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newbitowner
2006.07.28, 01:17 AM
mods include fets, 7.4V liths, st1 motor with stock gearing, F&R gpm diffs monster tires, bearings, lift kit and 4WD.

http://i7.tinypic.com/219cvnt.jpg

http://i7.tinypic.com/219djjc.jpg

http://i7.tinypic.com/219dk47.jpg

http://i7.tinypic.com/219dmrs.jpg

MINIz guy11
2006.07.28, 11:16 AM
oh hey babymj. never knew you were here. anyway, nice

kittysniper101
2006.07.28, 11:48 AM
that is a nice truck, looks like it can do some serious climbing

dean
2006.08.19, 07:41 PM
I picked one up yesterday and just took it out for first run.

It's the F-150 evolution with
Offroad liftkit and tires
4wd kit
Full bearings
lite kit
Motor kit with lowest gearing for maximum power.

Overall it goes pretty good.
Much better offroad than the overland can handle.
And convienent to buy all at once from the store rack at RS.

With a properly built dirt track with rolling hills, this thing could be a real hoot.

Sky
2006.08.22, 06:01 PM
Wow....Long time since I was last on.....

Anyways I picked up one of these Evolution trucks last week and all I can say is "sweet!" I bought the "Offroad Upgrade" and the "Custom Suspension" and the Blue F-150 Body kits and installed them right away....and well it was cool....big tiries....higher CG....and the same suspension travel.....Bogus! But I figured out how to lift the truck to gain tire clearance and double the suspension travel at the same time!

For the Suspension Mod, it is much like the LSSM for the Overland, but you don't make the shock any longer than it already is. First off, buy the "Offroad Upgrade" and the "Custom Suspension " kit and only install the following:

Lift-up A-Arms (F & R)
Lift-up Dogbones
Lift-up Tie Rod (steering rod)
Mud Terrain Tires
Modified shocks
Blue Springs (or whatever weight you want)

Then, all you will need is a set of damper rods from a Kyosho Overland shock set. Take these and replace the stock Xmod "Kingpins" (the screws that are half thread half smooth that hold the wheel hubs to the suspension bracket) on both front and rear and tighten them just until you see the threads disappear into the plastic. Then replace the stock shocks with the Mod ones and you're done with the suspension part!

Now for the body lift.....remember those extra king pins you now have? Well, use them to mount the front body mount higher on the chassis! Just trim it a little on the back edge and move it up above the piece it is originally mounted under, use the longer kingpin screws and that part is done! And for lifting the back of the body, any kind of long screw/spacer combo you can come up with will work fine! It works great, and is a true Suspension/Body Lift combo that provides good Tire clearance for steering issues and awesome suspension travel!

The next thing I'm going to get is the Bearing Kit in combo with the 4WD kit and hook up a lithium 2 cell and it will be great!

I took some pix on my phone, they aren't awesome but the show what I mean by the front Body Clip Lift and the Ride Height/Articulation of the truck!

Sky

dean
2006.08.22, 11:08 PM
Nice Truck Sky and a great post!

I was in a hurry but I should have soaked the bearing kit in alchohol overnight. They have a lot of oil from the package.

After I was offroading with it, the motor was pretty hot even with the lowest gear setting. Those tires are pretty big and the truck does not have the low gearing gear box like the overland does. So I hope the lithiums dont cook your motor dude.
The motor upgrade comes with a metal motor clip,so consider the motor upgrade.

I think I may glue my diffs for AWD ..rock climbing with it tends to spin the loose tires too much.

Also I went back to useing the stock dogbones up front because when I steer left or right I can hear the motor RPM's slow down, when I went back to the smaller dog bones that problem went away.

Sky
2006.08.24, 12:40 AM
Thanks for the heads up on the front dogbones, dean! I haven't yet bought the AWD kit yet, but it's next up along with the bearings, since I have to take the truck apart anyways! Yeah, I got to thinking about the Lithiums, not too sure on it yet, but I'll figure something out.

Sky

newbitowner
2006.09.02, 08:29 PM
here's how my current off-roader looks now...

http://i4.tinypic.com/27zkxlz.jpg

It's nice to hear from other peeople that run a evo-t. You guys have OLs also?

lilskipro587
2006.09.02, 09:02 PM
i run a evo truck but i dont have OL's i have a MZM but no ol's i will def get one if they come out with a good 4wd model but i wish i had money for my evo truck

wickedmonkey
2007.06.25, 06:13 PM
mods include fets, 7.4V liths, st1 motor with stock gearing, F&R gpm diffs monster tires, bearings, lift kit and 4WD.

http://i7.tinypic.com/219cvnt.jpg

http://i7.tinypic.com/219djjc.jpg

http://i7.tinypic.com/219dk47.jpg

http://i7.tinypic.com/219dmrs.jpg

sorry to bring up an old thread but how did u fit mzm wheels on a xmod evo-t and how well does it turn?

TALLGEESE
2007.06.27, 02:10 PM
Hey guys, newbitowner, that's a pretty tight looking truck you got there.. I just wanted to say real-quick that I was in my local Radio Shack yesterday and they're selling the X-mod evo truck kit for only 25 bucks!! I thought that was a pretty good deal and I thought I'd let you guys know..