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Old 09-19-2005, 11:32 AM   #1
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Default New comp rig MRV the w-h-o-r-e

Ok its a ***** because its got a layed down trans. Get it. anyway on to the pics

the ultra smooth cutting board material skid plate

can you say flex


low and lean

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:01 PM   #2
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Looks great! Now I know why you sold the bulu ;)
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Old 09-19-2005, 04:20 PM   #3
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lookin GOOD... that thing is sweet.... nice center skid... i have been thinking of doing the smae thing for a long time... just to lazy.
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Old 09-19-2005, 04:23 PM   #4
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Looks great but... where's the body?
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Looks great but... where's the body?
..is that 70%? Great looking rig. So did you steal the skidplate from the wife, or buy it at Walmart?
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Old 09-19-2005, 05:05 PM   #6
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So did you steal the skidplate from the wife
Actually he is using the piece that broke off when the wife hit him over the head with it.
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Old 09-19-2005, 05:59 PM   #7
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can you say flex
Ooo ooo... pick me


FLEX!!
haha b!tches!! i win

that looks good, is it custom?


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Old 09-19-2005, 11:10 PM   #8
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that looks good, is it custom?

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No, he got it out of a cracker jack box.
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Old 09-19-2005, 11:19 PM   #9
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I doubt it's 70 %. I just kept cutting whatever the tires hit. I wouldn't have cut so much but the rear tires would grab the body and get bound up on it. So a hackin I went. It's an RBX chassis. I'll get my Rockstar chassis done next once I make a few more mods. I'll have two kick *** crawlers. Then I plan on making a trail rig. Something with a fairly short wheelbase to use all my bodies. It seems like a waste to have a cool FJ, the General Jeep, and a Camo clod body.

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It was actually a Crawler Jacks box. some one made a big spelling error and then wanted to sneak it by QC by actually putting in a crawler.
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Old 09-19-2005, 11:21 PM   #10
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Nice... Hopefully my RBX will get here soon!! What is your WB at?
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Old 09-20-2005, 10:10 AM   #11
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WB is 13"
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Well I took it out and finally played on some real rocks yesterday. It gets hung up a bit on the center skid. Maybe I'll make my own that ramps up like all my other ones I've made. The edges of the skid just get hooked on things. I need to do something about that.
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Old 09-22-2005, 08:33 PM   #13
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where does it get hung up?

cus it looks pretty smoth to me and nicly radiused
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You could try a rounded edge router bit for a dremel around the edges to get a smooth edge if it doesn't chip or anything.
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where does it get hung up?

cus it looks pretty smoth to me and nicly radiused
From looking at the pics and reading RCKjeeps post, it's pretty clear to me where it hangs up.
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where does it get hung up?

cus it looks pretty smoth to me and nicly radiused
Ya it's smooth but, if it had bent up portions like my skids it would solve my problem. I'll look into getting some aluminum to make a new skid. Plus it's a bit low. But I don't want to give up stability. If I raise it, I will lose stability. I've found the highest point that gives the best stability. But If I get hung up and can't move forward then it's not much good.
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Looks good! You should run a 60/40 or 70/30 forward chassis bias for even slicker performance! Nice work.
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Looks good! You should run a 60/40 or 70/30 forward chassis bias for even slicker performance! Nice work.
I tried a shorter rear set up but it didn't seem the flex nearly as well. I could easily go back. Maybe I'll try it and take it to the mini hammers and see. I"m just having a hard time with the front end a smooth travel.
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Old 09-22-2005, 11:15 PM   #19
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your tlt is frekin pimptastic ! lol really i like it alot
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Old 09-23-2005, 08:41 AM   #20
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nice.

i got my rbx the other day, now i'm just waiting on tower to send me a bunch of goodies so i can at least get it going as a roller until they get the tekin rebel 2 back in stock.

ever consider using the associated chassis protector stick-on sheet for a skid? thats what i think i'll use on my rbx.
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