Necessary Temper upgrades

Stamatis

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Hi, everyone,

IMO, this is the list of "must do" things in order to transform this little crawler into an unstoppable machine.
  1. Lubricate the drive train. Out of the box there is no sign of grease anywhere! Tear it down and add some.
  2. Rotate battery plate, helps a lot in better weight distribution.
  3. Add some o-rings between the springs and the spring holder, that will make the suspension more stiff and minimize torque twist.
  4. Add a MG servo and a servo saver (can skip that step, stock servo is quite reliable).
  5. Extend by 5mm the upper axle links to eliminate driveshaft stuttering.
  6. Add some alloy wheels, most of them are heavier than stock ones and improve performance.
There is a "how to" with pics at my FB RC page "Stam's Tamiya RC" (in fact it is a #94680 HSP Kulak upgraded, but I guess only the colour changes...)

Cheers,

Stamatis
 
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Welcome @Stamatis!

I don't have a Temper, so I won't comment on the mods. Can you post the pictures of the mods here?
 

Loosenuts

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1, Check
2, Check
3, Check (Zip Ties instead of o-rings)
4, Original still working like a champ in spite of #6 so I'll run it till it dies.
5, Check
6, I used Gmade SR03 wheels. Those things weigh a TON!

And #7, get some better tires, the originals are decent but there are much better tires.
 

Stamatis

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Here are some pics of these must have upgrades.
(I know tires are not the best out there, but I just had them, they are very soft and they are not tall neither wide as other makes are.)
 

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Loosenuts

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Yeah your O rings look a lot cleaner and nicer than my Zip Ties for sure!
One other thing I'll mention, if you're gonna pull the rear end apart to lube it, you might as well go ahead and replace the plastic differential with a metal one. The Redcat Racing 680010 Connect Box fits perfectly. It's a little pricey but you won't ever have to replace them again! I stripped the plastic ones out, first the front, then the rear.
 

Stamatis

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Just ordered!

Thank you ;-)

Also today I limited the suspension travel to the point that wheels dont rub the wheel arches and driveshaft or shocks the Y upper link. Still enough agriculation though...
 

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i_r_beej

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What did you use to extend the links? (#5 in your list)

I like the look of the red anodised parts. Where are you that you located?

I'd also suggest that the Hobbywing Quicrun 1080WP brushed ESC is an awesome upgrade for the Temper.
 
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Stamatis

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What did you use to extend the links? (#5 in your list)
I used a couple of M3x10mm alloy spacers with inner thread and some M3x10mm grub screws.
Also original plactic "Y" part was cut down (about 4mm) in order to get it 6mm longer.
 

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Loosenuts

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Mine was a combination of things.
Because I changed the frame on my rig it allowed me to move the mounting points for the upper links on the front.
I moved them forward (towards the axle) about 1/4 inch. On the rear I used a piece of threaded rod to extend length where the Y attached to the rear axle pushing the top of the axle back.
 

Mark

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Where did you get you body
 

Stamatis

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Also HobbyEase has some cool finished bodies for 1:16 and 1:18 trucks and plenty of spares and upgrade parts...
 
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Nic

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Hi, everyone,

IMO, this is the list of "must do" things in order to transform this little crawler into an unstoppable machine.
  1. Lubricate the drive train. Out of the box there is no sign of grease anywhere! Tear it down and add some.
  2. Rotate battery plate, helps a lot in better weight distribution.
  3. Add some o-rings between the springs and the spring holder, that will make the suspension more stiff and minimize torque twist.
  4. Add a MG servo and a servo saver (can skip that step, stock servo is quite reliable).
  5. Extend by 5mm the upper axle links to eliminate driveshaft stuttering.
  6. Add some alloy wheels, most of them are heavier than stock ones and improve performance.
There is a "how to" with pics at my FB RC page "Stam's Tamiya RC" (in fact it is a #94680 HSP Kulak upgraded, but I guess only the colour changes...)

Cheers,

Stamatis
Hi Stamatis, I bought my Temper second hand a couple of years ago but never used it much as the TT was ridiculous. I found your post and I've used 7mm cable ties to limit the suspension travel and it's a different machine altogether. Also turned around the battery tray and put the ESC / receiver underneath. Soo much better. Need to sort the tyres next.
 

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