Finally decided to bite the bullet and completely mod out my Evolve GTX. Build eventually “Evolved” into this:
Evolve GTX deck
Evolve supercarver trucks
Evolve 7 & 8” AT wheels
Enertion Focbox x 2
Enertion Nano X remote
5065 - 200kv Motors
10s4p / Samsung 30Q pack built by me
Bestech BMS w/ Eswitch
stage one Gutted all the Evolve electronics and put them up for sale
stage two Ordered all the parts and waited…
stage three Parts Arrived ! I first thought I could get away with cramming everything in the stock enclosure but that quickly bescame laughable due to my insistence on using the Bestech BMS I bought.
So now I needed to find an enclosure. I really wanted that sleeper “stock” look but I got lucky when I stumbled upon @psychotiller Instagram. Saw a recent post of an Evolve enclosure he did that utilizes the stock heatsink. Plus I could use the power switch and charge port. I was SOLD , reached out to him and soon it was in the mail. One hurdle down.
Once my motors arrived I found one of them DOA. Reached out and got a replacement sent out. Meanwhile I hooked up one of the old evolve motors with the one good new motor and setup the focboxes. I attached the focboxes to the evolve heatsink using thermal tape and marked the enclosure for it. Cut the opening in the enclosure and made sure to leave mounting holes. Cleaned up all the wiring and marked the enclosure for mounting holes. Once drilled , I attached some foam tape and bolted the enclosure to the deck.
Things left to do:
- Install 2nd 200kv motor - DONE
- Customize the deck, paint the exposed wood color black to match and modify the center “E” to signify its “Evolution”
- Build the Firelfy Nano remote once all the parts arrive
- Also ordered the FeatherRemote