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Old 03-17-2015, 02:32 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

I recently finished building my CC01 with the following modifications:

Brick removed (at and angle, need to fabricate skid plate)
Rubber ball bearings
GPM steering mod
Shaved C hubs etc.

As you can see I haven't done a great deal, most of the chassis is stock.

I don't want to build a major crawler but would rather have this build as a scale looking trailer that will conquer most surfaces and some lumps and bumps.

The stock tyres feel terrible with absolutely no grip, I like the look of 1.55 mud thrashers, will these be a much better upgrade over stock as they are roughly 50 for the four in the UK.

Also what turn motor should I go for without using a GRU. I was thinking 55T but not sure how much torque this will produce over the standard 27T.

I want to change the four link set up too as the standard one is horrible so any suggestion welcome. I'd also like a bit more travel and articulation.


Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:37 PM   #2
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1.55 Thrashers fit great on a Pajero (not sure what body you have, you didn't list it)





Grip difference I'm assuming is night and day, since I didn't use the stock ones.

I'm using a 55t without a GRU and am happy with it, it's not slow as hell so going places with it doesn't take forever, but it does have pretty good low end on it. Settings to help it can be adjusted by the ESC you choose.

For a 4-link, I'm using a shock mount relocation kit from GPM, and I have stainless links I had in my parts bin for an SCX-10 that are mounted in the stock location on the axle, but mounted to the side of the chassis rails. I definitely need to do something with the upper links though as they aren't at an optimal angle at all. Also, with them mounted on the side of the chassis, they kind of act like a slider as well for the rear end. I can measure them if you'd like.

Hope this helps, this is just my take on it, other members will have more to add

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Old 03-18-2015, 06:10 AM   #3
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Thank you that's some great information.

The body I'm using is an FJ cruiser.

Have you got any pics of your link setup?
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Old 03-18-2015, 07:57 AM   #4
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this is mine, with some mods i ve done...

My brand new land cruiser black sp...
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:10 AM   #5
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That's a great project you got there, I really like the trailer too.

I am now deciding whether to go for junfac or GPM four link.
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:35 PM   #6
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I have a 55t motor, slower, but stil a bit of speed. Some use a 65t and there's even an 80t I think.

The std CC01 wheels are 1.9", though some squeeze 1.55" tyres on.

Tried both 4 link kits, took them both off. Poor rod ends with lots of play and even less articulation. Went back to std, works much better.
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Old 03-19-2015, 12:24 AM   #7
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If I got for 1.55 mud thrasher I will most probably get some 1.55 beadlocks too.

Fair enough, I thought most cc01 owners dislike the current four link setup.

So will a 55t produce enough torque to be a good scaler and crawl over easy/medium surfaces.
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Old 03-19-2015, 12:53 PM   #8
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My GPM 4 link kit had flimsy rod ends. The plastic was really soft. The Junfac 4 link kit looks like it's more robust and the lower shock mounts seem better than the GPM ones since they are held with more screws. My GPM rear lower shock mounts have some side to side play. I wish Junfac would sell the lower shock mounts separately because i already have bought other parts for my links. I'm running a cheap 65t motor from rc4wd with the GPM spur kit and the 13t pinion provided with it. Haven't done a lot of testing yet but it seems to hold up fine. Speed is around walking speed.
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:00 PM   #9
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I installed the Junfac 4 link on mine and gained nothing. Would still get hung up on the front ball-link just like the stockers did. I moved them to the sides of the chassis and it was a big improvement.
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:21 AM   #10
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Wow, glad I didn't buy a four link already.

I'll stick with the original and maybe modify to the side.

What about opinions on the droop links for the rear?
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Old 03-20-2015, 11:18 AM   #11
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I installed the Junfac 4 link on mine and gained nothing. Would still get hung up on the front ball-link just like the stockers did. I moved them to the sides of the chassis and it was a big improvement.
Do you have a picture of your four link set up?
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:57 PM   #12
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Wow, glad I didn't buy a four link already.

I'll stick with the original and maybe modify to the side.

What about opinions on the droop links for the rear?
Is there a thread about moving the links to the side?
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Old 03-20-2015, 01:22 PM   #13
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Thank you that's some great information.

The body I'm using is an FJ cruiser.

Have you got any pics of your link setup?
I'll get some pics for you later tonight.

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Is there a thread about moving the links to the side?
All I did was install the link on the axle, rotate the rod end 90* against the chassis, drill a hole through the frame rail and put a bolt through and tighten it with a nut on the other side. You'll see what I mean when I put the pics up.
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:06 PM   #14
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You can also see in the 1st and 2nd pic that I used a small spacer to push the rod end out a bit from the frame rail, but I still had to take my Dremel and clearance the rail a little bit.






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Old 03-21-2015, 12:37 AM   #15
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Hows the torque twist with the longer links?
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:14 AM   #16
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None that I can see, they aren't hindering performance, the upper links are though. I need to find a solution for an upper link mount for them.
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:09 PM   #17
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I took mine out for it's first real crawl experience today and the torque twist is pretty bad at times. Gonna have to try a different setup.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:31 AM   #18
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Had a little tinker last night and ended up sticking some washers between the rear suspension mount and chassis and leaving about 1/4-1/3 of damper oil in the shocks for a bit more rebound. Not test run yet but feels good.
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:13 AM   #19
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Does anyone know what the fastrax Kong tyres are like?
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:20 AM   #20
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Got my Kong's through the post along with a HPI 55T this morning so I'll test them out tonight.
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