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Old 06-29-2009, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default diesel's 2.2 rock racer tuber.

a big box showed up in the mail today, and inside this box was one of the most beautiful things ive ever seen. Brian Phillips of southern CA built this for me and i must say, its some of the best tube work ive ever seen. i almost don't wanna paint it. its modeled after the 6 Shoota owned by 4-Locked Films, with a few personal touches thrown in. all the little gusset plates are drilled and tapped and the lexan panels will be attached with the little 2mm screws in the pics.

today, after spending about 2hrs just staring at it, i started mocking up the suspension. got the lower links done and measured for the upper links. ill probably end up buying some delrin rod and making new lowers with revo ends on them but til then these are fine. it was built to use 4" shocks and sit nice and low, not sure what the belly clearance will be when its done but it's low. more stable at higher speeds that way, not to mention it looks mean.

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Old 06-29-2009, 08:21 PM   #2
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That guy does nice work.

Are you actually going to finish this one?
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:30 PM   #3
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That guy does nice work.

Are you actually going to finish this one?
LOL!

lets hope so, all ive actually got to do is make links. all the parts are here, so i won't have time to lose motivation while waiting for parts to show up.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:30 PM   #4
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Nice man!
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Nice looking Chassis, the rear is a little long for my taste but very nice nonetheless! Subscribed, your 8-32 NC thingies are in the mail Scott!!(hope I have enough to finish my orders)

Powder Coat it Bright Fluorescent green!!
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:46 PM   #6
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Nice looking Chassis, the rear is a little long for my taste but very nice nonetheless! Subscribed, your 8-32 NC thingies are in the mail Scott!!(hope I have enough to finish my orders)

Powder Coat it Bright Fluorescent green!!

cool thanks! i was thinking gunmetal gray...
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:44 PM   #7
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That Tuber is SICK!! It looks truggyish. The whole thing is very unique, I cannot wait to see it finished.
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:13 PM   #8
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well the link materials are all in the mail, should be building suspension next week. by then my mayhem Wicked Js should be in and it'll be up and running.
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Dang diesel, that thing looks awesome! Definetly different, should look pretty cool when its done, cant wait!
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i got her up to roller status today. got a bunch of 5/16" delrin from mutiny22 here in vegas and some 8-32x3/4" set screws from The Real Dogman so that covered the materials since i already had lots of revo ends here in the garage. i used my badass little link drill bushing from JeepinDoug to drill the link material. that is one useful little tool, worth every penny! the front axle plate and rear axle truss that Del Monte made are awesome, the 4 links setup perfectly front and rear. right now its sitting a little tall at 2 3/4" GC ive gotta limit the shocks a little to get it sitting nice and low. thanks to all the guys i just mentioned, you kick ass!

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Links look awesome!

Screw it... I like it ALL!
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:45 PM   #12
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thanks!

i just got done with its first test run. i have a new found respect for anyone who builds and runs tubers. setting up all the electronics in this thing was fun. ive got the esc mounted behind the tranny, the motor wires run under the tranny between the case and the motor then curve up to solder onto the motor. and the receiver is mounted up above that in the battery compartment. it'll do wheelies on asphalt and donuts on smooth concrete but it still crawls. i havent driven a shafty in over a year so its gonna take some getting used to but it'll be fun.

rockracer- 1
Proline beadlocks- 0
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rockracer- 1
Proline beadlocks- 0
Whats that about???

You seein which one is ?????????(better)
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until i get my mayhem Wicked Js for it im running PL eight shooter wheels, in my on road test run they lost a bead on one of the rear tires.
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until i get my mayhem Wicked Js for it im running PL eight shooter wheels, in my on road test run they lost a bead on one of the rear tires.
Thats not good

Would you say that Axials work better than Prolines?(just wondering)
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Thats not good

Would you say that Axials work better than Prolines?(just wondering)

not a clue, honestly the only thing ive got axial wheels on is my JK scaler and it doesn't go half as fast as my tuber.
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Moab / Masher hybrids FTW.

It's tough finding a bead lock that holds a tire at speed. I had to glue the tires to my Pro-Line Epic bead locks on my brushless slash.

Sweet build though
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Moab / Masher hybrids FTW.

It's tough finding a bead lock that holds a tire at speed. I had to glue the tires to my Pro-Line Epic bead locks on my brushless slash.

Sweet build though

yep they're just what i had here at the house actually. after buying the tube frame i had to cut costs elsewhere.. (being unemployed sucks) im sure that my Mayhem Wicked Js will hold them. its just the one bead every time, one of the masher sides. if the mayhems don't hold it then ill throw some comp claws or something on it. yeah i have to just glue all my slash tires too. this thing only hits about 15-20mph though. and thanks.

now that color should the frame get powdercoated and what color should the panels get painted?
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Black.

Nice job with the vise grip marks on the links.
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Black.

Nice job with the vise grip marks on the links.

black sounds good, and kiss my ass! ill make sure to throw in some marshmallows to mount the panels, i know how you like those things.
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