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Old 04-18-2007, 06:29 PM   #61
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Could someone point me to where I might find the "Hustler" chassis like on the first page? Thanks
www.rcpcrawlers.com
Or do you mean the buildup thread?
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:37 PM   #62
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Or do you mean the buildup thread?

Nope that's what I was looking for, thanks.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:17 PM   #63
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Here are a few updates we'd like to have added to the initial product listings:

4. Steering Kit
CPE Heavy-Duty Aluminum Steering Kit
http://www.crawfordperformanceengine...R3&log_pid=yes

5. ESC
Moped V16r Bravo http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=58265

9. Tires/Rims/Adapters
Clod to Maxx adapters http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=50177

10. Motor Mounts
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47958

12. Diff Lockers
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46932

Part 2: Available Chassis
Evolution
http://www.crawfordperformanceengine...IT&log_pid=yes


Claw Shockless Crawler Chassis
http://www.crawfordperformanceengine...IT&log_pid=yes


Part 3: Construction & Assorted Notes
Servo Mounts:
http://www.crawfordperformanceengine...R1&log_pid=yes

Thanks for updating this thread!
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Old 04-22-2007, 11:52 AM   #64
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I am really looking into building my own Clod Crawler. I bought a RTR TLT Crawler on ebay and I love it, but I wanna build my own! I found a chassis that I really like. Would this work for a good Clod crawler:

http://www.beckworks.com/Info_greenBW-J1.htm

Any opinions and why would be greatly appreciated.
(If you know if any other tube chassis that would be better please tell me)

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Old 05-31-2007, 05:56 PM   #65
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Default four link mounts

I am looking for info or even a pic of where to mount the lower 4link onto the axles. i am building my own frame and have looked at many pictures but have not been able to find a good pic of location. every pic that i have seen has a tire or some kind of mount, crossbrace, servo etc blocking the mount location. i have my axles and do not see a obvious place to mount the 4 link. any halp would be much appreciated.
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Old 06-15-2007, 08:33 PM   #66
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I am looking for info or even a pic of where to mount the lower 4link onto the axles. i am building my own frame and have looked at many pictures but have not been able to find a good pic of location. every pic that i have seen has a tire or some kind of mount, crossbrace, servo etc blocking the mount location. i have my axles and do not see a obvious place to mount the 4 link. any halp would be much appreciated.

I dont have a pic but most rc's iv seen mount them thru the C on the end of the axle. The metal brace that goes to the center section also mounts there
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Old 06-17-2007, 05:43 AM   #67
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Well I don't know way I never add my stuff to here.

I have many products to Help anyone build there Clod. Super or a 2.2 Class crawler.

www.jpcustomrcs.com

Pimp Canes are the Cheapest and one of the Best Chassis's you can get for your Clod. You can order any wheelbase you need at no extra cost. Also I was hand making every bracket. I'm now having them CNC machined. Pimp Canes Chassis's sale for under $50 bucks.

Buy your Pimp Cane here
http://www.jpcustomrcs.com/page/page/4457951.htm

If you don't know what a Pimp Cane Chassis is. It's a Torsion Chassis. No Links, No Shocks and No BS... Just real Simple and very capable. With not having links. This provides you more ground clearance from axle to axle. Just not in the middle. Also with not having Shocks or Links this makes it a lighter chassis. Which in returns gives you a Lower Center of Gravity.

So either if you have been into Crawlers for years or just starting out. It's a great choice for you. If your on a Budget or not. Again another great choice. You can save 100 or even 300 Bucks and but towards better Eletronics and such.




Click here to watch Videos of others Pimp Canes in action..
http://www.jpcustomrcs.com/page/page/4390073.htm

Also Click here to see a Full Gallery of many customers Pimp Canes and other Customers Rigs.
http://www.jpcustomrcs.com/page/page/4389754.htm
and
http://www.jpcustomrcs.com/page/page/4580520.htm


www.jpcustomrcs.com
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Old 06-17-2007, 05:59 AM   #68
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Jp Custom Rc's also carries many very important upgrades needed for every Clod Crawler.

Thundertech Racing CVD's and Straight axles



Thundertech Racing BTA kit and Motor Mounts



CPE Lockers


And last but not least..... The one and only Jp Custom Rc's Alumn Clod Knuckles. These are the best and the only Alumn knuckles any Clod owner should run. Capable of running 40,000 RPMs and carry a load over $75 per Knuckle. These things can take anything you can dish out. Made from 6016T for light weight and Strength.



Thanks for looking..

www.jpcustomrcs.com
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Old 11-04-2007, 06:30 PM   #69
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Ok, I see the way that Junfac makes a lower mount and see in the pics from JPCustoms how they mount the lower links to the axle but are there any other options? The Junfac mounts look cool but bulky and the other way looks to weaken the axle tube so post up some pics or give me some info on to do it different.
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:15 AM   #70
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[quote=metomwhou;224556]Hey RockRevolver, did you ever finish up that number crunching? I'm currently doing the same thing. Here's what I've come up with so far:
clodbuster kit 190 towerhobbies
integy lathe 55t motors 37 towerhobbies
robinson 9tooth pinion 6 towerhobbies
tekin rebel2 esc 80 towerhobbies
the stick 199 thecrawlerstore
adjustable motormounts 30 thecrawlerstore
Hpi Bronco body 25 towerhobbies
total 567

txt 355 towerhobbies
integy lathe 55t motor 18 towerhobbies
robinson 9tooth pinion 3 towerhobbies
tekin rebel2 esc 80 towerhobbies
gd600 13 towerhobbies
total 469


I always thought the TXT-1 would be the more expensive option over the Clod...Is it because more stock parts are kept in the TXT build or something else????

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Old 02-16-2008, 11:15 PM   #71
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i want to make my clod looking scale. I want the wheelbase to 18 inchs, What would be a good length for a tube chassis? I thought maybe 20 to 22 inchs. Thanks
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:13 AM   #72
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clodbuster kit 190 towerhobbies
integy lathe 55t motors 37 towerhobbies
robinson 9tooth pinion 6 towerhobbies
tekin rebel2 esc 80 towerhobbies
the stick 199 thecrawlerstore
adjustable motormounts 30 thecrawlerstore
Hpi Bronco body 25 towerhobbies
total 567

txt 355 towerhobbies
integy lathe 55t motor 18 towerhobbies
robinson 9tooth pinion 3 towerhobbies
tekin rebel2 esc 80 towerhobbies
gd600 13 towerhobbies
total 469


I always thought the TXT-1 would be the more expensive option over the Clod...Is it because more stock parts are kept in the TXT build or something else????
The reason the TXT was cheaper was because you would be using the stock TXT chassis, just modified a little. The Clod option used the STICK chassis from The Crawler Store.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:11 PM   #73
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How do I set up independant front and rear steering & throttle control besides having a 4 channel receiver, is there an esc that will work to do this?
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Old 04-22-2008, 12:27 AM   #74
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You just need a 3 channel receiver if you want rear wheel steer or dig. Channel 1 is for front steering servo, Channel 2 is for throttle (where the ESC plugs in) and channel 3 is for rear steering servo or dig. I suggest a Traxxas TQ3 transmitter simply because it is REALLY easy to modify the transmitter thumb switch for rear steer by replacing the stock switch with a three way switch (on/off/on). I also suggest using a Rooster Crawler Edition ESC. you can find the ESC and a 55 turn motor for a little over $100. For another $20 or so you can purchase another 55 turn motor for your clod and will be happy with their performance. I have Rooster crawler edition ESC's in two of my crawlers and am very happy with their performance. I realize this post is old but I hope it helps someone. I know I searched for all the help I could get when I was building my first crawler and new to RC to boot.


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How do I set up independant front and rear steering & throttle control besides having a 4 channel receiver, is there an esc that will work to do this?
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:33 PM   #75
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I am working on tranforming my clod into a rock crawler.Im having trouble with the chassie rasing on impact even when im engaging slow.Any help here would be great.Dont know the problem.
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Old 06-24-2008, 04:09 PM   #76
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thank you for your time if you read this and help me,
i'm on my second build and this one is a clod i have "stock axles". i see that a lot of people are runnin 8,9,10 tooth pinion gears, when i put a 10 tooth pinion on the motor and install it there is a gap inbetween the gears, how do you adjust it if there is no adjustments on the clod axles or are you sayin by the gearing info below that i need to go get a bigger internal gear, i guess i'm lost, please help if you can, my first build was with tlt axles and everthing was fine. thank you, jon
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Clodbuster gearing info:

Pinion 32 pitch 13 tooth gear ratio 1:30.1
Speed, Stock 15mph / Run Time, about 8 minutes 2000mAH battery


Pinion gear ratio:

8T 48.89:1
9T 43.46:1
10T 39.11:1
11T 35.56:1
12T 32.59:1
13T 30.08:1
14T 27.94:1
15T 26.07:1
16T 24.44:1


Figured I'd post it since people ask about it alot!
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Old 06-24-2008, 04:57 PM   #77
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thank you for your time if you read this and help me,
i'm on my second build and this one is a clod i have "stock axles". i see that a lot of people are runnin 8,9,10 tooth pinion gears, when i put a 10 tooth pinion on the motor and install it there is a gap inbetween the gears, how do you adjust it if there is no adjustments on the clod axles or are you sayin by the gearing info below that i need to go get a bigger internal gear, i guess i'm lost, please help if you can, my first build was with tlt axles and everthing was fine. thank you, jon
You'll need to add a set of adjustable motor mounts to the gearcase. Those will allow you to run anywhere from a 6-16 tooth pinion.
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47958
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:56 PM   #78
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I just found a very simple, effective, and inexpensive way to make your own servo brackets. I used a small chunk of 1/8" wall 1-1/2" x 2" rectangular aluminum tubing. I cut off a section just as long as a servo. One section is enough to do 2 axles. Just cut the tubing in half longways so you have 2 [ shaped channels, cut a notch out of the raised portion, leaving enough meat on either side of the notch to drill a couple 1/8" holes for servo mounting. You can then drill 2 holes in the bottom to mount the new servo brackets to the Clod axle braces. They are pretty stout too. If any one is interested in doing this, I can post pics. Hope this helps someone out!
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:35 AM   #79
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ok. heres my plan, i havent a clue if it will work so feedback appreceaited.
tube chassi 4"w 20"l ?"h
clod/bully/anyother suggestions axles...if clod, glue diffs
novak 55t crawler moters x2
???esc
dx3s (i think i can tell wot ur thinking but its all i got)
??? servos (prefrably cheap)
full or 50/50 droop suspension using shocks of mgt 4.6
i think thats it,
thnx
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:29 PM   #80
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Hi great write up by the way very good.

Anyways my question. I am going from 4 wheel steer down to 2 wheel steer. So i need to lock out the rear, i searched but couldnt find a how to or a good picture of it. Wondering if someone may add a how to.


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