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Temper Gen 2 build

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The first thing I did was swap stock drive shafts for Axial Wild Boar shafts. I used a Dremel to cut the end & middle pieces to get the correct length.
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I used a Dremel to grind out a small spot on the gearbox to fit the wider shaft in the rear.
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Now it has stronger, thicker drive shafts with metal ends.
 
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My second upgrade is the wheels & tires. I went with Proline Rock Shooter wheels & Proline Grunt tires which are taller & narrower. 20200516_175916.jpg
Better clearance overall.
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Then I proceeded to remove the livery stickers to give it a clean look.
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Next I installed new electronics starting with a Castle Creations Mamba Micro X esc.
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Then I swapped the stock brushed motor for a Team Brood Racing brushless "Noisy Cricket" motor.
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Added a Futaba receiver to go with my transmitter that runs all my rc's.
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I am using a Venom 1300mAh 2S lipo for this rig. Fits perfectly under the hood.
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I cut a notch in the dash for the wires to come through & a small notch for the wires in the front of the battery tray.
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Nice & snug!
 
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I shaved a little off the roof beside the lightbar on both sides so the roof tilts towards the front when the 2 rear roof screws are removed. This will allow me easy access to the battery connections. I also put 2 shorter screws in the rear of the roof to make removal quicker. 20200522_130719.jpg
Here you can see the roof tilted up for easy connector access.
 

CumminsFan

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Next I installed new electronics starting with a Castle Creations Mamba Micro X esc.
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Then I swapped the stock brushed motor for a Team Brood Racing brushless "Noisy Cricket" motor.
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Added a Futaba receiver to go with my transmitter that runs all my rc's.
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I am using a Venom 1300mAh 2S lipo for this rig. Fits perfectly under the hood.
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I cut a notch in the dash for the wires to come through & a small notch for the wires in the front of the battery tray.
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Nice & snug!
Wow, great job on this build. Looks like it's setup really well. I was lookin at the same esc/motor combo, the 6 poles in a motor for these size rigs had my interest. How's the motor run in that wheelspeed and cogging wise? Considering doing the same setup in my rig if i don't have good luck with my brushed motors
 
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Wow, great job on this build. Looks like it's setup really well. I was lookin at the same esc/motor combo, the 6 poles in a motor for these size rigs had my interest. How's the motor run in that wheelspeed and cogging wise? Considering doing the same setup in my rig if i don't have good luck with my brushed motors

Thank you! It seems to have a really good smooth slow crawl on low throttle, but I did switch the pinion to a 14t to help with that & to prevent the motor from overheating during steep climbs and keep myself from breaking stuff LOL
 
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Did an easy mod to make the roof access better & easier. Drilled a hole & mounted a body post & drilled the roof in the rear to fit. Now its as simple as removing a body clip to tilt the roof to access the battery connectors. 20200602_162148.jpg 20200602_162437.jpg
 

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Great write up, great mods! Luv the tire/wheel combo, can you give me your sores for them, please. Nice wheeling vid too. I'm going to pick one up when they come back in stock. (y)
 
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Great write up, great mods! Luv the tire/wheel combo, can you give me your sores for them, please. Nice wheeling vid too. I'm going to pick one up when they come back in stock. (y)
Thank you! It's a great mini rig, just sold 3 of them at the shop I work at. The wheels & tires are on the proline racing website. Rock shooter 1.9 wheels & 1.9 Grunt tires. The wheels are currently out of stock though.

https://www.prolineracing.com/wheel...uminum-composite-internal-bead-loc-wheels.asp

https://www.prolineracing.com/tires/grunt-1.9-g8-rock-terrain-truck-tires.asp
 
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