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Old 08-18-2015, 07:36 AM   #27921
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Will the truck perform any different either way . Equal links vs having really long rear links ?


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Old 08-18-2015, 07:37 AM   #27922
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Probably not noticeably until you go silly different like 2in links in front and 6in long rear links.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:01 AM   #27923
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I seem to recall a discussion on here once and it was said that longer up front shorter in rear was better than tbe opposite... I think.
I could be completely wrong on that... my short term memory is poo.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:04 AM   #27924
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Also, don't be scared to slid your skid up or back from it's intended location a bit Iif needed.
You can just drill new holes for it... and balance the rig with battery/electronics position.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:05 AM   #27925
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I see new bright jk guys go longer in back. That's a good idea. I see this build being lots of trial and error


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Old 08-18-2015, 07:27 PM   #27926
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I seem to recall a discussion on here once and it was said that longer up front shorter in rear was better than tbe opposite... I think.
I could be completely wrong on that... my short term memory is poo.
little shorter in the front links was the general rule for ages, but i dunno if that has changed.
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:51 PM   #27927
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little shorter in the front links was the general rule for ages, but i dunno if that has changed.
I'd listen to Hoop... his brain is only half as friend as mine.
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:18 PM   #27928
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Front links are 102mm, and Rear links are 106mm, and I believe those link ends are the short Traxxas ones. The links are also from Traxxas, and I bent the uppers myself with a large wrench.
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:44 PM   #27929
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Ok saw this chassis for sale. Looking at how the rear links are mounted to the frame not the skid. Does this work I've never seen it done



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Old 08-20-2015, 09:50 PM   #27930
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Ya, on the SCX-10 chassis that's how they mount. The 1/6 Jeep is using a Wraith skid between SCX-10 rails. Here's my SCX-10 for comparison:
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Old 08-21-2015, 07:48 AM   #27931
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That looks like a standard scx10 link setup. On that chassis i posted a pic of even all the rear links are mounted in the frame. I researched a little seems like a bad


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Old 08-21-2015, 07:49 AM   #27932
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Wraith setup is a lot better route to go for longer wb trucks


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Old 08-21-2015, 11:29 PM   #27933
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That looks like a standard scx10 link setup. On that chassis i posted a pic of even all the rear links are mounted in the frame. I researched a little seems like a bad


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Ya, now I see what you are talking about, that is weird, never seen a setup like that, doesn't look like it's triangulated. Looks like it would bind on articulation, but you could always get longer lowers and mount them back onto the skid.

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Ya, I went with the wraith skid on the Jeep for the width. The narrow scx-10 skid on that wide Hasbro Jeep just wasn't cutting it. The only thing, if you're going to use the wraith skid with the scx10 rails, is you have to modify the skid to fit inside the rails. I cut the lip off the wraith skid, and had to dremel off a bit of the material on the bottom of the skid to fit the rail. I also ground an angle on the front of the skid because the scx10 rails curve in a little at the front. Some guys bend the rails out a bit so they are parallel, and I used 91mm links for cross braces. And lastly, once you get the skid to fit between the rails, you'll have to drill new holes on each side of the chassis to line up with the skid. I think I had 1 hole on each side that lined up, so I had to drill 3 new holes on each side.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:34 AM   #27934
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:13 PM   #27935
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Some sweet moss on those rocks lol


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Old 08-26-2015, 03:17 PM   #27936
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I live in elmwood park chicago boundary and been looking for a group of people or whoever i can rc crawl session with, if there's any please let me know thanks!
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Old 08-28-2015, 11:00 AM   #27937
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Most of the Nirc guys are from the city or surrounding suburbs. Im from rockford pretty far from the Burbs our group usually crawls once a week and has or goes to a bigger event once a month


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Old 08-28-2015, 10:45 PM   #27938
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Go to the sticky on the title page, and there are maps where they've gone, some are close to where you live
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:32 PM   #27939
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Congrats Gary for kicking some ECSC C1 ass!
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:32 PM   #27940
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I live in elmwood park chicago boundary and been looking for a group of people or whoever i can rc crawl session with, if there's any please let me know thanks!
Hi jettsfire, I'm on the N end of Chicago.
There's a bunch of us scattered around Chicagoland, mid IL and Rockford.

We'll probably have a gtg at Foster Beach in Chicago before too long.
And we're talking about a camping trip in Sept down near Starved Rock/CLIFFS OffRoad Park.
We don't have as many lolcal gtg's & comps as we used to so many of us have been traveling to some of the bigger one's in OH, PA, CO and competing with the northern IN guys.
What rig are ya running?
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