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Old 08-16-2019, 10:51 AM   #41
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Nice job sir! Need a K5 Blazer body for Hop to ride in.
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Nice job sir! Need a K5 Blazer body for Hop to ride in.
Thank ya! And I agree, a K5 would be sweet for the Hop man.
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Like.

I put a link here in the updates thread. Really like the interior!

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Like.

I put a link here in the updates thread. Really like the interior!
Nice one. Thanks Chris!
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:17 PM   #45
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Thanks to our good friend Ernie my pan hard mount is now nice and sturdy, Iíll be able to trail this weekend with confidence. All the clearance ya need and no binding at full compression. Thanks Ernie!

Also added a couple more decals
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Sweet!

I have one of those on it's way to me, as well.

Looking great, 'Topher!
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Sweet!

I have one of those on it's way to me, as well.

Looking great, 'Topher!
Thanks Durok! And nice one! Hope you get yours out in the wild soon
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:26 PM   #48
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Got a few updates finalllly coming for the sendero.

Recently installed are the samix front and rear shock towers and a stiffener in the rear. I mistakenly only ordered one stiffener but found that the plastic tie rods from a rustler are the same length and used one of those with some shoulder screws up front. Great quality from these as expected.

Also installed are the STRC aluminum servo mount and rear chassis brace. These feel great and really helped firm up the chassis. I moved the old rear brace down the rails slightly to get a little more bracing. Tossed some brass samix hexes on as well to get away from the plastic hexes.

In the mail are a beef tubes front axle, samix chubs, and ssd brass knuckles. Looking to have it all installed Saturday and to get some wheel time in Sunday to see how it does.
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STRC braces look nice! Iíll have to add them to my list along with the Samix.

I saw the Samix braces on AMain, but wasnít sure if they were needed with the alum shock towers. What is your thoughts on them? Do the towers still flex with the alum braces and towers?


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STRC braces look nice! I’ll have to add them to my list along with the Samix.

I saw the Samix braces on AMain, but wasn’t sure if they were needed with the alum shock towers. What is your thoughts on them? Do the towers still flex with the alum braces and towers?


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good question! I did this in stages. The first pieces were the samix shock towers and stiffener. There was still some chassis flex after these add ons, but not as much at the shock towers, it was all lower at the rails. At the towers it was fairly firm.

Once I added the st racing pieces is stiffened up a good bit, the st racing pieces, being on the chassis, did a lot for the noodle aspect.
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good question! I did this in stages. The first pieces were the samix shock towers and stiffener. There was still some chassis flex after these add ons, but not as much at the shock towers, it was all lower at the rails. At the towers it was fairly firm.

Once I added the st racing pieces is stiffened up a good bit, the st racing pieces, being on the chassis, did a lot for the noodle aspect.
Awesome, thanks!

I may use the chassis brace on just the front to help keep the "long skinny" panhard mount solid! I'll wait and see if I need it after the braces and towers are installed.
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Old 10-27-2019, 10:37 AM   #52
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This past week the ssd brass knuckles and beef tubes front axle showed up. I installed these along with some samix chubs for the 10.2, which needed some massaging to work properly with the knuckles. Iím going to switch the chubs out when enduro specific versions are released for better fit. For now, these will do.

I didnít take many pics of installing the parts but I will say it was nice to see SSD throw in a larger bearing for the knuckles. They could have saved money by letting the stock one be reused but they clearly thought it needed to be improved so they added a slightly larger bearing, while keeping the cost of the knuckles low at $39.99.

Here is a clip and a few pics from Friday. I was out with my brother so it was a light session.

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Nice! I just installed mine, and I'm about to take it out for a spin!
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Really cool build.
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Nice! I just installed mine, and I'm about to take it out for a spin!
Whatíd ya think? Looks like you hit a couple good lines with it on the gram.


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Old 12-03-2019, 10:44 AM   #56
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A few updates have been made. I’ve switched from the STRC aluminum servo mount to the samix forward battery tray and servo mount. This relocates servo (and reverses the steering control).

I use a 3s zippy pack that’s fairly thin and it fits nicely in this tray on my 10.2 so I wanted to use it here to have the battery forward without being much higher. *edit, after looking at a picture on page 1, it looks like the battery may sit lower overall compared to the stock battery.

Also installed the ssd rear axle weights, not much to say here other than quality is what you’d expect. Excellent finish and were a breeze to install.

The last change was wheels and tires, I stole the 8 holes and BFG Krawlers for the trail king build so I put some contenders and boom racing hustlers on the sendero. Had these tires around for a few months now and have been wanting to try them. I like the size for the sendero.

This weekend will be for the Capra and sendero so I’ll have some clips next week with the most recent updates installed.
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Old 12-03-2019, 11:09 AM   #57
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Nice. I almost pulled the trigger on the beeftubes, but in the end I didn't. Maybe I should have lol!
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Nice. I almost pulled the trigger on the beeftubes, but in the end I didn't. Maybe I should have lol!
Iím on the fence, for the weight to cost ratio itís so so. But itís on there now and should be stronger at the very least.
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A few updates have been made. Iíve switched from the STRC aluminum servo mount to the samix forward battery tray and servo mount. This relocates servo (and reverses the steering control).

I use a 3s zippy pack thatís fairly thin and it fits nicely in this tray on my 10.2 so I wanted to use it here to have the battery forward without being much higher. *edit, after looking at a picture on page 1, it looks like the battery may sit lower overall compared to the stock battery.

Also installed the ssd rear axle weights, not much to say here other than quality is what youíd expect. Excellent finish and were a breeze to install.

The last change was wheels and tires, I stole the 8 holes and BFG Krawlers for the trail king build so I put some contenders and boom racing hustlers on the sendero. Had these tires around for a few months now and have been wanting to try them. I like the size for the sendero.

This weekend will be for the Capra and sendero so Iíll have some clips next week with the most recent updates installed.
What size tires did you put on it? They look good. Much more scale than the original stock tires

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What size tires did you put on it? They look good. Much more scale than the original stock tires

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Thanks Max! Link below for the tires. They are 4.45Ē. I stuffed them with 4.5Ē CI foams but I should have got a size smaller. Ended up trimming the foams a bit instead.

https://www.boomracingrc.com/boom-ra...age-foams-2969
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