Granite Thinking of a Granite Voltage 2WD

1stGranite

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I have a Granite 4x4 mega that is awesome but I'm thinking of comparing it with a 2wd. (And i have A lot of 2wd parts)
But would it be as durable as the mega 4x4? If you have anymore tips or info tell me.
 

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Don't waste your time or money on the voltage its okay if your gonna keep it stock and get the fazon(smaller tires) it just can't handle any more power or MT tires , the weak transmission and no slipper clutch really kill this thing not to mention having to split the chassis to replace the diff, if you want a good cheap 2wd look at a ECX circuit or Amp or ruckus they are cheap and easy to work on and they have a metal diff upgrade from ecx for like $35 if you want to make it brushless
 

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I started with a voltage and knowing what I know now I wouldn't have bothered. It's cheap because of its integrated chassis construction, all plastic drivetrain with no clutch ( just gears on gears), 2 in 1 ESC/receiver combo, and bare essentials for everything else.

The chassis is a two piece construction (left and right sides) that screw together and the shock towers, motor mount, spur/idler gear/diff housing, and internal battery compartment are all part of it's construction and non-replaceable individually. If you bust the plastic motor mount, break a shock post, etc it's all new chassis time and complete tear down.

The worst tho is the poor spur/drive gear, and diff outputs and rear plastic diff cups. The spur is a 1 piece plastic design with a plastic shaft and drive gear and there is no upgraded replacement. The diff output cups are plastic and will strip out easily and the outdrives of the differentials are small and weak and snap easily on 2s lipos.

The voltage is mainly a beginners truck intended for people to get their feet wet. Replacements are cheap tho but that was before covid, now you can't find them anywhere.

I owned the voltage for a week before getting a 3s BLX. If you're coming from a mega and want another truck I personally feel it's better to buy up, not buy down.
 

1stGranite

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I started with a voltage and knowing what I know now I wouldn't have bothered. It's cheap because of its integrated chassis construction, all plastic drivetrain with no clutch ( just gears on gears), 2 in 1 ESC/receiver combo, and bare essentials for everything else.

The chassis is a two piece construction (left and right sides) that screw together and the shock towers, motor mount, spur/idler gear/diff housing, and internal battery compartment are all part of it's construction and non-replaceable individually. If you bust the plastic motor mount, break a shock post, etc it's all new chassis time and complete tear down.

The worst tho is the poor spur/drive gear, and diff outputs and rear plastic diff cups. The spur is a 1 piece plastic design with a plastic shaft and drive gear and there is no upgraded replacement. The diff output cups are plastic and will strip out easily and the outdrives of the differentials are small and weak and snap easily on 2s lipos.

The voltage is mainly a beginners truck intended for people to get their feet wet. Replacements are cheap tho but that was before covid, now you can't find them anywhere.

I owned the voltage for a week before getting a 3s BLX. If you're coming from a mega and want another truck I personally feel it's better to buy up, not buy down.
First my mega is a brushless conversion ad is faster than the blx stock. second i was asking about this just so i can race around with someone else. Thank you for the info though that really helped.
 

suchtragedy

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First my mega is a brushless conversion ad is faster than the blx stock. second i was asking about this just so i can race around with someone else. Thank you for the info though that really helped.
Sorry if I came off sounding like I was riding a BLX high horse :ROFLMAO: But if you're thinking of a 2WD hobby grade vehicle that isn't going to break the bank the ECX Amp linueup sounds like it would be worth looking into. It's definitely easier to service than the Voltage is.
 

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