After much research and consideration I have finally decided to pull the trigger and buy parts for my DIY. I will be documenting the entire build on this thread, with links to parts, and actual prices paid including shipping to help others who are considering their first build.
Backstory: Have wanted to make a DIY from the beginning, but because of budget constraints at the time, I bought a Meepo V2 (late 2018 29mph version). I loved my Meepo, but after about a thousand miles my motor bearing shell has broken apart to an almost unusable state, and instead of replacing the motors I am using it as an excuse to start my DIY
Build: This build is ongoing, and it is meant to be as cost effective as possible so parts will be recycled. I am making this board almost entirely out of @dickyho parts, because they seems to be the most cost effective and are frequently used and tested by other members of the community. I am using my existing Meepo deck until I can find another one that I like enough.
Trucks, mounts, and pulleys: $134 shipped I chose Dickyho’s single motor kit drive kit with wheels as well as his motor mount kit for the 2nd motor
Motors: $112 shipped I chose to purchase 2 Dickyho 6374 motors at 200kv
Deck: “Free” Meepo V2 deck
ESC: $89 shipped I purchased 2 Mini Flipsky VESC 4.2s from Aliexpress for $89 shipped (A freaking steal). They claim it is being shipped from the USA (where I am) so shipping is an estimated 4-7 days. I am weary of this as this seems like a too good to be true type situation, but as aliexpress does have buyer security, I figured I would take the gamble.
Battery “Free” (so far) This is the part I will get flamed about haha. I am recycling my 10s2p samsung 20r pack from my Meepo, and might buy my buddy’s 10s2p samsung pack to make a 10s4p 20r pack. I know these are not ideal cells and will sag like hell, but it’s what I got until I can make some money to buy some 30q or vtc4 cells.
Remote: I have no clue what remote to get yet, I am looking for the most budget friendly thumb roller option.
I will update this page as parts come in, super excited to start!!