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Old 01-15-2008, 11:44 AM   #61
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***EDIT*** By the way, big thanks to Brandon, Nluvwith8lring, for hooking me up with the wheels for this thing
No problem man! I couldn't wait to see this thing done either Looks great
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:00 PM   #62
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They are set up differently so that I the wheels are centered in the body and the WB is correct... If you see a reason that it will effect the suspension in a negative matter then feel free to school me Mr. Shenlonco cause I am not seeing how it will matter but thats just me... As they say, you learn something knew everyday right?

Like I said,or meant,being nice to noobs
You know, you obviously dont know me to well... as I am nice to noobs and help people out on a daily basis on this forum. I just got done going through my PM box answering peoples questions. If you honestly think I was bashing noobs by my statement then I feel bad for you because you dont have a clue, not that I would expect you to being that you have only been here a year so do me a favor mr. Save a noob from being bashed man and police someone elses thread so you dont take away my build thread which, by the way, I started to help noobies.

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No problem man! I couldn't wait to see this thing done either Looks great
Thanks again Brandon, I really like the overall look of the truck with these wheels, I dont honestly think I would have picked anything else for it myself
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:40 PM   #63
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I notice you tried a couple different things with cross member. Eventually you used the stock tube with some spacers to cover where the shocks were supposed to go?

Also did I miss what shocks you are using, the stock AX-10 ones are just way too tall I have to push it down to the bumpstop to get it where I "want it" to be normally.
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I notice you tried a couple different things with cross member. Eventually you used the stock tube with some spacers to cover where the shocks were supposed to go?

Also did I miss what shocks you are using, the stock AX-10 ones are just way too tall I have to push it down to the bumpstop to get it where I "want it" to be normally.
Mike is using stock Tamiya High Lift shocks.

There are tons of shock options to go with, one of my favorite is Nluvwithxlr8ing's Mini-Inferno shocks. Plenty of ways to go just have to find your desired ride height and then find what shocks will fit that.
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Really I am your favorite Thanks man
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:53 PM   #66
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I notice you tried a couple different things with cross member. Eventually you used the stock tube with some spacers to cover where the shocks were supposed to go?

Also did I miss what shocks you are using, the stock AX-10 ones are just way too tall I have to push it down to the bumpstop to get it where I "want it" to be normally.
Josh pretty much covered it...

yes, I used a different front cross member in order to mount the servo to the frame. I used a stock tube, if you will it that, and I used spacers from a TLT kit. However, I am sure you could make it work with something from the axial kit itself as there some extras left over.

As far as the shocks go, they are high lifts, I used them because I wanted a lil bit scaler of a look. You can still use the AX10 shocks, however I would imagine you would need to do a droop set up so that it doesnt sit very high. When I am employed again, I plan on swapping out the high lifts for some RC4WD shocks with boots http://rc4wdstore.com/product_info.p...roducts_id=737
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:58 PM   #67
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Well, I wanted to get this thing running, this way after the electronics are placed and I know where everything is I could start the interior.

1st order of business was figuring out a good spot for the battery tray


I started looking at it, and the frame, and new I wanted it up front, but also hidden. I couldnt really center it down the middle of the frame because the steering servo is there and I didnt want the weight offset to one side. I am terrible at making brackets with bends and stuff, so I got a simple idea and ran with it...

ran stock tlt servo post mounts off each side the frame rails


It just barely didnt line up, so I drilled the openings a little bit larger in the servo posts, and drilled out the battery tray to accept the 3mm screws



End result was perfect, installed some industrial strength velcro and was good to go



Using some more stock TLT parts (this is a prime example of why it was always better to buy the kit rather then just axles ) I made an electronics tray for my ESC and receiver.



Final mock up with the electronics installed


I then started on the steering linkage, I found a link that was tap for 3/32 or something and re-threaded it to 3mm. Got it all bolted up



Here is a quick vid showing how I have almost no bump steer



After all that, it was time for a test drive



It tucks the tires perfectly






At this stage of the game, this is my 2nd most fun and realistic truck to wheel (clone is 1st). The truck flexes well, even with the high lift shocks, and the weight balance is really good considering the topper and the heavy spare on the back. I took a couple of vids, you be the judge





Next up, some wild horse bumpers, photo etched emblems, head lights, interior and more
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:11 PM   #68
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Keep it up....it's looking great! Those tires look really good with that body.
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:21 PM   #69
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Thanks Jay, I am really really happy with the truck so far. It went together nice and simple, frame is super scale (reminds me of a Bruiser), and truck performs well.

Last video guys, this one took a while to upload.



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Looking great Mike!

How do you like the chassis overall?

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Old 01-17-2008, 10:28 PM   #71
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That thing looks completly awesome I love the steering set up. Your lucky you get to go out and crawl the thing, Im only a couple of hours north and Ive had snow since christmas so its either going in circles in the basement or snowbank crawling ... love the truck though keep up the good work
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Wow 11 member viewing, that makes this rig officially too cool for school. Sucks I gotta wait to watch the vids cus'I'm browsing on a phone. I can't even give you a thumbsup smiley, someone do it for me please.
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:32 PM   #73
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Looking great Mike!

How do you like the chassis overall?

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You just anwsered me.
Josh,
I have had a lot of scale chassis over the years, tube chassis, ladder frames, all kinds. This one so far, is my favorite 2nd to a Bruiser frame. Its cheap, very scale, comes anodized black, very very adjustable, doesnt have horrible drive shafts angles and leaves the builder with a lot of room to personalize it over all.

You have a winner on this one
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I can't even give you a thumbsup smiley, someone do it for me please.
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:05 AM   #75
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Nice build Mike. May have to do one...

I like the trail course...I am guessing that is the one in your yard that you were building? Spring, I am doing the same thing now that I convinced the family that the swingset needs to go...

Keep up the great work.

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Old 01-18-2008, 06:57 AM   #76
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Nice build Mike. May have to do one...

I like the trail course...I am guessing that is the one in your yard that you were building? Spring, I am doing the same thing now that I convinced the family that the swingset needs to go...

Keep up the great work.

John
Thanks John,
Yeah thats the scale course, its coming along well its just covered in a lot of leaves at the moment, got to hit with the back pack leaf blower We are right in the middle of working on a rickety swing bridge, kinda like the one at the MJ, should be really cool.
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:22 AM   #77
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really like this build Mike
It looks so good, and even drives well
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Old 01-18-2008, 09:59 AM   #78
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Looks awesome Mike.
It sounds like I need to get one of those setup's when I build a 1.9er.;)
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Haha same here on the course. I got sick of ours and the neighbors didnt get it like they said so I figured they didnt want it. I pulled it up my self, now I got tons of room. Thanks Larson for helping me give props lol. Now I can watch the vids, YAY.
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Mike I apologize. I don't know how I missed this thread! I saw your avatar and checked out your threads.......Nice work man,I love the color and soft top. MOMOCrawla is the bomb and those tops.
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