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Old 04-01-2007, 12:07 PM   #1
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hi all
i don't have a crawler yet! but i am really innterested in geting one,any body have some addvice on what to get and what not to get! i have had lots of rc's so i am quite good with building things! but i don't have that much of an idea on building a crawler,what's involved in locking the diff's?where to buy stuff from(i am in the uk)!!
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Old 04-01-2007, 05:13 PM   #2
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It all depends on what you want. First figure out what size rig you want. If you want a super, do you want a shaftie? Everyone on here will help you out but you will have to choose a direction.

I would go with a Clod since they are an awesome truck. If you have an Emaxx you could convert that too...


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Old 04-01-2007, 05:15 PM   #3
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Yeah, you really need to choose what you want before you ask anything. Do a little searching. This type of question has been covered countless amount of times.
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:09 AM   #4
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ok guy's
so if i ordered a clod buster will this be a good base to start with? then whats the next step do i run the clod as it is or do i need to get other parts?
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:12 AM   #5
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With a clod, you can either build a super or a 2.2. I would get a 2.2 tlt if i were you. I got one and it is great, easy to build and very fun to drive.
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:13 AM   #6
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welcome click on the link in my sig for tlt build you will get the idea it's acomplete new bie guide i did when i started my first build
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:17 AM   #7
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so if i ordered a clod buster will this be a good base to start with? then whats the next step do i run the clod as it is or do i need to get other parts?
I would not order a whole truck. If you are going to build a crawler you only need the axels. I would look on Ebay or The Crawler Store.

http://www.thecrawlerstore.com/geartrain.html

The axels are $140 new, you can probably save $20 to $40 going to ebay for used ones.

Then pick a chassis, wheels, electronics, etc....
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:26 AM   #8
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Check out the site in my sig matey, building a crawler in the UK gets a whole lot more complicated...
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:11 AM   #9
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what about the junfac tracer kit? from the crawler store
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:29 PM   #10
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The Tracer uses the stock TLT transmission - you're not much better off with it vs. a stock TLT chassis.
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:46 PM   #11
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would the junfac tracer RTR kit be better then?
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Old 04-03-2007, 04:51 PM   #12
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would the junfac tracer RTR kit be better then?
better than the stock chassis?? yes. it is a step up, not a very large one... but a step none the less.
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:57 AM   #13
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would the junfac tracer RTR kit be better then?
That would be a waste for clod axels since it comes with a bunch of parts you wont be able to use on clod axels.... Links, axel mounts etc.

I would order an XRC chassis and links from Dave at the link below. Check out his Clod super!

http://www.xtreme-rc-hobbies.net/

The Verticle Smile, SW2, Stick, pimp slap, etc will all work too...
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Old 04-05-2007, 11:20 AM   #14
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If your not wanting to spend a lot of money to start out with, you gotta look at the wheelie king 4x4. You get everything you need for a crawler and by just picking up a few more items you can build yourself a cool shaftie.
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