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Old 01-22-2016, 08:34 PM   #81
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This is the best one I have
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Old 01-22-2016, 10:14 PM   #82
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This is the best one I have
Are you using o rings as a space /lift kit? I was thinking of taking something up but that seems easy and ice already got a bunch on hand
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Old 01-23-2016, 11:47 AM   #83
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Are you using o rings as a space /lift kit? I was thinking of taking something up but that seems easy and ice already got a bunch on hand
They really help the axles move for more flex try it out an don't forget to take out your internal springs from your shocks, pm me an let me know what you think





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Very cool idea. I'm trying that out for sure.


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It works even better with the 90mm front shocks ohhh an if you push down flat the shocks mat hit the rear leaf springs

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Old 01-28-2016, 04:20 AM   #84
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This is the best one I have
Did you move the upper shock hoops rearward? The shocks look almost verticle but when I line mine up the shock itself is leaning forward.
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:36 AM   #85
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Did you move the upper shock hoops rearward? The shocks look almost verticle but when I line mine up the shock itself is leaning forward.
Yes I did, if you slide the shock hoop back on the frame making the front mounting hole line up with the spot where the rear mount was located everything will line up, then just move the bottom of the shock to the other side of the axle (front of the axle tube to rear of the tube) an your ready for the trails
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Old 02-24-2016, 03:52 AM   #86
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If you want a leaf under axle setup you can just bend the leaves more if you twke them off, this will raise be chassis back up to proper height. If you want lift then you can do this anyway, its completely free. Just dont fold them in half or anything stupid
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Old 03-14-2016, 05:12 AM   #87
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I cannot take credit for this as I saw it in another thread here (which I cannot find the specific mention of): Replace the RC4WD brass knuckle bushings with same item from an Axial SCX10 to really tighten up the front end. I actually used the plastic Axial c-hub bushings, had to very lightly sand the bushing flange, but now the knuckles are much more secure, no flopping.
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Old 07-18-2016, 08:32 AM   #88
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If you use the shackle body lift then you can also flip your bumper mounts to set them back in place instead of hanging down
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:01 AM   #89
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After breaking leafs i thought of these "traction bar" links to add some bracing to the axle. I have been running them for quite a while now with no problems. I've been able to run much softer springs without breaking and very minimal axle wrap. Links are made from stainless tubing with 2-56 threaded rod inside. If you want specifc lengths let me know. The stainless tube slides nicely on the rocks too.
A couple of other mods i did was to remove the springs inside the shocks to help with articulation. I also changed out the rod ends on the shocks to allow for more lift. I had to (very carefully) bend the springs a bit to get more lift. The fronts springs are made from a small engine pull starter spring.

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Old 10-19-2016, 02:22 PM   #90
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Easy body mounting/ battery change.







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Old 07-29-2017, 10:11 AM   #91
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Damn you Photobucket!

If anyone has time to re-host pictures for this thread I'd really appreciate it. I've switched to Imgur which has been working well for me.

There's still a lot of great info here but without pics some of these posts might as well have been deleted.
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Old 08-05-2017, 08:25 PM   #92
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Nice thread BUT DANG NO PICS What the heck yall
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Old 08-25-2017, 06:41 AM   #93
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Can the admins fix this no pic problem through out the whole site. There are so many missing.

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Old 08-25-2017, 10:32 AM   #94
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Can the admins fix this no pic problem through out the whole site. There are so many missing.

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Not really, its all Photobucket's fault. The users need to come through and edit their posts with pictures linked from another photo host like Flickr.
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Old 11-13-2017, 04:12 AM   #95
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Free little modification to the Marlin Crawler moved the plastic body posts to the battery tray and moved the nice little alloy parts from the battery tray to the rear bed mount. So much nicer #urbanmonkeysRC #rcadventures

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Old 11-13-2017, 04:35 AM   #96
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Free little modification to the Marlin Crawler moved the plastic body posts to the battery tray and moved the nice little alloy parts from the battery tray to the rear bed mount. So much nicer #urbanmonkeysRC #rcadventures

Oooh. That's awesome!

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Old 12-31-2017, 04:40 PM   #97
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More of a mod than a tip, but here it is. I decided to ditch the stock 2 speed in favor on the GCM LRT2 scale trans and T-case. Less weight, more scale looking, lower motor position plus 11% overdrive.
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:05 PM   #98
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You can remove the wired winch controller from its case, and the wires will be long enough to mount inside the receiver box. I put servo tape on both sides of the now exposed control unit for protection. This worked for me with the 9.5cti winch mounted on the Marlin bumper.
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:54 AM   #99
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Are there any alternatives to the body mounts posts and screw holes ? My Blazer RTR kit came with pre-stripped holes and a broken post unfortunately.
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:58 AM   #100
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Are there any alternatives to the body mounts posts and screw holes ? My Blazer RTR kit came with pre-stripped holes and a broken post unfortunately.
Mine came the with stripped body posts. I got replacement ones from RC4WD, but I've decided to ditch them entirely and use magnets instead. I'm planning on using two in place of the rear posts that go through the truck bed, and using two up near the front, maybe under the foot wells.
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