Kraton Let's build a Kraton

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Kraton is stripped down to bare chassis for chassis protector.

Plastics feel great, some things I want to address... ordered a lot of parts
  • Wing mount = RPM mount
  • Bearings = red sealed
  • Diff pins = drill bit Mod
  • Chassis flex = GKA 7570 alum braces
  • Servo mount = 3m x 30mm alum post
  • Wing protection = MT4 wheelie bar
  • Steering rack bushings = replace with bearings
  • Short springs = Tekno 80mm yellow / 90mm orange
  • No body = Jconcepts mugan MBX7
  • Wheels\tires Sweep racing belted
Powertrain will be quickrun 150a and 1480kv (4092) leopard & a Savox 1230 servo...that's all.

Big Thanks to this forum for all the help addressing these little issues with the Kraton, I should have a nice basher from the start.
 

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I should have a nice basher from the start.
Man it sounds like you're going to have one heck of a basher once you get finished with this build.

Please keep updating this thread as the build progresses, certainly looking forward to seeing more!
 

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Very nice !!!! Keep us posted....love new ground up builds !!!
 

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Front diff 50wt,,,4 screw diff removal is B.S. I shim my diffs, and you can't cram the diff in their with shims. I had to remove the upper arms.

Red sealed bearings installed, front, center, rear, and center. Installed 500k in center diff, mounted 4092 leopard with a 16t. I didn't have the new sun gear pins, so I used the stock ones.

I thought I would have a pin for the outdrives,,but their tiny 2.2mm (my mini erevo used 1.9mm)
 
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Sorry it's been a long week...not a roller anymore. Still waiting on parts, but it's test ready.

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Thank you, still waiting on new springs, braces, wheelie bar, servo post.. but it it's ready for temp testing. Paint is drying on the MBX7 body.

I did get all the diffs shimmed, and filled with fluid, all new bearings, and RPM wing mount installed
 

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The way you have that setup with those tires...I would love to run it with the torque control feature that my Mamba Monster X has in it. On the street...it would be like it's on rails.

I ordered a chassis decal for mine....I figured I would try one out.
 

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Rook out for first run on 5s with the punch on lowest setting. Temps were great,, but it's making a clicking noise? Guess I'll have to try 6s,,,find out what's broke.

 

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I took it for a run off road with truggy size MT tires, punch set on 5, with a 5s battery's. Very nice rig,, got my Tekno springs installed. Got some wheelies, but not flip over constantly crazy. Really drove great.

I'll try a 6s pack, some 3.8 trenchers, for comparison. But very happy with last run on 5s.
 

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5S is great I think. Sounds like you got it close to how you like it. It seems like I run way faster and smoother with 5S. The full energy of my 6S pack seems to just get wasted so I hold off the throttle....where the 5S pack is just right...with a touch of still usable insanity...not much goes to waste.
 

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Got Trenchers today, going to try and get some more run time in this weekend.

The GKA chassis braces are taking forever to get here. Ordered on the 3rd,,, $19 shipping
 

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Trenchers are on my short list of things to get....let me know how you like them. I have them on my Slash....17mm F11 rims. I love them on the Slash. So perfect on it for how I drive it.

Today I slapped a decal under the pan..It's pretty thick.

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I just use el cheapO C.F. wrap.

I have a 6s pack loaded, and ready. Want to try with my hobbypartz tires before moving to Trenchers. I have Trenchers on my my BL 5ive (just sold). They worked great, the 3.8's are a lot softer. I got the reg,, not the X series. I didn't want super fat tires
 

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