My Flux Rebuild and Upgrade

Not your average Savage Hop ups. These are highly modified, with some home-made parts.

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My Flux Rebuild and Upgrade

Post by 88gtanotchback » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:07 am

Well Tonight i started a project.  My flux was Dirty and the pinion was stripped so i thought i would tear it apart, clean it up and throw on some upgrades i had in the garage, collecting dust.
As i started tearing into it, ive found a few thing that were i need of repair since the last run.

1) 20t pinion
2) Drive gear (18-23t)
3) upper arm
4) SHD Dog bone
5) rubber rings in the diff cups
6) Servo Horn was about to fall off
7) Rear shock bolt bent
8) Chipped drive cup

Thats all ive found thus far i still have the front end to go though.  I guess it was time for a tear down...

I started with this.
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I replaced the stripped pinion with a 18t.  I have ordered some 4200mah 35c lipos to run 5s in the flux so under some advice im going to re-gear it to be safe.
The Stripped Drive gear i replace with the HD drive gear.  Had to clean out the inside of the trans case to, what a mess of metal dust...
I Added a HPI Suspension Conversion set while the truck was apart, as well as HPI sway bar kit, and a PRC wing mount and pro-line wing.  The Bullet proof diffs were still in perfect shape after all the abuse so thats a plus.  lol
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Heres the main Chassis cleaned up.  Still using the TCS TVP's.  Super tough and perfect fit.  Running an Ace 1015 servo for steering.

Here's the Rear section Almost complete, minus the shocks, and some tweaks.
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And partially assembled.  I may lower the wing yet, it looks a little high.
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So all thats left is the Front end tomorrow and and the shocks and tires and its all set!

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Post by J1A1H » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:34 am

Nice1 those are quite a few nice sets of parts you had just lying around  :D i wouldnt have an RSC Conversion just laying around haha...

Considering the list of your breakages and how long the truck has not needed a rebuild, the list is quite small!!!

Everytime i used to run my flux, it would never return in one piece. I would be fixing parts the list as long and very similar to yours....

i like your work bench... hopefully i will have my own work space very soon!!!

thanks for the pics, keep us posted.

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Post by 88gtanotchback » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:42 am

Ya the trucks was still running fine with what was broke.  I just found it funny the pinion stripping was the only thing that stopped it.  these trucks are tough!  I had the parts sitting here because i couldnt figure out what truck i wanted them on.  I was thinking it might be useless on a flux since its so uncontrollable but i figured id try it anyways.

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Post by 88gtanotchback » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:35 pm

Front end went from this
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To this
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And back together almost done
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Front end all i found for damage was a bent shock shaft, wrecked lower a arm, and a bulkhead brace.  This truck will be running tip top now i hope!

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Post by 88gtanotchback » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:08 pm

Well i Got her all finished up tonight.
Ready to go for when the new lipo gets here.  then i'm into 5s fun!!!
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Post by nordstuff » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:28 pm

Nice,I have no love for electric,but clean is clean and hot is hot.Well done my friend,,,,,,good on ya
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Post by 88gtanotchback » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:43 pm

I never thought id like electric either till i tried it.  its a whole new monster.  Dont get me wrong i love my nitros but this thing is very cool

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Post by J1A1H » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:56 am

haha this was a very quick turn around time for a rebuild!!!

There is something about having phaltline rims and tyres on the truck! they look awesome! I am going to need some soon (but there is only so much fun you can have on road)!

Did you change any bearings in your re build? did you re do your diffs etc...?

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Post by 88gtanotchback » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:19 am

bearings i just cleaned and re lubed, and diffs, were just inspected and re greased.  there such a messy job to tear into so if there good i leave em be.  lol.   I only put the phaltlines on for road testing the new lipos.  im a little nervous for 5s so i want to keep it easy on road for a bit, to monitor temps.

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Post by 88gtanotchback » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:37 pm

Went out again to adjust the HPI suspension conversion tonight.  I think i have it set up alright, a few test runs will tell me better though.  I Also added Lunsford titanium turnbuckles up front, as well as add a skid plate.  I used a RPM plate, and just slightly modded it to fit.  seems to fit real well actually, and its on there tight!
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Post by vwmopar » Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:04 pm

where did the wing mount come from?

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Post by s2022 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:40 pm

man that thread is 5 years old  8O
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