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Old 04-30-2021, 03:52 PM   #101
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... This is the way it should have been made to begin with!
Couldn't agree more. If Axial brings this back with portals or updates the 4x4 with portals I'll most likely have to give them my money.
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Old 04-30-2021, 06:31 PM   #102
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Nice work!! Very cool build!!
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Old 04-30-2021, 07:03 PM   #103
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I surprised Traxxas hasn't done a proper Unimog body for the TRX platform yet. They have the mercedes license, they have (IMO) the superior platform, they have an existing fan base easily comparable to that if Axial. To me, it makes a ton of sense from a marketing standpoint.

It's equally strange to me how it took so long for the "Fastest Name in Radio Control" to get into the drag racing scene. My apologies if this is too far off topic, I realize this might be the wrong place.

On topic though, I really like where this build is going. I've been thinking about doing something similar, with the divorced rear axles, to build an off-road semi truck. I don't need to start another project right now though.
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Old 04-30-2021, 07:11 PM   #104
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Thanks guys, Iím super stoked on this build. Yea smc, that would make a lot of sense. Especially since the axial 6x6 umg body is discontinued. Iíd like to see more options or at least continue to make the bed so we can adapt cabs too it.
Iíve heard the traxxas is pretty solid. Twade has one heís working on and I canít wait to run these next to each other. Stock form I say the trx6 probably murders the axial.. but this thing has nothing left but the body now from the original.
The lines this thing goes up blows my mind every time.

On that note, itís throughly disappointing Rich confirmed axial will not be stepping into the 6x6 market again. Because I think a kit version with ar45pís would be pretty badass

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Old 04-30-2021, 09:25 PM   #105
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"Especially since the axial 6x6 umg body is discontinued". "Stock form I say the trx6 probably murders the axial"
I didn't know the UMG body was discontinued. That seems to me the TRX already murdered the UMG.

The TRX6 is definitely a solid truck, probably partly due to the one piece frame and additional chassis bracing over the already great TRX4. Say what you want about Traxxas but the quality is definitely one of the top in the market. Their RTR electronics on the other hand, can be, questionable.

If you're ever on the fence about getting a TRX6, "Yes!"

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Old 05-01-2021, 12:10 AM   #106
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Yea if I were to do it over again, I wouldnít have wasted my money on the rtr axial. Especially with the gspeed chassis out now. I could have saved myself a bit of money just starting from scratch. But it is what it is and now Iíve got one of the baddest 6x6ís around IMO.
Foams installed, body mounted back up. Iím hoping to go run this thing Sunday.





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Old 05-01-2021, 12:22 AM   #107
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"now Iíve got one of the baddest 6x6ís around"
Can't disagree with you there.



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Old 05-03-2021, 09:22 AM   #108
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Well I got to take this beast out for itís first run on the ar45pís yesterday.
I felt like I had to relearn to drive it, but didnít take long to get in the swing. Love the suspension setup, super happy with the dravtechs. Idk if it was weather conditions/tires but some lines that were easy before became difficult, some even impossible. But thereís 2 very difficult lines I couldnít make before that I was able to conquer so Iíll wrap it up as a win.
Other than possibly trying different tires and adding a little weight, I think the chassis work is complete for now. Going to be working on some different body options also. Anyways, enjoy some pics







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Old 05-03-2021, 05:34 PM   #109
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That thing looks so awesome (do people still say "awesome"? , don't think I've used that since the 70's) on the rocks. It's sad that the 6x6 UMG body is being discontinued. It's my favorite 6x6 body. The only thing I've seen that comes close is maybe the MST FJ45 body.
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:52 PM   #110
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That thing looks so awesome (do people still say "awesome"? , don't think I've used that since the 70's) on the rocks. It's sad that the 6x6 UMG body is being discontinued. It's my favorite 6x6 body. The only thing I've seen that comes close is maybe the MST FJ45 body.

Haha I say awesome all the time, youíre good!
Thanks man, I appreciate it. The cab says it may come back, but horizon confirmed the bed is gone. Idk this thing may find itís way into the classifieds. But Iíve got some things lined up with power wagon beds that I might splice together.


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Old 05-22-2021, 12:08 PM   #111
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Well I tore this thing down to build a v1c1 out of its partsÖ but itís back. Got the roller assembled last night, probably be a few weeks before itís back on the rocks but here we are.

https://youtu.be/rWmK4ToBuwA




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Awesome, glad it's back!
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Old 06-09-2021, 11:52 PM   #113
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Just when you thought this thing canít have any more driveshaftsÖ I go and add a forward motor mount. This intheworks fmm didnít work out on my v3 with my revolver so here it is.
Also Iím pretty impressed, for having the fmm 2 transfer caseís and 3 axles, I got everything spinning the correct way first try. Iíve got a little binding between the 2 t-cases so Iíll be ordering another cross unit and hopefully that takes care of that. Canít wait to get out and run this thing.






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Old 06-10-2021, 12:06 AM   #114
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Just when you thought this thing canít have any more driveshaftsÖ
So what you're saying is it needs more driveshafts?
Your new rig is looking sick so far. Even if it's kind of light on the number of driveshafts (jk)
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So what you're saying is it needs more driveshafts?
Your new rig is looking sick so far. Even if it's kind of light on the number of driveshafts (jk)

Haha I donít think I could add an ore if I wanted to.
Thanks man, this thing is a blast. Iíve tried selling it a few times but I donít even know why because the hole this thing would leave will be hard to fill. Hopefully if the weather allows, Iíll get to drive it this weekend.


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Old 06-10-2021, 12:20 AM   #116
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Haha I donít think I could add an ore if I wanted to.
Thanks man, this thing is a blast. Iíve tried selling it a few times but I donít even know why because the hole this thing would leave will be hard to fill. Hopefully if the weather allows, Iíll get to drive it this weekend.


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You'd probably have a buyer if I could justify spending that kind of money, or buying yet another truck.

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You'd probably have a buyer if I could justify spending that kind of money, or buying yet another truck.

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Haha no worries man, I already spent the money and I canít justify it lol itís a blast, but it makes some obstacles too easy.


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Old 06-24-2021, 02:38 PM   #118
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I got to get out and wheel this thing last weekend. It was a little hot for the landmines so I struggled in a few spots but I had no issues with the new FMM setup. The thing was super smooth, and made one really difficult straight up line Iím not sure I made before. Unfortunately didnít get but the one pic. Itís getting some flatironís and possibly a cab swap.


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Old 06-25-2021, 07:31 AM   #119
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This truck impresses me every time I look at it. I've been through this thread a couple of times now and every time I see little details that get me thinking of ways I could improve my build. I still can't get over how you got all those drive shaft in there and managed to get clearance on everything. It took me half a dozen redesigns to get clearance on just one.
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This truck impresses me every time I look at it. I've been through this thread a couple of times now and every time I see little details that get me thinking of ways I could improve my build. I still can't get over how you got all those drive shaft in there and managed to get clearance on everything. It took me half a dozen redesigns to get clearance on just one.

Thanks man, it took some work for sure. I didnít realize I hadnít posted the latest rendition. I added another cross tcase in the back instead of the 3D printed one and had to trim the bed some more






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