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Old 01-20-2012, 12:28 PM   #1
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i have a gmade r1 and idk why the thing sucks at crawling im running a hitec 5645mg servo a 55 novak terra claw the stock tires and shocks and axles and i have traxxas xtra long shocks in the back and weighted tires front and rear and it wont crawl like my buddies scx10 any tips would be appericated ive been looking at the pitbull tires
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:40 PM   #2
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Mines set up as a rock racer but i do know that the tires aren't worth a carrot for crawling. If you got some HB sedonas or Rovers fitted it will be a lot better.
Good luck finding a good set up...
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:20 PM   #3
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Here's a few options:

1.Get rid of those stock tires. The G8 Prolines are great.

2. I weight only weighted my front wheels (8oz in each).

3. The geometry on the 4 links could be made better with moving the links more towards the center of the axle or skidplate (there are optional upgrades available)

4. If you keep the stock shocks, set them up in droop! Lowers the center of gravity.

These 4 things will greatly improve your crawling.

Have fun.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:38 PM   #4
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I run rovers all round the white dot ones, losi 4" shocks a savox servo and a novak goat2s brushless combo and i find it crawls pretty well i have the front wheels weighted also drilled the rims to help with the tyre deflating, wheres your battery placed?
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:20 PM   #5
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I also switched my lower links in .(delrin skid an gmade lower bent links) an the biggest improvment was going to proline sx swampers new g-8 compound, currently running a integy 35t an hpi sc15 esc, made a rear upper link battery plate, i run 850 an 1600 2cell lipos crawls great an can still pull a wheely or jump if need too, pictures of mine in gmade r1 pics. try some droop suspension,move your lower links in, try some hb white dot rovers or sedonas, youll be liking it alot more.
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