Go Back   RCCrawler Forums > Scale Rigs Brand Specific Tech > RC4WD Trail Finder 2
Loading

Notices

Thread: TF2 tips and tricks thread

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-04-2013, 05:40 PM   #61
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posts: 535
Default Re: TF2 tips and tricks thread

Post pics of what your talking about please. It's possible that the bead isn't lining up right but it's hard to say without seeing it.
Joe$ is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 11-17-2013, 10:35 PM   #62
Rock Stacker
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 55
Default Re: TF2 tips and tricks thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by HARDRIVE View Post
Hi guys have a question
Wouldnt it be better for gripping without the foam n the tires?
Or would the tf2 is to heavy without the foam
You are right, the tires can conform to the terrain better because they flex over things better and become softer. I have seen a guy on youtube called DJMEDIC do that and it works with his TF2.
thekdk604 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2013, 10:55 PM   #63
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posts: 535
Default Re: TF2 tips and tricks thread

I think you have to make sure you have a good seal on your wheel tire for it to work. And hopefully you don't have a ton of cactus like I have by my house.
Joe$ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2013, 01:00 PM   #64
Rock Stacker
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 55
Default Re: TF2 tips and tricks thread

Also, the DJMEDIC guy said that the foam can get all water logged if you decide to run in water, so he just takes his out.
thekdk604 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 10:25 AM   #65
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Portland
Posts: 32
Default Re: TF2 tips and tricks thread

So after doing the chain link rear shackles I noticed that the rear of the truck wanted to flex a ton more then my shocks would allow. trying to keep this low buck I was on the hunt to improve this, I noticed that the shock body was the biggest problem. So I took the pistons from the stock rear shocks and tossed them into the bodies of the front shocks, then I mounted them in place of the rear. It made a Very noticeable difference. I will edit this later with photos.
silentbeatdown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 03:03 PM   #66
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: My house
Posts: 237
Default

Any tips on the front suspension even replacing the leaf springs with the rc4wd red ones I still have little to no flex...?? Help please and I want to install a set of GMade TS01 and when I install them the are bottomed out what can be done ?? Thanks
Hi-Intentionz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 03:21 PM   #67
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Auburn Alabama
Posts: 1,753
Default Re: TF2 tips and tricks thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hi-Intentionz View Post
Any tips on the front suspension even replacing the leaf springs with the rc4wd red ones I still have little to no flex...?? Help please and I want to install a set of GMade TS01 and when I install them the are bottomed out what can be done ?? Thanks
How many leafs did you install? They still have to break in.

Take the springs out of your shocks and put in a dab of shock oil in the shock body for lubrication.
Lentsnh2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 05:21 PM   #68
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: My house
Posts: 237
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lentsnh2012 View Post
How many leafs did you install? They still have to break in.



Take the springs out of your shocks and put in a dab of shock oil in the shock body for lubrication.

I did do that and nothing I installed 2 leafs cause they were bending bad...
Hi-Intentionz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2014, 10:06 PM   #69
Rock Stacker
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: medford
Posts: 56
Default Re: TF2 tips and tricks thread

Great tips thank u for the info will help me as soon as I get mine done .
the build master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2014, 01:20 PM   #70
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Spanish Fort
Posts: 25
Default Re: TF2 tips and tricks thread

Thanks for all the info. I still have a few things left to do to mine.
dresven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2014, 07:26 PM   #71
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 2,862
Default Re: TF2 tips and tricks thread

Beadlock Building...

Just finished with my beadlocks, found a trick to making it easier to get them together.

I used a 4mm screw (around 16mm), a 4mm nut and two washers. After getting the ring in the wheel I put the two halves together, then put the screw and nut through the middle with the washers there so the screw and nut do not mar the wheel. I cinched them down enough to get one screw threw, lining up the holes with a small long hex driver (the one that fits the beadlock hex screws). After getting all screws through, and nuts on, I cinched the 4mm screw down fairly tight, then tightened up all of the screws and nuts. The only real trick of this is to line up the two halves correctly.
Greatscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 06:10 PM   #72
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Orlando
Posts: 1,154
Default Re: TF2 tips and tricks thread

I read that using Gelande front shock hoops and 90mm shocks up front helps out on flex and drive-ability of the rig. Someone also said using SCX10 shock hoops and shocks works for a cheap easy solution.
AsILayDying is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2015, 08:40 AM   #73
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Toney/Huntsville, AL
Posts: 243
Default Re: TF2 tips and tricks thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by AsILayDying View Post
I read that using Gelande front shock hoops and 90mm shocks up front helps out on flex and drive-ability of the rig. Someone also said using SCX10 shock hoops and shocks works for a cheap easy solution.
That's what I did. .. but that's on a linked suspension rig. I got an extra 1/4 to 1/2 inch of travel.
slow1500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2015, 05:41 PM   #74
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: home
Posts: 219
Default Re: TF2 tips and tricks thread

That can be done on a leafed or linked rig. Added front gelande 2 shock hoops on mine with 90mm shocks and gained about a 1/4" more travel on leafs. Another thing I did was rearched the medium leafs "flatter" so they only get used when the shock travels half ways.
creepinchevy69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2015, 10:46 AM   #75
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: aloha state
Posts: 546
Default Re: TF2 tips and tricks thread

Tips for side marker lights getting hang up on the trails

Removed those lights on the rig
Traced those holes on a cardboard
Put back the lights on the rig
Traced the outline of the lights on the rig
Cut it out
Get a scrap styrene
Traced those holes from the carboard to the styrene
So you can install those lights on the styrene
Glue the styrene back on inside the rig
Now those lights is flushed with the body
No more sticking out lights
HARDRIVE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2015, 04:34 PM   #76
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Mentor
Posts: 23
Default Re: TF2 tips and tricks thread

I've seen a high clearance 3d printed skid plate for the transfer case for the tf2 on here somewhere a while back and cannot find it anywhere now, does anyone know of this item? And yes I've used the search �� bar.
etanthegreat138 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2015, 03:35 AM   #77
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: clarksville,ar
Posts: 794
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by etanthegreat138 View Post
I've seen a high clearance 3d printed skid plate for the transfer case for the tf2 on here somewhere a while back and cannot find it anywhere now, does anyone know of this item? And yes I've used the search ? bar.
Look into sczerba's flatbed tf2 build in the trailfinder2 section... he used one on his..
mjc597 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2015, 05:57 AM   #78
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Mentor
Posts: 23
Default Re: TF2 tips and tricks thread

That's it man, thanks.
etanthegreat138 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2015, 10:13 AM   #79
Rock Stacker
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Lebanon, MO
Posts: 72
Default Re: TF2 tips and tricks thread

I put some stick on wheel weights on the bottom side of the body to help balance things out since its a bit front heavy.

greenz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2016, 08:25 PM   #80
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Sutter
Posts: 487
Default Re: TF2 tips and tricks thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Katan View Post
Front shock hoop can be mounted behind the front axle like this:

Anybody have a working pic of this? Just can't picture it.

Sent from my SM-T320 using Tapatalk
dpcardoza is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



TF2 tips and tricks thread - Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tips and Tricks Thread Lemonlegs28 Axial SCX-10 375 01-20-2019 10:52 AM
Official RS10 tips and tricks thread. jsowens Redcat Crawlers 213 01-05-2019 10:19 AM
Sc tips and tricks thread cmyers1 South Carolina 2 11-24-2011 02:56 PM
Any tips or tricks.... suicide_silence Axial SCX-10 2 10-26-2010 09:35 AM
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2004-2014 RCCrawler.com