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Old 12-13-2004, 09:59 AM   #1
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Default Project help

Hopefully this weekend I will start mapping out my TLT crawler project (TLT better show up soon ). My plans are to run the TXT tranny I have with stock TXT driveshafts. I just read that the TLT axles have the cup output. Does anyone know how I can convert that to the metal tab such as the TXT axles?

Also I have a 2 ideas in my head, wondering if anyone has opinions.
1. Go more for scale with a Bronco body, Imex Swamper Dawgs (2.2), 11-11.5" WB, front steering.

2. More rock crawler, with a CJ8 body (looks better with the longer WB, and looks better with the fenders cut a little bit more for tire clearance), same tires, 12.5-13" WB, 4ws.

Regardless I plan on running a 55t lathe, and setting the tranny up a little higher than most to add for ground clearance (set everything else down, especially the battery to gain lower overall COG).
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Old 12-13-2004, 10:35 AM   #2
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The TLT axle pinion shaft is 5mm dia. The TXT tranny shafts are 6mm. You should be able to use a combination of the T-Maxx tranny yokes (5mm) for the axles and E-Maxx tranny yokes for the TXT tranny, then run the Maxx sliders for the drive shafts. Traxxas has an X-Long slider out for the 2.5Maxx with the widened suspension for the 13" WB option.

The Maxx yokes are designed to have a pin to secure them. One hole is 4mm threaded, the other isn't tapped at all, but a 3mm screw will self-tap in the hole. Use a 3mm and a 4mm set screw for each yoke. I know Dubro has both in 4mm and 6mm lengths.
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Old 12-13-2004, 01:43 PM   #3
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I'd go with #2. You'll get bored of scale real fast.
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Old 12-13-2004, 06:17 PM   #4
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Sounds like a fun project. Your options only vary by two inches so they will both look semi scale with the 1/10 scale body. Use the longer wheelbase for added stability, but again, with 2.2s on TLT axles under a 1/10 body, it's going to look somewhat scale.

Hurry up and finish it so we can see some pics!!! :P
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