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Old 12-12-2011, 03:57 AM   #181
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heres a few recent pics of my build! TRAIL SLAYER ZUKI
so far I:
put rocksliders
custom front shock spacers
HR shocks full drooped
HS-65MG steering
bent in front links
more realistic tie rod
Boggers (turn perfict with no spacers)
metal washer beadlocks
aluminum knuckles
multiple lipo's and stock batteries
and i got a aluminum HR 56t spur thats not installed yet. But first i was wondering how the performance is compared to the stock one?
will i lose my power for gunning up dirt hills and those tricky high center ledge sections?
o and i got my custom Samurai body w/ everything!


sorry not the best pics but... check out my build thread comment.. what you got!

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Old 01-06-2012, 01:23 PM   #182
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question, do most or all of these mods work for the TT too or just the McRc.

like flipping the tranny, cutting or removing shocks, etc.
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:31 AM   #183
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mine is 3 days old, ive

-removed springs
-moved batt to rear axle(wires out the back, folded over and ziptied, makes an awesome wheelie bar. less backward rollovers)
-1/2 oz weight to front servo
-cut little post off of ESC plate, move ESC/RX forward slightly for more wire slack.
- no hairpin clips on body posts, body holds snug, easy on/off

plan to
-remove foam from tires, can anyone tell me what size socket the axle nut is, my factory multi tool went MIA, cant find a socket to fit.....
-servo wires out the back. currently just creased an ziptied to prevent suspension interference
-???? 4 wheel steer?????, is there a Y harness for this?
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:47 AM   #184
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wheels have a 4.5mm nut on them. I picked up a deep socket from loews for about $4 sears did not have any thing.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:54 PM   #185
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mine is 3 days old, ive

-removed springs
-moved batt to rear axle(wires out the back, folded over and ziptied, makes an awesome wheelie bar. less backward rollovers)
-1/2 oz weight to front servo
-cut little post off of ESC plate, move ESC/RX forward slightly for more wire slack.
- no hairpin clips on body posts, body holds snug, easy on/officials

plan to
-remove foam from tires, can anyone tell me what size socket the axle nut is, my factory multi tool went MIA, cant find a socket to fit.....
-servo wires out the back. currently just creased an ziptied to prevent suspension interference
-???? 4 wheel steer?????, is there a Y harness for this?
There's is a Y harness available from thetoyz.com or liquidrc.com (.99 Shipping). However, you will always have 4ws unless you unplug the rear servo.

HRC54701S Y-Harness 6 [HRC54701S] - $10.99 : LiquidRC.com , No Bull world wide shipping

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Old 02-09-2012, 11:42 PM   #186
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For those of you who can do without the headache of manual servo reversing for 4ws on your micros. Use a futaba 3107 micro. They run backwards- Fo Sho!! The spline is a lil smaller but i just modded my saver, ez fix and well worth it!!
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:46 PM   #187
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last 2 days have defoamed the wheels, reversed tranny and esc and battery, added 2 oz of weight to front bumper, 1/2 oz on rear axle, removed front springs, crawls so much better, dont know how people mounted battery on rear tranny, i guess i need to purchase lipo battery to fit...?
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:11 AM   #188
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Use some servo tape. The stock battery fits between the shock mounts on the rear axle. Just make sure it doesn't hit the shocks when the suspension flexes.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:57 PM   #189
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I have skimmed through here a couple times and see people using washers. How are you drilling them? Also I have cut the fuel tank from a 1/24 gto and trimmed it to fit between the rear rails of my TT, the esc fist perfect with a little hot glue. I dont know if it helps but it looks better, I also mounted the battery between the front frame rails. For scale bodies I have found that E-6000 adhesive is great, it holds well but stays flexible it also peels off like rubber cement if it needs to be. I just use dabs of this stuff on my wheels we'll see how it holds up
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:08 PM   #190
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Just wondering if anyone knows of a steering servo with a shear pin instead of a saver-type spring?.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:44 PM   #191
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whats the biggest spur thatll work w these? will micro rally/short course spurs work? looking to gear it down for better wheel speed control
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:09 PM   #192
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Just wondering if anyone knows of a steering servo with a shear pin instead of a saver-type spring?.
You don't need a saver on these tiny things. A good servo can handle even MiClaws.


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whats the biggest spur thatll work w these? will micro rally/short course spurs work? looking to gear it down for better wheel speed control
The 59T spur from the Micro Rally/SCT fits. There is a thread on here that details what parts you need from the SCT clutch to make it work on the McRC. You will not be able to run a gear cover, but it doesn't do anything anyway.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:00 PM   #193
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I thought the biggest spur you can put on the Crawler/Trekker is 56t. Without a new motor plate anyway.

Yeah, the servo saver is useless unless you are using the cheap stock servo.

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Old 05-04-2012, 06:11 PM   #194
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No, you don't need a new motor plate. You should slip in a 9T pinion though.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:51 PM   #195
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No, you don't need a new motor plate. You should slip in a 9T pinion though.

I'm using 56/11 now, you think I should move up or down on the pinion? Its got plenty of power with the 90 turn motor but it looses traction too soon.

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Old 05-06-2012, 08:27 AM   #196
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The fewer teeth on the pinion, the more torque you get. I use a 9/56 combo right now, so I really don't know what fits the 59T.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:35 PM   #197
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The fewer teeth on the pinion, the more torque you get. I use a 9/56 combo right now, so I really don't know what fits the 59T.

Thanks Boss, I went back to 10 teeth and its working the way I want it too.

Now I just need to find some decent shocks. The units that came with my Trekker are crap.

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Old 05-06-2012, 06:48 PM   #198
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The only option for shocks is Hot Racing.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:49 PM   #199
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The only option for shocks is Hot Racing.

You think they are worth it?

I have been looking at getting a new chassis, which one do you like the best?

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Old 05-07-2012, 02:51 PM   #200
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I've only broken one shock and I have 3 crawlers. I use XMODS springs to soften the ride and they work fine for me, so I never went with the HR shocks. As for the chassis, different people will have different opinions. The only opinion I can offer is to not buy Hot Racing's chassis. Looks cool, but doesn't really do anything for flex or lowering CG. The Blade and Ridgeback chassis are very popular.
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