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SuperMaxx Lightning rebuild - 10.02.2012, 10:56 AM

Thought I'd share my rebuild of Lightning. Got lots of info from you folks and parts from Mike.

So here's where I started, Kong tires and Dual HV Brushless



Base truck is a VBS equipped Lightning (first one), it has 8 gear diffs, RacerX, setbacks, a monoblock, dual servo savers and 8mm CVs.


This setup gave up the ghost pretty quickly when presented with 3s Lipos.
On to bigger and better things I ordered a Tekin RX8 a 1350kv motor, Mike's Slipperential and universal mount.



And here it is today


It's got some tuning to do, but the thing rips. It's running on 6s, either a single 3300 or new pair of 3s 5000 and a 16T pinion.
   
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10.02.2012, 07:51 PM

Lookin' good, Robin - the top plate on the universal mount looks upside-down, though? Makes me want to dust off my SuperMaxx and "update" it a bit with the Slipperential. :)
   
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10.03.2012, 09:25 AM

When I put the plate on 'right side up' it would cock the assembly. Seemed like the front mount was about .020" too tall. I put it together this way with washers to make sure I wasn't doing something dumb before grinding material off the top of the front mount. After a round of testing that's what I did.

Also, why the slotted mounts on the top plate? Are these for another diff which is longer?


Dust it off man, let's get these MT's fired back up. I think I'm going to have to build a track.

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10.03.2012, 09:58 AM

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Also, why the slotted mounts on the top plate? Are these for another diff which is longer?

Exactly. It's universal in where it can be mounted and in which center diff you can use. I run an 8 spider center diff in my maxx and savage with universal motor mounts.


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11.14.2012, 01:58 PM

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Base truck is a VBS equipped Lightning (first one), it has 8 gear diffs, RacerX, setbacks, a monoblock, dual servo savers and 8mm CVs.

Talk about the Holy grail of UE SuperMaxx parts

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01.13.2013, 11:38 AM

It's pretty well dialed for what it it. Sadly, I don't think any of these chassis are really optimized for brushless power.

so I've taken it upon myself to design one...:D
   
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