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Bodom
2011.08.16, 03:17 AM
I used my old AM board to boost up the XMod truck of a friend of mine.
It works great! :cool:
VIDEO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBCRBtjrIoE).

thestug
2011.08.16, 01:53 PM
I used my old AM board to boost up the XMod truck of a friend of mine.
It works great! :cool:
VIDEO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBCRBtjrIoE).

That looks awesome. I too have an old AM board that I have no idea what to do with. I want to make a micro drifter, but am not sure where to get a good micro AWD chassis for cheap. Perhaps I will put it into an x-mod or just build another mini-z. Hope your friend has fun with that truck.

Bodom
2011.08.17, 01:35 AM
XMods are rubbish out of the box. They are RWD only (need to purchase AWD upgrade). They have enormous play at the wheels and hubs.
The truck of my friend has ball bearings, GPM allu. hubs and AWD upgrade. And these things cost nearly as much as the truck costs itself :D
You can wait for the new AWD iWaver to come to the market.. I think it would be better than any XMod.

color01
2011.08.17, 09:28 PM
Those are already available in China -- just takes some connections to get one personally and somebody with the courage to try and resell them here in the USA. :)

Personally I find the Evo Xmods less worth it to convert to Mini-Z boards, since you are stuck with the same junk servo mechanical parts. As you've experienced, even though there is an improvement, it's nothing like the improvement you can gain on a Gen 1 Xmod with an aftermarket servo. Nice job though! I wish the Xmod community had more heart to take on projects like these, especially since AM Mini-Z boards sell for cheap these days!

Scrapper
2011.08.19, 07:57 AM
I had done that a few times with the xmods evo cars when i got board, it makes a difference, but a toyota will still be a toyota even if you put an m3 engine in it