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Old 10-31-2009, 09:52 PM   #1
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Default Chaotic Crawlers El NiNo2 build!

I am excited to get this done, but am taking my time on this one for a change!
here is what I am working with
Chaotic Crawlers El NiNo 2 chassis
berg axles
hitec 7950tg servo
epic 45t motors
Mayhem UCW wheels
HB rovers
stainless bent links(lower)
lunsford titanium links(upper)
punk dig
Tekin FXR
DX3R
thunder power 2250mah 3 cell lipo
losi shocks
VP high steer knuckles
gonna try to give as much tech info as I can in this build for future refernece!







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Old 11-01-2009, 12:47 AM   #2
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Stuff looks good...now get to building....Love the new steering arms....
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:23 AM   #3
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Looking good Mac! Cant wait to see how it performs
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:50 AM   #4
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So are you guys going to have these cheater rigs done by Wendover???

Nice work Mac, but Boosts is better looking
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:43 AM   #5
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of course they will be done.
There is no way I could wait that long to finish a rig!

I can't believe your hating on me cause I'm not a panther lover!
bitch!
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:16 PM   #6
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of course they will be done.
There is no way I could wait that long to finish a rig!

I can't believe your hating on me cause I'm not a panther lover!
bitch!
Your just running the wrong ones;)

Are these still in the Proto stage or are these going to be the finished product???

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Old 11-01-2009, 03:00 PM   #7
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looks like there will be some changes to the upper link mounting area so far,
but after me and boost get some drive time in we will know alot more!
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:32 PM   #8
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well I have it as a roller now and it feels pretty good so far!

I am running a 60/40 setup as usual with all my rigs.

my link lengths are as follows
rear uppers are 102mm long eye to eye
rear lowers are 114mm long eye to eye

front uppers are 92mm long eye to eye
front lowers are 108mm long eye to eye

I spaced the lower links inward at the axle with a 3mm spacer on the front and rear to allow the rod ends more room to move freely.

my upper links are spaced 10mm out from the upper link mounts to keep my axle steer down to a minimum.

my shock setup is basically the same as before with the original NiNo chassis,
I have the shocks spaced out from the chassis 10mm each which gives the shocks some angle to keep the rig pretty stable.

I am running 90wt oil in the rear with an internal limiter and the fronts have 25wt oil with a cut down internal spring, which allows the front to droop out a little before it pulls the chassis back down, which I have found to be the most beneficial on extreme vertical climbs!
also I am running losi red springs all around which I have found to keep the rig stable in all situations but still lets the suspension flex the way I want it too!

pics to follow!
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:50 PM   #9
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Chassis looks good!!! I might have to switch out my SWX for that one. Or I could just make another berg
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:27 PM   #10
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gotta show off the wheels!!


and the mandatory flex shot!


I should have it done by tonight as long as yard work doesn't get in the way!
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:10 PM   #11
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I finally finished it tonight.
it feels really good.

I am sitting at 2 1/4" GC which is about 1/4" higher than before and I now have some up travel in my shocks, which I didn't have before.
I just reused my old electronics plate and trimmed it to fit.

I will snap some pics tomorrow night and post up.

thanks for looking!
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:52 PM   #12
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well we made it out this weekend for some testing of the chassis!

they work very well. just like we expected.
we ran them side by side with 2 rigs with the original El NiNo chassis!

the new one definately has it's benefits over the original chassis.
we feel really good about how well they performed and look forward to seeing some more builds with the El NiNo 2 chassis soon!
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:06 PM   #13
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I got my production sideplates finally!
I will have them on for this weekends comp!

can't wait!
I absolutely love this new chassis!
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Old 11-11-2009, 04:06 PM   #14
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I love the look of the production plates and am glad we found such an amazing machine shop that produced such a nice product...Its night and day from our prototype machiner...
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:51 PM   #15
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I got my hands on the production El NiNo2 today!
I went ahead and put them on for this weekends comp!

I also painted my most unusaul body to date!
I don't know what got into me, but I just went with it.

TUNA CLUB Represent!!!!!!






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Old 11-13-2009, 07:46 AM   #16
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Looks killer, I think thats the best looking body you have ever run. That crowd pleazer is bad arse
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:56 PM   #17
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I just got home from my first comp this weekend!

all I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

this rig flat out performs man!

the rig was extremely predictable and just hooked up!

I had the best score on the 3 of 5 courses that were passable!
can't go wrong with a -8, -8, -6!
the other 2 courses were basically sand climbs and dug out by the time I had finished judging and was able to run them, but i still killed them up to the ends where the unpassable parts were.

I placed second behind naz-t who was one of the 3 people to make it through 1 of the unpassable courses!
had it been doable I would have had 1st place by a fair margin, which is incredible considering the level of competition in 801rcc!!!

I couldn't be happier with the way this chassis performs, plus it just looks sick as hell!!!
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:22 PM   #18
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nice build mac love the new chassis, you guys have done a great job. also congrats on the 2nd place performance.
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:35 AM   #19
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Hey where did you get the servo guard?
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Old 11-18-2009, 03:14 PM   #20
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You can get them from Chaotic Crawlers.
They are hand made out of either 1/16" or 1/8" aluminum
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