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Old 10-27-2019, 06:51 PM   #21
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So what is the general synopsis of the upper shock mounting locations? I am staring at a blank cage and see the fronts mess up the battery size area. Anyone "feeling me" with this? Rears jack up the body lines.......
I don't see an issue. I was thinking of making a shock key type riser and run more compression in the shocks but it works nicely as is.
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Replaced the front upper links with some titanium links I had on hand that were 10mm shorter for a better castor angle. The upper links are short on this rig anyway but when lowered the pinion angles go to hell and takes the castor with it

I also replaced the shocks with 2661 big bore traxxas with mini t springs. Lower and more tuning options since I don't have 12mm traxxas or axial springs on hand like I do mini t.

Modified the steering stops and the c hubs for more steering angle. This required putting a couple bends in the tie rod too.

I made my own body panels too. Cheap and easily replaced when they get too mangled.

I'm running 2.2's on it too. Always 2.2 wheels but also tires at the moment. Still haven't had it out to see how I like it in this incarnation yet.
Did you change the castor for front and rear or just front?

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Old 11-22-2019, 07:20 PM   #23
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Did you change the castor for front and rear or just front?

Just the front, the front uppers are about 7 or 8mm shorter than stock now.
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:02 AM   #24
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Just the front, the front uppers are about 7 or 8mm shorter than stock now.
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Old 11-23-2019, 06:25 PM   #25
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I changed the body........ again. You can find more pics in the vendor's paint/body section.

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Old 11-23-2019, 07:04 PM   #26
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SCT wheels/tires?
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Old 11-23-2019, 07:09 PM   #27
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SCT wheels/tires?
Looks like a display dolly.

Great job MAC, diggin the panels.
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Old 11-23-2019, 07:11 PM   #28
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Sort of, SCORE TT, the same o.d. as most crawler 1.9s.

Edit- as seen, it also matches the wheelbase and width of a built, per Axial's technical data.

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Old 12-01-2019, 06:50 PM   #29
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Technically, haven't "changed" them, yet, but I did return home today to find my Vitavon CF body panels, machined aluminum transmission housing, and brass portal weights waiting for me. Maybe, if time allows, will get them installed tomorrow, or Tuesday. Otherwise, might have to wait until my next day off.

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Technically, haven't "changed" them, yet, but I did return home today to find my Vitavon CF body panels, machined aluminum transmission housing, and brass portal weights waiting for me. Maybe, if time allows, will get them installed tomorrow, or Tuesday. Otherwise, might have to wait until my next day off.

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Excellent selection of parts. How was the shipping? I saw up to 3 weeks on the Ebay site.
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Excellent selection of parts. How was the shipping? I saw up to 3 weeks on the Ebay site.
Wish I could answer your question, but the "answer" would be confusing. First, I ordered the CF panels & transmission housing. Then, two days later, the brass portal covers were released, which I ordered the following day. A few days later (ie. approx a week after the transmission housing order was placed), I got a message from Arthur, explaining that a "machining error" on the motor plate had been discovered, and, since that had already shipped, the 'corrected' motor plate would ship (separately) the following day).

Moving forward a little over a week, the brass portal covers were delivered, thus they took approx 1.5-2wks after order was placed. Finally, 4 days later, two more packages showed up, on the same day...one containing the CF panels & tranny housing, the other containing the 'corrected' motor plate. The funny/strange thing about this is, the CF panels & tranny housing shipped before the portal covers, yet the 'corrected' piece shipped after the portal covers...yet, both packages arrived on the same day.

Like I said, confusing.

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Old 12-07-2019, 10:36 PM   #32
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I changed the entire cage on mine
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Old 12-08-2019, 12:39 PM   #33
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Nice! Beautiful cage and body panels...to say the least.

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Likewise - and the headlight cluster is really outrageous!

Engine detail, too...
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Thanks, it should do well, I installed a modified hammer transfer case behind the dig set up, this gives me under drive to the rear axle and reverse rotation of the drive shafts. This truck has zero torque twist.
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Replaced the front upper links with some titanium links I had on hand that were 10mm shorter for a better castor angle. The upper links are short on this rig anyway but when lowered the pinion angles go to hell and takes the castor with it

I also replaced the shocks with 2661 big bore traxxas with mini t springs. Lower and more tuning options since I don't have 12mm traxxas or axial springs on hand like I do mini t.

Modified the steering stops and the c hubs for more steering angle. This required putting a couple bends in the tie rod too.

I made my own body panels too. Cheap and easily replaced when they get too mangled.

I'm running 2.2's on it too. Always 2.2 wheels but also tires at the moment. Still haven't had it out to see how I like it in this incarnation yet.
WHITE-TRASH - Can you elaborate on the Big Bores/Mini T Spring setup? How did they work out? are they the same length front and rear? I have the exact same setup on my AX10, but I'm stealing parts off of it for my Capra build after Christmas. Was going to just use the stock shocks from the Capra Kit and droop them, but if the big bores work, I might rather do that.
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