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Old 02-02-2012, 09:39 PM   #1
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I got the box tonight but won't be able to get into it until Saturday.
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I'm really excited and hope to fill it with some serious goodies.

Stay tuned!

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Old 02-04-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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And so it begins...

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Opening the box the first thing I notice is that I like the layout of the parts. The instructions are pretty simple and easy enough to follow and I'm happy to report there were no surprises.
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I took the tranny and transfer case out and I like em! The transfer case looks really sweet and operation of both units is very smooth.

Following the instructions is, as I said earlier, really simple. I took pictures after each set of steps but honestly, there isn't much reason for me to repost them all in this thread, so I'll just post a few...
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One thing I did differently from the instructions is that I assembled both sides together. The instructions have you attach all the cross members and such to one side first, then go back and add the other rail. I didn't and it was probably more difficult for me because of it.
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As I said the t-case & trans are really nice...
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Pretty much fully assembled other than electronics:
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My plans are an FXR, 35 or 45t motor, servo winch, full interior, ccBEC and a 3s 1600 30c lipo. Servos are Towerdpro MG946rs and running at 7v should put out over 210 in/oz.
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One thing I will make a big deal of is the tires. They feel AWESOME and VERY sticky.
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And I am impressed that there is no shortage of spare parts.
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I dropped the body on just for kicks and I think it's gonna look bad arse!
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I'm going to finish up the electronics in the morning then pick up some acrylic paint. Our weather has been horrible though so I may have to hold off on paint for a little while.

Either way, I'll try to get some action shots up as soon as I can.

Overall, I'm impressed with the fit and finish of everything. Like I said, no surprises and when you are building a kit that is awesome!

Thanks RC4WD!

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Old 02-05-2012, 12:35 PM   #3
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any plans on color??
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:41 PM   #4
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I'm thinking ... yellow!





I tend to have a "sunburst" addiction though .... we'll see what happens...
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:13 PM   #5
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Go top to bottom. dark at the bottom.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:38 PM   #6
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I say go with the fleet colors
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:22 PM   #7
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I've been fighting a wicked cold and have missed 2 days of work and was in bed most of the weekend. Awesome.

So today I felt a little better and I finally got the body parts assembled & got the initial primer coat down on the TF2.

I'm going to have to go back over the back of the cab to fill a few small gaps but no big deal.

Hopefully I can get it painted for Saturday!

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Old 02-14-2012, 09:21 PM   #8
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Ahhh! What color will it end up being!! We'll have to wait and see! Sunburst would be pretty cool
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:22 PM   #9
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I'll be watching this . I just got done placing my order with LockedUpRC, friggin' sweet!
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:34 PM   #10
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Yep...Subscribed. I also got a Pre-Order in with Lock Up..Thanx!! now just have to wait
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:08 PM   #11
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And you two got the last 2 Preorders as well!!!



I was hoping to get the TF2 painted for tomorrow's local comp but it's been raining constantly.

Guess I need to convince the wife that the guest room would make a good paint booth....


Luckily we have a 3 day weekend and I should be able to get it knocked out if I can get one day of decent weather.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:00 PM   #12
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And you two got the last 2 Preorders as well!!!
SCORE! I haven't even thought about paint colors yet, I'll let the other TF owners be my inspiration .

On a side note, will there be any heads up when the kits are on thier way?

Also, will there be a lighting kit available? These would look sweet bombing around at night all lit up!
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And you two got the last 2 Preorders as well!!!
Yea, but I got the first one!
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:43 PM   #14
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Anyone know if we are still looking at the 25th for the release date?? Glad I got my pre-order,,,cannot wait to get started
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:27 PM   #15
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I believe that is still accurate...
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:04 PM   #16
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RC4WD's site says back in stock and people are ordering. Did you get our pre-orders?
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:11 PM   #17
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Our preorders shipped out last night and they are due to arrive here on the 27th. I'll get them turned around as fast as i possibly can!
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Any decision on color? Just please no sunbursts!!!
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Our preorders shipped out last night and they are due to arrive here on the 27th. I'll get them turned around as fast as i possibly can!
Good news, I need a set of those new wheels added to my box! Looking good!
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:18 PM   #20
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Any decision on color? Just please no sunbursts!!!
Well now I'm gonna do double sunbursts!!!!




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Good news, I need a set of those new wheels added to my box! Looking good!
Good to hear!

Shoot me a PM and we'll get it sorted out.
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