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Old 11-15-2008, 11:54 PM   #1
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i got my cr01 that i traded for my nitro bronco today. it came with two bodies the fj and a blazer.
i'm down with the blazer even though its in rough shape...
i will be adding more trail damage to it soon. (dents)

after changing out the 75 turn motor i found the tranny had a bind issue.
i searched on here and found that a few people had plastic flashing that wasnt allowing bearings and such to be seated proprerly.
that was my case today as i had to rebuild the tranny.

after that i took it out for a rip around the yard and noticed quite a bit of slop with the stock cantilever suspension. after toying around for a while i decided to run my aluminum bodied tmaxx shocks setup in droop.

body on shots...



rear shocks minus cantilever junk and monkey barrel springs...


front end... no more junk...


body off shot



now my only concern is i didnt have the small springs to put inside the shocks yet, as i wasnt sure if i was going to have it sprung, ( it looked like a swamp truck ) or keep it drooped.

does it make a big difference if the springs are not in the shocks ?

what have you done to clean up the cantilever pile ?
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:16 PM   #2
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woke up this morning and took it for a short trail run.
i noticed that the shaft angle was a bit tough and i was getting a binding issue at the top of the suspension travel due to the 3 racing bent links in the front.
i tried every config there was with the bent links in front and decided it was better off that i make my own straight links for the front end.

also i found the reason for putting the small springs inside.
now i just need to find what size.
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:48 PM   #3
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went to home depot, and found some spings that might work, took them home...
no good. too much tension.

then i looked in my pen holder and found 4 matching pens.
doh !

works great.
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:09 AM   #4
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It looks great!
What size are your shocks??
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:27 PM   #5
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looks good. glad to see people starting to rip off that junky looking cant. system. since i like to run drop on my comp rigs, i would suggest losing the bent links if you want to run droop. i have always had better luck with straight bottom links on a droop set-up....
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:33 PM   #6
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i have axed the bottom bent links in the front, i just haven't gotten around to doing the back.
thanks for the compliment,
it's a fun truck to drive now.
before i couldnt deal with the all the slop it had, and to me it had too much articulation for a trail beater if that sounds right
actually i did add that trail damage too...
look here..
lil burb the trail beater
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:27 PM   #7
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You guys all inspire me. I have a cr 01 Bronco coming in Thursday. I already have a ton of changes I want to do to it as I am building it!!!

Thanks
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