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Old 09-23-2020, 09:49 AM   #1
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Hello!

I've recently acquired a used CFX but in great condition. It was only ran in a garage and mostly was for display.



It came with 2 sets of beadlock wheels and tires




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Unfortunately the front and rear aluminum bumper mounts for SCX10 didn't fit. So back to stock (for now).
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Old 09-23-2020, 09:58 AM   #2
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Let's build...

SPT 5525LV servo with aluminum servo mounts




Full ball bearing. Will eventually upgrade to all rubber sealed bearings


Installed these aluminum shock mounts




I opted to use these blue shocks. Replaced the pistons and used Yeah Racing 3 holes and YR o-rings too.


Replaced all plastic suspension links with YR (40mm upper, 50mm lower) and replaced plastic drive shafts to steel (front and rear)
[img]https://i.imgur.com/tnj****h.jpg[/img]





Custom fitted and shortened this RC4WD side trays


Installed an RX box (Tamiya)


Reconfigured and retro fitted this carbon fiber battery tray






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Old 09-23-2020, 10:07 AM   #3
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Some parts in transit:

- GRC Stainless Steel side plate guard
- Samix Stainless Steel flange balls
- MST Steel Center Drive Shaft
- Xtraspeed Aluminum Center Skid Plate
- Mudguard 3D Print Wheel Cover Protective Fender for Jimny MST CFX
- Steel Chassis Armor Side Pedal Bottom Guard Plate for MST CFX
- Hobbywing 1080 ESC
- AFRC RXS2482 Compatible for Sanwa FH3/ FH4T 4 Channel Surface Receiver
- Aluminum roof rack
- LED bar lamps
- Steel rear bumper
- and some body accessories

I want to upgrade the plastic steering links. What would you guys recommend?

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Old 09-28-2020, 09:59 AM   #4
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These arrived today...











This roof rack is just beautiful!



Installed the light bar







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Old 09-28-2020, 09:21 PM   #5
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Test fit...









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Old 10-02-2020, 07:58 AM   #6
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Side trays and 3D printed fenders arrived this morning. Installed them right away as soon as I got back home. Too much excitement. Haha!













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Old 10-02-2020, 09:28 AM   #7
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Nice looking build!

I dont personally have any experience with a MST chassis, but their bodies are just way cool. I have actually purchased a couple of their bodies. Now i think I want this one too ...lol. There is something different about it in the current landscape of 1/10 RC.

look forward to some pics of it out crawling
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Old 10-02-2020, 09:42 AM   #8
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That is a great looking little rig!

Nice choice on all the upgrades! Looks like it will be fun to wheel around!

Looking forward to seeing more of it!
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Old 10-02-2020, 10:45 AM   #9
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Thanks guys!

Will update tomorrow once I install the electronics.
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Old 10-03-2020, 07:14 AM   #10
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Installed the electronics today and she's finally a runner.

Shortened the motor and battery wires, installed braided sleeves and bullet connectors.



Soldered female bullet to the motor



This AFRC Sanwa compatible receiver works great!



Testing...





Love how this little beauty turned out. But still waiting for few more parts. Steel center drive shaft, aluminum steering links, steel pivot balls for suspension links, aluminum center skid plate, etc
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Old 10-03-2020, 07:15 AM   #11
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More pics...













With the*CC-01 CT and CNC Crawler (SCX10 platform).



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Old 10-03-2020, 07:45 AM   #12
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Good looking CFX! Nice work!
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Good looking CFX! Nice work!
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Nice work! The MST CFX/CMS are fun.
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Nice work! The MST CFX/CMS are fun.
Thank you! I'm sure it is. I'll be doing light crawling and trail with my daughter's CC-01 that I customized.
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Old 10-04-2020, 12:52 AM   #16
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Lights done for now. Will add more once I get the rear bumper



I replaced the rear LEDs with lower intensity bulbs red and orange. The stock are super bright LEDs.





The lights are controlled via aux channels 3 & 4 using a light switch board connected to the receiver.



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Old 10-09-2020, 09:30 AM   #17
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Old 10-09-2020, 09:33 AM   #18
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Some shots today...









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Old 10-12-2020, 06:24 AM   #19
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Installed magnet body mounts. So much better and easier than putting those pins and taking them off.*







I created a magnet mount for the rear from*a 2mm carbon fiber board. I still used the stock body posts.





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Newbeadlock wheels...



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