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Old 02-18-2021, 12:10 PM   #1
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First R/C since the mid 90's, first crawler ever. So much fun.
Unfortunately, after the first run 3 shocks were sagged and leaking. The plastic caps were warped and company did not warranty nor did they have any in stock to warranty..so that started a slippery slope of mods.

Front Treal brass inner, outter, and c mounts.

QUE-T amazon beadlocks
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injora roof rack
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Powershift r/c battery dead man switch.

redcat light kit

PRO-LINE scaler shocks.

But I think I ruined it with the roof rack...it looks so good but its now really top heavy. I put some soft springs on the shocks thinking it would sit low and have alot of droop etc. But as soon as it side hills kinda it just flops over. Such a bummer. Will have to play with the springs a bunch, because I dont wanna ditch the rack! May end up having to use a different one with the spare. We will see.

Def needs some sticky tires, and a better esc and motor.

But that's it so far.



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Old 02-18-2021, 08:53 PM   #2
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add more weight just try to keep it below the axle centerline and out at the wheels like this
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Old 02-19-2021, 11:45 AM   #3
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add more weight just try to keep it below the axle centerline and out at the wheels like this
Yea. I will eventually do the rear axle with brass as well. Not sure I could do much more to the front. Maybe add some weights in the wheels...

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Old 02-19-2021, 12:09 PM   #4
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Yea. I will eventually do the rear axle with brass as well. Not sure I could do much more to the front. Maybe add some weights in the wheels...

Maybe something to read up on but I've heard that weighting the wheels has more downside than up (increased rolling resistance/lag/centrifugal issues at speed/stress on the axle shafts and bearings) could be a bunch of nonsense but worth investigating before you do it.
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Old 02-19-2021, 05:24 PM   #5
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Maybe something to read up on but I've heard that weighting the wheels has more downside than up (increased rolling resistance/lag/centrifugal issues at speed/stress on the axle shafts and bearings) could be a bunch of nonsense but worth investigating before you do it.
You are correct. Especially bad with the stock system...
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Old 02-19-2021, 09:46 PM   #6
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you could also put the spare tire on a diet loose the foam and the back side of the rim i just use the face of the rim every little bit helps
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Old 02-21-2021, 10:36 AM   #7
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That's a good looking truck. I've been known on occasion to sacrifice performance for looks.
I see you are also a Seth fan...lol
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Old 02-22-2021, 09:57 AM   #8
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That's a good looking truck. I've been known on occasion to sacrifice performance for looks.
I see you are also a Seth fan...lol
It is 100% his fault I got back into it. I wasn't riding due to injury and my son being born...not enough sleep to even see straight... so yea, had to add a new hobby.
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Old 02-23-2021, 05:02 PM   #9
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Wish me luck...how my desk at work looks in the corner. Picking at it when it is slow. New holmes 21t trailmaster and 1080 esc going in! And figuring out springs etc.


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Old 02-23-2021, 09:04 PM   #10
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That's a good looking truck. I've been known on occasion to sacrifice performance for looks.

I see you are also a Seth fan...lol
Ha! I was going to say the same thing; Bike Hackers are everywhere.

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Old 02-25-2021, 12:59 AM   #11
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If you're going to put a half-cab body on your scout I'll understand the weight savings.....but, it's a scout body....she has a wide bottom which makes her top heavy naturally. So, with that said....go ahead and use that roof rack...put that hilift jack on the hood....put that dirt bike on the rear......install that full interior.....she is what she is and no wheel weights is going to fix that. I LOVE MY 11.26LBS SCOUT!!!!!...She's pretty!!!!

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Old 02-25-2021, 05:38 PM   #12
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If you're going to put a half-cab body on your scout I'll understand the weight savings.....but, it's a scout body....she has a wide bottom which makes her top heavy naturally. So, with that said....go ahead and use that roof rack...put that hilift jack on the hood....put that dirt bike on the rear......install that full interior.....she is what she is and no wheel weights is going to fix that. I LOVE MY 11.26LBS SCOUT!!!!!...She's pretty!!!!

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That's the spirit!!!!!!! I do want to make a trailer to tow my baja rey around. That would be sweeet.




Got it put together. Going to test it out today. Gotta fix the motor wiring, it bugs me. Soldered it up and was like shit!!! I am super bummed because the remote battery switch on the roofrack does not work with the esc. Gotta figure that out. May just turn it on with the button then off with the battery.

The suspension is way better but it still sags only to one side for some reason. If I just twist it by the front bumper...it will rebound almost 100% on drivers side but on passenger side it will go about 50%. Cant think of anything that might bind...maybe the slight bumpsteer issue might affect it??




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My local creek run. Need to modify the tree root for a little more grip and widen a few spots for my fat rig. Def need some wider squishier tires though. And some tiny washers to keep the front shocks from popping off the top mounts...


INSTAGRAM VS REALITY....

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