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Old 01-08-2018, 04:20 PM   #81
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Iím becoming a believer in them. They were gripping on some rocks I wouldnít have guessed they would. Little small but if you pick the lines you can easily crawl with them. Iím not used to small 1.9s mine are usually 4.75.


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I have the class 1 on my venture and the big brothers on #scx. Love the performance of them.

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Old 01-08-2018, 04:54 PM   #82
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Bumper updates:

Started by taking off the spare tire.... lord that rear bumper is huggggeee. Not a huge fan . Looks bulky and plus the rear body the factory cuts look kinda out of place now that they are showing.

From a trail finder (the plastic bumper). Cut the ends off of it since the venture back end is not squared off itís more rounded and that looked off to me. Little snip here and there and this is the final product.
Looks great, but what about cutting off the black part on rear of body and raising stock rear bumper up to compensate?

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A few vendors have started to release stock replacement parts for the Venture. Amain hobbies, hobbytown, eBay etc

They have replacement axles housings, gears, t case shafts, steering arms, bearings, battery trays, etc
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Little small but if you pick the lines you can easily crawl with them. Iím not used to small 1.9s mine are usually 4.75.
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I have the class 1 on my venture and the big brothers on scx. Love the performance of them.
Love the little 1.9s, miss my 4.19" tired rig.
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Old 01-08-2018, 05:26 PM   #83
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Looks great, but what about cutting off the black part on rear of body and raising stock rear bumper up to compensate?







Good news!











Love the little 1.9s, miss my 4.19" tired rig.


I did think about cutting body to raise the bumper but being that there is not a clear body out yet, I donít wanna take a chance of wrecking the body just yet. Iím just looking for less weight in the rear, as well as less to get hung up on. Maybe down the road Iíll try different bumper if this one doesnít work out.

Those 4.19 are definitely a different animal!


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Old 01-08-2018, 07:01 PM   #84
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I have been wondering how the Rear bumper might affect things. Being so new, I can imagine that aftermarket is in the works.
Nice to see STRC as an early in on upgrades. I have also seen some 3d print items also.


Once HPI gets rolling, I would imagine the "Factory Upgrades" will be coming.

Great to see all the builds, many I recognize from the FB Page.


Keep up the great work!


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Old 01-09-2018, 09:34 PM   #85
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Got the new battery tray and esc mount in from RC by queso del Diablo! Fits perfect, holds the esc and soon Iíll mount the winch controller on it. This should not only keep the esc up front as well as keeping it dry if the truck ďaccidentallyĒ drops into deeper than the wheels water.

Snorkel has yet to arrive but new wheels and weights are on the way.




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Old 01-10-2018, 10:47 PM   #86
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My small ďmodĒ for the Venture. Since I removed the spare tire that rear end looked a little plain. Quick google search and came up with the FJ on the top and wanted something similar as a spare tire delete.

No where near perfect but itíll do




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Old 01-10-2018, 11:26 PM   #87
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My small ďmodĒ for the Venture. Since I removed the spare tire that rear end looked a little plain. Quick google search and came up with the FJ on the top and wanted something similar as a spare tire delete.

No where near perfect but itíll do




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Cool! How'd you fab that spare?
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:46 PM   #88
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Cool! How'd you fab that spare?


That actually came from one of my sons cheap Walmart toys. Cut it down, cut notches in it for bumper and mounted it!


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Old 01-12-2018, 05:31 PM   #89
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Got some goodies on the way and some in still waiting on

Headlight, taillight and 3rd brake light buckets
Strc diff covers, panhard mount, replacement parts (knuckles, chubs, lockouts) just Incase
New beadlocks to accept the brass rotor weights I already ordered

Canít wait!


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Old 01-12-2018, 05:37 PM   #90
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sweet i can wait to see it with the lights it will be killer.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:40 PM   #91
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sweet i can wait to see it with the lights it will be killer.


Yeah hopefully I can get the paint off and leave the area clean. Iíve tried the brake fluid before and it works but Iíll have to dab it on with a fine hobby brush or q tip.




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Old 01-13-2018, 10:43 AM   #92
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Got the new battery tray and esc mount in from RC by queso del Diablo! Fits perfect, holds the esc and soon Iíll mount the winch controller on it. This should not only keep the esc up front as well as keeping it dry if the truck ďaccidentallyĒ drops into deeper than the wheels water.


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Glad to see it fits the way we hoped, looks good on there!
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:44 PM   #93
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Had some fun on the trails today! It was cold, snowy and wet but the truck is fantastic.

Only a few little issues and they are mainly my own. Need to mount the battery tray better, so cold the double sided tape to the ďplatformĒ came unstuck. It threw my battery and esc all around inside the truck and ended up pulling sensor plug and RC wire out of esc ďshockĒ

Also need to adjust the front wheel wells, had a lot of snow thrown up inside the body which can be resolved by making a new set of fronts

Hereís some pics of the outing.












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Old 01-15-2018, 03:46 PM   #94
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And of course you canít forget the fun I had with a 3s plugged into this thing. Itís an absolute blast to drive on 3s. Grinning ear to ear. I donít like crawling on 3s due to how much power it has!

If I can get the video to load itís knarly! Lol


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Old 01-16-2018, 05:19 PM   #95
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New parts are here, well some of them

GDS racing 1.9 beadlocks silver/Black
Strc orange diff covers
Strc Black pan hard bracket
Spare knuckle, chub and lockouts

Iíll get these wheels mounted up tonight but they may not go on the rig, have a set of super sexy wheels coming as well that should be here in a week or so.




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Old 01-17-2018, 12:43 AM   #96
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Late night wrenching, got the parts on that I received today.

Threw on the growlers just to see, IMO they are a tad bit out of proportion with the body. Like 40s on a ranger

Took a few other pics at different angles to show the height difference in the hyrax 4.19 to the 4.75 growlers. Would love to have that little extra ground clearance tho!

Also redid my front wheel wells. Needed to lengthen them just a bit to keep a little more of the dirt and snow from inside the frame rails/around electrical components. Threw on my outer wares cover for this snow and mounted the battery tray properly. Cold and double sided tape does not work well together.













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Old 01-17-2018, 02:15 PM   #97
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Motor is mounted.... holy cow compared to its competition, it’s a breeze swapping motors on these things! Heck yeah for simplicity

Have a 3D printed battery tray and esc mount coming so that’s is until I get that in. Should pair up nicely and be able to tuck/clean up wires a little better.




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Where did u placed your ESC?

Seen it now in the ast post

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Old 01-17-2018, 02:35 PM   #98
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Where did u placed your ESC?

Seen it now in the ast post


It is on my battery tray. I had the guy who made my battery tray make a mount that clips into the tray to hold the esc up higher to keep from ever getting drowned in water lol.


Zip ties are just for extra strength





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Old 01-19-2018, 05:22 PM   #99
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Got the snorkel in from Exclusive RC today (the scale Kings)

Didnít mount it with ca glue or shoe glue like suggested. Mounted with 2 screws through the body.

Pretty neat little addition to the truck.








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Old Yesterday, 06:17 PM   #100
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Truck is coming along nicely and looks best on the 4.19" size tires!
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