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Old 10-31-2018, 07:26 PM   #1
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So, I picked up an HG P407 a couple weeks ago and after driving it once, I decided to make some mods.
First, it's been pointed out how similar this is to the Re-Re. One thing I'd like to add to the list is that the radio box doesn't have the rubber guard where the steering and shift rods exit.
No pics, but the stock radio is garbage. Constantly loses bind and started backing up by itself right before I replaced it. I have a 4PLS that runs the lifted F-350, so picked up another receiver and dropped it in. At the same time, the shift servo crapped out, so replaced it with the stock steering servo, which is digital BTW (forgot the model number) and a Traxxas large servo saver. For steering, I have a Savox SC-1257TG that must've came out of my SC10 a few years ago, along with an alloy arm. Luckily, the radio lets me slow the thing down. Before I figured that out, I had already ordered a DS3218. I have a Hot Racing aluminum steering pivot being delivered tomorrow to replace the stock plastic one. Right now, I don't plan on a front mount servo.
I also replaced the ESC with an HW WP1080.
Rear axle is locked and I heard that Axial shaft screws are the same size, so got a bag of those to lock the front too. Anyone use Racer's Edge Diff Putty?
I have a couple sets of RC4WD hex kits coming and I'm thinking of getting a set of LURC wheels with a double set of spacers. Maybe next month.
Since threads are worthless without pics....
I've never liked the sleeper that comes on the Bruiser, so picked up a Reign RC half-back from RPP to 'convert' it to a Mountain Rider. Only slight mods were required to the lower corners of the body for it to fit. It's glued/welded in using Testor's liquid cement. The window isn't in yet, as I do want to eventually paint this thing.

The stock tires are very stiff. No foams, and only the rear bead is glued. I got a set of Rock Claws to replace them. I'd love to find a set of 2.2 Flat Irons, but these should work.


They're about the same width but about 1/4" taller.
More later....

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