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Old 12-06-2018, 03:35 PM   #21
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great step by step build project.
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congrats for this great rig
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:07 PM   #22
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great step by step build project.
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congrats for this great rig
Thanks! Hopefully my dad likes it
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:39 AM   #23
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I didnít get much done today, but did finish up the front axle. I started by making a servo mount out of 3mm carbon. It is held to the axle with 3 screws and red loctite.

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Then I fired up the dremel again and made a battery tray for behind the motor. It will it will use a piece of inner tube for a strap aswell as get covered in velcro.

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I also added steering stops to the axles using a 3mm spacer and button head screw which can be seen in the previous pictures. I figured out that a straight xr10 tie rod is an almost perfect fit with the Dlux knuckles and his proper ackerman arms. I put a slight bend at both ends to bring the tie rod closer to the gearbox and called it good.

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This might be the last update for a couple days. I have a comp this weekend and I need to make some tires and do some maintanence to my personal trucks.
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Looking good Nabil!
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:33 PM   #25
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This might be the last update for a couple days. I have a comp this weekend and I need to make some tires and do some maintanence to my personal trucks.

Comp? Wheres this comp?
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Rear axle ended up being a touch under 13 ounces with the motor. Not the lightest by any means but pretty good considering itís all metal with motors that are relatively heavy. Speaking of motors, decided to go with some 30t big wire 540s with turned down cans. After running lots of different shorter and smaller diameter motors I feel the weight loss isnít worth the low end power and control.

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I totally agree with this. The set of Team motors i had Eddie at Brood build me are in standard size cans (i think?). I think smooth start up is the most important thing when crawling and bigger can are just better. Big cans and skewed arms!!

Oh, by the way...Have you tried the single bend links? If so, how are you liking them?
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:17 AM   #27
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Comp? Wheres this comp?
Richmond this Sunday, Folsom next Sunday

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I totally agree with this. The set of Team motors i had Eddie at Brood build me are in standard size cans (i think?). I think smooth start up is the most important thing when crawling and bigger can are just better. Big cans and skewed arms!!

Oh, by the way...Have you tried the single bend links? If so, how are you liking them?
Iíve been running a really shallow bend (like less than 1inch vertical height difference) rear lower for a long time. My xr needs a double bend lower link though since the shocks and links are in the same hole. Iím going single bend front and rear on both this truck and my superlite truck which I still need to build.
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:59 PM   #28
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The brass weight holders are actually supposed to go on the other
way, but you can probably get away with running them that way...
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The brass weight holders are actually supposed to go on the other
way, but you can probably get away with running them that way...
With the hub that’s on it they will definitely need to be flipped (see post 16 )

To add some tech for people who may not know. If you look closely you can see I flipped the knuckles upside down from how Dlux says to put them together so I have more clearance for the loaded dice weight at the bottom. I just learned this trick recently, and while it only works on non 8 deg, it allows for the button head screws to be at the bottom, which fit into the loaded dice weight better

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Old 12-11-2018, 12:34 AM   #30
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With the hub that’s on it they will definitely need to be flipped (see post 16 )
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With the hub thatís on it they will definitely need to be flipped (see post 16 )

To add some tech for people who may not know. If you look closely you can see I flipped the knuckles upside down from how Dlux says to put them together so I have more clearance for the loaded dice weight at the bottom. I just learned this trick recently, and while it only works on non 8 deg, it allows for the button head screws to be at the bottom, which fit into the loaded dice weight better


I think stubs thought that one up. I set up greengo that way, makes it easier to deal with the brass dice for damned sure. Delrin are no big deal since Erik cuts those correctly.
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I didnít get much done today, but did finish up the front axle. I started by making a servo mount out of 3mm carbon. It is held to the axle with 3 screws and red loctite.

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Then I fired up the dremel again and made a battery tray for behind the motor. It will it will use a piece of inner tube for a strap aswell as get covered in velcro.

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I also added steering stops to the axles using a 3mm spacer and button head screw which can be seen in the previous pictures. I figured out that a straight xr10 tie rod is an almost perfect fit with the Dlux knuckles and his proper ackerman arms. I put a slight bend at both ends to bring the tie rod closer to the gearbox and called it good.

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This might be the last update for a couple days. I have a comp this weekend and I need to make some tires and do some maintanence to my personal trucks.
I still really dig the older style Berg cases cleaned up and shaved down....Iíve got an old set Iíve been eyeballin again and a set of RCBros tubes your probably missing too....itís good to see you back
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I still really dig the older style Berg cases cleaned up and shaved down....Iíve got an old set Iíve been eyeballin again and a set of RCBros tubes your probably missing too....itís good to see you back
Thanks Brandon. I still have another set here, but I wanted to use these. I donít know why but Iíve always liked these tubes.
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Had some time today to work on it today. Since itís pretty much impossible to find vanquish ti links anymore I kinda guessed on some lower link length measurements and sent the info to hardcore rc over on facebook. I ended up having to put a bit more bend in the links then I wanted, especially the rears, but I think it should be fine for my dad. The extra clearance might actually help him while he is learning how to pick his lines. I made the uppers myself using 1/8 ti, a hand drill, and a 6-32 die.

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Iím not entirely happy with how the rear axle is sitting. I will probably play with the lower link mounts on the axle to get it to sit more to my liking.

Incase anyone was wondering about the weight, it is currently sitting at 3.8ish pounds. Only things missing are 2 speed controllers, rx, bec, and battery. I still have steel hardware everywhere but the chassis aswell as a couple of other places to cut weight if I wanted. The loaded dice are still empty, so thatís up to 8 ounces of tungsten that I could potentially add to the knuckles aswell.

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I think stubs thought that one up. I set up greengo that way, makes it easier to deal with the brass dice for damned sure. Delrin are no big deal since Erik cuts those correctly.
Iím sure some people did it by accident before I did it. Iím just too lazy to grind that much.

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Had some time today to work on it today. Since itís pretty much impossible to find vanquish ti links anymore I kinda guessed on some lower link length measurements and sent the info to hardcore rc over on facebook. I ended up having to put a bit more bend in the links then I wanted, especially the rears, but I think it should be fine for my dad. The extra clearance might actually help him while he is learning how to pick his lines. I made the uppers myself using 1/8 ti, a hand drill, and a 6

Iím not entirely happy with how the rear axle is sitting. I will probably play with the lower link mounts on the axle to get it to sit more to my liking.

Incase anyone was wondering about the weight, it is currently sitting at 3.8ish pounds. Only things missing are 2 speed controllers, rx, bec, and battery. I still have steel hardware everywhere but the chassis aswell as a couple of other places to cut weight if I wanted. The loaded dice are still empty, so thatís up to 8 ounces of tungsten that I could potentially add to the knuckles aswell.

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Looks good man. You could always throw a Dlux ďreplacementĒ case on the rear to suck the motor up against the axle tube. I think they are pretty cheap for just the gear case? I love being able to drop the motor without sacrificing ground clearance.
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Looks good man. You could always throw a Dlux ďreplacementĒ case on the rear to suck the motor up against the axle tube. I think they are pretty cheap for just the gear case? I love being able to drop the motor without sacrificing ground clearance.
Iíve thought about it, my ocd wouldnít let me do just the rear though. Depending how much he enjoys it and uses it will dictate what I actually do but either way it will probably wait until I have to rebuild it. I did end up rotating the lower link mounts and lowering the motor from the pictures posted. Itís definitely let better now, I think it should be fine.
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:49 AM   #37
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Hey Nabil remember this video? This is my all time favorite berg video.
https://youtu.be/8bRldkeCWWc
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Hey Nabil remember this video? This is my all time favorite berg video.
https://youtu.be/8bRldkeCWWc
Yes!! I’ve been looking for that video for awhile now. Those axles are currently sitting on my desk right now. I’ve been considering building that truck back up again. Thanks Matt!!
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Old 12-19-2018, 11:10 AM   #39
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Nice, glad I could help lol. Axles look very similar to the axles on your Dad's rig.
Don Hughes has a chump RT chassis it's Doncrawla's old chassis it had xr axles. If your looking for one.

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Love watching those VP wheels and Rovers do work...!
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