Go Back   RCCrawler Forums > RCCrawler Brand Specific Tech > Tamiya TLT Crawlers
Loading

Notices

Thread: Shaggin' Wagon.......Stage 2 Build-up

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-03-2006, 06:44 PM   #81
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Boswell
Posts: 30
Default

hey bender, you got any of those to go? im ordering one tommorow when i get home from work.
diablo0072k is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 01-03-2006, 06:45 PM   #82
2006 2.2 National Champ
 
BENDER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Big Bear Lake
Posts: 8,328
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by diablo0072k
hey bender, you got any of those to go? im ordering one tommorow when i get home from work.
They're in the works, the first couple will start shipping either tomorrow afternoon or Thursday morning.
BENDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2006, 06:54 PM   #83
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: R.I.P. Chip
Posts: 2,024
Default

This is so cool! I just replied to this with my phone!
racerx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2006, 06:58 PM   #84
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: R.I.P. Chip
Posts: 2,024
Default

Sorry I never had a phone that had web access before! What a dork huh! It's pretty sweet seeing the RCCRAWLER page pop up on it for the first time!!
racerx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2006, 09:42 PM   #85
I wanna be Dave
 
slowrockr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Under the 4444
Posts: 2,345
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BENDER
They're in the works, the first couple will start shipping either tomorrow afternoon or Thursday morning.
Hey I noticed in some of the pics of your buildup you drilled holes where those little plastic "bumps" were on the axle for the upper link mount. Did the mount flex that much?

I have no idea why I quoted that. I just hope I'm not too far down the list

Last edited by slowrockr; 01-03-2006 at 09:45 PM.
slowrockr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2006, 10:11 PM   #86
2006 2.2 National Champ
 
BENDER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Big Bear Lake
Posts: 8,328
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by slowrockr
Hey I noticed in some of the pics of your buildup you drilled holes where those little plastic "bumps" were on the axle for the upper link mount. Did the mount flex that much?

I have no idea why I quoted that. I just hope I'm not too far down the list
You're not far down the list.

I drilled those 2 extra holes just to avoid shaving the nubs off. I ran the prototype chassis for months without screws going through the nub tabs, without any problems. But, after drilling holes and running a couple screws through the tabs, it makes the mount alot more rigid. My mounts are actually a little thicker then needed. I'd rather over build a little, then under build a little. You do have to trim the rib that runs along the top of the axle, so the servo/link mounts sit flat on top of the housing. I took a Dremel and sanding drum to mine.
BENDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 07:34 AM   #87
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: R.I.P. Chip
Posts: 2,024
Thumbs down

I'm using my own link mount and they don't even come near the "nub's" seems very stiff! I also used angle alum. to mount the servo not the plastic kit parts maybe that has something to do with it? I took it out the other day and crawled some broken concrete piles by my house, it was OK but not the same as rock! I did manage some carnage though, broke 3 out of 4 "c's" off the rear axle! I didn't even know it till I started taking it apart to figure out a rear lock out spacer and found them cracked and barely hanging on!! Anyone know where to get the "D parts" couldn't find them on Tower or Ultimate Hobbies.:neutral:
racerx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 01:39 PM   #88
2006 2.2 National Champ
 
BENDER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Big Bear Lake
Posts: 8,328
Default

Here's a link to the axle housings on Tower Hobbies site, it looks like they're out of stock though.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WTI0001P?&I=LXGHG0


I just ordered a couple from them last week and they were in stock. I guess I ordered just in time.
BENDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 06:05 PM   #89
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Boswell
Posts: 30
Default

paypal sent, whats the ETA
diablo0072k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 06:31 PM   #90
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: R.I.P. Chip
Posts: 2,024
Default

Is this a common problem? Should I stock up on extra's? I was looking at it last night and was trying to come up with a way to make new "c's" out of alum. and kinda "clam-shell" the end of the axle after removing the stock plastic part.
racerx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 06:53 PM   #91
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Boswell
Posts: 30
Default

hey racerx johnstown, thats pretty close were gona have to wheel sometime
diablo0072k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 07:13 PM   #92
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: R.I.P. Chip
Posts: 2,024
Default

Where you at? I live about 1/4 mile E. of I 25 on HWY 60.
racerx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 07:49 PM   #93
2006 2.2 National Champ
 
BENDER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Big Bear Lake
Posts: 8,328
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by diablo0072k
paypal sent, whats the ETA
Thanks for the order.

All orders will be in the mail by next week, the first couple are going out tomorrow.

Quote:
Originally Posted by racerx
Is this a common problem? Should I stock up on extra's? I was looking at it last night and was trying to come up with a way to make new "c's" out of alum. and kinda "clam-shell" the end of the axle after removing the stock plastic part.
I've only broke one housing and that was just recently, I think I've seen about 4 or 5 break total. It's without a doubt the weakest point on the axles.
BENDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 10:34 PM   #94
I wanna be Dave
 
slowrockr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Under the 4444
Posts: 2,345
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BENDER
I've only broke one housing and that was just recently, I think I've seen about 4 or 5 break total. It's without a doubt the weakest point on the axles.
I think someone that knows how to run a cnc should make a brace.
slowrockr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2006, 10:30 AM   #95
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: R.I.P. Chip
Posts: 2,024
Default

I agree! I was getting to that but slowrockr beat me to it!! A brace or metal "c's" just cut of the stock one's and bolt up some nodular iron!! Would also add some weight to the bottom of the truck, NO more BB's!!
racerx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2006, 01:23 PM   #96
2006 2.2 National Champ
 
BENDER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Big Bear Lake
Posts: 8,328
Default

I'll have to sit down and look a housing over to see what can be done.
BENDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2006, 01:41 PM   #97
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: G6'N
Posts: 7,392
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BENDER
I'll have to sit down and look a housing over to see what can be done.
now you are talkin' , axles braces and rear steer lockouts, make it happen cnc master.
Unimoger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2006, 08:27 AM   #98
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: R.I.P. Chip
Posts: 2,024
Default

Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it!
racerx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2006, 07:24 PM   #99
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Boswell
Posts: 30
Default

status report on my chassis, im dyin here.
diablo0072k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2006, 07:45 PM   #100
2006 2.2 National Champ
 
BENDER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Big Bear Lake
Posts: 8,328
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by diablo0072k
status report on my chassis, im dyin here.
Ygpm.
BENDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2004-2014 RCCrawler.com