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Old 01-13-2017, 06:25 PM   #21
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Default My first RC4WD Trail Finder 2

Here's another video. Testing it out on our pile of rocks.

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Old 01-23-2017, 11:21 PM   #22
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Current pic


Recently added front wheel wells made from styrene that I scratch built.

And due to some heavy rains here in California, we are stuck indoors.

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Old 01-29-2017, 11:45 PM   #23
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Some recent upgrades...

teraflex revolving shackles

Tough armor rear bumper




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Old 02-09-2017, 11:32 PM   #24
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I was not too sold on the D90 bumper so I ordered the rcmodelex bumper. I am no fabricator so I knew installing this would be a challenge. Anyway, let the pics tell the story. The bumper installation came out ok. I do want it to go up a bit higher but I don't know how to so I will settle with what I have right now.







The SCX10 w/ rc4wd mojave body rtr version vs RC4WD Trail Finder 2 w/ Tamiya hilux body. My TF2 is the kit version. The mojave body was purchased separately. The mojave has better quality than the tamiya. It is thicker and more detailed. The only con is it does not have the Toyota lettering at the rear, which is an easy fix.





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Old 02-19-2017, 12:16 AM   #25
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Added a winch from RC4WD


Took it out for a little crawl


Then this happened



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Old 02-19-2017, 08:23 AM   #26
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My driveshaft twisted into a candy cane first run out. I replaced them with JunFac shafts almost two years ago(recommended by New2rocks I think) No more problems. How are those shackles performing for you?
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Old 02-19-2017, 09:33 AM   #27
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My driveshaft twisted into a candy cane first run out. I replaced them with JunFac shafts almost two years ago(recommended by New2rocks I think) No more problems. How are those shackles performing for you?


I have installed metal punisher shafts since then. Haven't got a chance to test them out yet due to this California rain.

I don't believe I am using the shackles to its full potential since I am only using 80-90mm shocks right now. Although I did notice some increased flexibility since then but not so much to really say that this takes it to a different level. The z-boxes are on my future potential upgrade list.


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Old 02-19-2017, 09:35 AM   #28
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I was not too sold on the D90 bumper so I ordered the rcmodelex bumper. I am no fabricator so I knew installing this would be a challenge. Anyway, let the pics tell the story. The bumper installation came out ok. I do want it to go up a bit higher but I don't know how to so I will settle with what I have right now.







The SCX10 w/ rc4wd mojave body rtr version vs RC4WD Trail Finder 2 w/ Tamiya hilux body. My TF2 is the kit version. The mojave body was purchased separately. The mojave has better quality than the tamiya. It is thicker and more detailed. The only con is it does not have the Toyota lettering at the rear, which is an easy fix.





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Do you have pictures of the installation for the Rcmodelex bumper?
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Old 02-19-2017, 01:15 PM   #29
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Do you have pictures of the installation for the Rcmodelex bumper?


This is kind of embarrassing but this is how I did it. Hopefully this helps.



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Old 02-19-2017, 01:17 PM   #30
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That doesn't look too difficult. Thanks for sharing
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Old 02-22-2017, 11:03 PM   #31
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Went to the park to climb some bigger rocks. Noticed the back of the bed drag too much.

Decided to bob the bed.




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Old 02-23-2017, 11:04 PM   #32
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Subscribing because I am considering doing exactly what you did, for the exact reason you stated in the original post. Started with SCX, now want more scale. My only twist is the SCX is *possibly* going extended frame for 6x6...

Love your start so far. Cant wait to see much more from you. Ill following your experience fairly closely.

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Old 06-05-2017, 02:38 AM   #33
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https://youtu.be/YJpBrjiLr2Q

Crawling at Southridge Park, Fontana CA

Footage is shot at top of the hill. The journey to the top is pretty brutal for our crawlers. Quite a few folks break something when they crawl these hills.

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Old 12-17-2017, 09:04 AM   #34
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New boring video...
https://youtu.be/v9UY2W-h58o


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Old 02-20-2020, 11:33 AM   #35
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https://youtu.be/Nl54gpwPH6g


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Old 02-22-2020, 05:02 PM   #36
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Got to love the tf. Yes it handles way different than a scx or trx4, but there's just something about driving it that makes it exciting and different. Looking forward to more updates as you go.
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Old 03-07-2020, 01:14 AM   #37
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Got some lights up. Not done yet.



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Looks great!

I'm a big fan of your wheel/tire choice, have the white wheels with Choodoos mounted on them, will be getting another set and those tire some time soon.
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Old 03-24-2020, 12:21 AM   #39
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Had to get whatever sunshine we can get. Been couped up indoors for quite a bit now.

RC4WD Trailfinder 2, SCX10, & SCX10.2 - 80s Toyota pickups and a 90s Toyota 4runner https://youtu.be/8pgQ70sziNY


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Old 03-31-2020, 02:15 AM   #40
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1980 Toyota Pickup - RC4WD Trailfinder 2
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