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Old 07-08-2005, 05:08 AM   #21
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nope. they dont work for me.
That's strange, they worked earlier. Don't know what happened. Tower Must have blocked them or something
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Old 07-31-2005, 10:07 PM   #22
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Dogbones:



Info on how I made my dogbones, if yall ever need to. Sorry for the poor quality pics of the dogbones, my camera doesn't like close ups.

As you can see, one of the dogbones has tubing in the middle, and it brazed togethter at the end of the tubing. I just drilled a hole on each side of the tubing, and cut my dogbones in half. I then filed down the amount that I needed to make it fit, and brazed it togetther.

The other dogbone was made from 1/8th solid rod, and a drill bit. I made the rod the lenght I needed it. I then cut two holes at the ends (horizontal) , and cut my drillbit in half. I made sure the drill bit wasn't to big or to small, and I brazed it togethter.
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Old 12-10-2005, 08:19 AM   #23
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I think this thread should be in here also for newbies like me.

Cheap way to widen the stance of your TLT!

How to widen the TLT axles with outer shafts?
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:36 AM   #24
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This is a great FAQ. I just completed assembly of my TLT and now I am gonna get to work on making some of these mods. FYI: the links to the images in the FAQ work once you remove the amp; from the URL after you click on it.
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Old 01-06-2006, 03:17 PM   #25
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I found a link elsewhere in the forum that listed all the parts required to build a pede tranny (minus screws). I used that list to compile my own with part numbers and prices from Tower:

Stampede Differential gear #2388(T#LXJH15): 10.99
Top shaft #1993(T#LXJJ89): 2.89
Top shaft gear #3195 (T#LXJF37): 2.89
Top Shaft Gear #3195X Hop-Up (T#LXJF3: 5.79
Long half shafts #1951 (T#LXJJ82): 5.79
Idler gear #1996 (T#LXJJ92): 2.89
Idler Gear #1996X Hop-Up (T#LXJJ94): 10.99
Idler gear shaft #3691 (T#LXJK65)(comes with transmission halves): 7.69
Yokes #4628 (T#LXJJ77) (plastic): 3.89
Yokes #4628X (T#LXJG59) (steel): 17.99
5x11 bearings (6 needed): 18.00 (2.99 ea.)
spur gear adapter #3693 (T#LXJK67): 2.89
slipper clutch set #4615 (T#LXJK87): 16.19

The number in parentheses(sp) are the tower part numbers.

The part numbers with the trailing X are used to replace the ones without the X. The manual states that you should not mix these parts i.e. If you use the 1996X part, you need to use the 4628X part.

The bearings are prices from my LHS and are actually a little more expensive than the Tower DuraTrax brand.

Hope this helps.
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Old 01-07-2006, 09:12 PM   #26
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Talking Widen track to 11.5" *and* 2.2 rims for under $20!!!

Hi guys, I've been working on my "couch crawler" trying to figure out the best way to widen the track (even did the blackfoot shafts very early). One day I took a look at my old Traxxas Sledgehammer and realized that they basically used the old RAD buggy and widened it for the truck by using output hubs and rims with extreme offset. (If someone can show the pics on this forum, please feel free to copy.)

http://tikiwire.com/index.php?file=5976

Adapting them to the TLT took thinking, drilling and small parts. In the end, I got 1.75" wider than stock *and* a set of cool 2.2 chrome rims for under $20 shipped.

The shaft for the Sledge is much longer, so I simply drilled a hole in the rim big enough for a wrench and bolted the rims to the hub adaptors. There are a few ways to do this - I'm trying both 4x3/4 Pan screws (22 for 99 cents at Lowes) and 4-40x1 Machine screws with nuts (2 packs of 10pc for $1.98 at Lowes)

http://tikiwire.com/index.php?file=5977

Comparison:
Blackfoot axles: 1/2" for $16+shipping = ~$20
Tobee 32mm ext.: 1-1/4" for ~$38
Rockodile Sledge wideners: 1-3/4" *and* rims for ~$20

Here's the links to the old parts...still available, but probably not for too long since they're old parts. Remember, you'll need 2 sets of each (you need 4 rear rims!!!):

Hub adaptors:
http://www.buytraxxas.com/advanced_search_result.php?partnum=1854

Rear 2.2 rims:
http://www.buytraxxas.com/advanced_search_result.php?partnum=1872

The axles in the pics are spares...my current "rig-in-progress" has the blackfoot axles, so it's a footer (12").

Rockodile "Rock On!"

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Old 04-16-2006, 07:43 PM   #27
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hi one question. I have a stock tlt and just finished locking all the diffs and am about to go out and pick up some of thoes traxxas links if I got thoes links and installed them would I need to get a new drive shafts from the center diff to the axles?
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Old 06-06-2006, 09:15 AM   #28
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Somone just posted this picture, I think it should be here in the faq as well
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Old 06-07-2006, 10:48 PM   #29
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The Traxxas links no longer work..
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how long bolts should i use to mount the shock/link mounts ?
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Old 07-17-2006, 02:31 PM   #31
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I tried the links on the first post of this thread and they didn't work.
I was trying to see how to lock the Diff gears on my TLT and pics showing where to lock them. Since this is a sticky felt like I was cheated in a way. :-(

So here is a view of what I did to lock my gears. And I beleive this is how it is supposed to be done. If I'm wrong please let me know and I'll make whatever changes need to be done.
Thanks and I hope this helps some.
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Old 07-23-2006, 10:58 PM   #32
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I tried the links on the first post of this thread and they didn't work.
I was trying to see how to lock the Diff gears on my TLT and pics showing where to lock them. Since this is a sticky felt like I was cheated in a way. :-(

So here is a view of what I did to lock my gears. And I beleive this is how it is supposed to be done. If I'm wrong please let me know and I'll make whatever changes need to be done.
Thanks and I hope this helps some.
**Note to moderators- You may want to host the pics if you can get them so they won't have dead links.
thanks dude thats an awsome pic hope you dont mind i use it
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:02 AM   #33
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hahaha i just took the diff apart and filled it up with jb weld /lil heavy on the hardner not much (so it thickens up **light gray**) caked the hole thing solid! but u gotta baby sit them for a min cuz the hole in the middle fills up and u gotta get that shat outta there. if it dries....not good

other than that, its messy
let ya know if it worked gonna put them in shortly
ps : Keep the weld out of the gear splines! on the outside of the diff

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Old 09-16-2006, 09:35 PM   #34
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Is there any chance that some one can rehost the pics on the 1st page? Ive finally started my tlt build and those pics would be really handy.
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Old 09-17-2006, 12:20 AM   #35
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I no longer actually have the pictures from that thread. The original pictures and everything are several years old now, and my computer has since been wiped clean more than once.
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Old 09-17-2006, 10:01 PM   #36
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Thought this would be helpful, associate stealth trans parts list....
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=ASCC4660&P=PU
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Old 09-26-2006, 07:34 AM   #37
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if you could update the pic links that would be great! thanks!

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Old 09-26-2006, 01:54 PM   #38
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Here's the links to the old parts...still available, but probably not for too long since they're old parts. Remember, you'll need 2 sets of each (you need 4 rear rims!!!):

Hub adaptors:
http://www.buytraxxas.com/advanced_search_result.php?partnum=1854

Rear 2.2 rims:
http://www.buytraxxas.com/advanced_search_result.php?partnum=1872
This is a great idea! The wheels and adaptors are available at Tower still:
Rear 2.2 Wheels
Hub Adaptors
Total comes out to slightly less, as well ($17.37 with parts express shipping). I think I'm just going to drill and tap the adapters and use five 4-40 panhead hex screws with some CA glue to hold the wheels to the hubs. Should add for some nice realism, too!
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Old 10-02-2006, 07:02 AM   #39
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Phew! These Traxxas wheels make for a W I D E wheelbase! With Blackfoot axles and G-Dawgs, I'm at just over 12" wide! I might mill down the mounting lugs on the wheel to dump some width, as well as go back to the factory axles.
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Phew! These Traxxas wheels make for a W I D E wheelbase! With Blackfoot axles and G-Dawgs, I'm at just over 12" wide! I might mill down the mounting lugs on the wheel to dump some width, as well as go back to the factory axles.
W I D E Track width?

Wheelbase is from the front axle center to the rear axle center.
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