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    Worlds Lightest Losi DBXL
    This Summer I will be building a Losi that weighs well under 20 pounds and is Brushless powered. It will have over 800 inch pounds to turn the ultra lite bead lock wheels. And have a custom paint job to boot. Transmission will be a 2 speed. Yes that's right a Transmission and it will be well under 20 pound with lipos on board. It will have Losi Big Bore shocks and more power and speed than is needed. It will have a super low center of gravity and use a Carbon Chassis the Diffs will be aluminum housings and the carriers that house the 4 spider gears will also be CNC aluminum so it will be one of the strongest 1/5 anything ever made!!!
    So track use on or off road will be possible. With added sway bar.
    I will be building kits to sell on ebay when it is done being built.
    You wanna RACE? Here you go!!!
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    Go for it !! Sounds wicked!!
     

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    I'm thinking of using the Yeti XL cage and going to a 18'' wheel base.
    There is a few of reasons why.
    1) The drive lines would be stock Drive CVD to the wheels can be used as drive shafts from the Transmission to the Diffs.
    2) The Yeti XL wheel base is more appealing
    3) the Yeti XL cage and interior is much more scale and lighter in weight.
    4) It is what is Hot with people that are looking for a large Brushless Buggy.
    Last edited by twissted; 05-04-2015 at 12:09 AM.
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    Here are the Bomb Proof Diff Cups. I only need 2 but I'm also selling them on ebay so I have a few.
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    I'm using a Losi LST2 as a platform for this build with a Summit Trans and servo to shift it so it will need at least a 3 channel radio and receiver to operate it.
    Here is a Losi LST/Aftershock I did in 14.2" wheel base.
    So you have a good idea as to what is going on.
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    I found a picture that shows a Muggy shock tower and I like it. It is much lower on the chassis. I think this will find it's way into this build.
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    Here are some advantages that the Losi has over the Traxxas Summit and the Axial Yeti.
    1) It is super easy to work on.
    2) It has a much stronger chassis.
    3) It has much stronger diffs
    4) It is lighter in weight
    5) It has Awesome big bore shocks
    6) It uses 24mm hex or 17mm hex so you can run 1/5 scale beadlock wheels or the 40 series tires and wheels.
    7) It uses a weight forward design for better climbing.
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    This chassis is super strong and rigged!
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    Here is a peak at the wheel base. It ended up being 17.5'' and that is ok by me!


    I found a bent shock shaft, so I installed some Titanium shafts to all four shocks.
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    Here is a picture of the build I did that has the stock LST wheel base of 14.2'' next to the new build that has a 17.5'' wheel base.
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    Ok, I have a lot of parts on the way!
    The Summit tranny
    Motor mount and slipper clutch
    Axial Yeti XL body and cage
    2 Hitec HS-7954SH HV servos and 1 Hitec micro HS-5087MH HV servo
    I still need tires and a 3 or 4 ch radio and receiver. This is his first RC anything so I will need to get the lipos and charger for him also.
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    The Axial Yeti body show up at the door today. Also the wheels are here as well.
    Here is what it looks like with it mounted to the chassis.
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    The servos showed up!
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    Last edited by twissted; 06-19-2015 at 02:28 PM.
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    I have more video with my 1/5 summit and this LST BUILD running together. I post soon.
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    I made a couple of videos. about 4 min. a part here is the firts one.
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    here was the 2nd, notice that the Mud slingers are sill on.
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