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targetingxmod
2012.10.28, 07:18 AM
First:
Setup for carpet track:

-Front Diff almost locked, +100wt silicone oil on diff gears (makes cornering much more controlled)
-Rear Diff almost loose, just normal lithium 1:1 grease on diff gears (makes cornering much more conttrolled)
-Front springs stiff (Blue ones from Xmods kits) (makes steering better and controled)
-Rear Springs medium (Yellow ones from xmods kits) (makes steering on the back, easy, for the front)
-Front Tires more then 30║. Medium soft compound. (in here, softer will turn agressevely, hard will not steer at all.....)
-Rear Tires really soft to grip, less then 10║. Softer or very soft compound (GRIP an more grip, always needed for control)




Second:
Well i got this second hand in my home country! And i decided to make it special! Like all my xmods. Stock xmods are "toys". But they got a hell of potencial for a REAL RC's. At least in Micro versions i say!
But you all know that.

This video is the promotional x-mods gen1 video... i wonder if there is the evo version??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUSkPydUrqM&feature=related


Ok, enough talk... PHOTOS :ohno:

Pontiac Firebird - Purple


http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/01_280120111210.jpg
-In second hand, first thing is wash it!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/02_290120111255.jpg
-A crack come with the body.. so i have to solve it!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/03_290120111257.jpg
-I puted the solder iron and heat up in the inside... to join the plastic and make the front clean!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/04_290120111258.jpg
-the plastic melts.. and it is good now!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/05_290120111253.jpg
-The license comes flipped... so!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/06_290120111254.jpg
-Licence plate right! :confused:

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/07_290120111252.jpg
-After wash it i puted some wax and put some antena wire that doens't come with...

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/08_290120111231.jpg
-Gen1 chassis.

targetingxmod
2012.10.28, 07:22 AM
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/09_290120111232.jpg
-Even with stock power the 4x4 is needed...otherwise spins the back as my Miniz mr01! (that one is almost controled :) )

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/10_290120111233.jpg
-Front end dismantlanted!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/11_290120111234.jpg
-I do not had metal bearings enough, so i puted what i got for now...

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/12_290120111235.jpg
-Yellow bushing meets metal bearing!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/13_290120111236.jpg
-Here it is the metal bearing... more strenght and smotheness... as you all know that :halo:

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/14_290120111237.jpg
-4x4 diff and 4x4 conic gear in front!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/15_290120111238.jpg
-Back dismantled for the 4x4 kit!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/16_290120111240.jpg
-Back bushing now meets metal bearings!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/17_290120111241.jpg
-Wonderfull!

targetingxmod
2012.10.28, 07:22 AM
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/18_290120111242.jpg
-I got some stock motor with bigger gear.. so i puted!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/19_290120111243.jpg
-The 8 teeth goes to life...

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/20_290120111246.jpg
-The 11 tooth comes to this gen1 one, now.... more speed for now.. but less aceleration! :stirring:

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/21_290120111247.jpg
-Suspension kit, Needed!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/22_290120111248.jpg
-Front yellow springs!!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/23_290120111249.jpg
-Back with yellow springs!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/24_290120111250.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/25_290120111251.jpg

All it needs now is serious power/RC electrics/some shoes/and alloy all over it :armed:

targetingxmod
2012.10.28, 07:25 AM
Buckets of GPM alloy because the plastic in xmods are "crap" and alloy is the way to go RC. Electrics is the last thing i do, at least on this one :drool:

Ok... back to bussiness...
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/26_170320111340.jpg
-Who said GPM? Now is Carbon fiber time... at least on front deck and back!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/27_170320111341.jpg
-Carbon is so light, so strong, so beautiful! So sweet!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/28_170320111343.jpg
-Carbon front deck!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/29_170320111344.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/30_170320111345.jpg
-Carbon back deck!!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/31_170320111347.jpg
-Good view? I think, yes!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/32_170320111365.jpg
-Guess what... POWER time!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/33_170320111368.jpg
-Do not forgeting this cable for the Li-fe baterys!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/34_170320111366.jpg
-Some customs to fit the li-fe ones! (not pictured but i cuted the plastic inside and remove the springs for make the bed for the li-fe baterys)

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/35_170320111367.jpg
-Right on place...

targetingxmod
2012.10.28, 07:26 AM
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/36_170320111370.jpg
-Sad that the motor is still stock "crap" xmod gen1 26.000rpm.

Ok.. some more!
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/37_170320111371.jpg
-The li-fe baterys on place....

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/38_170320111372.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/39_170320111373.jpg
-Alloy shocks!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/40_170320111374.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/41_170320111375.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/42_170320111376.jpg
-The last owner had made holes for the back shocks... i don't know why.. but i fiber the holes to keep the original stand.

Ps: ahah, miniz board! ahah. just to keep you informed.. but not yet on photo!

Mais um tempinho livre...

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/43_060420111465.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/44_060420111466.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/45_060420111467.jpg

targetingxmod
2012.10.28, 07:30 AM
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/46_060420111468.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/53_130420111491.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/58_130420111496.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/59_130420111497.jpg
-The alloy "bucket" for accuracy and strenght!

The stock motor is going OUT! To give place to my Atomic Stock... thjat last to little on the others projects!! :stupid:
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/49_060420111471.jpg
-Stock vs stock :)

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/50_060420111472.jpg
-Pinion out with pinion puller! Otherwise is a pain in the *** to get ou!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/47_060420111469.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/52_060420111464.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/51_060420111473.jpg
-Some alloy in :stirring:

I got more pictures but need to put them in here! Until then! :lmao:

targetingxmod
2012.11.01, 04:51 PM
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/54_130420111492.jpg
-The plastic motor cradle is going out!!...

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/55_130420111493.jpg
-And alloy motor cradle in!!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/57_130420111495.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/60_130420111498.jpg
-The front alloy...gear box/shocks/upper arms!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/61_140420111522.jpg
-Finally, metal bearings!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/62_140420111523.jpg
-Bearings all over!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/63_270420111590.jpg
-Another alloy important up!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/64_270420111594.jpg
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/65_270420111595.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/66_270420111596.jpg

targetingxmod
2012.11.12, 08:26 AM
This firebird needs "shoes" !

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/67_270420111597.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/68_270420111600.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/69_270420111598.jpg
-This tires are so beauty! And they grip a lot! They are good Excelent for tile floor.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/70_280420111606.jpg
-So the mechanical parts is done... it's time for: "Pimp my Ride" !

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/71_280420111607.jpg
-Front bumper... the stock one and the kited one!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/72_280420111608.jpg
-The skirts with tailgates...

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/73_280420111609.jpg
-"Aileron"...

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/74_280420111611.jpg
-Nice view...

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/78_280420111617.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/77_280420111616.jpg

targetingxmod
2012.11.12, 08:29 AM
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/75_280420111613.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/79_280420111618.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/76_280420111614.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/81_150620111688.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/82_150620111689.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/83_150620111691.jpg
-This alloy pieces was very hard to find! But i managed to get them! Now i can start the miniz board... "mechanical" is done :stirring:

Allright , rc board time :)

I removed the "3004" fets and solder 2+2 "3001" fets from my other projects that got laying around, and i made the job right!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/84_150720111782.jpg
-This was the board from my kyosho mr01... that now goes to this gen1 with upgraded fets :drool:
Note that the on/off is soldered to improve power loss, from the swicth!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/85_190720111792.jpg
-I puted the gen1 servo 5 wires ready, and conected them to the mr01 board!
Two wires must be wired together form the pot! because de mr01 board as only 4 wires for servo! But you all now that!

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/87_220720111795.jpg

targetingxmod
2013.06.14, 07:33 AM
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/91_290520133259_zps7dd2f817.jpg (http://s206.photobucket.com/user/fronterasportforum/media/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/91_290520133259_zps7dd2f817.jpg.html)

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/92_290520133262_zpsd7fa3eb1.jpg (http://s206.photobucket.com/user/fronterasportforum/media/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/92_290520133262_zpsd7fa3eb1.jpg.html)

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb18/fronterasportforum/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/90_290520133264_zps69dc8161.jpg (http://s206.photobucket.com/user/fronterasportforum/media/Purple%20X-mod%20Gen1%20Pontiac%20Firebird/90_290520133264_zps69dc8161.jpg.html)

-Project is over! Thank you all!


Video on the Gen1 Z-Mod Pontiac Firebird on my home track!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAS6_EI05lA

Traveler
2013.06.14, 08:40 AM
Nice photo diary! :cool: This makes me miss my Gen1 XMODS.
But after picking up a Mini-Z 5 years ago, I haven't touched any of my XMODS. :o

targetingxmod
2013.06.22, 12:20 PM
Nice photo diary! :cool: This makes me miss my Gen1 XMODS.
But after picking up a Mini-Z 5 years ago, I haven't touched any of my XMODS. :o


Put a miniz board (AM or 2.4ghz) on all of your xmods, and you will touch your xmods a lot more! :D
And you will forget a little more the mini-z's! :p A little more i say!