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Old 09-02-2010, 11:59 AM   #1
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i am looking at buying a cr-01. just wondering what should be done to it? its a kit roller with no electronics. the guy has taken out the cantelever shock set-up and put t-maxx shocks in it. is that a good thing to do? looking for some good ideas for upgrades or things that should be upgraded.
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:39 PM   #2
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and it has t-maxx shafts in it.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:03 PM   #3
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Get yourself a motor with good torque and an ESC with a drag brake and you'll be good on the electronics side. Also a 2.4ghz radio wouldn't hurt so you won't have a big antenna to deal with.

If the previous owner hasn't done it yet, upgrade your driveshafts to something metal because the plastic ones will eventually twist up.

Edit; just read it again, i see you have t-maxx driveshafts
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:59 AM   #4
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the CR is pretty damn capable, I agree with 860. Mine is practically stock besides electronics and it's been a freakin blast.

also, how in the hell do you guys twist the driveshafts? mine are original and I've been beatin on them
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Mine were pretty durable too. I really didn't have one fail until at least a year or more of lots of use and scale comps, etc. I just replaced them with plastic until I was out then I upgraded to the Tamiya carbon steel. I think a lot of people get a tire stuck on the rocks and try to force them out.
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:18 AM   #6
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ya i have to get an esc and motor yet. just stuffed in the stock ones from my ax10 for now. i have a futaba pm channel radio, just need another receiver for cr-01. are the t-maxx a good upgrade? i kinda like the look of the catelever system but guy i got it from took them out and i didnt get the turnbuckles for it. i have the cantelevers and springs tho.
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:34 PM   #7
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I saw a post somewhere from a guy who filled the male end of the stock plastic shaft with epoxy. I have the Tamiya carbon ones but would have tried this trick had I known about it.
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:51 PM   #8
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maybe i will give filling them with epoxy a try. i took the t-maxx shocks off because i didnt like how they looked(not very scale). i put sxc10 scocks with the fake ext. resevoirs on it with small spring on bottom(semi-droop?).
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:50 PM   #9
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epoxy in the drive shafts? wouldn't that prevent the shafts from sliding/compressing in and out? when the axles flex, the drive shafts need to compress in/out a little. if you are bashing around (for example doing jumps), the drive shafts will need to compress a little also.

i guess i am completely missing something. can someone explain to me why epoxy in the drive shafts is an upgrade/improvement?


edit: ya the shafts would be 'stronger' with epoxy, but the benefit of a stronger shaft is not worth the issues caused by a shaft that does not slide/compress IMO. If you want stronger shafts just upgrade them.

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epoxy in the drive shafts? wouldn't that prevent the shafts from sliding/compressing in and out? when the axles flex, the drive shafts need to compress in/out a little. if you are bashing around (for example doing jumps), the drive shafts will need to compress a little also.

i guess i am completely missing something. can someone explain to me why epoxy in the drive shafts is an upgrade/improvement?


edit: ya the shafts would be 'stronger' with epoxy, but the benefit of a stronger shaft is not worth the issues caused by a shaft that does not slide/compress IMO. If you want stronger shafts just upgrade them.
you fill the MALE side of driveshaft. the male slides in and out of female side. therefore that will not cause binding. it just makes the male solid instead of hollow.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:40 PM   #11
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hmmm...i hadnt used the stock CR01 drive shafts since month 2 of me owning my CR01. I dont remember the male part of the shaft is hollow. ok, thanks.
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