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Old 06-25-2012, 10:34 PM   #121
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Thanks man!

Don't worry about copying any aspects of this build, remember, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery".
These threads are for sharing ideas and visions, so I'd be honored if anyone thought enough of my work to use it in there own build.

And yes, I've already started on the Comanche, the twin brother to this Cherokee. Everything I learned in this build will go into that one.
Haha alright thanks!! Cant wait to see the comanche, good luck!
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:37 PM   #122
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Haha alright thanks!! Cant wait to see the comanche, good luck!
You too!

Anyone with XJ in their username is alright by me! lol

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Old 06-25-2012, 11:39 PM   #123
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This is what I finally ended up with on the shocks.

The first pic is the 100mm shock next to the 80mm one, both fully extended. the small one made the truck sit low but was just too short to allow enough travel in either direction.

The second pic is with the 100mm shock at half travel and the 80mm fully extended.

The third pic shows the stock spring (on the right) that came with the 100mm shocks . It is WAY to stiff, unless your rig is made of bricks.
The spring in the middle is the 50% softer one that RC4WD sells to fix the problem (it should come with this one), and It works perfect.
The spring on the left was the "answer" to this build working the way I wanted.
It is the 50% lighter spring that I cut about 40% shorter and rewound the cut end to match the other end. If you think that sounds like it was a pain in the ass, you are correct, it was.

The final pic is the shock with an add on boot, ready to bolt up.








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Old 06-26-2012, 09:49 PM   #124
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I've started the build thread for the Comanche. It is to be a twin to this Cherokee with a few more upgrades.

You can see the thread here:
Comanche Build - Very Scale - SCX10

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Old 06-27-2012, 05:48 AM   #125
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You need to do a coil spring front and leaf spring rear, then you will be very close to scale handling.
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That would be great, if only I had more $ lol.

i found a $4 tape measure has the perfect coil spring for making leafs out of.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:17 PM   #126
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i found a $4 tape measure has the perfect coil spring for making leafs out of.
Interesting idea, the hard part would be bending the eyelets on the ends.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:45 PM   #127
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Homemade leaf springs question

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Mine are made from the recoil spring. Cut 'em the length ya want, heat the end with a small torch to a dull red and "roll" the each eyelet with a pair of needlenose pliers. Then quickly dip the eye in water. That puts the temper back in the eye. Use a sharp drillbit to drill the holes for a centering pin. You may have to sharpen our bit a few times to drill all the leafs....that spring steel is hard stuff.
The nice thing about makin' yer own is that you can make 'em longer than Tamiya/RC4WD/etc. springs for more flex.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:46 PM   #128
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Something to think about, I do have some old lawnmowers, hmmm...

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Old 06-27-2012, 07:56 PM   #129
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but seriously tho, the cheapest 3m tapemeasure you can find will have a suitable coil spring in it. i sell them at work for something stupid like, $3.50 or around that... saves wrecking a lawnmower recoil starter... unless its already broken...
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:27 PM   #130
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one Q tho, do you think it would be possible to make the rear diff have an amount of limited slip like a 1:1? maybe a fibre washer/shim on each of the spider gears maybe??
OK, so I think my spring idea might just work to limit the slip in the diff, and it's so simple. It did add a significant amount of drag on the side gears when I put an axle in and tried to turn it. I will put this in the Comanche diffs and see how it well it works. (see pics below)



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Old 06-29-2012, 05:29 PM   #131
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so now you have a slipper clutch in your diff?
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:34 PM   #132
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IAwesome! I wanted to be the first to try this but kudos to you!!! Key will be finding grease that will work but still keep the springs friction up
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:06 PM   #133
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so now you have a slipper clutch in your diff?
That's the plan, we'll see how it works when it hits the dirt!
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:09 PM   #134
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IAwesome! I wanted to be the first to try this but kudos to you!!! Key will be finding grease that will work but still keep the springs friction up
Thanks, I was thinking about that too. It's fairly tight now but what about with grease. Could just skip the grease but I won't
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:31 PM   #135
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Here are some new action pics with the RC4WD 1.55 mud thrashers and steel wheels. Video to follow. (editing )





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Old 07-03-2012, 12:35 PM   #136
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New Video!!!

Okay, finished editing the second video of the Cherokee.

The stock type tires and wheels have been substituted with a set of RC4WD Mud Thrasher tires and steel wheels that have 6 ounces of added weight to each front wheel and 3 ounces to each rear wheel for better traction. The tires also have no foam inserts in them and are sealed (no air holes drilled) which gives them a soft "air filled" look and feel for better traction.

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Old 07-03-2012, 01:27 PM   #137
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DinkyRC makes Cherokee roof rails. You should look into a set!
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:23 PM   #138
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ok.. im back, I was really busy these past weeks. I did get some rear view mirrors from "abc" brand. They are nearly an exact match to the 1:1 ones. Ive put in light buckets for the front parking lights under the headlights and the side parking lights, added amber leds. Ive also put in buckets for the rear parking lights and reverse lights, i just need to get a full, working light kit.

Ive also added a roof liner with dome and cargo lights. Its a very nice looking effect that i was able to do with $2 fabric and poster board, and used the square lenses that came with the kit.

Im now playing with channel 3 and 4, making 3 turn on the lights (one direction) then add the interior lights (other direction). Channel 4 with by my directional lights. I'll be able to signal turns from my remote. Which will be pretty awesome.

im also in the works of lighting up my dash gauges and "stereo".

I just realized that i don't know how to make a url for my pictures.... im not very tech savvy at all... ill post some when i figure it out.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:00 PM   #139
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Here are some pictures of the model and jeep i mentioned in earlier posts. Much of what ive done is inspired by this thread and the jeep spidernad has been posting about.

Note: this model is "Zombie Apocalypse" themed. So on some pictures, even though i removed the zombies and stuff, there will be a bit of blood and gore kicking around.. don't mind that..




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Thanks spidernad, you were very helpful. i shall never have a messy photo post again.

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Old 07-03-2012, 08:53 PM   #140
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Here are some pictures, hope it works...

Hey, thats pretty cool, nice work.
I like the mirrors, who makes them?

Try using an image link address instead of a URL link. Should have the [IMG][/IMG] tags instead of URL tags.

*EDIT*
OK, I started a Flickr account to see how you can paste the image link.
Here's what to do:
1. Go to your photostream on Flickr.
2. Click on the photo you want to put in your post.
3. Click on the "Share" button at the top left of the photo.
4. Click on the "Grab the HTML/BBCode" link.
5. Click the BBcode button at the bottom of the box.
6. Just above that click the drop down menu and choose "Large".
7. Right click on the code and click "copy".
8. Right click on a spot in your forum post and click "paste".
That will make the photo visible in your post. Flickr puts some other junk in the link so if you want to make it really nice, after you paste the link, take out everything except the part that begins with [img] and ends with [/img] .

Also you can just go back and edit your post to fix it instead of doing it all over.

I use Photobucket.com to load my photos, they have a much simpler way to copy and paste your image links.

When you get the picture link thing sorted out you should think about starting a thread. People might want to see more about your work.

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