Monster REAPER – RatRod RC – Traxxas Summit 4×4 Snaps Drive Shaft

The Traxxas Summit 4×4 is an incredible machine – and with the Dual Motor setup (from Kershaw Designs) I am definitely going to have to upgrade my hub locking mechanism! Those m5 Lock Nuts are simply not enough to hold everything together.

Too bad I snapped an axle, but no big deal – I will look for an upgradable one. LOT’S OF TORQUE in this Big REAPER. Enough to tear its own drive shafts and output drives to peices. I am glad I didn’t go the 900 route with the motors. the 700’s seem ample. ALSO.. I down geared my pinions to 14T (I may go even smaller – to an 11T). These big tires take a HUGE amount of power to move, and turn. The ESC is mildly hot still.. so hopefully the 11T pinions will do the trick.

The Tires are IMEX Jumbo Kongs. (Discontinued though) the Rims are from RC4WD and are also “discontinued”. I am glad I upgraded the plastic Traxxas Servos to the Savox Waterproof Metal Gear servos. I did add aluminum steering horns, to remove any flex from the steering.

I hope you enjoy the video my friends, and maybe some of you may even find it helpful!