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Old 02-25-2007, 08:46 PM   #21
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Do you have any flex in the side plate?
Would like to see a pic of just the chassis if you could?
The top mounts seem sturdy, but it seems like the lower would flex the chassis, especially if you get the suspension and tires bound up.

Let me know I'm getting ready for my first TLT build and
I'm currently looking for a new chassis.

Not to worry I still run CLOD's.
Just trying something different. :?
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:46 PM   #22
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Unless DJ has something under wraps, the NM crew always gets left out for these cool tests.
Don't feel bad, tx guys get left out also. But very sweet chassis.
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:47 PM   #23
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How narrow is it? it looks great cant wait to get one $$??
It's still the same width as an SW2, about 2 1/4", and still uses the stock TLT standoffs.

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Bender, have any side by side shots of the SW3 and the SW2?
This is the best side by side pic I've got right now. The biggest difference between the two is the 3 is alot lighter, has more belly clearance and a lower center of gravity.

I threw in a couple action pics too.
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:51 PM   #24
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nice, i may upgrade the SW2 ;)
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Thanks Bender! You get a really good sense of the reduced size of the SW3 w/ that pic.

W/ your current set up, how much center chassis clearance are you able to get?
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Aw , finally, I can post my truck too I have had my sw-3 for quite awhile and I must say it is awesome! I have had a sw-2 also and this one puts it to shame. Will post build pics very shortly. As soon as it is out YOU better pm bender and get one, you won't be sorry that you did.
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Do you have any flex in the side plate?
Would like to see a pic of just the chassis if you could?
The top mounts seem sturdy, but it seems like the lower would flex the chassis, especially if you get the suspension and tires bound up.

Let me know I'm getting ready for my first TLT build and
I'm currently looking for a new chassis.

Not to worry I still run CLOD's.
Just trying something different. :?
There is a little flex, that's why the production version will have a 1 piece motor side plate. This chassis has been in testing by about 10 different guys for months, only one has been bent. It slide off about a 15ft ledge to flat rock. Here's a pic of the 1st generation prototype, it's by far the thinest version out there.
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Thanks Bender! You get a really good sense of the reduced size of the SW3 w/ that pic.

W/ your current set up, how much center chassis clearance are you able to get?
No problem on the pic. I'm running 3 5/16" of belly clearance right now.
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:05 PM   #28
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How thick is the first chassis and how thick is the chassis now?
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:10 PM   #29
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Slid off a cliff? It drove off, from what I saw! Here are some pics of mine.
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:10 PM   #30
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That looks great Bender! I hope it performs great, too!
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:10 PM   #31
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How thick is the first chassis and how thick is the chassis now?
They are both .090 thick 6061 aluminum.
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Slid off a cliff? It drove off, from what I saw!
Thanks for destroying your personal rig to test the durability for me.
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Deflection in the shock mounts is a non issue in my opinion because I have seen very little if at all. 666 I think has done more clif diving than the rest of us but mine has taken some nasty hits and is still straight and solid

Pic of just the chassis
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:15 PM   #34
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I was asking Ben about this but he didnt know, How does the chassis fit with a XL5 tranny, the spur gears are a bit thicker because of the new slipper setup, will it rub?
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Deflection in the shock mounts is a non issue in my opinion because I have seen very little if at all. 666 I think has done more clif diving than the rest of us but mine has taken some nasty hits and is still straight and solid

Pic of just the chassis
HOT!!
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:16 PM   #36
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Finally! Im tired of the nor cal guys who are running the SW3 beating me I need an upgrade
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:22 PM   #37
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I was asking Ben about this but he didnt know, How does the chassis fit with a XL5 tranny, the spur gears are a bit thicker because of the new slipper setup, will it rub?
That won't be an issue with the production version, the motor side of the chassis will be wide open. These test versions have alot tighter fit around the tranny.

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Finally! Im tired of the nor cal guys who are running the SW3 beating me I need an upgrade
I heard this chassis was holding it's own out there. It's taken the top 3 positions in the 2.2 Class at both of our Winter Series events too.
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Yup, there's a little flex in the SW3 but it doesn't seem to be too bad.

Brad, glad you're making the new mount/skid for the R2. I have one here that I planned on putting in the 3 since I yanked the pede tranny out of the 3 to build another rig.
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Brad, glad you're making the new mount/skid for the R2. I have one here that I planned on putting in the 3 since I yanked the pede tranny out of the 3 to build another rig.
Yup, from what I've seen of the R2 tranny, I'm impressed. I have one here that I will install on my production version.
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If you want, I would be glad to do some testfiting of the XL5 in the 3
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