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Project: Hammer Head

This is a build thread for my Kraton 6s V4
It’s still a work in progress as most RC’s are.

Probably forgot something but here’s a list of things done so far.

M2C
- Chassis
- Ackerman bar
- Hinge pins
- Droop screws
- Rear tower brace
- Shock standoffs
- Shock pistons
- Bladder less shock caps

Just Bash It RC
- 6mm 7075 Front shock tower
- 6mm 7075 Rear shock tower

Custom RC Upgrades
- FR hinge pin holder
- RR hinge pin holder

Hot Racing
- Diff case rear
- Diff cup 2 piece (center diff)
- Front chassis brace
- Rear chassis brace
- FF hinge pin holder
- FU hinge pin holder
- FR hinge pin holder
- Servo mount
- Bell crank
- Front axle carrier
- Rear axle carrier

RPM
- Front bumper
- Front arms
- Rear arms
- Mud guards
- Wing mount

Jim’s Bearings
- Full stainless kit

Tekno
- Shock rod ends

Lunsford Racing
- Turnbuckles


Diffs are F/C/R 60k/500k/30k (Team A. Oil)
Shock oil 80wt. (Losi oil)
Servo - DS3235 from Amazon

The motor and esc is a Max 6 combo with the 4985 1650kv

I’ll add more pics later, apparently I only have one with the ice wheels on. AA659012-0C31-4ECC-898E-9BB4818AF627.jpeg
 
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Love the build brother. Unless you have money burning a hole in your pocket. The stock esc and motor work great for the rig. I have to keep my max6 4985 turned down so much that if I didn't all my driving would be half throttle or less.
But then again you could run 8s on it and do those standing backflips like @Mr.Duke can lmao
 

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Thanks guys 🤙
Project: Sledge Hammer is also underway
My K8S build 😍

Love the build brother. Unless you have money burning a hole in your pocket. The stock esc and motor work great for the rig. I have to keep my max6 4985 turned down so much that if I didn't all my driving would be half throttle or less.
But then again you could run 8s on it and do those standing backflips like @Mr.Duke can lmao
Stock is good, but more power is always better IMO 🤣 not to mention I’m having overheating issues. So...
 

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Project: Sledge Hammer is also underway
Had a 67' Camaro bracket drag car called Sledge Hammer. Had the name with a sledge hammer on the doors, multi color paint job thru out. Was a bad beast, put many on the trailer thru the years.
 

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I also have a VERY! special upgrade for project Sledge Hammer that I think nobody else has, or thought of... I’d bet on it!
Stay tuned for the big reveal 🤙 😎
 

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After seeing your build I ordered that same RPM front bumper. The RPM site says something about needing a part from earlier Kratons to install the bumper on the V3/V4 Kraton, but when I searched that part it came back discontinued.
 

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After seeing your build I ordered that same RPM front bumper. The RPM site says something about needing a part from earlier Kratons to install the bumper on the V3/V4 Kraton, but when I searched that part it came back discontinued.
You need a Typhon 6s small front bumper to retain the pins. Without the small bumper the pins will walk out and the red alloy part too. The Kraton bumper is too long to leave on with the RPM bumper.

This is the Typhon front bumper with the RPM:
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It comes in the AR330230 COMPOSITE BALL CUPS kit and the spare parts have come in very handy.

Just to add to this, the RPM front bumper is awesome. I have hit stuff, nose dived the ground multiple times and I even carry the heavy Kraton by the front bumper and it's holding up well. I highly recommend it.
 
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After seeing your build I ordered that same RPM front bumper. The RPM site says something about needing a part from earlier Kratons to install the bumper on the V3/V4 Kraton, but when I searched that part it came back discontinued.
Exactly what @Warby said. 🤙
 

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Hey Hammer, need a cameraman when you launch that off your big ramp? Spring can't come soon enough 🐄
 

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Hey Hammer, need a cameraman when you launch that off your big ramp? Spring can't come soon enough 🐄
That would be cool to have more video angles on those mega ramp hits. Especially when I start sending the K8S 😂
Agreed, spring can’t come soon enough! 🥶
If it weren’t for the mini-t action in my basement I’d go completely loony!
 

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Update:

I started de-anodizing most of the aluminum parts. Going for that raw ally Thomas P. look. 😎 So far I’ve done the axle carriers, pillar ball retainers, hexes, lugs, F/R chassis braces, servo mount, motor mount, center diff cup and the M2C rear tower braces. For some reason the M2C anodizing is hard as hell to remove. They went from black to a greenish color🤷‍♂️ Not too concerned with the parts being shiny, I like the raw aluminum look. Also began reinstalling the parts I have done. Then rebuilt the center (1M now) and rear (30k) diffs. Next are the shock bodies, rear diff case, front pin holders and anything else I can de-anodize. Along with installing my new 4985 Max6 combo 😍

Here are a few pics of what I’ve done in the last couple days, more to come soon!
 

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More work underway, I got the Max6 installed per @Mr.Duke wonderful idea in another tread. Also got the fat can installed w/20T 😎
Yesterday I de-anodized the shocks, rebuilt and reinstalled.
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