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Traxxas 4-Tec Workbench Project

Traxxas 4-Tec Workbench Project

Workbench Project: Traxxas 4-Tec

Well, here is another one of my crazy project’s. You see, in my garage of RC vehicles I have this. A Traxxas 4-Tec from a few years ago. I won’t lie, it is beat. I know it’s not a racer, but rather a basher. I had a hard time tracking down a new lower chassis for this one when I broke it a while back. So I fabricated an aluminum chassis for it. It ran great for a little while, and then got stuck in the corner like I’m sure some of you’re projects have. (You know who you are)   So as I start this project of bringing life back into an old dog, what tricks do you think are appropriate for this one?? I want reader feed back and ideas on this one.  Not all the parts I have are in the picture, I still have the basics for the car. front bumper, shocks, slipper etc.
The car isn’t as popular as it used to be. So for some of you, it could be a vintage rebuild.  But let’s start at the beginning. Here is what it looks like now. I will be updating in my RCCA Blog as the project progress.  Keep in mind, for those of you who suggest a 3 cell lipo and brushless…. You have the wrong car. Did I mention belt drive??  🙂 🙂

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Updated: July 21, 2015 — 4:34 PM


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  1. I’ve done a little work on it tonight, got the shocks mounted, and the drive train re-built and going well. I can’t go brushless right now for this project, getting invested in a new brushless motor and ESC for my Slash cause It gave out on me last weekend racing. However, I am going to try a 17t modified brushed with 2 cell lipo. I’ll have some pictures posted in a couple days of my progress. I had a old carpet body Pontiac G6 laying around from a year ago, slapped that on. Doesn’t look bad. I was also able to whip up some new wheels and tires for the car. The old HPI Mesh were a little worn. 🙂 Should be pretty good for a “Closet Beater” 🙂 🙂

  2. Mild brushless, 2s lipo. Hpi vintage wheels tires and black 68 Comaro body like in the movie”Better Off Dead”. 2 or 4wd

  3. How about a low rider pick-up or a nascar pick-up , I don’t know about 3cell lipo but you should go brushless .

  4. sorry Jason, no nitro here. This an electric 4tec.

  5. Scale drifter FTW! Lock up the rear diff, see if you can fit on a smaller pulley on the rear (I think that’s the way it goes) for the counter-steer mod and build up a sweet super scale body. And do a hella flush set up with the wheels and body so you don’t get ugly big wheel gaps.

  6. I would ad the Traxxas 2.5R. Or if you wanna go crazy, do the 3.3 but I think the 2.5R would do it. Add a descent radio/receiver and servo set and rebuild with upgrades. It has the potential to be an awesome car.

  7. I would vote rally car, but an unshielded belt drive isn’t exactly ideal for off-road. How about a Pro Street class drag car?

  8. I’d love to see a rear wheel drive electric belt drive! I miss the old says of the traxxas nitro street and 2wd thundertiger pan cars. Maybe slap on a scale looking body and do some realistic drifting/bashing action! Whatever you decide, I can’t wait to see it. Good luck!

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