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Old 03-08-2011, 05:43 PM   #1
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iv got a duratrax cliff clibmer that I want to upgrade What are some up grades that are good and that are for a decent price?
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:21 PM   #2
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I just got one as well, and don't want to spend too much either.
First improvement you should make is new links.
The stock plastic ones flex and will break I'm sure.
Tires are 90% of traction, so good tires, suited to your climbing type, is $$ well spent.
So far we're still pretty much stock, but improved performance for only a few bucks.
Other mods./bling can come later...
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:31 AM   #3
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Its been a while since I had a cliff climber but this is the thread for mine Cliff Climber Rock Racer Style with Standard 6-Cell Stick Packs

I did several inexpensive things that made a big difference and was still running stock tires.
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:25 PM   #4
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I've done my main links in 5mm steel, and extended the chassis at the same time. Added some longer, stiffer shocks...
Next would be an alum. servo mount and steel steering links.
I also did a partial bearing upgrade, full bearing set to come.
Later I'll add steel gears and output cups. Parts are on order and will probably wait until I blow the plastic gears, or have fun trying...

I'd recommend replacing the plastic output cups for anyone, as it seems to be the weakest point in the drivetrain.

I've put a set of Proline badlands on it and they are great. I'm sure there is better for rocks, or mud, but the Badlands seem to be a good 'overall' tire.
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:01 AM   #5
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I gave up on the dcc. I bought a creeper
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:00 PM   #6
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Hey
iv got a duratrax cliff clibmer that I want to upgrade What are some up grades that are good and that are for a decent price?
Looks like these Cliff Climbers get everything new but the axles. Even half the axles are upgraded(bearings, gearsand aluminum)
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:11 PM   #7
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Have any of you used hb rovers
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:13 PM   #8
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spend the money on something else
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:56 PM   #9
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Ya i did I bought a creeper
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:00 AM   #10
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Default Re: Duratrax cliff climber upgrade

i dont know, I have 4 other crawlers and I still like playing and modding my CC.....
I just made some links extended the chasis, longer shocks, locked out the rear steering, i had some 2.2's on it but put 1.9's on it, just because I them laying around and I found it seems to steer better.

Now Im playing with running a 3s lipo but Im going to upgrade the electronics asap anyway...

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