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Old 01-31-2017, 08:31 PM   #101
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I feel like I've been seeing a resurgence of sorts around here lately. I like it.. and I like this rig
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:10 PM   #102
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I feel like I've been seeing a resurgence of sorts around here lately. I like it.. and I like this rig
Feel the same way.

I still have a list of things I need to do.
-Need to order king caps and retainers
-Swap the axles because the diff covers are on upside down.
-Straighten the chassis, fix some panel tabs that are missing
-Get the chassis beadblasted so I can do 1:1 buggy theme
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Old 01-31-2017, 11:19 PM   #103
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I had a chance to buy Elmo.. Soo I did.

This will be a rebuild and continue of Elmo.
very cool.

its alot of fun to score an already wicked rig and change it up a bit.
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Old 02-02-2017, 03:40 PM   #104
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Old 02-02-2017, 06:43 PM   #105
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I was thinking of this rig the other day... How much I miss it.

When I was running it, I concluded it would be a W.E. Rock-based Unlimited buggy. Crawls surprisingly well. Never was good at speed... However, if I were (or Eric) to do it all over again, I would put trailing arms, and a rear sway on her.

I have been looking at those Gomez Bros. U4 single-seaters, and really like them. Elmo kinda has the same funky vibe. Because originally it was an XRRA short course buggy.

So, care to part with the chassis? hehe.

Glad its getting love. Serious.
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Old 02-02-2017, 07:38 PM   #106
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It does crawl well. Probably even better when properly setup shocks.

I don't know if the chassis would be good (performance)wise with trail arms. For well setup U4 from what I understand the chassis is built around the suspension.

You can try to pry it out my hands. It going to be hard to do so.

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Old 02-03-2017, 07:03 AM   #107
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It does crawl well. Probably even better when properly setup shocks.

I don't know if the chassis would be good (performance)wise with trail arms. For well setup U4 from what I understand the chassis is built around the suspension.

You can try to pry it out my hands. It going to be hard to do so.
Yes, Trenton built the sus hoops around 4in traxxas Big Bores. That's what I had on her towards the end with the Jeepin' Doug spring set up. Worked extremely well. Lots of sag.

Are you still thinking a U4 rig, or more a class 3 killer? It is amazingly proportionate as a comp buggy (scale wise)...

Glad you bumped this, as I said I have been thinking about this rig lately.

Will be following!
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Yes, Trenton built the sus hoops around 4in traxxas Big Bores. That's what I had on her towards the end with the Jeepin' Doug spring set up. Worked extremely well. Lots of sag.

Are you still thinking a U4 rig, or more a class 3 killer? It is amazingly proportionate as a comp buggy (scale wise)...

Glad you bumped this, as I said I have been thinking about this rig lately.

Will be following!
I have like the look of the kings. I have a set of bomber shocks and plan on getting the axial king caps and spring retainers.

I'm thinking it cone dodger more than a U4 rig. I still want to build a custom wraith diff, with custom tubes and weld on ears for chubs, portal knuckles, thinking XR width or wider,but narrower than wraith width. Due the chassis width and making it easier to navigate through the gates.
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Old 02-12-2017, 07:30 AM   #109
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This chassis and overall build is a special kind. I would go XR width. I like the idea of having the extra width without the excessive width of the wraith axles.
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:34 AM   #110
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Long over due for updates. I will be doing them in stages.
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:40 AM   #111
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First up swapping the rc4wd Kings for Traxxas long 3.5Ē big bores. Also rebuilding the big bores with the following..
35 weight oil
Rpm 2 stage blue dual pistons
Traxxas rebuild kits
Protek Blue O ring grease
Traxxas ball end shock caps
Dlux no pre-load spring cups
Losi mini T springs (I think the firmest rate)

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Old 03-20-2019, 10:44 PM   #112
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YES!

A old build coming back to life!

This is what the forum needs!

Yes I am yelling!
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Old 03-23-2019, 02:00 PM   #113
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Always good to revisit a rig. I love single seaters myself.
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Old 05-09-2019, 04:05 AM   #114
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I canít believe the details, it looks great. How does it perform?
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