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Old 02-26-2019, 06:26 PM   #1
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Just got this little rig in the mail today. Pretty cool lil truck. Right at $100 bucks shipped, no rx/tx but has aftermarket light bar. Goina do some more searchin on here for more info. Anybody else still runnin these?

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Old 02-26-2019, 06:28 PM   #2
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Looks like a familiar setup. Are those the 1/12 ones? Definitely doesn't look micro sized. 1.55 tires?

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I googled it n it says 1/14 scale. Ive only found a couple threads on them. Cant go any bigger than a 380 motor, but i seen one where a guy put a scx10 trans in one lol. Goina keep searchin. Any help or advice on this thing is much appreciated

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Old 02-26-2019, 06:52 PM   #4
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I think I've seen these posted in the 1.5 section with the other minis.
To me It looks similar to a team associated 1/12 CR12, I wonder if any parts are compatible.

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Old 02-26-2019, 07:01 PM   #5
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The cr12 WB is a tad longer, which sucks cause that was the 1st body i searched for lol. But i think the wpl 1/16 military truck body may fit. I was lookin at the deminsions n the body on the wpl is a lil longer, but WB looks real close

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Old 02-26-2019, 07:04 PM   #6
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Longer isn't bad. It's common in this hobby to lengthen links and sometimes chassis. Though bumpers and extend mounts may be enough for the chassis. Links are easy to make. You may even find other links that work.

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Old 02-26-2019, 07:09 PM   #7
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In one thread i found, somebody used traxxas turnbuckles n jato rodends for links lol. I did find a few aluminum upgrades on fleabay. Links, batt tray, servo mounts, steel spur...

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Old 02-27-2019, 08:05 PM   #8
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I started cleaning up the wiring on the tt xs n found that the esc is for a dual motor. So i went n changed it out for another esc i had layin around. I had got it used n i had it in another truck for a bit n run it on 2s with no problems. So i get it in the tt xs, plug it in n no response. So i plugged the servo in to make sure it was goina work n the danged esc started smokin. So much for that lol. So i put the other one back in it. Thinkin i probably oughta just get a new esc thatll handle 3s n be dun with it. Im kind ify if this one will handle 3s. Idk wat brand or rating it is. Somebody made a box for it n silaconed it in it smh. I did find a few bodys with the same WB. Lookin for some 1.55s or 1.9s with no bigger than bout a 94mm tires for it too

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Old 03-08-2019, 07:21 PM   #9
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Lil update...

Think im goina fix this lil rig up for my wife. She said she drive it if it was either blue or pink lol. So i went searchin for a body. Just so happens the 1/16 revo body is right at the same WB. So ive got the rock n roll body (i think thats wat its called) on its way. Should b here tomorrow. Goina get a HW1080 esc for it as well. Its got a redcat rs10 esc at the moment, it was in it wen i got it. Lookin to get some new shoes for it soon too. Ill keep yall posted. Thanks for checkin it out. Sorry no update pics yet

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Old 03-09-2019, 09:30 AM   #10
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Smh, i was wrong lol. The WB on the merv is the same, but i miss measured the rest of the body. The merv body is bout 1" to short overall length to fit the TT xs chassis. So looks like my son has a new body for his new merv. Search goes on for a blue or pink body...

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Old 03-24-2019, 09:55 AM   #11
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Finally got another update lol. This one kinda got put on back burner for a bit, been workin on a mt. Anywho, i got a hobbywing 1060 for this lil thing n it fits the bill pretty good. Definantly needs some upgrades though. I managed to build a small course out backyesterday, so i had to give it a whirl this mornin.

Gotta find a another body. My wife doesnt know ive got this yet. She said if i got her a rc, she wanted either a blue or pink one. Just so happens the TA cr12 is basically the same truck. So im thinkin of gettin the blue body. Plus it almost matches our 1:1 stepside other than its purple

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Old 03-24-2019, 09:56 AM   #12
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Don't these trucks run 1.5" tires?

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This one has 1.9s on it. Idk if theyre stock or not, they came on it wen i got it

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Now that i think about it, it really needs to b in the 1.9 section lol

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Now that i think about it, it really needs to b in the 1.9 section lol

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It's definitely bigger than the standard micros with 1.0" tires haha

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Wow, its been awhile since i done anything with this truck lol. So as i mentioned before, my wife said she'd go for a pink or blue truck. I happen to come across a hard body with the same wb as this does, but its not quite as wide. I really didnt wanna drill thru the front cowl section for body pins, so i opted for industrial velcro. But i did drill the bed for body pins, twice smh. I seen where they needed to b drilled. But wen i pulled it off to drill the holes, i was on the wrong side of the mold marks lol. It sits a bit high, but thats as low as i can get it unless i either notch the front bumper or cut it off completely.

Think im goina find some 1.55 wheels n tires for her to put on here, well let her find a set lol. Maybe some 1.9 wheels n 1.55 tires...

Also lookin to get new links to replace the stock plastic ones, way to much slop. A new steering servo n aluminum arm.

Heres some pics, wat yall think?

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Old 04-28-2019, 02:59 PM   #17
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Nice truck but way too big to be considered micro.
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Nice truck but way too big to be considered micro.
Yeah i realized that after posted the thread lol

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Yeah i realized that after posted the thread lol

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Yet here we are....
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Old 04-28-2019, 05:38 PM   #20
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Yet here we are....
Yeppers lol. Suprised a mod hadnt moved it to the 1.9 section yet...

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