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Old 12-22-2017, 12:54 PM   #1
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Well sort. Itís wrapped up as a Christmas present right now so I can open mine with my sons new deadbolt. Local hobby shop had them on sale for $219.99 and who could pass that up.

Anyway, my tan venture is already wrapped up ready to be opened Christmas morning. Iíve got a few parts for it as well.

Proline 1.9 4.19 hyrax
Hot racing white wagon wheel beadlocks
Savox mg ďwaterproofĒ servo 300oz
A few 2-3s lipos

I will most likely run it, test it and see what it lacks from there. Future plans will be a castle sensored brushless system and some scale stuff.

I have also been in touch with a guy in UK I believe that will be making SS links for it and his price is amazing. I will post info to that once I receive them in 2-3 weeks. He has not finished them and wants them to be perfect before he ships.


Merry Christmas to all and Iíll be back once I open it and start looking at it!


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Old 12-22-2017, 02:18 PM   #2
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Mine is on order and should be here next Friday. Let me know how the less links are as I am very interested in a set.
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Old 12-22-2017, 02:28 PM   #3
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Mine is on order and should be here next Friday. Let me know how the less links are as I am very interested in a set.


Will do. Just check back every now and then Iíll post once I receive them and post a link to contact him.


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Old 12-23-2017, 05:30 PM   #4
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Awesome price! Won't know till Christmas but I think my wife got me one.
Either way I'll be watch.

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Old 12-24-2017, 12:02 PM   #5
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Awesome price! Won't know till Christmas but I think my wife got me one.
Either way I'll be watch.

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I guess I shoulda explained, the deadbolt was 219.99, I paid the full $400 for the venture. No big deal since I told the wife I wanted 2 things for Christmas, an Ar15 and the Hpi Venture. Needless to say she got both! Pretty stoked for tomorrow.

Thanks man hopefully I can provide insight, and find some easy ďupgradesĒ on the new rig.


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Old 12-25-2017, 03:38 AM   #6
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You are going to love the venture. I got mine and love it! Drove mine in the snow already and it was cool! Can't wait until winter here in Michigan is over so I can really put it through its paces. I already upgraded my servo and esc and haven't been disappointed yet! It's a quality truck!
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Old 12-25-2017, 07:44 AM   #7
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Ripped this sucker open around 8am and super excited to get it outside. Gonna change the Servo, wheels and tires and throw a lipo in it real quick.

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Iíll get more once I swap parts over and I run it outside! One thing I immediately see is the ďdog bonesĒ yuk, Iím gonna have to see if I can fit some vvds in there soon. Also to mention if you take the body off, you have to unpin the spare tire rack, no big deal but itís worth mentioning for you impatient people! Lol overall 9/10 truck (cheap Servo, spare tire issue). Lots of detail, forward motor mount, behind the axle steering, lower shock mounts are ďpot metalĒ as well as the diff covers.

Merry Christmas everyone. I will have more photos and a test run later!


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Old 12-25-2017, 08:07 AM   #8
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Sweet!
Hopefully some aftermarket starts popping up soon but it looks great for an rtr

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Old 12-25-2017, 08:53 AM   #9
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Just couldnít help my self needed to see if wagon wheels looked any good, im gonna go with.....yes!




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Old 12-25-2017, 10:35 AM   #10
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Swapped Servo, btw the stock one is PLASTIC GEARED, so you might as well plan on doing it right away. I did reuse the stock Servo saver due to clearance with an aluminum one. Iíll have to buy a few and see which ones will work, might have to bend a ďzĒ shape into one to clear frame rails and still allow to pass under panhard.

Lowered springs, and tucked bumper under the body should have better forward approach now.

Also to note, scx10 bumpers will fit into the 2 eyes of the front mount. Not sure on the width (between frame rails) yet being as I do not have an aftermarket bumper on hand.




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Old 12-25-2017, 11:59 AM   #11
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First off I do have to say HPI did an awesome job. But, there is some issues (like most would assume and easily fixable)

Tires worked fine today, but are not very sticky, really nbd as I have a set ready to go on.

Needs more front end weight, but not as much as I would normally put on my scx10ís. Probably grab some brass rotors and use them. Battery relocate would probably give it a huge advantage as well.

Low Axles, not much to do here but pick lines a little better. It was cold and I was rushing lol.

All in all itís sweet. Looks awesome and performs just as well. Canít wait for future upgrades. Need a little more POWER in my trucks than brushed can offer.










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Old 12-25-2017, 06:57 PM   #12
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Well sort. Itís wrapped up as a Christmas present right now so I can open mine with my sons new deadbolt. Local hobby shop had them on sale for $219.99 and who could pass that up.

Anyway, my tan venture is already wrapped up ready to be opened Christmas morning. Iíve got a few parts for it as well.

Proline 1.9 4.19 hyrax
Hot racing white wagon wheel beadlocks
Savox mg ďwaterproofĒ servo 300oz
A few 2-3s lipos

I will most likely run it, test it and see what it lacks from there. Future plans will be a castle sensored brushless system and some scale stuff.

I have also been in touch with a guy in UK I believe that will be making SS links for it and his price is amazing. I will post info to that once I receive them in 2-3 weeks. He has not finished them and wants them to be perfect before he ships.


Merry Christmas to all and Iíll be back once I open it and start looking at it!


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Are the rigs still on sell?
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Old 12-25-2017, 07:22 PM   #13
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It looks good out there running. Seems really light, alum wheels will help a ton getting that weight down low.

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Old 12-25-2017, 07:46 PM   #14
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Are the rigs still on sell?

Pm me a link.


It was actually at my local hobby shop and had 9. They have sold them all.


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Old 12-25-2017, 07:47 PM   #15
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It looks good out there running. Seems really light, alum wheels will help a ton getting that weight down low.

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Yes, Iíve got the set of wagons to throw on it but wanted to actually test the truck the way it is with stock tires/wheels. I do agree and thatís what will be ran again.


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Old 12-25-2017, 08:25 PM   #16
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Yes, Iíve got the set of wagons to throw on it but wanted to actually test the truck the way it is with stock tires/wheels. I do agree and thatís what will be ran again.


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We jave to much snow to get a good test but I plan to run stock on 3s to see so I have a starting base. The more I look at it the more potential I see. think Hyrax class 1 will look sweet and function.

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Old 12-25-2017, 09:23 PM   #17
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I ran 3s 4000mah lipo on mine and it ran great! My issue is I gotta get pics on here.
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Old 12-25-2017, 09:32 PM   #18
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We jave to much snow to get a good test but I plan to run stock on 3s to see so I have a starting base. The more I look at it the more potential I see. think Hyrax class 1 will look sweet and function.

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Here's mine with a 3s in it.

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Old 12-25-2017, 10:16 PM   #19
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We jave to much snow to get a good test but I plan to run stock on 3s to see so I have a starting base. The more I look at it the more potential I see. think Hyrax class 1 will look sweet and function.

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Hyrax 4.19 are what are on my wagon wheels. Had a hard time mounting a few of them so I need to redo them but they do fit nicely. Iíve also seen the klr mt 4.19 on the venture and it doesnít look bad either!


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Old 12-26-2017, 05:01 AM   #20
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I have a set of PitBull Braven Iron sides and CI foams coming as well as a set of Vanquish Method Roosts in dark grey. Probably will get here before the truck, lol. I have a HW 1080 and a Futuba RX sitting on the bench waiting. I just need to hit up the LHS today and get some connectors for the ESC to motor.

Edit: I have a old ass set of the original proline flat irons that came off my philips screws dingo that I might put on just to see what they look like. The side walls say they are 4.20 tall.
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