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Old 11-20-2019, 10:28 AM   #81
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Theyíre completely sealed and are exactly like the 10th scale old man emu internally. To be safe though, if I were to completely fill them I would run them upside down. Like how they measure travel distance without the internal spring. Sometimes their descriptions arenít thought out very well. Now I canít remember whether the internal washer has holes or notÖ ? iíll have to look later.
I'd run them right side up and see, easy to change later. Thicker oil and diff fluid (I'm using 3000wt in my TF2) does not leak as easily and some shocks are so under damped that they neeed the thicker viscosity. Tinier shocks are much more sensitive to proper oil fill, couple drops of diff fluid, 3k or 5k weight might work very well and never leak.

Casey, what's this sweet little rig doing back several pages? I know you're busy designing and printing all kinda cool 3d parts on several other trucks, but what's new here???
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Old 11-20-2019, 02:07 PM   #82
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Casey, what's this sweet little rig doing back several pages? I know you're busy designing and printing all kinda cool 3d parts on several other trucks, but what's new here???



Indeed I've buried myself under a few recent projects lol



But I'm mostly just scratching it up and having fun with them. My nephew's absolutely love these things so I usually bring it out for them when I get the chance.
I've resisted the urge to add all of the brass but a tiny bit more weight might be helpful so I may add the diff cover.
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Old 03-10-2020, 05:02 PM   #83
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So I am slow to the SCX24 party, but waited for a body I wanted and got the C10 Chevy because DAMN! (Wish it was an F250 though lol)


Anywaaaaays,


What options do I have now for wheels and tires? I just want something softer and more grippy. And everything people have posted seems to be all out of stock until the end of time lol.



Also what about shocks? I see some people use Old Man Emu, are the decent for this> Can they use stock hardware, or the hardware that comes with them?


I also have seen that the HR racing blue 43mm shocks should fit, do these get good results?
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That's a pretty sweet build, keep up the good work!
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Old 03-25-2020, 10:13 PM   #85
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So I am slow to the SCX24 party, but waited for a body I wanted and got the C10 Chevy because DAMN! (Wish it was an F250 though lol)
Anywaaaaays,

What options do I have now for wheels and tires? I just want something softer and more grippy. And everything people have posted seems to be all out of stock until the end of time lol.

Also what about shocks? I see some people use Old Man Emu, are the decent for this> Can they use stock hardware, or the hardware that comes with them?

I also have seen that the HR racing blue 43mm shocks should fit, do these get good results?

I dont have the answer to any of those questions, you might try posting in current threads on those subjects

Check the shock thread here SCX24 Shock upgrade ???

and the tire thread Best tire forSCX24




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That's a pretty sweet build, keep up the good work!

Thanks


I just picked up a HR front axle and their weighted knuckles. I didn't trust the heavy brass knuckles with the plastic housing and the tiny screws holding all that weight. Although I did get a 2nd set for the Red rig and its going to gamble with the plastic housings, though I did just acquire a spare after I..uh thew it away.








I'm still not a Hot racing fan so i sanded off the HR logo on the diff cover






Its very planted when climbing now but when dropping down a step you need to gun it because its so front heavy. I could see a lighter knuckle doing just as good uphill and better downhill.


The parts went together good, decent fit and finish and before I slapped it all together I looked into 3D printing a spacer to tighten up the worn gear pinion that has the tiny rubber O-rings stock. It turned out to be a bit on the thin side but it also happened to be the same size as a common metal washer. The extra play (slop) seems to be about .7mm and most common washers in this size are .5-.6mm thick which is just about right.

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Old 03-25-2020, 10:24 PM   #86
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Looks pretty sweet man!!! Iím trying real hard to not buy one of these little rigs

Is the SCX24 the best of the little rigs, or is there a better one for the price point.
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Looks pretty sweet man!!! I’m trying real hard to not buy one of these little rigs

Is the SCX24 the best of the little rigs, or is there a better one for the price point.
Thanks!

As this is my first mini I dont feel like I'm totally qualified to answer but I feel like its probably one of the better options, RC4WD is super heavy and I cant see it performing as good. Parts are readily available which isn't the case for all mini's.
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:04 AM   #88
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Either way, I respect your opinion. It’ll be my first as well. I’m a Ford guy, so I’d rather get a Ford truck body, but there’s always actual model bodies that could be used. I’ve seen lots of parts available for the SCX24.
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Looks pretty sweet man!!! Iím trying real hard to not buy one of these little rigs

Is the SCX24 the best of the little rigs, or is there a better one for the price point.

Iím not that knowledgeable on all the minis but between my 1/18 gelande and scx24; Iíd pick gelande. It is quality, heavy and mainly metal. The rc4wd is something you could display., itís beautiful!


The gelande has a lot more torque but less wheels speed. I love the the torque! My scx24 always stalls out., rc4wd is more smooth. Iím looking for a motor replacement for the scx24 and all the popular replacements are sold out.
The gelande also has a wider stance., less likely to tip imo.

But neither of mine are too stock.., bigger change to scx24.

Hereís the gelande vid (will have the scx24 out today).


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Thanks!

As this is my first mini I dont feel like I'm totally qualified to answer but I feel like its probably one of the better options, RC4WD is super heavy and I cant see it performing as good. Parts are readily available which isn't the case for all mini's.
I own 4 different minis (SCX24, RC4WD D90, Ambush, ECX) and you're right, the D90 is WAY heavier. With some mods it can still be a pretty good crawler. Personally I like the weight, drives a bit more realistically IMO.



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Old 03-26-2020, 12:07 PM   #92
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Not wanting to clutter Humboldt's thread, so I will start a fresh one with some questions.

Thanks for all the info and keep up the great work guys!!!
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