Bandit to Rustler conversion
So i originally bought the traxxas bandit xl5 in July of 2011. About 4 months later i got the velineon brushless system. I soon realized that the bandit just wasnt for mee dispite the brushless system. It didnt have enough ground clearance for where i was driving it in, and it just didnt look big enough for my likings. So in about June of 2012, i decided to convert my bandit to a rustler. Then i wanted to sell it for like $380 on ebay, cause i had about 400 dollars in upgrades into it, and then use that money to buy a rustler vxl. So yesterday for Christmas i got a couple hobbytown USA giftcards, and some cash from santa and family members. Today I went to hobbytown cause there were about 5 things i wanted to buy to convert my car, RPM front and rear aarms, RPM front body mount, a heat sink for my animus, and a 2s venom LiPo battery also for my animus. I planned to only spend about $50, i actually spent $129.75. Here is what I bought.....
RPM castor blocks, just lets me feel good that they're there
HiTec servo for my animus, this one was $18 so i said why not
There is the Venom LiPo i said earlier. I went with a 2s cause it was cheaper than a 3s, fits like a glove.
Here are the stub axles themselves, the guy at hobbytown said i needed them, so i got em.
RPM front body mount, id rather have RPM than stock any day of the week.
IDK why the guy said i needed these, both the front and rear hexes, stub axles came with these, so now i have 16 when i only need 4.
Here are the front hexes, they came with some pins to.
Now for the front hexes, and look at that, more pins!
The driveshaft tubes, longer than the bandit ones by about 1 centimeter.
But i wanted them to match so i get them both in black. And the front aarms are close to 1cm longer but the rears are about 1in longer, which i liked cause i get more ground clearance.
( I have 5 more pictures to show on the other thread, i cant show all 14 cause the max number is 10:(
I know i dont have everything but this is all i could buy cause of money. I still need the body, wheels and tires... I want to get some stock front tires on proline desperado rims, and some proline badlands and proline street fighters, and a pair of proline sandpaws, all 2.8 inches of course.
Sorry about it being so long, I just want to show with pictures to, not just words.
BTW: This was the most money i have ever spent at hobbytown besides buying the bandit itself.