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Old 09-19-2017, 06:41 PM   #21
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:40 PM   #22
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:13 PM   #23
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On mine I cut the trx rod ends. I was able to shorten the rear ~1/4"....

Bill, how do you like the driveshafts? Any regrets on adding the HR brass portal weight?
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:18 PM   #24
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I've never had a JunFac driveshaft fail on me (yes, I'm knocking on wood) with any of my trucks on brushless 3S power. I did have to use a sanding barrel on my Dremel to remove some material on the bottom of the transmission in order to provide 100% clearance for the driveshaft.

No regrets on the HR brass weights so far.
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:46 PM   #25
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Do the junfac driveshafts have a lot of play like an mip? If you haven't had any failures, I might have to try them. Are they rebuildable?
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:49 PM   #26
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The JunFac shafts are fairly tight, I've never really compared them to a MIP. I like the smaller size compared to MIP though. Yes, fully rebuildable.
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:41 PM   #27
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Ya the size has me interested in them. Same with SSD, haven't you had SSD shafts before? Did you like them?
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:38 PM   #28
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I haven't owned the SSD driveshafts and therefore I cannot comment on them.

I saw this today from MIP: MIP HD Driveline™ Kit, Traxxas TRX-4 Defender, #17110
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Old 09-21-2017, 04:50 PM   #29
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Wow, those new mips look awesome. What is the length of a trx driveshaft? Does it compare to a scx or wraith length?
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:48 PM   #30
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Got my set of MIPs ordered.
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:09 AM   #31
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X2, I'm also having a hard time trying to figure out exactly what parts you used.
I made 2 sets of front Lower links first set was 3/32" brass rod (which gained no weight) then I made a set out of 1/4" brass rod ( which doubled the link weight) Installed the 1/4" on the front lower. I then used the stock front lowers on the rear and the 3/32 brass on the rear upper. The uppers and lowers on the rear are the same size. but that will put you dead nuts on 12.3" i also moved the rear shock towers fwd and used the plastic piece included in the bag to keep stock mounting holes
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Old 09-24-2017, 09:21 PM   #32
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I finally got an opportunity to progress with my new TRX4 body.

The roof, side stripe and grill is PS-1 white, the body is PS-3 light blue and the bed is PS-5 black. The white and blue were applied internally and the blue and black sections were coated with PS-55 flat clear externally the white roof remained gloss. I'm extremely happy with how this body turned out despite rushing things a bit!

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Old 09-24-2017, 09:28 PM   #33
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BTW...I have a rear bumper coming from RPP.
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Best thing I ever did to mine was to put a new body on it. It crawls great now. Like you said, that heavy body is all that makes this thing a poor crawler. Looking forward to seeing how you used the inner fenders. They're too big for the Bug without some major surgery. Are you going to add some of the Shapeways goodies to your truck?





Dude where did you get the bug body?
I must get one.


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Old 09-24-2017, 10:21 PM   #35
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Why don't you PM Tossedman instead of adding unnecessary clutter to my thread?
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Old 09-25-2017, 12:59 PM   #36
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I'm thinking of changing bodies on mine and like the looks of yours. I'm using the original tires (baked off and reused with some beadlocks) and was wondering how they compared in size to the ones you are using? Any chance you still have the original tires and would be willing to take a comparison picture so I could get an idea how they'd look with that body?
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Why don't you PM Tossedman instead of adding unnecessary clutter to my thread?
Sorry man, my fault. Never should have posted that pic in your thread. It's now removed.
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Old 09-25-2017, 06:45 PM   #38
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That Chevy body has a great color it really came out nice and the tire choice and rims are perfect. Looks like the new SSD front bumper too? Hope the rear mounts up easy for you!
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I'm using the original tires (baked off and reused with some beadlocks) and was wondering how they compared in size to the ones you are using? Any chance you still have the original tires and would be willing to take a comparison picture so I could get an idea how they'd look with that body?
Pics below for you JSterrett. Holding the Canyon tire and BFG tire together, they are essentially identical in size.

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Sorry man, my fault. Never should have posted that pic in your thread. It's now removed.
NP...I didn't mind you posting that pic. It's all good

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That Chevy body has a great color it really came out nice and the tire choice and rims are perfect. Looks like the new SSD front bumper too? Hope the rear mounts up easy for you!
Thank you. Yes, SSD front bumper for the LR body....just happens to work with the '66 C10 body too.

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Old 09-25-2017, 09:26 PM   #40
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Thank you sir, appreciated.

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