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Old 10-02-2011, 12:21 PM   #21
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Awesome rig, looks so real! If you ever think about selling it, let me know!!
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:54 PM   #22
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Just make sure you use the same diff cups, axles as on the mt2 as far as the driveshafts go use rear mt2 center shafts or mini trophy driveshafts (same)
Covered, and good call on the Mini Trophy shafts/SN combo - will look into those for the F50 build.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:34 PM   #23
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What a great project! Well done! Youve given me quite a few ideas...

Your modular chasis design is so simple/obvious, Im wondering why I never thought of it before?!
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I likey alotey !!Sweet build !!!I have a similar build in process with a silverado body !!
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:12 PM   #25
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your build came out awesome! hows wheeling with an ifs compare to an solid axle front?
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:01 PM   #26
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Wow! Now that is a Scaler!
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:38 PM   #27
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Thats awesome! I want to see it out there, doin' its thing.. but, with something out there along side it for comparison to see how big this thing actually is!
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:56 AM   #28
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...hows wheeling with an ifs compare to an solid axle front?
Well, I never got stuck... Have to plan your lines a bit differently, but plenty capable.

Thanks for the kind words all...got more in store for this project. Will get some comparison pics with some other rides as well.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:44 PM   #29
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Vid of the backyard bombing session:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olcKEQErI70
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:49 PM   #30
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Very nice, damn I want it now lol
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:13 AM   #31
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1:6 is a blast. Drives very scale, there's a lot more mass here than a 1/10 truck so it thumps off the rocks very realistically.
1/6th scale ramps up the realism factor. The way a big heavy truck like this behaves is so real.

I love this shot. The IFS looks real good...



It looks fabulous in the video, especially at speed when the suspension is working. Seems to be a decent crawler too, and the body roll is a lot less than I thought it would be.

Excellent!!

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Old 10-07-2011, 09:05 AM   #32
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Thanks...Agreed 1/6 is a blast, have an F150 and a Willy waiting in the wings. Gotta finish this one first.

Body roll is controlled well by the front suspension, the IFS has a natural anti-roll to it as the shocks are somewhat triangulated. The rear could use a swaybar - the spings and oil are about perfect, but it just flops around a bit too much back there. Small swaybar should help, and it'll still flex well.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:15 PM   #33
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I watched the vid on Scale4x4, the truck turned out great! Those long front control arms scream 'Pre-runner' to me, this truck needs some air time!!

I'm gonna have to seriously consider one of these bodies, it would be Uber cool to have a 1/6th tow rig for my Willys Jeep.
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:15 PM   #34
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Yeah,one seriously kool truck, i want big scale now,
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:08 PM   #35
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Hey OSRC, i was just thinking and i think it would be really sick to see this thing with a leaf spring rear suspention. sence this is a 02 - 05 body and they used a leaf spring rear suspention and IFS front suspention combo all the way up to 2008 with this body style.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:02 AM   #36
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That chassis design that you came up with looks slick! Nice work with the IFS as well. Killer build!
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:40 AM   #37
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Very cool. Thank you for the inspiration. I have two black 1/6 scale Dodges. I drive a '96 1 ton. I will bet that she videos very well. Big lumbering beast.


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it is nice to see something different that is well done
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:25 AM   #39
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This thing just screams "RamRunner" to me with the long travel suspension and pre-runner style front bumper. Good job!

How much vertical travel do you get out of the MT2 suspension before the axles bind?
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:18 AM   #40
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How much vertical travel do you get out of the MT2 suspension before the axles bind?
About 2.5" travel, maybe a little more.

Thanks for all the comments....added a set of firm Ripsaws this weekend and while it doesn't look as scale imo, it defintely drives better overall.
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