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Old 05-18-2006, 09:25 PM   #1
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Well, I finally got my rig to the state where I can call it a true "2.2 Crawler" About a month ago I finished my home made beadlocks and last week have tweeked enough to where they work (tire seating issues). I was goin to wright up a thread about that, which i still might do, a while ago.

Until my body came in, so I figure Ill just wait till that things all painted up and stuff, then shot out a thread.

So then this trip comes up. Okay, ill wait till i get back, then i will post.

Now that I am back from the "Badlands", Off-road park in Attica, Indiana, I can finally post a well over-due update of my rig.


SPECS:-
wb: 12 1/4"
width: 10"
hight: 9 7/8"
gearing: 86t spur/ 18t pinion-both at 64 pitch
trans: duratrax evader, stand-up
motor: re-wound duratrax motor, now 70t
shafts: 2.5 maxx
shocks: 4" duratrax evader bx rears'
weight: about 4-4 1/2 lbs. w/ battery (my scale is kinda funky)
tires: Pro-Line Masher 2k's
wheels: RPM clawz narrowed 1/2" and with custom beadlocks
Now that the specs are out of the way, onto the pics. Would have and should have gotten more of it in action, but, the way I went about wheelin this weekend was, when someone got stuck, or when we were back in the rock quary, "playing", I would jump out and start wheelin myself.

So the camera was kind of in a split situation as my dad wanted to take pics of my jeep, but also pics of the other guys.So there was plenty that got missed, but this is truely an awesome place for this thing, and the next time I go, Ill have to get more pics of it in all the right spots, but of course, a lot of the big rock action got missed, oh well.

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Body off pics soon to come.
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Old 05-18-2006, 09:58 PM   #2
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So far so good.The "Beadlocks" look uhhhhh dIfFerEnt.....:? .I personally would of gone with some much,much smaller hardware.
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Old 05-18-2006, 10:06 PM   #3
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i personaly like the bead locks
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Old 05-19-2006, 12:44 PM   #4
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Well, the way these beadlocks work, simple and cheap. Outter bead cut off on both sides of the rims, also narrowed, and then theres one washer on each side, that just clamp the bead in. So just 6 long bolts and lockin nuts, and its all good. I didnt go for the bolt-on-rim style, not this time around.
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Old 05-19-2006, 12:50 PM   #5
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What size washers did you use for those? I've been looking for some larget washers to use with Mashers to remedy the limited clamping area they provide.
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Old 05-19-2006, 03:04 PM   #6
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So far so good.The "Beadlocks" look uhhhhh dIfFerEnt.....:? .I personally would of gone with some much,much smaller hardware.
They arent that bad, they just need the ends cut down flush because otherwise it could double as a battle bot with those sticking out I do however like the paint work with the black doors and flares

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Old 05-19-2006, 06:02 PM   #7
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Thanks, i really like the paint scheme. But as far as the bolts being cut down, the last two pics were taken before that happend, in the other pics there cut down quite a bit, wanted to leave just a little excces. And the washers are from an electricall surplus warehouse. There step-down washers used for large electrical boxes, when they punch out a hole and its too large, they slap one of these in its place.
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:12 PM   #8
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Yeah, I'm a little familiar with reducing washers. What size are those ones though?
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Old 05-20-2006, 12:24 AM   #9
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looks alot better than it did heres proof!



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Old 05-20-2006, 06:10 AM   #10
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the bead locks he runs are for killing innocent bystanders. gosh couldnt you guys tell ? lookin good dude !
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Old 05-20-2006, 01:49 PM   #11
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LOL, yeah, was a bit of a "Battle Bot" in its former state And the size of the washers, 2 3/4" OD, with a 1" ID, the lip is about 1/4" itself.
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Right on. Thanks.
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Old 05-25-2006, 07:56 PM   #13
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No problem, glad i could help
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