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Optima MID Turbo+

Post by DennisM » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:33 pm

After sorting out the MID spares, I felt all enthusiastic and decided to build another. The last couple of builds has been LWB´s so this time it is SWB time.

First I built the balldiff and replaced the original spacer with a sleve and a bearing - this should take care of the wobbly tendencies
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Next was fitting a slipper shaft and assembly of the rear transmission.
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The finished rear transmission
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Rear transmission mounted on the chassis and the rear suspension arms installed with a 2 degree TF option part
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Next up is the front diff, which actually isn´t a diff, but a one way. I like how the bearing shields match the yellow on the pulley.
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Next time, I´ll tell You all about how I mounted the front transmission and the shock towers :mrgreen:
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Re: Optima MID Turbo+

Post by Coelacanth » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:06 pm

Hey Dennis, can you tell me more about that slipper gear assembly you're using? Is that the B4 slipper gear mod?
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Re: Optima MID Turbo+

Post by DennisM » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:08 am

It´s a mash-up - Carson shaft and spring, Traxxas gear and Kyosho plates :)
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Re: Optima MID Turbo+

Post by Mr. ED » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:52 pm

DennisM wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:08 am
It´s a mash-up - Carson shaft and spring, Traxxas gear and Kyosho plates :)
Good job!

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Re: Optima MID Turbo+

Post by DennisM » Mon May 15, 2017 6:09 pm

Thanks Mr. ED

Now brace Yourselves for this last slide down the rollercoaster :mrgreen:
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Re: Optima MID Turbo+

Post by RCveteran » Tue May 16, 2017 10:00 pm

Looks great, 1st car I ever put on a real track was a Turbo Optima Mid SE, I replaced it with a Yokomo YZ10 and probably threw it away like a stupid kid because I had something "better". Of course today I want it back.

I digress, nice build.

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Re: Optima MID Turbo+

Post by billpete » Thu May 18, 2017 9:19 pm

Looks great! Nice job on the build.

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