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Old 06-17-2018, 05:54 PM   #101
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Tbh I don't think there's a bad combo of the bunch. Dunno if I have a valid opinion here but I'll give it a shot since you took the time to post.

1- A solid look on the Hilux as well as the Def PU. That wheel looks good under a lot of scale rigs imo.

2- Not really a fan of the Traxxas OEM black plastic wheels but the white letters on the Canyon Trail add a really unique look and raises the cool factor considerably. I personally don't really dig the Traxxas logo but it actually looks good on those tires alongside the OEM black wheels. I need to un-glue mine and switch out the foams cause they don't flex like that lol.

3- One of my favorites from this group. That wheel is a classic and although a bit of a hardcore look for the Defender, I think it works well since that particular body is a far cry from what grandma ever drove to church lol. Paired with the white Proline logo and the aggressive tread pattern, it's a winner in my book.

4- Idk what wheels those are but bronze and black is always a good look together. Seems a little tame paired with the more a/t looking CR's but it suits the rig quite well. Sophisticated look for sure.

5- Those look more silver in the pics but man!... looking really good in white along with tires other than the Canyon Trail. While not typically a fan of wheels that have that "feel", they look really at home under the black Defender! It doesn't hurt that those tires are pretty aggressive.

*** Btw I think that the sweet-spot for the ride height lies somewhere in between. I'd split the difference as close as you can. Something tells me that would be about right.
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:26 AM   #102
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Tbh I don't think there's a bad combo of the bunch. Dunno if I have a valid opinion here but I'll give it a shot since you took the time to post.
Thank you for your reply, I do really appreciate it.
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1- A solid look on the Hilux as well as the Def PU. That wheel looks good under a lot of scale rigs imo.
Totally agree, I've even ordered a set that's similar to these but with not so many spokes. I am eager to check them out when they arrive..
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2- Not really a fan of the Traxxas OEM black plastic wheels but the white letters on the Canyon Trail add a really unique look and raises the cool factor considerably. I personally don't really dig the Traxxas logo but it actually looks good on those tires alongside the OEM black wheels. I need to un-glue mine and switch out the foams cause they don't flex like that lol.
lol! My original inserts are totally RIP, so this is the flat-spots speaking.. hehe But I haven't taken the job to cook the tires off of the rims, so I guess these ones is dead to me.. Even if I like the looks of them..
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3- One of my favorites from this group. That wheel is a classic and although a bit of a hardcore look for the Defender, I think it works well since that particular body is a far cry from what grandma ever drove to church lol. Paired with the white Proline logo and the aggressive tread pattern, it's a winner in my book.
Haha, love the way you're painting pictures inside my head with this..
This was the first thing I bought for the TRX-4, and no they didn't complement the original grey body as much, but after repainting and making this version of the body I also think they look good..
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4- Idk what wheels those are but bronze and black is always a good look together. Seems a little tame paired with the more a/t looking CR's but it suits the rig quite well. Sophisticated look for sure.
I see what you mean, but I dont like these ones.. That may be because the tires really sucks, but even if I had high hopes for the black chrome that this is called I think these ones let me down.. Maybe I'll boil the rubber off of them and try them with a better tire, maybe they'll grow on me.. But as you say, it looks a tad sophisticated, and that's not what I'm going for..
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5- Those look more silver in the pics but man!... looking really good in white along with tires other than the Canyon Trail. While not typically a fan of wheels that have that "feel", they look really at home under the black Defender! It doesn't hurt that those tires are pretty aggressive.
Haha, you and I doesn't get to an argument, at least not over this topic..
This was a thought I had some weeks ago and just by impulse I ordered a set of original rims and spraypainted them matte white. I also like the Hyrax on these wheels, it may be a permanent engagement.. Even if I hate the thought of gluing the tires, it gives me the chills..
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*** Btw I think that the sweet-spot for the ride height lies somewhere in between. I'd split the difference as close as you can. Something tells me that would be about right.
This one I totally agree with you, I'm gonna try to find the sweetspot some other time. The reason I did this was just to check the worst case scenario..



Again, thank you for the reply, it was nice to see that I'm not way off track with the wheels on this ride..
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:24 AM   #103
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I like the white stock rims the best. They look awesome unfortunately they're not beadlocks. Second is the black beadlocks. That's my opinion. As for ride height I have found that the 60/40 droop set up is working the best on my rig. If you don't understand droop totally look it up on Google. That's how I learned about it & man did it make a difference once I tuned my rig. Hope this helps. You have an awesome rig brotha keep up the great work!
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:15 PM   #104
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I like the white stock rims the best. They look awesome unfortunately they're not beadlocks. Second is the black beadlocks. That's my opinion. As for ride height I have found that the 60/40 droop set up is working the best on my rig. If you don't understand droop totally look it up on Google. That's how I learned about it & man did it make a difference once I tuned my rig. Hope this helps. You have an awesome rig brotha keep up the great work!
Interesting reading that droop set up.
Maybe I'll have to read up a little more on that and check how it effects the riding.

I'm also bummed by the non-beadlock on the original white rims, but it is what it is.. :p I can afford gluing the G8 Hyrax on them for now, maybe I'll buy a set with Predator compound to use on a beadlock-set up..
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Old 06-20-2018, 01:32 PM   #105
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So.. Who else is looking forward to ProLine's new body for the TRX-4?!!? I know I am for sure!!
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:47 PM   #106
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:02 PM   #107
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So.. Who else is looking forward to ProLine's new body for the TRX-4?!!? I know I am for sure!!
I'm not because it simply doesn't look good in one solid color. I think it has the potential to look good with different paint schemes. I look forward to see what you do with it.
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:50 PM   #108
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I'm not because it simply doesn't look good in one solid color. I think it has the potential to look good with different paint schemes. I look forward to see what you do with it.
I agree on the single color..
And after seeing more pictures I'm getting a little "meh-feeling" about it..
But I have to try

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Old 06-26-2018, 12:16 PM   #109
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Old 07-01-2018, 03:56 AM   #110
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Just my luck..
A month ago I ordered a Castle b-link from an user on ebay, I did as always and paid with paypal and assumed all ok.
Since I litterally constant have orders coming in from ebay I do not monitor when this and that are marked as shipped and so on, so I waited for the package to arrive, but it never did..
I then logged in to ebay and checked the status on the purchase and it was not shipped yet, I mean, are you kidding me!!??

Just to make sure that I'm getting one of these as fast as possible I found another seller that got it in stock and ordered that one immediately. And that one got marked as shipped the following day, so I guess that one is on its way now.

The first seller tho', I sent a rather firm letter to them asking why this wasn't even marked as shipped!? They replied that "oh, uh, paypal messed up, we'll send it now!". So before I got to tell them that they just shoudln't bother I allready got the shipping details..

Well, so now I'm getting not one but two Castle B-linked bluetooth-thingy.. I just hope at least one of them gets here in time before I go on wacation, but I doubt it.. Shipping from US to Norway tend to take several weeks.. :(
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Old 07-01-2018, 05:16 AM   #111
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Sickpuppy - are they about to make you move out of the way of all that highway construction?



It must be noisy and frustrating - even if it does give you prime crawling territory for the time being!

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Old 07-01-2018, 11:19 AM   #112
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Sickpuppy - are they about to make you move out of the way of all that highway construction?

They tried.. But before these construction sites were given the green light I used a ton of money(even more than I now use on RC, if U catch my drift..hehe..) on rehab on this 204 years old house. All windows new, stripped everything inside and made all the electrics new.. So I wasn't going to sell out cheap on them. Fortunately they made the plans so this property actually isn't getting ruined by the work.. Off course I've been compensated for the land they take from me and even some for the torture I need to go through..

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It must be noisy and frustrating - even if it does give you prime crawling territory for the time being!

Yeah, there has been a lot of frustration this winter/spring/summer, and knowing they wont be done until christmas 2020 I need to take some chillpills I guess.. :p
And yeah, in the beginning it was a lot of fun playing with the trx in their "sandbox", but I'm tired of that. I now enjoy the woods and rocks more than the loose stuff these guys are making..
It doesnt help on the dry dust that this summer has been the dryest and warmest summer as long as people can remember, I need to wash the terrasse and backyard-furniture at least once a week. U may guess that the mistress isn't very pleased..
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Glad you are being at least somehow taken care of for your troubles!

The way you type "Terrasse" instead of "Terrace" as they do here just reminded me SO much of my visits to Germany - where my mother's side of the family lives.

"Wie schon, draussen an die Terrasse"!



(and I agree, out in the woods is much nicer than at construction sites...)
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Old 07-01-2018, 01:40 PM   #115
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Glad you are being at least somehow taken care of for your troubles!

The way you type "Terrasse" instead of "Terrace" as they do here just reminded me SO much of my visits to Germany - where my mother's side of the family lives.

"Wie schon, draussen an die Terrasse"!



(and I agree, out in the woods is much nicer than at construction sites...)
Haha, the German and the Norwegian language got quite a tight relationship, so if I misspell something it may look german for those who know a bit german.

And yeah, the laws over here is quite good that way, they cant just rip me off and take my land and not pay me good dollars.
They may force me to move and give up my property, but then it would be at a very good price. And since this is/was a quite big property they wanted to make it work out for both parts..
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whoa
HEhe, yep..
I took a picture from the other side today..
Right smack in the middle.. :p
Everything you can see here is one big construction site. It will for sure be great in the end, but it does put a tall on the daily struggles at the time..
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Old 07-19-2018, 01:12 PM   #117
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So today I got back from a two week long roadtrip.
It was a really beautiful trip, but this summer has been the warmest summer since as long they've been recording, so I was glad I took an AC-check on the Audi before the trip..
But when I came home today I had a couple of shipments waiting for me.. Not all of them was RC related, but some were..
First of all I FINALLY got my Castle b-link!! I ended up getting a pair of them, so I've allready sold one of them.. But I'm looking forward to get this up and running, really curious on how much I can play with the setup on the Mamba-X. I also bought an ipod touch to use with this, and thats the only thing I'm going to use that ipod for, haha..

Here is the serious package I got today.. My first HardBody.. OMG!!
I was so terrified by just taking the top of the box that I just put it in corner and I guess it's going to sit there for quite a while.. This looks terrifying!!

But I hope to get it done by the winter, that meaning I got about 8-9 months to finish it, hehe.. I may get it in time, but no promises given!
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:40 AM   #118
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Pure text-update:

Today I've mounted the bluetooth-module from Castle, the Castle B-link. I got it connected to the ipod touch I've bought for the occasion and I got contact!!
So now I finally can get to some testing I've been thinking of for a long time, testing of batteries.

I could've done this without the b-link and connected a pc to the castle link, but since I've never done that I wanted to not have to learn that sh*t when I knew that the b-link was on its way.
The test I'm going to do is about different C-ratings on the batteries. I knew the setup on my Mamba X was a "program" borrowed from a so called professional, that meaning that the engine never would give 100% from the start no matter what I did, and that's a very useful setting since it does spare the drivetrain for a lot of stress. But for testing of batteries it wouldn't give honest results.

So for the testing I'm going to adjust everything to 100% and then I'm hopefully going to get some numbers that can back my theory on batteries that even stores and rather serious personalities in the game does not agree with me on..

But again, dont hold your breath, I'm still on vacation and are doing some travelling the last week together with the fact that I got a new receiver for my home cinema to install and calibrate.. But as the summer is giving place for the autumn I'm going to spend a lot more time with the RC again, and hopefully I got a couple new bodies coming during the early winter.. And yeah, I still got the transparent Defender body lying in the shed, that one didn't count on the two bodies I was talking about.. Maybe three new then!
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So I had this battery-project going. I've been committed to that project so hard that I havn't even soldered plugs on my new battery or even mounted new wheels or the 9t pinion just because I wanted this project to go well before I took things further..

But I give up, this B-link is full of bugs as far as I can tell. And it's not only me, a buddy of mine got the B-link as well and he suffers from the same bugs as I do.
The trouble I have is that every time I flash a new profile to my Mamba X, even if I just adjust the lipo cut-off by 0.1V the whole profile may change drastically. Reverse may be full throttle, the steering can get itchy +++

So if I'm going to get to enjoy this car this summer/autumn I just have to get a profile working and start driving without thinking of that project..
Oh well, it doesn't really matter at all, it's just something I wanted to do, and if I do something I want to do it properly..
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That's a shame, hopefully they will sort things out soon, and of course also release an Android version...
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