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Old 01-05-2019, 09:21 AM   #2801
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Walter w here from Dothan Alabama. I've been running around with my exceed maxstone for a while now and have some questions. How can I lower my cg and what can I do to weigh down the front and rear axle so they stay on the ground? It has a bad habit of lifting the right front and rear left of the ground when under full throttle. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:27 AM   #2802
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Hello

My name is Dusty. I'm from Gassville, AR. I've only been messing with RC for less than a year. Some guys from work and myself have been racing dirt oval. I have a modified Slash 2wd. It is a lot of fun, but I'm thinking I'd like to do something besides going in circles.
For Christmas I built my 9 y/o son a Slash. He is a HUGE Jurassic Park fan so I bought a Pro-Line Wrangler body and painted it up to look like the JP Jeep. It is only a 2wd (its all I had. plus, he's only interested in "doing jumps") but he was super excited to have his own Jurassic Park Jeep. Anyways, having a Jeep in the house is making me want a crawler!


On top of that, my wife and I are in the process of buying a 36 acre piece of property that has lots of woods and an awesome creek running through the property. So I'll have tons of creek bed and woods to crawl around in. I can't NOT have a crawler!

Trying to make up my mind what I want to buy to get into the crawling world. I like the idea that the TRX-4 has a two speed trans, portals, and unlockable diffs. But I really like the looks of the Redcat Gen 8 Scout, also with portal axles, and a great price. Just not sure about it being a completely new (untested) model.
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:59 AM   #2803
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My name is Dusty. I'm from Gassville, AR. I've only been messing with RC for less than a year. Some guys from work and myself have been racing dirt oval. I have a modified Slash 2wd. It is a lot of fun, but I'm thinking I'd like to do something besides going in circles.
For Christmas I built my 9 y/o son a Slash. He is a HUGE Jurassic Park fan so I bought a Pro-Line Wrangler body and painted it up to look like the JP Jeep. It is only a 2wd (its all I had. plus, he's only interested in "doing jumps") but he was super excited to have his own Jurassic Park Jeep. Anyways, having a Jeep in the house is making me want a crawler!


On top of that, my wife and I are in the process of buying a 36 acre piece of property that has lots of woods and an awesome creek running through the property. So I'll have tons of creek bed and woods to crawl around in. I can't NOT have a crawler!

Trying to make up my mind what I want to buy to get into the crawling world. I like the idea that the TRX-4 has a two speed trans, portals, and unlockable diffs. But I really like the looks of the Redcat Gen 8 Scout, also with portal axles, and a great price. Just not sure about it being a completely new (untested) model.

Hey Dusty, nice work on the truck for your son!!! I here you on the oval racing, I did every type of oval racing out there ( carpet, asphalt, dirt, gas and electric) and loved every minute of it!

Let me warn you, crawling will be very addictive!!! Being in my late 60's I don't have the hand/eye I use to have so it fills that competitive niche for me.
The Redcats are making some great progress in design and quality, but having said that the TRX4 or ascender would be a better starting base for you. Both have great forums on here and you would have plenty of support for either. I have both and each of them have their own great features!

The only dumb question on here would be the one you don't ask!!!! Welcome to the forum and hope we hear more from you.

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Old 01-06-2019, 08:47 PM   #2804
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Don't suppose anyone here had built a trail for weekend crawling.? Haven't heard a pep since I joined.
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:11 AM   #2805
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Hi All,

Newbie to the RC world here and looking forward to getting into the hobby. I have had, in recent years, a 1980 Toyota 1:1 that I built as a rock crawler with dual t-cases, twin stick shifters, front/rear lockers, custom leaf spring packs, 35" tires, yada yada yada......

So needless to say I am looking to replicate this truck and the RC4WD platform seems to be the obvious choice. I have a couple of questions based on what RC4WD offers:

1) The Marlin Crawler RTR is probably the closest thing to what I had right out of the box but it is more pricey than the regular RTR with yota body.....is it worth it? single speed trans, wheels and bobbed bed is about all I can see different...
2) I am thinking a kit would be more fun than an RTR so that I get to build the truck from the ground up and understand how everything goes together from the get go. They are also cheaper starting out than the RTR I am guessing because they don't include parts to actually make the truck go or a body. So in the end would this be a cheaper route than starting with an RTR and modifying it?

Thanks in advance for helping me with a direction!

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Old 01-07-2019, 10:43 AM   #2806
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Howdy ya'll,

Jeff, 35 Years old
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Kansas City, MO

New to the Forum & newish to RC. Never had a good rig before now. For Christmas I asked for an Everest 10 & I got it! Actually I knew I was getting it so I had ordered upgrades before I even got the truck. I tried it stock, it was fun. I upgraded it, it was funner.

Pre-Upgrades:
Zeee Lipo Battery 7.4V 100C 8000mAh,
RC4WD Z-E0005 540 Crawler Brushed Motor 35T,
Hobbywing Electronic Wing 30112750 Quicrun Wp1080 Waterproof Rock Crawler Brushed ESC Speed Control,
ZOSKAY 1X DS3218 Update servo 20KG Full Metal Gear Digital servo Baja servo Waterproof servo for Baja Cars(Control Angle 180),
Updated XT60 Connectors with Sheath Dean Style for RC Battery.


Yesterday I broke an axle on my backyard course so I ordered better axles, aluminum C-hubs & Steering knuckles. I'm happy with the plastic axle shell for now. Figure I'll replace components as needed.

I have been a big reader of these forums (once I knew I was getting my crawler) looking for advice, things to look out for, ideas, ect. Thank you all for your help & inspiration. Once my rig is complete (still waiting on a square body Chevy clear body, and paint misc parts, KC lights) I will post some pics & performance stats.
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:26 PM   #2807
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New user... just got back into RC after about 10 years with a RR10. My last was a AX10 but was more into nitro. Right back into spending untold amounts of money and time on mods and upgrades. Looking for a used rig for my son now. He has a ProLine mini crawler and wants a big one to play with dad. I forgot how much I liked RC crawling. It’s a good pass time while my ongoing Jeep YJ sits in the garage on jack stands longing to get abused again. It’s amazing how much has changed in the last 10 years or so. I will say I don’t miss nitro at all. Though I do wish I still had my RC10GT’s
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:06 PM   #2808
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I have a question about the vaterra ascender I want to stretch the wheel base to 324 mm has anyone done it and what is needed to do it


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