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10 Gauges's E-LST2 6S Conversion - Official Build Thread!

Discussion in 'OFF Road Build Projects' started by 10 Gauge, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. 10 Gauge

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    MERV RX box is PERFECT, and I mean PERRRRRFECT!!! Absolutely amazing fitment for this. Got both my bottom and top plates prototyped and just cut my final run plates (prototype plates in first 2 pix) which I will use when I am ready for final assembly.

    My batteries came today, unfortunately I have no way currently to check them to make sure they are both in good condition. :(

    Found some skeletons in the closet on the LST.... Went to rebuilt rear diff, it was missing the shim on the pinion gear, and was shimmed in the case on the wrong side, and had a cracked tooth on the pinion gear. Need to order another diff for parts and overhaul that bitch. Rear bulkhead screw holes are stripped, need to install my spare bulkhead in the rear. And I also need new frame rails, argh. I have a couple of stripped holes on the rear end which are pretty critical. I should be able to run it the way it is but there are some things I need to get for sure. Oh yeah, both shock towers are cracked as well. I already have one new tower, but will need to purchase another. Good times! lol.

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  2. 10 Gauge

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    It was on this morning that the nitro LST2 was laid to rest, and a new, more beastly LST2 has been born!

    IT'S ALLLLLIVE! :D

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    I literally can not wait to get my charger! I think I am going to use a friends charger tomorrow and juice up my batteries and maybe give her the maiden voyage!
     
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    Cow-Wow-bongga! That is an awesome conversion, 10 Gauge! A beast indeed!
     
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    Shame on you, what's the matter with you ? :omg::secret laugh:
     
  5. 10 Gauge

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    I got bit by the ultimate power bug, muahahaha. :yuush:
     
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    No, you got bit the "darkside' bug ! :secret laugh:
     
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    that thing looks like a freaking monster have you run and what pinion are you running ----------------------got video
     
  8. 10 Gauge

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    I've run it for a total of about 120 seconds so far. I get my charger today so I can get my batts nice and charged and then take some video, yay! :D

    The 2 minutes I have driven't though, is 100% insanity I'll tell you that much. With punch control @ 70% it still does standing backflips, lol!

    I'm running a 24T pinion on a 63T spur. Figuring in tire ballooning it should be good for about 45mph and an axle snapping 9.41 ft. lbs of axle torque while running @ maximum efficiency keeping everything cool and giving me good run times. I also have a 28T pinion gear that will let it do 52mph w/ 8.32 ft. lbs of axle torque and still running efficiently. I will more than likely step up to the 28T and leave it there.
     
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    Aww, that's faster than my M-Summit! :( ;)
    Good job there, that shows the pure power of Castle motors :p
     
  10. 10 Gauge

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    Castle motors are the shiznit for sure!!! This thing has unbelieve torque to be able to standing backflip a 16lb truck, lol.

    I've seen an XXL with a 30T pinion and same setup as mine do standing backflips.... 30T should be good for 55+ mph, haha. Efficiency is questionable with a 30T though, probably have to watch the temps.
     
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    very nice built 10 gauge..cant wait to see the video
     
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    Awesome bro I can't wait to see the video.
     
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    WOW!! nice build! cant wait for a vid of it running. ive always wanted an lst2.... such a fun, durable beast......
    ill be keeping a close eye on this thread
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    Just ran my first two packs through it... HOLY MOTHER! hahahhahaha. Still grinning from ear to ear. I can't explain in words how unbelievably BEAST this truck is now. Unfortunately I was so excited that I didn't get any video of it running because I just wanted to keep running, lol. Tomorrow after work though I will get some footage for sure!

    The only problem I am having is that my dual servo's are over-taxing the internal BEC of the ESC and the throttle cuts out momentarily after I let off of the steering wheel from a turn. It doesn't kill the experience, but it definitely sucks. I am first going to try a SP1600 cap on the receiver to see if that fixes it, if not I will purchase the CC BEC which should be able to handle the steering servos no problem.

    Stay tuned for a vid tomorrow night. :D
     
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    The first run video has arrived! Sorry I didnt spend any time editing this at all, lol. Was in a hurry. :p

    [video=youtube;T163ynIRibE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T163ynIRibE&hd=1[/video]
     
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    Awesome vid Matt.....that things sick !!!!!! ;)
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    Hey Taz, when are you going to join me on the Dark Side???
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  18. Taz1175

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    NEVER !!!!!!!!!! I will NEVER join forces with you on the darkside father....there's still good in you, I know there is !!!!! ;) - LOL
    :secret laugh:

    BTW, I like your new Profile pic !
     
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    MAY THE 'DARK' FORCE BE WITH YOU !!!!!!!!!!! ;)
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