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Old 05-04-2006, 07:15 PM   #21
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Ok i will ask that there maybe you know why some people run two ESC's? Whats the point of that and how do you wire for that? Or should I ask that in the Electronics area?
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Old 05-17-2006, 10:26 PM   #22
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Ok i will ask that there maybe you know why some people run two ESC's? Whats the point of that and how do you wire for that? Or should I ask that in the Electronics area?
Asking in the electronics or clod section would be best. Thanks.
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Old 05-25-2006, 06:50 PM   #23
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can someone give me a list of everything i need that to build a mean crawler i would like a list of every part i need and where to get it
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Old 05-25-2006, 07:06 PM   #24
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Welcome to RCC. Now read page 1 of this post. It should get you going.
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Old 05-25-2006, 07:18 PM   #25
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Good job Dez!

Kevin does a great job of explaining the build in this very thread, not 25 posts ago.
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Old 06-13-2006, 12:44 AM   #26
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I am sure its been covered but I cant find it so a little help???
I bought a nn clod RTR and it has stock 540s in it.I want to change them to lathe motors but why the 55t and not the 65t or the 45t???Also since I have 9 tooth pinions and adjustable motor plates will changing the motors make a huge difference???And who has the lathe motors in stock???Thanks in advance for your replys!!!
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Old 06-13-2006, 12:47 AM   #27
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The 55t motor gives you just about the right torque and wheels speed.

I think the 65t w/ 7 or 8 cells is a little better. But that's just my opinion.

And YES it will make a HUGE difference it your crawlers ability. Check the vendors section or for sale forum here on RCC for lathe motors.

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Old 06-13-2006, 01:02 AM   #28
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The 65 turns on 7-8 cells gives you the same power as the 55t on 6 cells, but with longer runtimes and a bit more weight.
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Old 06-20-2006, 10:31 AM   #29
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I read the link about making your own links, but I have a question about what size tap and screws to use when using the Traxxas T Maxx rod ends (part # TRX2742)? And would it be better to use the long, or short rod ends?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-27-2006, 01:59 PM   #30
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you shouldnt have to drill it out

make it a tight a s s fit : )
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Old 07-30-2006, 07:49 PM   #31
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i read and search and read stuff on how to make your own links and i keep getting the wrong sizes
this rod size is wrong to let someone know http://www.rccrawler.com/links2.htm

can anyone tell me where to get some rigid tubeing since i can't find any at local hardware stores

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Old 07-30-2006, 08:11 PM   #32
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That 6-32 rod size is correct to slide the threaded rod through the tube, just like the how-to describes.

If you want to thread the 6-32 rod into the tube, go to www.mcmaster.com and search for P/N 89965K44. I also wouldn't recommend cutting threaded rod for this method, but use mcmaster P/N 91375A153. This method takes longer than the one explained, but the links are lighter when completed. We've had no issues with any breakage to date so the choice is yours as to how to assemble your links.
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Old 07-30-2006, 08:47 PM   #33
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ok thanks i quess thats the newb in me but i'm learning
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Old 08-02-2006, 11:37 PM   #34
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The link to wire the EVX for a single battery is borked. There's a debate on another forum about doing just that ... where'd it go?
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EVX mod article link fixed:

http://www.rccrawler.com/evx.htm
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Old 08-21-2006, 04:18 PM   #36
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ok so i hate the look of those huge clod size wheels with 1/10th scale body how hard is it to convert to 2.2 wheels on clod axels and does it work worth a crap with that size tire on it

or will these work?
$25.00 - Pair
w/Foams Swamp Dawgs
Fits: T/E-Maxx™, Savage, Dominator

Height: 5.75"
Width: 3.0"
Diameter: 3.2"

these have bigger wheels but same height but not as wide as clod tires

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Old 10-24-2006, 05:48 AM   #37
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could you do crawling without modifieing the heck out of a clod?
i mean leave it stock? suspension wise and drivetrain?
also what pitch are the gears standard? 32p?
thank you.
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:07 AM   #38
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A stock clodbuster CANNOT crawl. Firstly, open differentials mean that as soon as one wheel loses traction, all power will go to that wheel and forward movement will stop. Also, the stock chassis and suspension mean that the truck is top-heavy (liable to roll over), and has almost no suspension travel (articulation).

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Old 11-14-2006, 06:25 PM   #39
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which chassis should i choose to build a rockcrawler out of?????????????
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:10 AM   #40
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Get a pair of these...
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LR9674&P=DS
$5.06 a piece. Plenty of mounting holes. Thick 4mm aluminum with a nice anodized finish.
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