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Old 05-08-2019, 08:20 PM   #41
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Wow 3.68kg is a heavy Venture
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Yeah it's pretty heavy! But I'm thinking about even more brass parts, like the lower suspension mounts and diff covers



I tried to focus on lightweight with my Venture and its 6 lbs 10.6 oz (3.02 KG) but I have added weighted knuckles, beef tubes up front stock axle weights in back and heavier diff covers. Last night I was honestly looking over your build trying to figure out were all the extra weight came from.


If you do look into diff covers I would recommend trying to get a set with better contours, I found the stock ones were holding me back/getting hung up. I posted up a bit of commentary and some pictures in my build thread My Venture Power Wagon, 3d printed parts


I personally try not to add too much (brass) weight. At a certain point it becomes a penalty and gets more and more difficult for the truck to push itself up and over more difficult obstacles.
That said ultimate performance doesn't always matter, just do what you like.

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Old 05-09-2019, 02:49 PM   #42
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I tried to focus on lightweight with my Venture and its 6 lbs 10.6 oz (3.02 KG) but I have added weighted knuckles, beef tubes up front stock axle weights in back and heavier diff covers. Last night I was honestly looking over your build trying to figure out were all the extra weight came from.


If you do look into diff covers I would recommend trying to get a set with better contours, I found the stock ones were holding me back/getting hung up. I posted up a bit of commentary and some pictures in my build thread My Venture Power Wagon, 3d printed parts


I personally try not to add too much (brass) weight. At a certain point it becomes a penalty and gets more and more difficult for the truck to push itself up and over more difficult obstacles.
That said ultimate performance doesn't always matter, just do what you like.

Always fun with ideas and feedback

Regarding weight I guess the hobbywing combo is quite heavy too, as well my battery. I might be completely wrong with going for a heavy truck, though! Going to try it out this weekend hopefully


Never thought about the counters of the diff cover, that actually makes a lot of sense! Might have to look into that too
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Old 05-12-2019, 05:28 PM   #43
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So I got around to try it out today with the new upgrades done.
I felt it to be less keen to tip over on the side than before with the added weight with brass hubs and metal links, so I'm very happy with how it turned out! Also, the 4-link suspension in the rear felt great with the extra flex it provided. And I'm still very impressed by these LouiseRC (same as Duratrax) Rowdy-tires that I'm running on it now. Seems to work on just about anything, even though the rocks were pretty slippery today since it's been raining last few days. On the purple Power wagon (SCX10 gen1) that I built for my girlfriend I'm using the Proline Hyrax tires and they did not work close to as good as the cheap (almost half the price for a set) LouiseRC tires on any surface today.

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Old 05-12-2019, 05:40 PM   #44
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Nice!! I used Louiserc tyres a few years ago when racing. They were good tyres and prices. Never knew they did these.

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Old 05-13-2019, 03:26 PM   #45
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You should try them out if you get the chance. Tried 3 of their threads: Rowdy (latest pictures), Champ and Griffin. All very good at the price but Rowdy has been the most impressive, although I'm not a fan of how they look.
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:31 AM   #46
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I will have a look, but got so many tyres another set would be a bit ridiculous lol.
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:30 PM   #47
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The steel gmade wheels on mine with the broken in pitbull rock beasts and soft ci lil nova foams seems to be the winning combo for me, I need to see how much it weighs now, but its not heavy...
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:22 PM   #48
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@M1tch Haha I know the feeling! I have like 6 sets of tires mounted on wheels now...

@allanon1965 Never tried pitbull, might have to add a set to the collection too. Also never tried any other than stock foams of whatever came with the tires. Might be worth looking into as well
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:53 PM   #49
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Some more driving today on the beach (of a lake, so no salt!) and the surrounding rock/forrest.

Jerry-rigged my old "stinger" bumper from my old SCX10 clone (holes did not line up etc) with zipties before commiting to figure out how to mount it properly. Looks like crap (as does the taped up headlight ) but worked really well so going to see how I can fit it better. Overall still very happy with the truck. Of course there is always room for improvement but next step might be another body, eventhough I've started to like the looks of the FJ. But I'm thinking something with a lower rear (as in no SUV) and less rear overhang/to get the rear bumper closer tucked in. But we'll see.

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Old 06-14-2019, 05:46 PM   #50
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Ended up with a Ford Bronco body from HPI on my Venture yesterday since it was pretty "cheap" and close by at work. The idea is not that it is supposed to be all the pretty, just less weight up high than the stock venture + less overhang front and rear. So no lightbar on the roof, scale stuff etc. . Could not keep from putting some led's front and rear though.
Painted with Tamiya metallic purple and backed with black. Also the wheelbase was not 100% perfect but trimmed the wheel housings abit to make it fit without rubbing
Keeping the stock FJ body too though, just need to do som "fixing up" on the front end that is pretty beat up by now...







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Old 06-15-2019, 02:21 AM   #51
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Nice. I have a similar HPI Land Rover body on my 1st Ascender. It's a bit beaten up now. I think it was intended for the Savage, but is a good fit.
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Old 06-16-2019, 03:59 AM   #52
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Nice. I have a similar HPI Land Rover body on my 1st Ascender. It's a bit beaten up now. I think it was intended for the Savage, but is a good fit.
Thanks! Turned out better than I hoped and the purple is growing om me



Oh I remember that Land Rover from HPI. They have made tons of really cool and well made bodies over the years, just to bad most seem to be discontinued :(
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