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Old 01-26-2007, 07:48 AM   #81
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When I ran a lathe motor, I mounted the esc on the rear servo/link mount. I just used velcro for the reciever and mounted it low on the engraved plate, or on the tranny. I now run brushless with the Mamba, alot lighter set-up. Move the electronics down, and slam/hack that Courier body. Flipping the shocks upside down will lower your CG too. I like my upper links to be parallel to the ground, at full droop of the suspension. Any more questions, just PM me, not trying to hi-jack your thread.
If you can't get you CG low with that then you have issues. I have 8 batts on the front axle an am running BL so I have next to nothing weight wise on top. The SW2 is great but the J2 has it beat with breakover. I might get to spank Diesels this weekend with my J2.
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Old 01-30-2007, 02:25 PM   #82
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An update for you all!

I am in the process of adding front DIG to it. I will take a few pics. It should be done hopefully tonight. This rig is already awesome and this will just make it even more unstoppable. There will be no braking to the rear with my DIG...just freewheeling the rear but im sure it will still help ALOT!

Pics tonight!!
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Old 01-30-2007, 02:34 PM   #83
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So does front dig make only the front wheels spin or only the rear? Im confused.
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:31 PM   #84
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So does front dig make only the front wheels spin or only the rear? Im confused.
Front dig makes only the front wheels get power
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:52 PM   #85
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Ok cool. I can see how that would help a lot more for climbing.
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:37 PM   #86
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no it helps for turning radius, it locks the rear axle and allows the truck to pivot off of it.
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:39 PM   #87
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no it helps for turning radius, it locks the rear axle and allows the truck to pivot off of it.
Mine just disconnects the rear driveshaft. It doesnt lock anything up yet I tested it and it works, but didnt exactly pull the truck up the face of the rock. The front tires wernt getting traction so it kinda just sat in one place and spun. Im just waiting for some stuff to dry from being glued. Pics soon....
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:10 PM   #88
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well anytime now i wanna see how i can set up dig on my bmv2...
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:26 PM   #89
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nice low profile looking rig
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:15 AM   #90
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It works!!! Pics will be up after work Its actually a pretty clean setup too.
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Old 01-31-2007, 08:09 AM   #91
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I'll probably copy you
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:46 AM   #92
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I wanna see the dig.
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:05 PM   #93
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Ill post pics up tonight ....maybe, LOL
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:19 PM   #94
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alright im getting impatient here... hurry up!
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:32 PM   #95
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I not only have some pics but VIDEO TOO! Just waiting for the video to be uploaded. Here are pics in the meantime.

EDIT: Video is now up!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lChj3-TSa-A

It consists of 2 male shafts, one female shaft, brass rod jb welded to one of the male shafts. Both male shafts tapered at their ends, 2 duratrax aluminum shock collars, one "piece" that the screw threads through, and 2 zip ties and super glue. I jb welded the shock collers overnight and jb welded the piece for the screw to thread into to the collars. Once I figured out where the zip ties needed to be i put one on, ca glued that in place and let it dry. Then put the collar on along with the other zip tie and glued that one too. So far so good It will hit the rocks because its lower than the rods so we will see how it holds up. I used the zip ties cause thats all I had around. If they fail I will figure something else out.

This setup doesnt lock the rear but I noticed a good decrease in turning radius on flat ground which should be even better on the rocks





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Old 02-03-2007, 10:04 AM   #96
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i really like your rig, it is giving me second thoughts on my sw2:-(

The dig setup is nice, but how do some people get it to lock up the rear, but yours is free to spin?
I think free spinning rear wheels would be cool to have in most dig situations!
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Old 02-03-2007, 10:25 AM   #97
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I think free spinning rear wheels would be cool to have in most dig situations!
I think free spinning wheels would save on parts. I would think it would be pretty hard on the rear end being locked and dragged and banged around on stuff, but I might be wrong.
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Old 02-04-2007, 10:58 PM   #98
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i just made up a shaft for my dig, i built it with a nut on it to lock the rear end but i think im gonna make up another one without to try what you've got. sometimes on ledges and stuff it would be nice to have just the front end pulling.
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Nice set up, I need to quit dickin around and get mine installed!
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:50 PM   #100
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Nice set up, I need to quit dickin around and get mine installed!
Me too, actually i need to figure how it is done first
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