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Old 11-07-2017, 08:34 PM   #1
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I probably love RCP more than you

The fact that I can still order parts for these axles is an amazing thing! Not too many places have parts and the aftermarket is practically gone

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Old 11-07-2017, 08:49 PM   #2
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And the chassis I’ll be using.


Pretty new Bomber chassis! This wont be much of a fast rig, just want it to crawl really... Not diggin the body panels, for sure gonna strip off all the decals but I’m unsure from there. I do have the rear sway bar, but I might not use it. I plan to take off the rear spare tire carrier soon



The skid is from a Wraith. Thankfully the width was spot on and the mounting screws seem to be ok (time will tell) The links came from The Crawler Store. Ordered a “Wraith Kit” which is basically comprised of uppers and lowers. Aluminum links with Revo ends


Wraith trans, Gonna be running a brushless motor at least initially, should be interesting. Any opinions on this motor? Might it be too much for a Crawler? I’ll be running some pretty crummy driveshafts, might try and find MIP’s in the future.

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Old 11-07-2017, 09:22 PM   #3
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And the axles I’ll be using.


The rear has RCP lockouts, full bearings. The front has MIP CVDs, RCP Knuckles, and stock Cs. I’d love to find a pair of unclocked aluminum Cs. Like FATROCK or MSD.

Also mounted up a Hitec HS645MG Servo with aluminum horn to an RCP Servo plate. Used STRC Servo blocks and clamps. Went with the stock TLT steering links (with Axial ends) till they become a problem

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Old 11-09-2017, 05:10 PM   #4
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Let me check, if still have a set of unclocked c's i am almost certain i had a spare set left over. Great rig BTW
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Going to be a great rig.


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Old 11-10-2017, 06:41 PM   #6
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Going to be a great rig.
Thanks! I'm hoping for good things
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Still looking, so far i nave only located a couple pair of tlt aluminum knuckles, i am pretty sure i still have set c hubs
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Still looking, so far i nave only located a couple pair of tlt aluminum knuckles, i am pretty sure i still have set c hubs

That would be incredible to find Cs! Thanks for looking!

Small update on this build: all I’ve managed to get done is to begin assembling the rear axle. I used an RCP link mount I had still; I really dig the look! I need to order hardware, then it will be complete. Almost ready to hang these axles!




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Iím going to be watching this build. Very great start!!


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Very great start!!
Thank You! I unfortunately don't have an update for y'all, working two jobs is taking all my time... hopefully soon though, hopefully soon
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Thank You! I unfortunately don't have an update for y'all, working two jobs is taking all my time... hopefully soon though, hopefully soon


I understand that. Itís that time of year I work more and play less with my rc stuff. Iíll be watching for updates on this one.


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Haven't forgotten about the chubs, i haven't had any time to look, still pending...
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Small update! (Finally) Got the axles mocked up. Going with SCX10 shocks for now. I modded them with a rod end, and used a spacer to achieve the length I wanted. Iíll have to shorten the rear uppers a bit, but that will come in time. Still need to order hardware for the axles and hang the front, but Iím stoked to be making progress!
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shorten the ends maybe a tad? or cut some lenght to the link ? small update on my end...so far i've found in one of parts boxes, tlt axle housings, rings and pinions, dinky's link thingy, aluminum knucles, tlt tires and wheels about 2 complete sets, but no aluminum chubs yet...they are there somewhere...
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they are there somewhere...
No Problem, thanks for looking! I appreciate it!

I'll shorten the links, probably by shortening the aluminum rod, I'm sure I have the right size tap at work
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:54 AM   #17
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The Bomber Chassis simply isn't going to work. The Shock mounts in the front are too far apart for the TLT axles to work properly with 2.2's.

So I won an old K2 Chassis on evilbay and will be putting all these parts on it. I think I'll like it better anyway. I wasn't really a fan of the Bomber's looks...

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Here is the chassis and the trans. I need a full size Servo to run the dig, I need a bushed ESC and I need a body. Any suggestions for a body? It has to be lexan, look old, and play well with 2.2s



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I love these stock Axial 27t motors. Theyíre cheap! Same with the shocks...
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Seems I’ve taken a few steps backwards... axles off so I could finish up drilling the chassis and whatnot. Got my dig all set up and installed a Hitec HS-311 to control it. Mounted an SCX radio box and the shock towers. I need to fab up a front mount for the box so it sits level, and shorten some hardware before I remount the axles

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