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Old 07-16-2006, 12:14 AM   #41
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Looks like you guys had fun. Did you notice anything that it had any real difficulty with? I got mine all set-up thank you Cole for the infromative tip to drill out the holes on the TLT hardware. Now I just need to add a ton of weights.
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:16 AM   #42
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The only thing you have to watch out for. Is when one of the front tires is in the air. Just barely bump the throttle and it will transfer the weight back down on the front.
Make sure the weight is very secure I had about an ounce fall off. It made it climb a lot werse a very noticable difference right away.
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:25 AM   #43
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Cole whipped out his STICK when I was up in IOWA picking up my lathe on friday. It looks slick! Very cool tlt if you ask me.

If you wanted to get a bit more flex you could always drill a series of holes into the middle of the rail. It would allow a bit more twist.
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Old 07-17-2006, 12:14 PM   #44
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i drilled holes in mine but it didnt help twist. cutting the aluminum so the sides were thinner did help tho
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:58 PM   #45
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i am gonna get me a tlt rock buster kit and use a chassis like that. Easy to make and cheap. Homedepot sells that all day long and gives it to me hehehehe.
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Old 07-18-2006, 07:27 PM   #46
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Talked me into it I was building a scaler but not now thanks
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Old 07-18-2006, 07:29 PM   #47
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he cole could you post a pic of the side view? mine gets hung up a bunch on stuff i wanted to see just how the bottom of yours looks...
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Old 07-18-2006, 08:38 PM   #48
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The single body post side is the back. The pics suck it's too dark outside.
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Old 07-18-2006, 08:40 PM   #49
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mine has a lil more clearance
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Old 07-18-2006, 08:43 PM   #50
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That doesn't matter when your drive shafts are so low.
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That doesn't matter when your drive shafts are so low.
lol yeah i agree im gona tilt the axles up
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Old 07-18-2006, 09:03 PM   #52
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hrmm i seeeeeee. alright cool thanks! my tranny is currently mounted on its side vertically. ill probably lay it down to get more center clearance. cole, are your axles tilted up ?
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Yes therear is tilted up. Front is normal.

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Old 07-19-2006, 09:24 AM   #54
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interesting. i have a few ideas that might try to get it out of the way completely
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Old 07-23-2006, 10:52 PM   #55
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just how much extra weight have you guys added?

whats the best to use? lead stick-on or BB's?

what kinda foams are you guys running in them if any?

the reason i'm asking...i'm building one now and its all done BUT it feels light almost to light... i'm thinking i might run lots of weight up front and no foams.?.?


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Old 07-24-2006, 11:22 AM   #56
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I'm useing no foams. 2.5oz of bb's in each front wheel. 1.5oz stick on to the front axle.
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Old 07-24-2006, 04:29 PM   #57
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yesterday my twig survived a 50 something foot tumble with 5-6 impacts on the way down and landed in a tree above a river. after 20 minutes of indiana jones meets cliff hanger. i survived to fetch the crawler back to find it had only slightly bent the frame. it landed on a branch that was no more than 1/4 inch thick... long live the torsion sticks 2.2s
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Old 07-24-2006, 06:22 PM   #58
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Sounds brutal.
The 27th I'm going to try my hands at a comp with this thing.
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Sounds brutal.
The 27th I'm going to try my hands at a comp with this thing.
well good luck im telling ya now cause i know itll do well
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Old 08-28-2006, 02:49 PM   #60
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This thing performed great yesterday. Cole came up to our comp and took first. It performed so well some kid he met at the camp site ran it in the comp did good too! B.T.W. I thought that kid was related to you somehow (son, nephew, etc.) since you let him drive your truck in the comp. I was dumfounded when Freetime told me afterwards the truth.
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