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Old 01-10-2013, 08:38 AM   #81
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How long are the touring car shocks your running? That is an awesome look lj
Thanks, man! I'm not really sure, but it seems most touring car shocks are pretty comparable in length. What I did was replace the piston shaft with a longer Axial piece. This got me the length I needed to work in the angled orientation of the shock. Seems to work okay...
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:53 PM   #82
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Well, she's a runner! We have an event this weekend and I'd really like this rig to be running by then. It's only tentatively wired at the moment with the bare essentials: no winches, no BEC, no bumpers/sliders, etc. But I wanted to get it running because I wanted to test out the Dinky Divorce kit. Is the gearing going to be okay? Is the motor going to run hot? Is there going to be any binding?

So I got it running (on 3s for now) and I'm happy to report the rig seems to have very good low speed resolution and good top speed, too. The only issue I can really think of is that it's pretty loud. I suspect the issue is that I'm running a metal "spur" gear in the Gr7 unit under the hood. I will probably put a plastic gear in there to quiet it down. Other than that, I'm very encouraged by this setup! Hopefully tomorrow I can take it in to the backyard and try it on some rocks....instead of crawling over my shoes in the living room.

It's just like a funny car!


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I also bedlined the interior.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:09 PM   #83
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Looks great Tommy!

Keep us posted on the magnets and how they do in a rollover/tumble, curious to see how it fares with them holding down the lid.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:11 PM   #84
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I gotta say one thing you got that front packed tight. Thers no way I could get that in there. Looks good!
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Oh, one more thing, you need to figure out how to recline those darn bucket seats.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:18 PM   #86
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Looks great Tommy!

Keep us posted on the magnets and how they do in a rollover/tumble, curious to see how it fares with them holding down the lid.
Thanks, Dean! Well, I can tell you the magnets I have in there now will not likely hold in the event of a big rollover. A flop? Well, I did that tonight and it did fine. It'll need more holding power ultimately, but I've got stronger magnets arriving any day now.

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I gotta say one thing you got that front packed tight. Thers no way I could get that in there. Looks good!
Thanks! Yeah, I had to pack it in tight since there's so little room under the body....except for under the hood. If I weren't using the Dinky setup, it'd look a LOT messier in there! But it appears I'll have room to fit a BEC, winch controller box, and a servo winch under there. This will be in addition to the front winch which will be mounted on the bumper.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:20 PM   #87
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Oh, one more thing, you need to figure out how to recline those darn bucket seats.
LOL! I'm 99% sure I'll be picking up some Wraith seats to pop in there. I think that'll look a lot better.
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Thanks, Dean! Well, I can tell you the magnets I have in there now will not likely hold in the event of a big rollover. A flop? Well, I did that tonight and it did fine. It'll need more holding power ultimately, but I've got stronger magnets arriving any day now.


How about a 12v electromagnet? I mean, you are running a 3s lipo....
Just think what that will do for all your electronics.

While were at it, how about an EMP cannon on the front or back of a Wraith?
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:26 AM   #89
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Dean, you crazy!!
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What about 3M Dual Lock instead of magnets? It's a strong fastener like Velcro but more heavy duty. It's sold in black and clear. Sorry if it was already suggested.

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Old 01-12-2013, 08:45 AM   #91
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What about 3M Dual Lock instead of magnets? It's a strong fastener like Velcro but more heavy duty. It's sold in black and clear. Sorry if it was already suggested.
Thanks for the suggestion. I've typically used various forms of Velcro on my scalers over the years, but I'm wanting to try something different this time. One of the things I like about the magnets is that they center up to the exact same location each time. No aligning of the body is necessary. To address this, I usually add alignment guides to the body. Hoping this time I won't have to!
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:09 PM   #92
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So I got to run the Jeep today. I was quite surprised 'cause it performed really well! I figured the extra rear weight from the cage would really hurt its performance, but not so much. I think I may even gear it up for a bit more speed. Although, it's tempting to just keep it the way it is and try 4s. We'll see... Anyway, here's a couple pics from today...





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Looking good! Who stole the bumpers?
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Looking good! Who stole the bumpers?
Right! Yeah, I need to get rolling some finishing up the metal work on this rig now that it's running.
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Jeep looks sweet. I like the way the cage turned out. Where did you get that air tank? I need one I those for my build.

to 4 cell. The main reason I'm going to the roc 412 over another Pro 4 is the 412 can handle 4 cell.
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Looks good Tommy. Glad to see you back in the game. Another month or so and my new shop will be done and I am looking for a new C1 build myself to replace the current TF2.
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Jeep looks sweet. I like the way the cage turned out. Where did you get that air tank? I need one I those for my build.

to 4 cell. The main reason I'm going to the roc 412 over another Pro 4 is the 412 can handle 4 cell.
Thanks! The air tank came from Team3six (Norm). I don't think he sells them any longer, but I could be mistaken. 4 cell may happen at some point, but I think I'll stick with a conventional brushed motor for this rig since it's not modeled after an 800 hp rig!

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Looks good Tommy. Glad to see you back in the game. Another month or so and my new shop will be done and I am looking for a new C1 build myself to replace the current TF2.
Thanks, Neil! Looking forward to see what you come up with...


Regarding my magnet idea, I think it's looking pretty good. It was a non-issue crawling over the weekend. Granted, I didn't abuse the truck, but it did flop a few times and even did an endo, but the body held pretty securely. Nonetheless, I know it's just a matter of time before those relatively weak magnets become an issue.

Over the weekend I took delivery of some new magnets that are about the size of a penny. I stacked 5 of them on the chassis as shown. I glued one to the underside of the body. The reason I used 6 magnets is simply because that gave me the height I needed to put the body where I wanted it.


Are they strong enough now? I think so....
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Very cool
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Awesome build tommy like the magnet idea. Have a build I think I'm gonna use that on.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:42 AM   #100
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JeremyH put together a video from this past weekend.
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