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Old 01-26-2012, 02:01 PM   #1
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Default 1BadJeepBruiser's RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Now with more Bruiser suspension 3/2

I was one of the lucky RC4WD Team Drivers to obtain the new Trail Finder 2.



Awesome box art and packaging


printed detailed instructions


chassis rails


Axles, Trans, Tcase, Wheels and other goodies


Cleaned off the work mat, time to do some work!


Hardware bags are all nicely labeled


Marlin Crawler type sliders

With just the right amount of pitch


Cross member and leaf mounting points in


Chassis assembled


radio plate deck


super scale looking Tcase




Beefy 2 speed transmission


Axles and leafs in. I opted for the main leaf and smallest leaf. I worked them in by hand a bit. They feel pretty soft already and should settle in nicely. I might actually have to add extra leaf to the front.


For the shocks, I removed the internal spring. I then filled them with some 30WT oil.



fronts


rears


Transmission in


getting there!


Drive shafts with steel ends


I set my steering up to look like a real Toyota high steer with it bolted on top of the knuckles


The kit includes 2 different types of hexes. I opted for the narrower hex so I can keep the track with narrow and the tires mostly under the fenders


The body set






Detailed dash stickers


might we see more then one color mold option?


quick mock up


already dropped bed


The goodies everyone has been waiting for!


More to come!

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Old 01-26-2012, 02:28 PM   #2
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Sick sick sick...wow good stuff ahead
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Curious...what type of hardware is included? Hex?
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Do the front axle have clocked knuckles at all to relieve driveline angle or are they at zero with the pumpkin output like the trex 60's?
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looking good Mike, I'll be keeping an eye on what you do next
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Curious...what type of hardware is included? Hex?
It is all hex hardware, good quality material also
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Curious...what type of hardware is included? Hex?
All black hex hardware

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Do the front axle have clocked knuckles at all to relieve driveline angle or are they at zero with the pumpkin output like the trex 60's?
They are not clocked but the drive line angles seem good so far

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looking good Mike, I'll be keeping an eye on what you do next
thanks Will
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:45 PM   #8
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Is it Brown Yet?
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cool, i can't wait to get one of these, soon. but it looks like the front shocks they included are too long, they look like they are almost at full compression in the pics.
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cool, i can't wait to get one of these, soon. but it looks like the front shocks they included are too long, they look like they are almost at full compression in the pics.

Mike BJB took the Internal Springs out of the Shocks and filled them with 30wt Oil instead to get it riding different. With the Springs inplace it sits alot higher
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I've looked at all of the TF2s that you lucky dawgs got your hands on and i'm liking the rear shock mount. It inspires me to come up with something simillar on my scx10.
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Is it Brown Yet?
almost ;)

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cool, i can't wait to get one of these, soon. but it looks like the front shocks they included are too long, they look like they are almost at full compression in the pics.
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Mike BJB took the Internal Springs out of the Shocks and filled them with 30wt Oil instead to get it riding different. With the Springs inplace it sits alot higher
To add to what Dready said....The shocks are fine, I opted to remove the internal spring I also left one leaf out of the pack too. I also "worked in" the leafs some before I put them. After I have the electronics in I will adjust the suspension accordingly.


Started painting up the body



Cab is in primer. I had to wet sand the hood after the can of primer had a fit and dripped excess primer all over the hood I also then sanded out the mold lines in the fender and through some filler on the rear window seams as well.

Satin black freshly sprayed on the grill


and Yes, we are kicking it old school! The return of the original doody bomb brown scaler !!

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Sweet, You cant go wrong with doody brown
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lol ya sure cant!

I also ordered up some additional goodies that just so happen to show up today.

I have a U bolt kit, and some Toyota Locking hubs from RC4WD.

I also ordered new servos and still have to obtain a Tekin FXR esc. Time to hit the wanted section!
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Its baaaaaack! Sort of...it'll have to do since the original is with BigBaller and I dont think ill be able to afford to buy it back anytime soon.



rear window molding painted


Rear bumper, definitely reminds me a lot of the one the one that was on my truck that I built.





RC4WD U bolt flip kit


painted and sharpee'd rear tail lights


Dash, Couldnt help but install a Dinky RC steering wheel






Front U bolt flip kit


RC4WD Toyota Hubs, these things are AWESOME


More to come!
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Looks great Mike! I love the throw back paint scheme.
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Looks great Mike! The color looks different, interior lighting vs. natural light?
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Nice paint mikey..cant wait to see what you're gonna do to it once the flag drops.
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Looks great Mike! I love the throw back paint scheme.
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Looks great Mike! The color looks different, interior lighting vs. natural light?
Dez, I think its the lights in the basement however the Brown I originally used was a walmart color choice brand called "walnut" and this is a krylon fusion called "leather brown". Unfortunately the "walnut" brown is discontinued and I sent my last new can to 51WillysJeep when I sold the clone originally

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Nice paint mikey..cant wait to see what you're gonna do to it once the flag drops.
I have some plans...Dinky interior with tons of details/modifications. 1.55 Stompers and black 1.55 wagons. Ill probably also recreate the armor in metal. I also plan to hack the front bumper and fenders. Gotta get some rice light bulbs to so I can light this sucker up.
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Awesome!

Man, these things are super scale looking!
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