So the team here at RC Nightmare has finally had enough with the Traxxas Summit. We don’t mean to say we hate it, just that we have finally decided to part our separate ways from an acute case of, we’ve done all we can do! To be honest there were a lot of things we did to it, things that I thought would change my perspective of the truck , or give it that long term position in our permanent RC garage but alas after many of upgrade its still basically the same truck.What we mean to say is sure, putting in a Mamba Monster made it a little different, it got places faster, it had a little more torque but for the most part it fit the same need and thus it must be on its way to ebay.
Upgrades We Tried Out:
So we didn’t go totally crazy with the upgrades and such but we did do some of the standard stuff. First we picked up a couple of different sets of tires for the Summit but honestly, we had the most fun with the tires originally on the thing, or similar tread patterns. We went for first racers, and then street tires, mudders, etc. The different types of tires did in fact provide a little more fun but larger were more a functional thing.
Then we upgraded from the stock brushed Titan 775 motor to the Mamba Monster brushless powered motor. That certainly did provide a little more fun, the sick torque and high speed possibilities provided a but more fun, nothing like being able to handle almost any terrain, and throw down sick top end speed with the same motor. That said, there are some good advice here for ya, make sure you test everything out once you put the Mamba system in, make sure your slipper’s all tightened down, the pinion and spur are all setup, and that you may want to extra armor once you hit those high speeds. We added a few more weeks the the life of the Traxxas Summit but sadly we just could not truely fall in love with it.
We Say the Traxxas Summit is one of the most fun electric RC Monster Trucks you can get.
In terms of how we would rank the Traxxas Summit and our ownership of it, it was a great ride. The Traxxas Summit dominates as a basher, leaving a lot to be desired as specifically something of a monster truck or a crawler but it never really claimed to be either. I think with a good amount of modification, etc, you could increase the functional crawling of the Summit but it’s never going to really be a “crawler” but the pure fun, pure speed, and pure bashing domination the Summit provided made it one of the most fun to own RC’s we have ever had.