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Old 09-15-2011, 10:42 AM   #21
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Forgot to mention that's a Johnson 550 motor, not the 700. I screwed up while turning the 700's shaft an now it's useless...

I've got the GD600 18T on the motor and a 12T on the other end, which gives it a 106:1 final ratio. While searching for GD600 stuff I found that according to myself back in '06 that combo works great!
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:20 PM   #22
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So what is the Wheelbase?
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:53 AM   #23
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bring back memories of my txt, it was my first crawler that i built. awsome truck
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:50 AM   #24
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So what is the Wheelbase?
Right now it's sitting at a 15.5" WB, but I just got some Jato rod ends for the rear which should put it right at 16". I'm also gonna replace the front rod ends with Revos.
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Right now it's sitting at a 15.5" WB, but I just got some Jato rod ends for the rear which should put it right at 16". I'm also gonna replace the front rod ends with Revos.
I put revo ends on my TXT-1 for use with the stock links - the front is a little to long. This causes the front drive shaft to pop out. My current wheel base is 17" - but I am going to shorten the front by 1/2"
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:57 PM   #26
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All my links are stock metal, just changing the ends. What driveshafts are you using? I've got Revo shafts and they're nowhere near close to being able to pop out.
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:10 PM   #27
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I've got the GD600 18T on the motor and a 12T on the other end, which gives it a 106:1 final ratio. While searching for GD600 stuff I found that according to myself back in '06 that combo works great!
haha feeling old yet? Lol
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:15 PM   #28
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All my links are stock metal, just changing the ends. What driveshafts are you using? I've got Revo shafts and they're nowhere near close to being able to pop out.
I am using the Revo Shafts - the first time out on the rocks about a month ago - the front shaft popped out during full compression of the front suspension. The blue boot is gone

One of these days I will do a build post.. but I barely have time to do work on my townhouse between my job and getting ready for my new born in Dec. so as always the hobbies suffer! I haven't ridden my Quad since August!

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Old 09-21-2011, 09:36 AM   #29
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haha feeling old yet? Lol
Positively ancient!


Last night I cut up a foam and a Trencher tire an put it on an Axial beadlock. It's a lot narrower than the Claw tires. Whatcha think?



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Old 09-21-2011, 11:00 PM   #30
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I just finished putting the Revo ends on the front links and Jato's on the rears. The rear driveshaft was close to popping out so I actually shaved off about 1/8" from the lower links rod ends on the chassis side. Right now the WB is at 16 1/16". It's a super!

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Old 09-22-2011, 04:18 AM   #31
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I just finished putting the Revo ends on the front links and Jato's on the rears. The rear driveshaft was close to popping out so I actually shaved off about 1/8" from the lower links rod ends on the chassis side. Right now the WB is at 16 1/16". It's a super!
Nice! I have the same tires/wheels. I narrowed the stock foams to be the same width as the rim. They grab pretty good and I like the look! - attached is a picture of my TXT-1

For the sharp eye - Yes that is a 1/4 scale Futaba S134!
Old Skuul! haha.. That servo hits EVERYTHING! I have a Hitec 7980 that I am going to put on the top of the front Axle. I just need to build the servo mount.


Once I get to upgrading it some more I will start a Build post.

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Old 09-22-2011, 10:22 AM   #32
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Start a build thread now so we can hound you for updates!

I took a couple shots showing the WB update and where I've mounted battery trays. Just didn't like the other placement and it was hard to figure a spot for the electronics box. This new setup will let me nestle the electronics box right in the chassis without having to fight with the body.



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Old 09-24-2011, 08:02 PM   #33
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Got some stuff done today:

--Replaced the broken GD600 gear.
--Swapped the rear tires for the newer style Claws to match the fronts.
--Fixed the body posts; I'd cut them off thinking I could use just the bumpers but they're too short, so I trimmed the posts and re-assembled them with screws an some threadlock.
--Lastly, I decided to put on TLT link mounts; that helped with clearance between the shocks and lower links. It also lengthened the WB a little bit to 16 1/4".


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Old 09-25-2011, 08:22 AM   #34
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Coming along nicely, Mazlem!
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:27 PM   #35
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Oh man! Makes me want to build an old school rig! 2003 here I come!


Really nice. All the quality steps that took many people to put together. I'm watching this one.
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:41 PM   #36
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I'm still tweaking, but we're nearly there! With the weight of two batts I think the shocks need to go back to 80wt all around. Those TLT mounts are really nice for being able to remove the shocks or links without having to disconnect the link mount itself like you would with the stock plastic pieces.

Tonight I installed an electronics box from AllElectronics (part# MB-132) that's perfect for this chassis. Got most of the electronics in place now. I'm not happy with the weight placement tho since the balance point is smack in the middle of the chassis. So more work to be done.



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Old 09-29-2011, 01:32 PM   #37
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Wow this is looking good. So this is what you do on your spare time beside work on the place... why cant you call me when your working on these lol...
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:14 PM   #38
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I'll call you the next time I'm cuttin up a set of tires.

Got the shocks reworked. Left-rear is at 80wt now an the rest at 60wt. Thought I was ready to test the electronics but I don't have any AA batts!

Current specs RTR:

15 3/4" x 23 1/4" overall with the Losi tires
16 1/4" WB
6 7/8" to the top of the frame
3 7/8" center clearance (still need a skid plate!)
~8" articulation
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Got some stuff done today:

--Replaced the broken GD600 gear.
--Swapped the rear tires for the newer style Claws to match the fronts.
--Fixed the body posts; I'd cut them off thinking I could use just the bumpers but they're too short, so I trimmed the posts and re-assembled them with screws an some threadlock.
--Lastly, I decided to put on TLT link mounts; that helped with clearance between the shocks and lower links. It also lengthened the WB a little bit to 16 1/4".
I like those TLT mounts for sure! I hacked up my axles and put the mount into the axle.

I Finally started my build thread Maz! haha - thanks to you of course
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:20 PM   #40
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Ok, got the electronics secured and programmed. It's not waterproof but should provide plenty of protection. Can't crawl anywhere right now tho cause the weather sucks.

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