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Old 04-13-2019, 11:08 PM   #161
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Body turned out great!
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Old 04-23-2019, 08:23 AM   #162
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This is my first crawler. I got it in orange and put on a new set of tires Proline Hyrax on black wheels changed the motor to a 21T Holmes Hobbie Trail master. waiting on my Hobbywing 1080 ESC and brass portal covers with brass lower links. Then i will be done for a while since he wife is getting annoyed with all the orders LOL.
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Old 04-24-2019, 05:01 PM   #163
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Went out for a drive to try out the new setup and of course I forget my phone. It was a great time. I want to get some brass portal cover. I might have to grab a HR set for now since it's the only one currently.

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Old 05-05-2019, 05:14 PM   #164
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Did a little driving and some side to side comparison with my trx4. Was a good time. Tried a little rock bouncing.

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Old 05-16-2019, 05:20 AM   #165
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I changed up the stickers. The black just wasn't doing it for me. I think I like this better besides now I need a set of white spokes.

I changed the front bumper but it hangs out a little more than I would like. I think I am going to just make a bumper.

I have been paying close attention to what on this gen8 makes it more stable than my trx4 defender. I noticed the portal are shorter. You still have the gear reduction and a little more height over straight axles but it sits around 3/8" lower than the TRX which helps with the stability. I believe the lower link mount has a benefit as well.





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Old 05-18-2019, 05:45 PM   #166
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Did a little more work. Put mirrors on, a couple accessories and a spare tire.

I changed how the bomber Cage mounts. Managed to drop it another 1/4".

I also put the steel gears in. It's quiet now. Well, for a portal gear rig.

Took it out for a test run. Works great. This thing really impresses me sometimes.

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Looks killer!👍🏼
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:54 PM   #168
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:01 AM   #169
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Printed an air tank and put in a fuel filler for the fuel cell.

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Old 05-21-2019, 07:16 PM   #170
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I took outside for a little spin around the rock pile for an hour. I put a 27t 550 Holmes Hobbies in and it's great how much control you have with this.

I spent the hour crawling over stuff as slow as I could. Fun times.

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Love the way it turned out. 👍🏼
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Old 05-22-2019, 05:34 AM   #172
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Love the way it turned out.
Thanks. I really like this one. I think it's going to be my go to rig for a while.

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Old 05-22-2019, 01:56 PM   #173
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Yep, really nice with the green and white.
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Old 05-22-2019, 03:17 PM   #175
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Thanks guys.

A couple more accessories and repair the hood hinges I should have screwed instead of using e6000. Then it's on too working on gen8 #3.

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Old 05-27-2019, 11:21 AM   #176
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Worked on the interior. Got a driver to fit. Now I just need to paint it.

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Old 05-27-2019, 06:50 PM   #177
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i would never have cut up my g8 body but that looks pretty sweet
almost makes me want to balk half my 1:1 lol

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Old 05-27-2019, 07:03 PM   #178
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i would never have cut up my g8 body but that looks pretty sweet
almost makes me want to balk half my 1:1 lol
Thanks. I cut up 2 bodies in the process. I figured a spare would be good if I made a mistake and I indeed did.

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Old 05-30-2019, 08:02 AM   #179
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I changed the wheels to white spokes. They look pretty good but man what a bear to get my cut stock tires on the wheel.

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