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-Turbo-
2006.10.27, 06:35 PM
What upgrades do you really need to do out of the box? What mods can I do for free or really cheap? what mods could I do my self?

The main mods I want are:
lssm mod
bigger tires ( don't know where to get any)

I want it to be high off the ground and articulate well. How much torque does the stock motor have? can it easily go over objects? Up hills? rocks?
I have read about the lssm mod, but didn't understand all the way.

And what parts need aluminum?

Thanks

pomme de terre
2006.10.28, 10:33 AM
I dont know where the picture tutorial for the LSSM mod is, but if you can manage to find a Xtreme Rock Machine toy from Walmart (dont think they have them anymore?), then it has all the stuff youll need to lift your car.

Heres a short little tutorial on how to lift your OL using shocks from a Xtreme Rock Machine
http://ripper7racing.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4081

The tires from the XRM just need to be mounted Mini Z MR02 rims instead of OL rims and youre all set.

I dont think the torque of the stock motor is enough if you use bigger tires, but I havent ever ran a stock motor in my OL so what do I know :p

As for alum parts, I would say upgrade as you break? The main/idler gear in the transmission will need to be replaced for sure.

-Turbo-
2006.10.28, 05:31 PM
I dont know where the picture tutorial for the LSSM mod is, but if you can manage to find a Xtreme Rock Machine toy from Walmart (dont think they have them anymore?), then it has all the stuff youll need to lift your car.

Heres a short little tutorial on how to lift your OL using shocks from a Xtreme Rock Machine
http://ripper7racing.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4081

The tires from the XRM just need to be mounted Mini Z MR02 rims instead of OL rims and youre all set.

I dont think the torque of the stock motor is enough if you use bigger tires, but I havent ever ran a stock motor in my OL so what do I know :p

As for alum parts, I would say upgrade as you break? The main/idler gear in the transmission will need to be replaced for sure.

It seems like the lssm goves you better articulation? Does the shop sell the idler gears?

Also, what do you guys think would be the best place to buy one? So far the shop is the most expensize I have seen at 140. Hobbytron had them for 118.
What do you think?

-Turbo-
2006.10.28, 06:08 PM
Woooow, just found one for 80!!!!!!!!!!! :eek: Too bad it's out of stock. :(

-Turbo-
2006.10.28, 06:12 PM
Also, Are there different lengths of the chassis? Like on the xmods, there are 3 different lengths of the chassis? A smaller one ould be better for crawling right?
Coulf you tell me what size these ones are ( if there is a size difference) :
Pajero
Bmw x5
Hummer h1
Mercedes

Edit: And the toyota.

pomme de terre
2006.10.28, 06:50 PM
Best place to buy one what? An OL?

And no you will want a longer wheelbase for crawling. With bigger tires you will NEED to run a longer wheelbase for the tires not to rub. You also tend to get more articulation and clearance with longer wheelbases because the upper arms wont rub the main chassis as easily. So stay away from the Pajero because you will need to hack it a lot.

It seems like you dont have the car yet, so if I were you, I would just get the car first. This way youll be able to see how the car is put together and youll actually understand the LSSM mod more without seeing pictures. Then you can modify as you see needed...

-Turbo-
2006.10.28, 07:51 PM
Yep, talking about where to get the overland.
I don't have one yet, but want to get one soon.

So, what one is the best for crawling? (out of all of them)

Whats the best out of these 3?
bmw x5
hummer h1
mercedes
toyota

Thanks for all of the help.

pomme de terre
2006.10.28, 11:06 PM
Well if youre really only getting this for crawling, I wouldnt get an OL at all. With a lift an OL is ok, but its still RWD so its not that great of a crawler.

You could look into getting a Super Slick Monster Truck and converting it to 1/25th scale if you must have a car thats this size for crawling. Itll be 4WD and will actually be able to handle rough terrain.

http://ripper7racing.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=2580
http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=50

-Turbo-
2006.10.29, 12:08 AM
I have been wanting one of those too, but they don't sell them anymore. So I don't know where I would get one.

-Turbo-
2006.10.29, 12:19 AM
That first link was exactly what I was looking for. I like the look of the truck, and I like how the chassis was made. Too bad I don't have the tools to do that. :(

-Turbo-
2006.10.29, 01:34 AM
Nevermind, I joined scale4x4rc.org and ordered atleast one. Maybe 2.

Natedog
2006.10.30, 12:45 AM
Well if youre really only getting this for crawling, I wouldnt get an OL at all. With a lift an OL is ok, but its still RWD so its not that great of a crawler.

You could look into getting a Super Slick Monster Truck and converting it to 1/25th scale if you must have a car thats this size for crawling. Itll be 4WD and will actually be able to handle rough terrain.

http://ripper7racing.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=2580
http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=50


Whoa...those are kinda cool! I should finish my TLT-1 build...it's almost done for quite awhile now...too many projects...lol.

-Turbo-
2006.12.11, 04:59 PM
Well I am going to get the SSMT's. I have 2 on order. and might get 2 more for $20 each. I hope to get them soon.

DrDoom
2006.12.12, 02:32 AM
Well I am going to get the SSMT's. I have 2 on order. and might get 2 more for $20 each. I hope to get them soon.


Where did you find them ??