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Old 09-05-2008, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default Scaler potential....

Well I popped a spare jeep rubicon body onto my upended Losi Mini crawler, and just set the body on top of it....
Looks like the width on the axles is going to be pretty spot on for the scale crowd... and yes it is the 1/10th scale jeep...
Now to figure out hopw to sub in some other driveshafts and trans.....


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Old 09-05-2008, 12:40 PM   #2
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looks to narrow to me..
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:07 PM   #3
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looks to narrow to me..

Without the fender flares it looks just the right size to me.
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:47 PM   #4
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With some bigger tires on those axles I think it'd be good.
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:47 PM   #5
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Actually with the wheels that are on there it seems to fit nicely under a Blackfoot body...
I am hoping to see someone come up with a scale chassis for the MRC soon... There is so much potential in this thing
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Without the fender flares it looks just the right size to me.
I guess but the only reason i can think of to take the flares off a real jeep would be to run wider axles and bigger tires.. not smaller axles and smaller tires..

I would love to get ahold of set for under a blackfoot now that is a body they would work for. not the jeep IMO
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:34 AM   #7
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I guess but the only reason i can think of to take the flares off a real jeep would be to run wider axles and bigger tires.. not smaller axles and smaller tires..

I would love to get ahold of set for under a blackfoot now that is a body they would work for. not the jeep IMO

Yes but most stock jeeps do not have those bushwacker fenderflares so my opinion is take off the flares.
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:46 AM   #8
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Yes but most stock jeeps do not have those bushwacker fenderflares so my opinion is take off the flares.
stock rubicons still have plastic flares
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:35 AM   #9
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do you guys think these axles and their internals are gonna be strong enuff for a scaler....
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:46 AM   #10
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do you guys think these axles and their internals are gonna be strong enuff for a scaler....

Ya I think so, these little rigs seem stout. As along as your keep all the stock running gear and maybe put in a full size servo you're good

Edit: I'm thinking one of those small Yota bodies will be sweet on this truck, I think they are made by Nikko or something??

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Old 09-06-2008, 03:01 AM   #11
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I guess but the only reason i can think of to take the flares off a real jeep would be to run wider axles and bigger tires.. not smaller axles and smaller tires..

I would love to get ahold of set for under a blackfoot now that is a body they would work for. not the jeep IMO
I desperately wanted to run them under my blackfoot but cant afford the full kit at the moment.

rear is narrowed TLT, front is standard TLT (until I can sort the problem with my front narrowed axle).

after looking at the mini crawler in person though I dont see why one couldnt run ALL of it on a scale chassis with a 1/10 body.
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i was thinking a scale tuber/moon buggy to pull behind my scaler 2.2 look real sharty behind a scaler there to big
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I desperately wanted to run them under my blackfoot but cant afford the full kit at the moment.

rear is narrowed TLT, front is standard TLT (until I can sort the problem with my front narrowed axle).

after looking at the mini crawler in person though I dont see why one couldnt run ALL of it on a scale chassis with a 1/10 body.
I gotta say that I loved your extended cab BF build...
If I can figure out how to lengthen the driveshaft I might just swap my BF scaler body over to this chassis temporarily.....
dig it...

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Old 09-06-2008, 10:26 AM   #14
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Those axles look like a perfect fit for a Blackfoot. It would be even better if the tires were a little bit narrower. Maybe make a custom set of 1.5s like Pantablo's rig. It looks like their is going to be a lot of potential for these axles. I may have to dust off the old Blackfoot body and do a build around these axles.

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do you guys think these axles and their internals are gonna be strong enuff for a scaler....
VMG's held up to 2.2's I dont think these should have a problem.. but time will tell..


they look good on the blackfoot but they need a smaller wheel for sure


what is the deal with the driveshaft why is it hard to stretch?
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Gotta Lunchbox body I should try this with........................
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I gotta say that I loved your extended cab BF build...
If I can figure out how to lengthen the driveshaft I might just swap my BF scaler body over to this chassis temporarily.....
dig it...

That Elvis lamp is tha shiat!
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VMG's held up to 2.2's I dont think these should have a problem.. but time will tell..


they look good on the blackfoot but they need a smaller wheel for sure


what is the deal with the driveshaft why is it hard to stretch?

Those VMG axles also have some pretty big ring and pinions though too.
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Those VMG axles also have some pretty big ring and pinions though too.
yeah pretty big and all plastic.. these are at least metal.. I wouldnt want to be the first to try it
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That lamp is badass!!!!!
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