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Old 05-13-2020, 06:48 PM   #61
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I absolutely love the grey! If I ever think about painting mine...I. May have to copy you.
Oh, and the yellow headlights.....
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Copy away! The Ultra Matte Slate (gray) looks even better in person!
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Old 01-12-2021, 11:13 AM   #62
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Marlin has been feeling neglected lately, so I drove it in the garage tonight and spent some time with it.

A few months back, I bought the A&M Garage TF2 High Clearance Bumper/Shackle Reversal. It came as raw steel, so I shot it with a couple coats of Rust-Oleum Flat Black.

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Bumper now sits right up against the grill and provides a much better approach angle.

I still need to install a fairlead to the bumper. I also need to rig up a servo winch and find a place to mount it behind the the trans somewhere on the chassis. I'll get to that another day.

Thanks for looking!
A&M makes two versions of the shackle reversal. Did you get the standard or +4mm setup? Im undecided and trying to find pictures of rigs with the axle moved forward 4mm.
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Old 01-12-2021, 06:03 PM   #63
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A&M makes two versions of the shackle reversal. Did you get the standard or +4mm setup? Im undecided and trying to find pictures of rigs with the axle moved forward 4mm.
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Yes I did get it with the +4mm. I should have stated that when I posted the pics.

I actually bought both versions, the standard reversal kit and the bumper with the +4mm. If you go back and look at post #14, it shows the TF2 Shackle Reversal Kit without the +4mm. This kit is just the plates to reverse the shackle mounts.

On post #48, I installed the TF2 High Clearance Bumper/Shackle Reversal with the +4mm. When I purchased this, I wanted to try out the +4mm to see how I liked it. I think the +4mm is the better option.

Both posts, #14 & #48 show a side view showing where the front of the leaf is mounted.

Here are a couple pics I just took to show the bumper with the +4mm.

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Hope this helps you! Let me know if you need more pics.
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Old 01-12-2021, 07:13 PM   #64
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That was a ton of help! Thanks alot.
I clocked the motor down, and I don't see that interfering with the axle moved forward. Not anymore than it already is. Lol
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That was a ton of help! Thanks alot.
I clocked the motor down, and I don't see that interfering with the axle moved forward. Not anymore than it already is. Lol
Your welcome! Glad it helped!

Clocking the motor is still on my list of "to do's". I just wasn't sure how it would interfere with the axle and steering linkages.

As mine sits now, spacing the steering servo up really helped out with the clearance between the axle and servo. I hate to mess that up, but getting the motor down lower would definitely help out the performance.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:21 AM   #66
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Hey B-MOW,
Do you happen to have any photos of how you installed the servo winch/ran the line?
I'm getting my Marling ready for class 1, I figure I can mount the servo winch where the shift servo would go but have no idea how to run the winch line to the front bumper.
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:09 PM   #67
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Hey B-MOW,
Do you happen to have any photos of how you installed the servo winch/ran the line?
I'm getting my Marling ready for class 1, I figure I can mount the servo winch where the shift servo would go but have no idea how to run the winch line to the front bumper.
I haven't had a chance to install the servo winch yet. I do have the ESC for it mounted though. My plan is to mount the servo winch behind the transmission on the battery plate and use 3/16" brake line flared on each end. I'll run the brake line in and around the trans up to the fairlead.

Here is a pic of my SCX10.2 that I ran the winch line thru brake line. I'll do something like this on my Marlin. I used Traxxas rod ends with the balls removed slid over the brake line to use as mounting points.

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Not sure how soon I'll get to mounting the servo winch, but when I do I'll post up pics.
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