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Old 04-01-2019, 10:53 PM   #1
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Hello all, this is my first crawler. I knew I wanted to build one rather than buy the RTR Venture and end up replacing a bunch of parts. I already have the FJ body on the way. Iíll probably get the Proline BFG K02 tires so it will match my real one. Can you guys recommend a steering servo and brushed rebuildable motor. I think Iím going to get the HW brushed crawler ESC. I still have a motor lathe from the early 2000ís so I can use that to cut the comm. I will also be getting aftermarket steering knuckles and aluminum C hubs. Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 04-03-2019, 08:50 PM   #2
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Should have posted in the newb section
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Old 04-04-2019, 04:26 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome. I'm using a Holmes Hobbies Torquemaster expert 30T motor and an old but good Mamba Max Pro esc in my SBK. Also SSD make very nice brass knuckles which put some weight on the front and low down. A Bow House 3D printed skid also gives a little more clearance.

The Hobbywing 1080 exc is very popular. I have a couple in other trucks, but I cant get one of them to adjust the low voltage cut off below 3.8 volts, so it's sitting in it's box for now.

Have fun with the build. I was one of the first here to build an SBK and it's great quality.
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Old 04-04-2019, 07:21 AM   #4
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Hello all, this is my first crawler. I knew I wanted to build one rather than buy the RTR Venture and end up replacing a bunch of parts. I already have the FJ body on the way. Iíll probably get the Proline BFG K02 tires so it will match my real one. Can you guys recommend a steering servo and brushed rebuildable motor. I think Iím going to get the HW brushed crawler ESC. I still have a motor lathe from the early 2000ís so I can use that to cut the comm. I will also be getting aftermarket steering knuckles and aluminum C hubs. Any advice is appreciated.
The Venture RTR is pretty solid, but I would have chosen the kit if that was available when I purchased mine.

Will the BFGs fit in the wheel wells? I'm not sure what size those tires are.

What's your budget? Holmes and Team Brood both offer nice, rebuildable, brushed motors. Servos can range from $20 to $250. You can't go wrong with Savox unless you hate the constant buzz that they make like I'm starting to.

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He's building a Venture so this section is fine.
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Old 04-04-2019, 05:57 PM   #5
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Congrats on the kit. It's a great little build. I would suggest the SSD brass knuckles as the are the heaviest you can buy. As for the tires they are a little larger for the body. I have a set and was testing them out on my RTR Venture. I picked up the RTR used so the wheel wells were trimmed to make larger tires fit as shown below. As you can see how the tires fit before you decide what to do.



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Congrats on the kit. It's a great little build. I would suggest the SSD brass knuckles as the are the heaviest you can buy. As for the tires they are a little larger for the body. I have a set and was testing them out on my RTR Venture. I picked up the RTR used so the wheel wells were trimmed to make larger tires fit as shown below. As you can see how the tires fit before you decide what to do.
That looks nice trimmed like that!
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Old 04-05-2019, 12:43 AM   #7
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Thanks for the advice and the warm welcome. I just ordered the Savox 1210 SG and the SSD knuckles and C-hub. I didn’t think about the tire sizing when I ordered the BFG tires. I assumed a 1.9 would fit. I have not ordered the wheels though. I suppose all the wheels have different offsets. I also ordered the wheel well set. Are the kit bearings good or should I get the rubber seal set?
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Good stuff you got there. The bearings are ok, but I just used them and when they wear, will install rubber shielded. Some of the bearings are a bit slack in the steel gears, so maybe get some bearing fit loctite. I wish Ihad had some when I built mine.
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I budgeted about $600 to $700 for this build. I know it sounds like a lot but I use to race touring car and 12th scale so you already know that those cars can cost that much for the kit alone! Oh, and those cars can only be used on prepared tracks or indoor carpet. Iíve already spent about $550 but that includes the ESC, servo, tires, body, wheel wells, and some aluminum bits. I still need wheels and possibly a motor. Do anyone think I can use the old brush motors from the early 2000ís. Like a 27 turn stock motor back in the day? These motors are just sitting around. If I can, I would like to use up my old stuff if I can without damaging my new purchases like the ESC or the batteries.
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Old 04-05-2019, 12:15 PM   #10
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I budgeted about $600 to $700 for this build. I know it sounds like a lot but I use to race touring car and 12th scale so you already know that those cars can cost that much for the kit alone! Oh, and those cars can only be used on prepared tracks or indoor carpet. Iíve already spent about $550 but that includes the ESC, servo, tires, body, wheel wells, and some aluminum bits. I still need wheels and possibly a motor. Do anyone think I can use the old brush motors from the early 2000ís. Like a 27 turn stock motor back in the day? These motors are just sitting around. If I can, I would like to use up my old stuff if I can without damaging my new purchases like the ESC or the batteries.
You should be able to use up your old 27T motors. Some use 35T. Only thing is it might be a little on the quick side.
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Old 04-05-2019, 02:27 PM   #11
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I use 30t motors no problem, but they are meant more for crawling than racing. If you get the gearing right you should be ok. Also the 1080 esc is fairly tunable with the program card. I still prefer my older Mamba Max Pro esc's though as they can be set up from a pc with the link and software.

You could try a cheaper motor such as the RC4WD 35T but they are not really rebuildable and not as good as a decent quality such as Holmes, Tekin etc.
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Old 04-06-2019, 03:56 PM   #12
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Damn, just read the thread on HPI racing going into administration. I still like the truck but I am disappointed that I might have bought a dead end vehicle. I looked at all the stock parts still available on AMain hobbies and just buying future spares cost almost as much as a new SBK kit.
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