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Old 05-04-2009, 08:44 PM   #1
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Talking bit by a new bug. .. .the scale bug that is!!!

i am looking to build a "semi" scale rig, not a big rig, but just a rig thats not an "ALL-OUT" scaler, just a rig with a scale chassis and im hopin 2.2s, but i would run 1.9s if need be. my ? is, what is the best start for a scale build, chassis wise? i dont have the connections or tools needed to do a custom chassis, so im stuck buying one thats already made:-(. .. . i plan on using axial axles, and a proline blazer or chevy body of some kind, and tranny is still undecided. .. . thanks for any and all input!!!
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Unless you already have the axles,I'd say you can't go wrong with the SCX10.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:55 PM   #3
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I would go with the Axial SCX 10, even if you just buy the frame kit, it's a NICE frame for a scale build.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:59 AM   #4
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I would go with the Axial SCX 10, even if you just buy the frame kit, it's a NICE frame for a scale build.
X2 You can't go wrong with the Axial SCX10.It is a great platform to start with for a scaler.
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:40 PM   #5
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SCX10 - readily available all in one box (just about) and probably the most accurate looking scale representation of an actual 1:1 truck frame.

Once the stock servo mount posts are removed from the axles, they're not too bad themselves scale-wise...
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:21 PM   #6
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SCX10. I don't have one myself but that's a great place to start.
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:53 PM   #7
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thanks everyone for the replies, looks like im going to have to go with the scx10, now if i can only sell my current rig. .. .
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:28 PM   #8
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You can also swap out parts chassi for chassi... I think ive seen the scx10 avail for about 45$ shipped (I think).... from there you can swap out other items tires rims....ect...
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:52 PM   #9
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if your looking for a just a fun rig on 1.9's.
i mean super fun, fun rig.
you can go with the CC-01 jeep from RPP.
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ok, so im set on the scx when i am able to get one, now what motor would be a good choice? i will be running either a novak rooster or a sidewinder, but will be stuck with stick packs for a while.. . .. i have heard alot about the holmes hobbies motors, but any others? i wan it to be a litl bit more quick as it will be a bashing rig more than a dedicated crawler. .. .
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run a 45 or 35t on a 14t and you will be good i think, plenty of low speed but some good wheel speed still even on stick packs, then if you bump up to 3s you will haul ass.
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ok, but are the holmes worth it? or should i just stick with a integy or other cheapo motor?
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