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Old 06-19-2017, 09:18 PM   #21
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Just got a trx4 last night so naturally I had to see what other bodies fit. The proline 66f100 intended for a tmaxx fits nicely other then I need to make new rear links to get it out to 13" where I like my wb to be. I'm liking that proline hilux body i may get one of those as well


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definitely the first time i've heard anyone say they want the thing longer.. lol

good to know tmaxx bodies are a good fit tho. the more options the merrier.
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definitely the first time i've heard anyone say they want the thing longer.. lol

good to know tmaxx bodies are a good fit tho. the more options the merrier.


I run most of my crawlers at 13" wb or real close to that. I like to do big climbs and the longer wb is needed.


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I'm not sure what chassis you have . But I tried this proline 72 body on my Ascender . It works for me , very little trimming . Mainly around the wheels . I still want to lower the shocks but just haven't made time to do so .
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I'm using the axial Kaiser 715 body.



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Wheel base shortened to 12.5".


How did you shorten the to 12.5" and do the tires rub? I would like to get one of those bodies. Thanks.
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Love the Proline 1966 Ford F100 body! Looks good on there, but wheelbase looks good from here unless I"m missing something?

Edit: Got a straight on side shot and frontal view?


You most likely could run it at the stock wb with this body but I cut the fenders to work with a 13" wb which I prefer to run. The body I mocked up is from one of my other trucks. Next time I strip the trx down I'll get some pics


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How did you shorten the to 12.5" and do the tires rub? I would like to get one of those bodies. Thanks.
To shorten the wheel base to 12.5" you will need to get at least 8 revo rod ends. Dlux Fab
Just replace the stock rod ends with these and it will shorten your wheel base to where you need it. (They are just a little shorter than the stock ones". If you wanted to go to 12.3 you would do the same on the front also. If you wanted to stretch the wheel base you would use the Jato rod ends.
I have my truck set up for 2/3 droop so when fully compressed they rub a little, but nothing that would hamper performance."thumbsup
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:24 PM   #28
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The Axial XJ body is a great fit for the longer wheelbase TRX. In fact, I had to add Jato rod ends to the front of my 10.2 and extend the rear links a bit to correct the short wheelbase to fit the XJ body as many found out when they bought the 10.2 kit. For some reason the XJ body was designed for 12.5-12.8 inch wheelbase and they kept the 10.2 at 12.3
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:46 PM   #29
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To shorten the wheel base to 12.5" you will need to get at least 8 revo rod ends.

Just replace the stock rod ends with these and it will shorten your wheel base to where you need it.
I had been thinking that Revo ends might be the easy answer to shortening the wheelbase some but never actually measured to see how much shorter it would get. Good to know that you can get down to a 12.5 inch wheelbase with just a rod end swap.
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Im trying the proline toyota sr5 hilux body.. comes in two pieces leaving many options for a cage or full pickup build. Cant stand the stock body I refuse to even install it..
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Humbly here is the body for mine , 66 C10 , 2 piece kinda pain to mount and line , Its been a while since I painted Lexan ,Not my best do but the ROCK'S don't care ,,
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:32 PM   #32
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I guess roll bar and bumper could fall under body thread ,, I used parts from a Honcho cage to make my roll bar for my 66 C 10 ,Front bumper ebay 9.00 ,LOL ,, gonna start on winch mount in a few days ,,,
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Hello, do the inner fenders still fit well with this body like with the stock one?

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i do not have the inner fenders on this body. if i feel ambitious, when i paint a new blazer body, i might try and attach the fenders before paint... but we shall see... I will say, i usually run wheel wells (DIY tupperwear ones) and not having them on the blazer body reminded me why... The truck is a mess after every trail run. hahaha
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:13 AM   #34
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you could always attach the inners to the chassis instead of the body. was actually fairly straight forward
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you could always attach the inners to the chassis instead of the body. was actually fairly straight forward
yeah, after i read about the shoe glue to the body post mounts, i felt a little better about doing it...
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Shortened the wheelbase and running a Proline 4Runner.





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Shortened the wheelbase and running a Proline 4Runner.





How did and how much did you shorten the wheel base
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How did and how much did you shorten the wheel base[/QUOTE]

Didn't touch the front suspension, only changed to similar length VP links and standard Traxxas rod ends. Shortened the rear links to 105mm VP links with standard rod ends (made top links longer for better pinion angle)



Moved the rear shock towers forward. Luckily it matched up with existing holes in the chassis


Had to remove the battery tray as it no longer fit and made one out of aluminum stock that fits a shorty pack perfectly and is lower than the stock battery position.





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battery tray no longer fit? curious, as i shrunk my rig a few mm's smaller than yours and had zero issues with the battery tray being there. (shock mounts on shortest factory option, and 102mm revo rods/rod ends)
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Maybe that's what that extra piece in the parts bag is for ,,,,
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