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Old 09-26-2011, 09:37 AM   #1
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Build that's been in progress for a while. Some pics to catch up:

Chassis design...modular so I can change sections without having to cut up another huge plate for a long chassis. Works great on larger builds.



Stared with an HPI MT suspension, upgraded to MT2 specs and added some aluminum for strength...the much bigger CVD's help too. De-ano'd and left natural.


Front suspension added.


CMS is back a bit and tucked well up on the chassis. Will probably need a much stonger servo, this one only has about 125oz of torque. Good enough to get started though. Bellcranks are aluminum for more beef.


3 speed mount, goes to a divorced WK transfer case with steel gears. Not sure how that tamiya tranny is going to hold up with a 650 bolted to it. The semi guys haul so pretty impressive stuff with it, so we'll see. Chasss was designed so that an E-maxx or summit tranny can fit as well - that's plan B.


Radio tray..can move around if I ever decide to add an interior here:


Final layout (finished this last night...ugly iphone pics) - battery moved to the back to balance the chassis - it was SUPER front heavy, though now it's much better.



Stance...and LED's reconnected


Can sit with 1 wheel on an 8" block and the other three tuck nicely.



And that was where I am currently.

Specs:
WK axle
MT2 front clip
Upgraded HD gears F/R
Kershaw 650 on 9.6v NIMH
Novak Super Rooster
HiTec 645MG
Open diffs (for the moment, lockers standing by) - truck is heavy enough and tires are super grippy, curious how it does without them first. I'm sure I'l add them later, rear axle at the minimum.

Work in progress - it's driveable, but still have a bunch more to do.

Took it for a test drive around the basement last night and pretty sure I guessed a bit high on the gearing - third gear is going to be useless I think. Have room to gear it down though I wish I didn't have to tear out the tranny to do it. I'm defintely going to need to swap in some heavier foams too - this truck weighs a ton already and the TSL's super soft foam isn't cutting it.

Ready for a test run! Should have some action pics shortly.

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Old 09-26-2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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That is awesome! Great work! I want to build a raptor with a similar setup for the suspension.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:12 AM   #3
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very cool, the tires fit the size of the truck perfict. i really like the front suspension
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:25 PM   #4
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wow . . . . . .. that is absolutely amazing. well done bro. and i second the motion on building a raptor like that . . . . that would be sick!
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:26 PM   #5
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Damn nice, dude!
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:38 PM   #6
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Looks kick ass. Did you use wideners for the rear axle? I have been wanting to do the same build and have all the parts sitting here. Only difference I want to use the 1:6 H2 body and Super nitro Arms for the front. I may use the MT2's now though seeing that they fit well under that body. I have one of these too, but made it a Monster Truck and used a Stretched Emaxx underneath.



Sorry for the thread jack

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Old 09-27-2011, 12:15 AM   #7
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Did you use wideners for the rear axle?
I think hes running 15mm per side on the WK axle.
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:45 AM   #8
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Scaler, you are correct - 15mm per side on the WK axle, and nothing at all on the MT2 - it's much wider than the axle. The original MT set-up is a bit narrower and fit to a T, but I wanted the heavier CVD's that come in the MT2 package .

On my 1/6 ford, the body is much narrower and looking at a SN suspension for the front of that - should be perfect. I have a Super Rally here to raid for parts. Won't be for a while though, have some 1/10 rigs to finish up.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:05 AM   #9
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Is that a New Bright body? Excellent scale build, it looks like it will perform as well as it looks.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:26 AM   #10
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It is a New Bright....The proportions are a little off, it's wider than it should be but overall a nice body. Solid and sturdy!
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:21 AM   #11
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Hi mate,

how much for a kit and made for axial trans and I'm thinking of making it 2WD and I have Scx10 axles and MRC axles and a slash if we can incorporate them into somewhere would the 1/15th version fit the MRC diffs better

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Old 09-28-2011, 08:46 AM   #12
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wow.. that is awesome
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:09 PM   #13
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This thing is sweet! Good job!
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:18 PM   #14
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wow that looks soo good and you put it all on the first post haha
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that looks like a lot of fun. nice work
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:41 AM   #16
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Scaler, you are correct - 15mm per side on the WK axle, and nothing at all on the MT2 - it's much wider than the axle. The original MT set-up is a bit narrower and fit to a T, but I wanted the heavier CVD's that come in the MT2 package .

On my 1/6 ford, the body is much narrower and looking at a SN suspension for the front of that - should be perfect. I have a Super Rally here to raid for parts. Won't be for a while though, have some 1/10 rigs to finish up.
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)

I have converted both my super nitros to the stronger shafts

Now we need some video
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:03 PM   #17
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dude, being as big of a mopar guy that i am, this rig is the best looking dodge that i have ever seen on this whole forum, in fact the whole internet. GREAT WORK
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Speachless, by far one of the cleanest looking trucks on here, amazing job
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:04 PM   #19
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bout ready to sell it to me
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:17 PM   #20
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Finally a runner again...beat the doorhandle off it today, ran pretty good. Rained (again,) so just went out in my backyard for a bit when it let up. Stripped the plastic steering arm after about 30 minutes, but other wise held together. It has a lot more power in reverse, have to check it out. Also need to gear down a bit and do a few suspension tweaks. May even needa swaybar, it's a bit floppy in the back. Tons of fun to wheel though, 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.

















Vids to come....
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