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Old 10-29-2007, 06:56 PM   #21
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Got it on the rocks. Still needs some tweaking. New shocks and lighter fluid.









The portals stood up to the little testing I did. With the Portals on the truck and the weight of the chassis it is a bit top heavy. The Dig tranny worked without any problem.
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:22 PM   #22
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Very Nice
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:53 AM   #23
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:01 PM   #24
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damn tom, that looks killer.
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Old 10-31-2007, 09:21 AM   #25
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damn tom, that looks killer.
Thanks. I am hoping to get it tweaked a little more this weekend. I need to order some springs first. been working on my Hustler.
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:39 AM   #26
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looks good....
but wheres the paint?
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:51 AM   #27
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Does that delrin lockout trick work on the stock tlt hubs? great lookin rig man!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:00 AM   #28
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looks good....
but wheres the paint?
Working on it. Not enought time in the day.

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Does that delrin lockout trick work on the stock tlt hubs? great lookin rig man!!!!!!!!
I can make a set to work with the stock hubs, but the hubs would need to be altered too.
These actually give a little and I am not sure if they will last or not.
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:24 PM   #29
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looks very good
i like how its kinda of a black theme
where the frame is black
derlin links black
black beadlocks
black r2
black springs that maybe changed out
where did you get 1/4inch derlin
did you sleeve an all thread rod with the 1/4inch derlin?

keep up the good work
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:31 PM   #30
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Looking good Tom, we need to have a gtg, so we all can try out are new rigs!
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:39 PM   #31
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Thanks Guys! I love the looks of the tube chassis. Makes me want to try and build one.

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where did you get 1/4inch derlin
did you sleeve an all thread rod with the 1/4inch derlin?
Get it here. 4 ft for $2.00.
http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNSRIT...MT4NO=32022500


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Looking good Tom, we need to have a gtg, so we all can try out are new rigs!
No doubt about it!
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:10 PM   #32
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Are they bad on shipping on such a long piece? I see the 3/8" 1ft pieces are only .77, might have to replace the aluminum in my super with that eventually. Awesome build, hope to see it in person sometime, some really nice rigs being built in WV.
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:20 PM   #33
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Are they bad on shipping on such a long piece? I see the 3/8" 1ft pieces are only .77, might have to replace the aluminum in my super with that eventually. Awesome build, hope to see it in person sometime, some really nice rigs being built in WV.
Not really sure on the shipping. I get the hook-up. I have some 5/16 and it is a little bigger than the Revo rod ends. This is what I have been using on all my rigs. I center drill them and install some cut to length threaded rod. Works great. They have sheets for a great price too.
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:34 PM   #34
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Nice nice Tom, looks great Wouldnt mind trying out the Portals...
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Nice 1!
But where do I get these portals? They are looking very interesting...

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Anyone tried flipping the portals to lower the axle? I know that may seem silly and a major loss of axle clearance, but most of the crawlers are headed towards low cg belly draggers anyway. If I had some extra cash i would get the portals and test it myself but....I don't. So there is my suggestion for trying something new!


Or maybe flip the portals and add some larger hybrid tires. This would offset for a larger tire without raising the axle as much as a normal big tired rig, and you would have the extra gear reduction.

Shes looks beautiful though, awsome work! I love the truss.


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Old 11-01-2007, 10:57 PM   #37
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Nice nice Tom, looks great Wouldnt mind trying out the Portals...
Thanks! They are pretty cool. RC4WD has some new improved gears for the internal coming out soon.

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Nice 1!
But where do I get these portals? They are looking very interesting...

http://rc4wdstore.com/product_info.p...roducts_id=661

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Anyone tried flipping the portals to lower the axle? I know that may seem silly and a major loss of axle clearance, but most of the crawlers are headed towards low cg belly draggers anyway. If I had some extra cash i would get the portals and test it myself but....I don't. So there is my suggestion for trying something new!


Or maybe flip the portals and add some larger hybrid tires. This would offset for a larger tire without raising the axle as much as a normal big tired rig, and you would have the extra gear reduction.

Shes looks beautiful though, awsome work! I love the truss.


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The portals are from RC4WD
Interesting idea. I have some hybrid tires on my 2.2 Hustler. But not enough time to try that out. The only real issue with the Portals is the steering clearence. I may take the Dremel to them soon!
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:47 PM   #38
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I made a change. I went with a droop set-up. Took the springs off. It seems to be a little better. Going to test tomorrow on the rocks. With the Portal's it should have the clearance I need and lower the COG.
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I made a change. I went with a droop set-up. Took the springs off. It seems to be a little better. Going to test tomorrow on the rocks. With the Portal's it should have the clearance I need and lower the COG.
Did you use internal springs or none at all? I have a tuber in works droop with no springs and sometimes coming off a rock the suspension will cock on me. Let me know how yours works out.
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:54 PM   #40
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Did you use internal springs or none at all? I have a tuber in works droop with no springs and sometimes coming off a rock the suspension will cock on me. Let me know how yours works out.
No springs, but I plan to order some! I don't think that it will work that well without springs.
I didn't get a chance to try it out this weekend, we will see though!
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