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Old 01-05-2005, 08:04 PM   #1
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would the thunder teck ripper chassis be a good rock crawling chassis?
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Old 01-06-2005, 11:34 AM   #2
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I had a ripper, it is great for racing. But for crawling I thought that it was slung to low in the center, great center of gravity, but would high center, with a little work it would be good. That is just what I think.

And BTW it is spelled TECH!
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Old 01-06-2005, 11:47 AM   #3
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There is a Ripper in the crawling video that rc4wd.com selling. It seems to do OK.
I have one. It has good It has good articulation. But the center of the chassis is very low.
So it is pretty much what Nitro said. Highcentering would be the only problem.
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Old 01-06-2005, 11:53 AM   #4
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Search newbie ;)
http://www.rccrawler.com/postt3053.html

Its a racing chassis, definetely NOT a crawler. I mean, I guess you could crawl it, but its definetely not made to do it.

Is this "the" camo?
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Old 01-06-2005, 12:49 PM   #5
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I built the ripper in the RC4WD vid. It works ok, but it doesen't hold a candle to what these guys here have done. In the few months I have been away, so much has changed in the RC crawling world that it makes my head is spin. If you got a line on one for cheap, it would be a good start.

If you are considering a new one, don't. There are a few guys on this board selling chassis that will leave a ripper at the first obstacle.

Time to start over for me. Oh well at least I have a bunch of good parts to start with.

Is this Camo? Speak newb.
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Old 01-06-2005, 02:00 PM   #6
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Is this "the" camo?
Very unlikely!
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Old 01-06-2005, 04:20 PM   #7
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ok thanks, I think I will go with the gecko 2 chassis
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Old 01-06-2005, 04:28 PM   #8
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Great choice, make sure you get the long wheelbase version.
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Old 01-06-2005, 05:00 PM   #9
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Is this "the" camo?
Very unlikely!
Yeah, I just checked the email addy and it doesn't match up. It'd be fun to moderate 'the' camo
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Old 01-06-2005, 05:20 PM   #10
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Before you purchase the gecko chassis take a look at the building a clod thread under clod buster forum. Kevin has done a great job posting the manufactures and chassis for rock crawling clods.
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Old 01-07-2005, 08:27 PM   #11
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who is ''THE camo''that u guys keep talking about?
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Old 01-08-2005, 01:38 AM   #12
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who is ''THE camo''that u guys keep talking about?
He is a very popular/well known guy in the 1:1 world of Rock Crawling
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Old 01-08-2005, 08:29 AM   #13
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yeah he may be know on that ONE website :pirate4x4.com: but not here anyways I was checking out chassis and you may want to check out the utrcrc chassis it looks to be a good chassis that you can build off of ...........I have little experiance but have lots of time to drool.............ltr Pat
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Old 01-08-2005, 10:51 AM   #14
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yeah he may be know on that ONE website :pirate4x4.com: but not here anyways I was checking out chassis and you may want to check out the utrcrc chassis it looks to be a good chassis that you can build off of ...........I have little experiance but have lots of time to drool.............ltr Pat
He's been in magazines too; as have the Tin Benders.
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