See the original build of this car here.
This build varies somewhat from the old dual Mamba Max brushless build. It now uses a single 1/8th scale brushless motor instead of the dual 1/10th scale brushless motors, and has a fair number of hop-ups specifically geared towards racing. I’ve lowered the chassis as low as possible without sacrificing rebound, geared the RC for acceleration, and put step-pin style wheels on for increased handling on dirt tracks.
- RPM A-Arms (Front)
- RPM Tru-Track Rear
- Spektrum DX3R Transmitter/Receiver
- Orange/Gold Springs on Progressive-2 Rockers
- Traxxas Sway Bar Kit
- Traxxas 17mm Hex Hubs
- Proline Racing LPR Crime Fighter Wheels/Tires
- Proline Slipstream Racing Body
- Two Speed Transmission (Soon to be replaced with center Differential)
- Castle Creations Mamba Monster ESC
- Castle 1518 1Y Brushless Motor
We started with our E-Revo M-Twin build, and replaced the stock dual motor mount with a single motor mount. From there we originally installed a Neu 1512-1Y motor which unfortunately got fried running on 6S for too long. I sent it out for repair but it fried on it’s first run after coming back from repair. At the time Castle Creations had a clearance sale on the 1518-1Y motor on it’s web site which I thought was too good of opportunity to pass up.
I definitely don’t get as much top speed as I did with the 1512-1Y, however I do get greater torque and acceleration with the 1518-1Y which is better suited for racing. We had to modify the rear shock mount to allow for the extra length of the 1518-1Y motor.