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ripper7777777
2005.10.27, 05:00 PM
Well we have all seen the SSMT builds so I thought I would do one, and now I'm kicking myself for ignoring thses little trucks.

Since this is a repost from R7R I'll just go over the vitals:

Body - USA-1 1/25th Model
Tires - Tamiya
Axles - Super Slick Monster Truck 1/43rd
Tranney - Tamiya
Servo -Micro Servo
Elecs - Mini-X electronics

ripper7777777
2005.10.27, 05:01 PM
and a couple more.........


and a vid

Video - Right Click and Save As (http://www.ripper7racing.com/vids/ssmt1.wmv)

fetch-it
2005.10.27, 05:49 PM
Hi ripper7777777, that's a great truck you've built there and a very well put together video.

Are the SSMT still available as I can't find them in our (u.k.) toy*us stores or anywhere for that matter.

cheers D

diets
2005.10.27, 06:29 PM
Great Truck :cool: Can't wait to see a video with the body mounted and painted ;)

A little bit too fast for a crawler, imho, but for a basher ... cool

Too sad, that they are dicontinued :(

Could you measure the turning radius?

diets - want's one

ripper7777777
2005.10.27, 06:52 PM
The outer turning radius is approx. 30 inches.

I wasn't trying to build a crawler, I wanted a General Use Truck, a trail Rig. But the tranney is in the highest gear and it has three different gear ratios of 16:1, 58:1 and 203:1, so slow crawling would be no problem, I'd imagine poping the joints would be more of concern then the amount of low gear that is possible.

diets
2005.10.27, 07:13 PM
Which trany/gearbox is this? The tamiya kit with different ratios that i have looks different and is made out of steel. Is it a seperate kit or from another vehicle?

I would be great, to have a "switchable" gearbox - like the older 3spd Tamiya modells

btw - your track looks great for both worlds - crawling and jumping :cool:


diets - anybody who will sell me a ssmt :confused:

davkin
2005.10.28, 08:09 PM
I just did a quickie conversion of an SSMT as well. I am first experimenting with the minimalist approach. All I've done was stretch the rear wheelbase, put Super Swampers and a 1/25 scale body on it. Even in this simple form they are pretty fun and quite capable. The stock electronics are kind of annoying however. The next step will be putting Mini-X electronics in it, (can you buy these anymore? They are perfect for this kind of project!). The steering radius is rather large, for indoor use anyways, but that's the only thing an OL has over a modded SSMT. A modded SSMT clobbers the OL in every other category.

David

davkin
2005.10.28, 09:50 PM
Here are some pics of my SS in action on some home made terrain;

pic 1 (http://dsao.homestead.com/files/pics/SSMT-1.jpg)

pic2 (http://dsao.homestead.com/files/pics/SSMT-2.jpg)

pic 3 (http://dsao.homestead.com/files/pics/SSMT-3.jpg)

pic 4 (http://dsao.homestead.com/files/pics/SSMT-4.jpg)

pic 5 (http://dsao.homestead.com/files/pics/SSMT-5.jpg)

Can your Overland do this? Well, maybe Diets' can. :) So far my total investment is about $30.

I plan on doing a whole new chassis with Mini-X electronics. I made a 3D model of my design, click the link for a pic;

3D Model (http://dsao.homestead.com/files/pics/SSMT-6.jpg)

David

ripper7777777
2005.10.29, 12:07 AM
Diets - Here is a link to the tranney

http://www2.************.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&W=000090686&I=LXHA12&P=K

I have an extra SSMT Unopenned NIB email me if your interested

ripper7racing@ripper7racing.com


Davkin - I seen your conversion when you originally posted it, it's one of the conversions that originally peaked my interest.

Your pics look great and the 3D model is really nice.

Yea these outperform my OL's easy, maybe not in a race but I'm going over rocks and terrain that my OL's would fear, even with a lift and XRM tires.

Check RC mart for the electronics

davkin
2005.10.30, 09:56 AM
Here's a link that will work;

http://www2.omnimodels.com/cgi-bin/woi0095p?FVSEARCH=70093&search=Search

The forum still doesn't censor Omni Models, even though Tower and Omni are essentially the same company. If Tower sells it so does Omni.

I have one of those transmissions but I don't like having the motor stick up, I want to have an interior in the one I build from scratch. Besides, I'm more interested in a crawler and the stock SS trans works good for that.

How did you attach the stock U-joints to the Tamiya trans? Or did you use a different U-joint?

David

ripper7777777
2006.01.18, 12:44 PM
Sorry for the slow reply, I got busy than sick.

Well version 1 is finished, I plan on remaking the chassis since this one has test holes cut in it for different shock placements.

I really love this truck and think it outperforms my overlands as a general use truck and crawler. I prefer it in the 16:1 gear ratio but in the 200:1 gear ratio it is one hell of a crawler. The 16:1 is nice because it's pretty quick so it's fun to drive and it still has enough torque to get over obstacles, but you have to goose the throttle to climb things. The Overland out performs it on a track, speed wise, but in the garden and other rough terrain it can go places and over things the OL just can't.

On to the pics.........

No action shots yet, but I will be making a video soon.

toyjunker
2006.01.18, 01:48 PM
On to the pics.........


Sweet paint! Can't wait to see the video. :cool:

alien.46.uk
2006.04.25, 05:46 AM
You still got that SSMT u dont need?

Im cant find them anywhere in the UK either, all the TRU dont have em.........:(

ripper7777777
2006.04.25, 11:04 AM
You still got that SSMT u dont need?

Im cant find them anywhere in the UK either, all the TRU dont have em.........:(


Nope I'm completely sold out but you can check....

Scale 4x4 (http://s8.invisionfree.com/Scale_4x4_RC/index.php?act=idx)

or

R7R (http://ripper7racing.com/forums/)

but you will need to be quick they seem to sell as soon as they are posted, they need to bring these little things back into production, also check with any canadians you may know online, canadian TRU's are reported to be the last stop for clearance items.

alien.46.uk
2006.04.28, 08:04 AM
Cant find any yet :(

arch2b
2006.04.29, 06:27 PM
are these the mini-z sized 4wd trucks? like the yellow hummer... if so, there are plenty of these at my local tru for $19 for the rtr kits

NismoRocks
2006.04.29, 11:07 PM
simply yes

ripper7777777
2006.04.29, 11:31 PM
are these the mini-z sized 4wd trucks? like the yellow hummer... if so, there are plenty of these at my local tru for $19 for the rtr kits


No these are made from the SSMT 1/43rds, they have been discountinued, the 1/43rd SSMTs we're very nice for projects because of there center tranney and 1/24th scale looking axles.

The new SSMT24s have a rear tranney and nothing about the chassis nor axles are scale.

It wasn't until they had been discountinued that people started converting them to 1/24ths and it's a shame, with a little work they kill an OL. Superslicks needs to bring these back.

If you want to see an inspiring build click this

http://ripper7racing.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=5698

marc
2006.07.04, 05:09 PM
Sorry for the slow reply, I got busy than sick.

Well version 1 is finished, I plan on remaking the chassis since this one has test holes cut in it for different shock placements.

I really love this truck and think it outperforms my overlands as a general use truck and crawler. I prefer it in the 16:1 gear ratio but in the 200:1 gear ratio it is one hell of a crawler. The 16:1 is nice because it's pretty quick so it's fun to drive and it still has enough torque to get over obstacles, but you have to goose the throttle to climb things. The Overland out performs it on a track, speed wise, but in the garden and other rough terrain it can go places and over things the OL just can't.

On to the pics.........

No action shots yet, but I will be making a video soon.

What's with the paint job? Is it replicating a real one or somthing?

arch2b
2006.07.04, 05:25 PM
Sorry for the slow reply, I got busy than sick.

Well version 1 is finished, I plan on remaking the chassis since this one has test holes cut in it for different shock placements.

I really love this truck and think it outperforms my overlands as a general use truck and crawler. I prefer it in the 16:1 gear ratio but in the 200:1 gear ratio it is one hell of a crawler. The 16:1 is nice because it's pretty quick so it's fun to drive and it still has enough torque to get over obstacles, but you have to goose the throttle to climb things. The Overland out performs it on a track, speed wise, but in the garden and other rough terrain it can go places and over things the OL just can't.

On to the pics.........

No action shots yet, but I will be making a video soon.

this truck lokos great! very creative with the body.

bluechevelless
2006.08.02, 09:12 PM
Whats the front and rear ends from, cause Id like to get some to experiment with?

Thanks
Danny