitted strong JConcepts Bajr body from monster slash. For those of you who've never run bug body, they tend to roll you back on your wheels so you don't do the walk of shame quite as often. Will lower front mounts a bit tomorrow and give her the old bash test. Anyone else strip wing mounting screws? Turns out the stock ones are pretty short and don't get much bite. Will post vids tomorrow in media. PS try not to land wing first using your wing to shovel the earth! View attachment 4201 View attachment 4202 View attachment 4203
Nitroman your rig looks bad ass and super fun, great job. Just robbed Peter to pay Paul again. Stole both front and rear main input diff gears off my Typhon to fix son's Truggified project. So fun to drive I couldn't wait for parts to arrive. At this point my Typhon looks like I broke down in the ghetto and got stripped for parts! All diffs, motor, wing, bumper, off car at present, even borrowed for bent dog bone. At least I had something to borrow from, just never thought it would come to this shipwreck. I'll probably rebuild mine as a street bullet soon.I like your body support idea, will be making something similar. Did get the orange body fitted to the short wheelbase chassis ( this is a monster typhon project)
Using senton front body mounts and outcast rear body post, the wing is a modified typhon wing. Using outcast wheely bar.
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Trimmed the rear of the body to clear the wheely bar. The wing does a good job of absorbing the damage from crashes and the endless wheelies you get from high power short wheelbase trucks.
Thanks for bringing that up, actually didn't think to switch over gear sets, makes sense. If I have another failure after full shimming etc, I will change over. Are those tires pretty heavy? My guess is the sure width of them could really strain both your servo and motor from added rotational mass and resistance. What pinion are you running?Rich Duperbash,
I hope you are getting the kraton/talion gear set. If you are really wanting to run 6S with the big tires the additional gear reduction and the helical gears will make a difference. You can pickup a set including all new bulkheads and bearings and output cups for about $50-60 on the eBay chop-shops.
On my monster typhon I'm starting to really open her up at the bash spot and it is a blast. Every time it's in the air I'm wondering when the diffs are going to crap out, but then i forget and hammer the jump one more time Aerostar servo has proven to be good, I think the servo saver needs to be tightened up, but it could be the widetails tires as well. Only issue with the monster typhon is heat, the motor is getting hot, once i add the fan I can empty the 4S LiPo and not worry about it.