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Old 02-06-2015, 04:38 PM   #1
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I have to apologize for the delay in posting, I am packing for a cruise and will be heading out, plus I seen my dudes Matt, Rich, and John had theirs up already so I spent a lot of the day blasting mine on social media from my phone.

I finally sat down with the lap top so here goes! When I got an email a few weeks ago from John asking if I wanted to be a builder for a "new" kit I was at first skeptical...my car troubles have me tapped BUT then I noticed who else got the email. I saw n00b and Guy on there and got this feeling it might be a yota so I committed... and I am damn glad I did




The journey begins!




factory sealed to maintain that Toyota smell from a 70s Cruiser awesomeness


Instructions? Yeah I guess ill use those


They are nice and detailed!


Very detailed dash stickers




Interior pieces! WINNING




Everything is packed really nicely


Really what everyone is gonna be freaking out about! THE BODY




This thing is a smooth as a baby's ass, only one small mold line on each front fender

People were asking about how it compares to the skynet body...well it doesn't...it blows it out of the water! Look at the detail on the dash assembly, specifically the pedals


Started by cracking open the axles, they were greased but I like a little bit more


I like the Park Tools grease from my bike shop days in the squeezey tube



I also shimmed my front pinion for a tighter mesh with some traxxas shims, the rear axle seemed pretty good to me


Links built, don't mind the steering one, I had wrong ends on it...thats what happens when you build toy trucks after working your midnight tour and not sleeping


Some extra grease for the transmission


I missed out the Gelande II D90 This chassis platform is pretty awesome !


Guess we know theres gonna be fender wells, good thing cause they are must in my opinion


Little bit of grease for the T case too


drive get some collars, that should help out


rolling...


tossed a 645 servo in and a magnet mayhem I want to try out

I "loosely" assembled the body for you guys, I have to paint it still but won't be able to do that before I leave for my cruise so don't mind if something isn't installed fully. The fit and finish is 100% on everything



meshed grill, just needs an MTHead "TOYOTA" emblem

something I noticed, there is one error in the manual, I am going to do a sticky for these as a tips and tricks section but the manual calls for a 3mm screw...it really should be a 2.5x 6... you could use a 3mm but you'll need to enlarge the holes


as an Interior guru when it comes to my builds, this is hands down my favorite part of the kit...the detail is awesome. Cant wait to add my touches too it





and complete!


Love my 40 series Yotas



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Old 02-06-2015, 04:48 PM   #2
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Took it outside for some pics, a lot of people on social media were asking about the size so I grabbed my Bruiser tf2 hilux hybrid truck to snap some comparison pictures









its #flexfriday right ??? haha






#TOYOTA4WD




Love all the lights, sharpee marker works great




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Old 02-06-2015, 04:59 PM   #3
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There was a lot of questions on social media regarding the tires and wheels. I believe RC4WD was going for a somewhat "stock" looking approach. If that look isn't for you, there is tons of tire and wheels combos...dont let that discourage you from buying the kit. I took the liberty of installing a few different tire and wheel sets for you guys to see. I didn't have a lot of options because most of my trucks have 1.55 stompers They are my favorite tire ever

Stock


OG clone 1.9s with SDI tires


SSD 1.9s and Axial Trepadors...Like this look a lot actually


BUT my all time favorite tire and wheel combo...1.55 RPP/Gear Head ENKs and 1.55 RC4WD stompers <3


1.55 steelies and pit bulls


Axials and Irocs


Locked Up RC and Rc4WD Gladiators 1.9


Locked Up RC and 1.9 pits


DCII 1.9s and stock tires


Also thinking about this greenish brown color...like a poop green lol because I like weird colors

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so I spent a lot of the day blasting mine on social media from my phone.
Before RCC? You gone soft. Pathetic.
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Before RCC? You gone soft. Pathetic.
I wasn't typing out a thread like this on my iPhone...it would been riddled with grammar and spelling errors. My phone changes Gelande to "Gleaned"... I mean what the hell is "Gleaned"?
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It's obvious you're a tight jean flat biller boy band Subaru Facebook is more important type.
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It's obvious you're a tight jean flat biller boy band Subaru Facebook is more important type.
You been stalking my facebook page pretty accurate description, but you forgot to put "blown up" in front of Subaru.

But seriously, Facebook shit I can do one handed on phone and requires minimal text/wording as no one is really reading it and pics are just uploaded with a few clicks. I can literally do it while driving...not that I should be, last thing I want to do is have to tell Dean I wrecked his truck because I was posting about toy trucks
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I laughed.

Done blowed up. My stock Civic is blown up too rod knocking bad.
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Thanks for so many great pics Mike. I have to say, I've been on the fence aboot rc3wd and their direction with many things, but after seeing a few of these threads w/ this new body, I'll give them the 4th wheel back. They stepped up the game in a BIG way with this body. They have found someone to produce a very nice model body. I'll get one as soon as they are available.

Colors for you- I remember the yellow/gold-ish body color and the robin egg blue color, both with mandatory white tops!
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I like this tire/wheel combo the most.

What a fantastic looking body! I'm fighting back not to push the "Add to cart" button.

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Before RCC? You gone soft. Pathetic.

Maybe if you gave us a Gelande forum his priorities might change.
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Thanks for so many great pics Mike. I have to say, I've been on the fence aboot rc3wd and their direction with many things, but after seeing a few of these threads w/ this new body, I'll give them the 4th wheel back. They stepped up the game in a BIG way with this body. They have found someone to produce a very nice model body. I'll get one as soon as they are available.

Colors for you- I remember the yellow/gold-ish body color and the robin egg blue color, both with mandatory white tops!
Glad I could help, sometimes it can be hard to do a thread like this when you have a few other guys all doing one. The hot topic seemed to be tire and wheel combo so I thought I would do my best to show some different combos with what I had available to me.

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I like this tire/wheel combo the most.

What a fantastic looking body! I'm fighting back not to push the "Add to cart" button.

Don't hold back...just do it ! That tire and wheel combo looks good on everything IMO

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Maybe if you gave us a Gelande forum his priorities might change.
Im sure John and Tom have that in the works
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I like this tire/wheel combo the most.

What a fantastic looking body! I'm fighting back not to push the "Add to cart" button.

Do it Tomi....Pull you back in...
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Where do the electronics go? I don't think I've seen that yet.

I was just going to pull the trigger, until I saw the $73 shipping guess i'll wait until RPP gets them in stock and order from there.

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Where do the electronics go? I don't think I've seen that yet.

I was just going to pull the trigger, until I saw the $73 shipping guess i'll wait until RPP gets them in stock and order from there.
There is a fuel cell like the TF2 for the RX and try in front of that for the Esc and then a battery tray too.

I just sent an email to John for you guys regarding shipping cost, let's what happens
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I think the 1.55 wheels and tires look strange because this body is bigger than 1/10th (or even 1/9th) scale. So its like running some 13-inch wheels and tires on FJ-40. Also the rear wheel wells seem very tight as compared to the HUGE front fenders. It looks way better with 1.9s and larger tires. Bet if you opened up that rear wheel well it would look even better.
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Yeh thanks for wheel tyre combo extravaganza, I did the best I could with what I had, but a big help none the less
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I think the 1.55 wheels and tires look strange because this body is bigger than 1/10th (or even 1/9th) scale. So its like running some 13-inch wheels and tires on FJ-40. Also the rear wheel wells seem very tight as compared to the HUGE front fenders. It looks way better with 1.9s and larger tires. Bet if you opened up that rear wheel well it would look even better.

I noticed the wheel well sizes myself. The front opening is very large.
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I think the 1.55 wheels and tires look strange because this body is bigger than 1/10th (or even 1/9th) scale. So its like running some 13-inch wheels and tires on FJ-40. Also the rear wheel wells seem very tight as compared to the HUGE front fenders. It looks way better with 1.9s and larger tires. Bet if you opened up that rear wheel well it would look even better.
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I noticed the wheel well sizes myself. The front opening is very large.
That is the way FJ40s are from the factory. Most people are used to seeing them with the chopped rear tub. It's the same thing with early model broncos.

As far wheel size goes, 1.9s in 1/10 is a 19" rim so the majority of our builds are actually not wheel size correct in most cases. The body being 1/8 scale definitely puts 1.9s in a better proportion. I don't think the ENK 1.5s and stompers look bad though

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Yeh thanks for wheel tyre combo extravaganza, I did the best I could with what I had, but a big help none the less
No problem dude

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I noticed the wheel well sizes myself. The front opening is very large.
I found this locally a couple weeks ago, I think they did alright.


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