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Old 07-07-2020, 03:12 PM   #1
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Hello, I thought Iíd share my G-Class which Iíve been slowly upgrading over the past few months. I got it pre-built late last year and kept it standard for a while to get a feel for it. Iíd had a couple of CC-01s in the past and was immediately impressed by how well it performed out of the box.



Soon the limitations of the stock tyres and open diffs were apparent, so it got stripped down, ballraced, a locked rear diff and some cheap eBay wheels and tyres that in hindsight were a little too wide. Still, trimming away some of the cracked lexan soon cured that.



A cheap high-torque metal gear servo and GPM linkage and servo saver has sharpened the steering a little, although thereís play on the servo saver or servo itself still. You get what you pay for, I suppose.



The tall, grippy tyres made it ridiculously easy to topple on tarmac even with a silver can inside, but make it so capable on the local trail. My biggest complaint is that thereís not enough weight low down, something thatíll be sorted with some beadlocks that are in the post.



Some dirt had made its way into the gears, so a strip down and rebuild was required. I locked the front diff and decided to make use of a spare 13.5t brushless system that was sitting in a toolbox. Itís way too fast for its own good now, even on the high torque ratio, but itís proving entertaining for the moment. The drivetrain certainly seems up to it, though.



Now Iíve had some silly fun with it and the original shell is starting to die, Iím going to move back to it being a scale crawler. I picked up some smaller and narrower G-Made tyres and got the nasty black paint off the wheels to get a feel for the size.



Until the beadlocks turn up, Iíll keep the brushless system in, although I suspect the silver can will be going back in shortly. Long-term, a sensored brushless system with a 17.T motor that has worked so well in my Vaterra Ascender will be the answer. Iím also looking forward to a fresh shell at some point, anyone know if a decent dark metallic green?


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Old 07-07-2020, 08:29 PM   #2
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That looks like it's runs pretty decent. Nice to see you don't baby it. It's too bad they designed it with the battery in the back like that. I suppose it's good for scaling and light trailing, I just like crawling too much and that would take some work. I liked the looks of both tires you had on there.
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Wow if this thing can handle brushless thats a decent improvement!

With the CC-01 I had issues just running 2S brushed though I was bashing it a bit because of the terrible gearing.
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It certainly gets run hard! The battery location could certainly be better, but without relocating the servo and using a shorty pack, Iím not sure thatís doable.

No issues with brushless so far, although itís only had 3 packs through it so far. Low speed control isnít great but it really hauls itself up steep, dusty hills now. Gearing certainly isnít as issue as Iím still on the standard pinion, albeit now steel. Iím not sure Iíd like to try it with the Ďbox in the high-speed gear configuration like this, however.


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Good news, the beadlocks I ordered arrived. Bad news, I didnít consider the bulky Tamiya step screws on the front uprights, and they donít fit



The good news is that the beadlocks on my Ascender fit, but Iím not too sure I like the look...




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I like the look of them.

They make flat-topped kingpin screws for the front up uprights. on the CC01... I wonder if you could use them on the CC02?... and then fit you new beadlocks?
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Cheers! Sadly even they wonít get the clearance Iíll need, although I think these wheels will stay. Itíll need a new shell by the end of the year so itíll be sprayed to suit the wheels...


Unsurprisingly, the brushless motor proved a bit much for the standard propshaft. Upgrade from Yeah Racing in the post.


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Kinda funny how you twisted the shaft and it doesn't look like you've used it enough to even begin egging out the yokes around the u joint pins.

What's your best guess as to the new weak link once you upgrade the driveshafts?
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Kinda funny how you twisted the shaft and it doesn't look like you've used it enough to even begin egging out the yokes around the u joint pins.

What's your best guess as to the new weak link once you upgrade the driveshafts?

Itís almost certainly because Iíve got a very heavy throttle thumb! Axle and gearbox cogs look like theyíre up to it, Iíd guess the next thing to go will be the spur.


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I took the G with me to a local meet, and it performed rather well. Despite the tyres filling up with mud, traction was pretty good although I need to either lower the centre of gravity or fit a slower motor.



Still, the speed controller held up to a bit of water and it ran faultlessly. Well, almost...




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