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Old 04-27-2019, 02:46 PM   #61
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Hey yall, sorry its been so long since last update. Had to order some parts...

I got a set of HR 28mm 12mm hex adapters (which i for got to get a pic of BEFORE i installed them lol). Stock width i couldnt turn or rotate the suspension with the new PL brawler wheels n destroyer tires.

The front axle stubs had to be threaded into the extensions just a lil ways to get the drive pins thru the holes. They have a grub screw that threads in on one side of the extension to retain the drive pin. I used the washers included on the wheel screw to hopefully NOT pull one thru, like the axial m/t wheels i had on it.

That was a shot i wish i coulda got on video lol. It was just like a real m/t when it loses a wheel!

Now to wait for the locktite to dry lol.

The PL brawlers come in white or gray. Really pleased with the gray, they look good with the blue body.

Im lookin to get some carbonfiber soon. Im goina make some plate to go on the AX10 chassis plates so i can relocate the upper links. By movin the upper links up just a bit, itll open my motor options up alot. More on that as i get parts ordered. Hopefully i remember to get pics of progress on the CF mod.

So for now, heres the newest pics. ENJOY! Let me know wat yall think...

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Old 04-27-2019, 04:37 PM   #62
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Truck looks great! It looks
W I D E! I'm sure it will handle better. What is the wheelbase on this truck BTW?

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Old 04-27-2019, 09:07 PM   #63
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Truck looks great! It looks
W I D E! I'm sure it will handle better. What is the wheelbase on this truck BTW?

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Thanks max! Im goina give her a go tomorrow. Hopefully she wont wanna roll so much. WB is 13.25 in, body wb is 12.3 in.

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Old 04-28-2019, 12:17 PM   #64
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I got a short vid for yall today. Done great, still not as fast as id like though. The part at the end of the vid was from torque twist lol. Shortly after the front wheel came off, goina have to get longer wheel screws n better locktite

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Old 05-04-2019, 04:27 PM   #65
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Hey yall, been doin some moddin today. Finally got some 3mm carbon fiber in the other day, so i figured today was as good a day as any to get dirty. My first thought for cuttin the CF was the lil saw blade for the dremel. Boy was i wrong, it smoothed the teeth off it lol. So cut-off discs it was, n they made pretty short work of it. Got them all roughly cut out n used a sandin tube to fine tune the edges. After drillin 2 of the holes, i put a couple bolts thru n drilled the other 2. I didnt think about it til after i drilled them, the 2 back ones were the only ones that needed the holes for the upper links. O well, theyre there if i decide i need to do the front too.

I got them mounted up n moved the upper links. Everything looked perfect... That is until i bottomed the shocks. The pinion rolled back way to far for my liking. So i found somethin to use for spacers on the lower links, the bushing for the spur gear on the old tmaxx/nitro stampede.

Now that ive moved the upper links, ive got all kind of room for a bigger motor. Now ive gotta find a new BL motor. I wanna b able to pull wheelies but still get a bit of speed too. To bad i cant wedge a erevo motor in there lol. Any suggestions on a new motor? Im runnin a mxl-6s esc on 4s.

Heres some pics, wat yall think?

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Old 05-11-2019, 12:33 PM   #66
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Well, since i was able to move the upper links in the rear, that gave me room to wedge a bigger BL motor in the chassis. So thats exactly wat i just did lol. I had a Tacon 3660 2600kv layin on the shelf n it fits almost perfect. It only has 4 mountin holes, so either way i mounted it the wires were goina b a bit of a squeeze. But theyre in there n doesnt look like im goina have any issuses. Now to wait for the locktite to dry n for these storms to pass by. May have to wait til monday to give her a rip. Im hopin this motor is closer to wat im lookin for power wise. Ill let yall know how the test run goes.

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Old 05-11-2019, 10:33 PM   #67
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I think that if you used the scx10 skid you would have had better luck with your links..mine is the scx10 skid with AR60 axles and trailing arms. running a roc 412 3100kv that snaps wb8hd driveshafts on command lol, switched to mip yeti driveshafts and wheelies anytime i want...the front diff is open and the rear is locked.
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:15 AM   #68
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I think that if you used the scx10 skid you would have had better luck with your links..mine is the scx10 skid with AR60 axles and trailing arms. running a roc 412 3100kv that snaps wb8hd driveshafts on command lol, switched to mip yeti driveshafts and wheelies anytime i want...the front diff is open and the rear is locked.
U solved the issue i had before it was an issue for u lol. Your upper links are mounted up high, mine were mounted more level. Where they mounted to the chassis limited my motor size. After brainstormin with my buddy briber, we come up with the idea for the carbon fiber plates i made. They let me move my upper links higher to make room for a bigger motor. Which is a tight fit lol. The wires comin out of the motor are barely touchin the nut for the upper link now. Theyre to stiff to move them. N if i try to use the other mountin holes in the motor, it just puts the wires to the other side if the frame. Its not an issue, so im not to worried bout movin them. Cant wait til monday, goina take it to work with me n ger her a rip with the new motor

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I charged up some batts for tomorrow, goina take the m/t n give her a rip after work. I got curious n tryed it out in the livin room lol. Definantly needs sway bars! Waaaaaay to much torque twist. I got it in the kitchen n goosed it a bit n she slung around n never batted n eye. I think ive found the right motor. We'll find out tomorrow. Ill get a vid of it

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Old 06-01-2019, 11:05 AM   #70
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Ok yall, its been awhile so heres a update.

Had to get new knuckles for the m/t. The stock ones broke at the screws at the steering arm. Got a set of blue VP knucks, sorry didnt get pics before i put wheels on.

Also got a set of HR sway bars. Helped tremendously! Very little torque twist now, which put all the pressure elsewhere... the driveshafts smh. So looks like its time to upgrade the wb8 driveshafts. Any suggestions?

Also think i may need to swap pinions. I checked motor temp n it was right at 180 Should i go up or down? 16t pinion 54t spur 32p

And i managed to strip the powerhd servo lol. Think it went wen the bush jumped out in front of me lol. Needs a lil more torque for these big ol tires anyway. Suggestions on that? High torque for a decent price...

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Old 07-26-2019, 03:46 PM   #71
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Dang its been a bit since i posted up here lol. Well, i had a heat issue not long ago. It was gettin hot n shuttin the esc down, runnin 17/54 gears. So i dropped to a 14t pinion.

Took it with me tues to work n ill b danged if it wouldnt power on smh. Got lucky, the wire from one plug to the other had a break in it, easy fix. So i took it with me today n it was bein finicky to come on, but i got it powered up. Didnt get 2 min into runnin it n blew the front pinion bearings to bits. Cant win for losin lol. Looks like im orderin a new set of bearings for front n rear both.

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Old 07-30-2019, 04:18 PM   #72
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Got the bearings replaced in the front axle. It granaded both pinion bearings in the front. Took me a bit to get the outter race out of the housing. Had a few bbs in the housing n some shavings, but nothin to major. R&p looked good, no nicks or missin teeth.

Took it with me again today n it dun great. It wont wheelie like before, but man it launches great. I did manage to get it to stand up on its nose goin backwards one time lol. It donuts in the gravel without even touchin the steering. Was havin a blast runnin it, guys from work were lovin it. Then it happened, somethin else went wrong, never fails... Stripped the servo AGAIN. Sadly, i dont have another one to replace it at the moment, so back to shelf queen it is. Ive been runnin those powerHD 20kg servos n they seem to do a good job. I think these big ol destroyer tires are destroyin my servos lol.

Any suggestion on a good one for these big monsters of tires? Ive got the PL big hit servo saver on it

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