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Old 09-03-2009, 03:40 AM   #1
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Funny how I've have a couple CC-01s and never have ran them much. To me 1.9s just look way too large on them. And the stock plastic tires are of course worthless. So once RC4WD released their 1.55s it was time to get busy.

Built the re-release kit in about 4 hours and had the body painted and mounted in one more. I built it bone stock (even with bushings) just to get a feel for how it performs without modification.



I used a Novak Rooster Crawler with a 70t Integy motor.

Took it out last weekend for the first test run.





There was an interesting mix of rigs on the trail. I did need to be strapped up a couple obstacles but it drove well for the most part.

The 1.55 Mud Thrashers worked great. They perform just like the 1.9s. (Can't wait for the 1.55 Rock Stompers, they're going to look killer on this rig.) I dig the wheels as well. You just have to clearance the rear axle housing a bit to make them fit. I do not like the wheel nuts. I'm notching them at the ends so I can use a standard screwdriver blade to tighten them properly. I recommend using loctite on all the wheel hardware.







I'm going to be modifying the hell out of it. I started by changing out the 70t motor to an 80t. The 70t running with a 7.2v 6-cell NIMH was just too wimpy in the torque department. I was stalling it out quite a bit. We'll see how the 80t works out. I'll try 70t & 3-Cell A123 if I don't have any luck.

Hacked off the fender flares and side steps. I like the look of the full fendered YJs but I dig them cut more. I'll flat fender the fronts as soon as I unbury my dremel. I'll make some sliders and a rear tire carrier too. The spare tire needs to be mounted higher for better departure angle.





Next up will be the brick wall mod.
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those wheels are perfect on that. Nice detail drawing in the panel joints.
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:49 AM   #3
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It are purdy....mmmmmm soo scaley.
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:56 AM   #4
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Love those wheels and tires on that Jeep,,a perfect match.
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2:30am I should be packing not Hacking! Didn't turn out quite as nice as Brett's but any clearance is better than having that garbage there.

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Awesome looking Jeep indeed. Looks real.
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:47 PM   #7
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Those 1.5s look awesome on there! Great job!
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:51 PM   #8
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Nice work PFB, looking good. I am loving brett's old YJ, I drive it almost daily.
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Nice work PFB, looking good. I am loving brett's old YJ, I drive it almost daily.
It's fun to drive less-capable vehicles. Now that good 1.9 tires are available the same obstacles we used to have trouble with are a breeze.

-Got more work done before hitting the sack last night.

I notched the 1.55 wheel nuts so that I can better tighten them.



Then I finished up the "brick wall" reshaping. Still not as much clearance as I wanted but again anything is better than the stock piece.



Now I have to reshape those inner fender wells that stick out.

Next will be more steering angle. These things definitely need more.
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Then I finished up the "brick wall" reshaping. Still not as much clearance as I wanted but again anything is better than the stock piece.


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Too late she's all glued up. (L-A-Z-Y) Your way looks much easier though. I think all my metal was packed up. Just happened to find a sheet of abs lucky enough last night that wasn't packed yet.
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your jeep looks great though. i'm also waiting for the 1.55 stompers. its taking way too long for these to be released
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Too late she's all glued up. (L-A-Z-Y) Your way looks much easier though. I think all my metal was packed up. Just happened to find a sheet of abs lucky enough last night that wasn't packed yet.
is there any scale rig you can't build in a bad ass way Nathan? seriously, I am loving my CC-01 as well, nice work on the front and fenders.
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Thats a great looking Jeep my friend. Nice trail run pics.
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is there any scale rig you can't build in a bad ass way Nathan? seriously, I am loving my CC-01 as well, nice work on the front and fenders.
I told myself I was going to leave this one stock.....see how that goes?

Put some aluminum sheet so the ABS wouldn't be destroyed so much.


Got the fenders and side molding all shaped up. Needs sliders bad.


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I'm still not happy after I changed from the 70t to the 80t motor. Think I'll go back to the 70t and stick another esc in it so I can run 3s lipo. The gearbox is just too tall for the high traction rocks out here. It'd be fine in loose stuff because you'd need the wheelspeed.
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Looking awesome !

This is exactly how I would do a jeep, I love the white colour with the black grille.

Great wheels also !

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Doubled the steering throw of the stock kit. The front arms drop a little lower now too.


No more stalling issues. (Even the 80t wasn't suited for my style of driving) HPI GRU. 55t motor is too slow but it should crawl alot more controlled now. Some hacking is required to fit the GRU. You do lose the stock 6-cell location. I'm just going to use a slimer 4S2P Lipo.


Thanks to Romulus for the idea. I steal!
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for the battery just make a plate and mount it up front. i made mine from an upper deck of an HPI rally. can mount any battery you want up there

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WILE E. CYOTE, super genius....

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you need a better license plate.
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