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Old 02-03-2021, 02:12 PM   #1861
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I finally got the XtraSpeed cantilever kit working as intended, so I can continue on my new body.
Also ordered a Spektrum 5-channel receiver so I can bind it to my DX5 Rugged to replace my FrSky stick tx/rx
Do you have pictures of the cantilever set up

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Old 02-05-2021, 08:35 PM   #1862
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What I did to my TRX-4 today:
Finished putting the windows in using .1" lexan for the curved bits on the back corners.

Got the front bumper with camera mount installed.



Finally got a 3s battery and had exactly the reults folks here told me I would- with the gearing I had:
burned out a motor.
Put a spare motor and smaller (yet still too big!) pinion gear in- burned out again- even had flames for a few seconds.


On my last spare motor now and using the largest pinion that is recommended for my gearing.


No more high speed, bashing runs until I get more motors in - and maybe a 13t pinion gear.
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Old 02-25-2021, 02:36 PM   #1863
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serviced the shocks on my TRX 4
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Old 02-25-2021, 05:04 PM   #1864
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Put a new body on my sonís TRX4. Plan to remove the selectable diffs and install lockers. This thing needs to lose some weight. Iíd rather lose weight up top then add weight down low to improve COG. Oh also scored some used Proline Hyrax on Proline beadlocks.


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Old 02-25-2021, 08:55 PM   #1865
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Put a new body on my sonís TRX4. Plan to remove the selectable diffs and install lockers. This thing needs to lose some weight. Iíd rather lose weight up top then add weight down low to improve COG. Oh also scored some used Proline Hyrax on Proline beadlocks.


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Friggin SAWEEEEET! Ive been LOVING the 4Runner bods for a hot minute! The red is !!!

Guess i should pull the trigger...

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Old 03-01-2021, 10:49 AM   #1866
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Cut little more weight up top by eliminating the selectable lockers but I decided to keep the 2-speed. Ran it a bit and handles great. I got the truck with metal axle housings but wanna try the truck with a plastic housing in the rear. That and a heavier weight shock oil.


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Old 03-03-2021, 03:23 PM   #1867
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Added a bunch of scale accessories





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Old 03-04-2021, 02:34 PM   #1868
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Added a bunch of scale accessories






That body looks really good on there!

Looks like a great day out there and a really fun spot.
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Old 03-08-2021, 11:07 AM   #1869
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I've taken a leaf from 4WD TV...I'm going to try and bring back one piece of rubbish every walk/trail. (Every little helps right?).

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Old 03-08-2021, 12:58 PM   #1870
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I've taken a leaf from 4WD TV...I'm going to try and bring back one piece of rubbish every walk/trail. (Every little helps right?).

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Glad to see others practicing Pack It In Pack It Out! I never leave the woods without a pocket full of someone else's trash.


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Old 03-09-2021, 06:50 AM   #1871
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Glad to see others practicing Pack It In Pack It Out! I never leave the woods without a pocket full of someone else's trash.


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I've taken a leaf from 4WD TV...I'm going to try and bring back one piece of rubbish every walk/trail. (Every little helps right?).

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Good on you guys!

Iím the same way.

On my 1:1 jeep I have a big trash carrier called the ďTrash A RooĒ that attaches to the spare tire on the back.

Undo the buckles and I put one of the 3X gallon trash bags in. Really slick.

I police every area we stop at.

No reason to have any left behind with that.

For my fellow off-roaders that are interested.

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Old 03-09-2021, 06:54 AM   #1872
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When we go for walks on the beach I pick up shells/sea glass and my wife picks up plastic and garbage lol. She brings a bucket for it.
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Old 03-14-2021, 06:35 PM   #1873
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With the warmer temps weíve been having, my rock walls are starting to emerge from their winter wonderland.

So I figure I better get ready for crawler season and today was good a day as any.

Swapped out all shock oil back to 15wt. Last fall switched out to 40wt all around, in hopes the front wouldnít raise up as easy and that didnít work so well. So back to 15. I think Iíll get some weights in the 20ís to try.

I added 105mm limiter straps to the front. My shocks are 110mm and Iíve been having problems with the front end unloading on good climbs, so much that the driveline starts binding. So, hopefully these will stop it before the binding.

I put the rear underDrive back in to go with the overdrive in the front. When I first ran both, I wasnít sure if I liked it. My GSpeed came with a 33% overdrive trans and the little bit I got to run it before winter, I absolutely loved it. The front tires just want to eat on the rocks. So back in the underDrive went.

Also, in another thread a while ago I mentioned my front unloading issues, someone suggested overdriving the front to keep the front down. So, I figured the 22-24% with both should help better than front by itself.

As long as Mother Nature doesnít dump more white stuff on us, I should be back after it in a few weeks.

Cant wait to be back on my rocks!
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Old 03-20-2021, 08:32 PM   #1874
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Last month I broke the stock bumper mount and so I glued it back together and ran it like that until last week when I broke the stubs off the back of the bumper.

I decided to try brazing a custom bumper and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.





Then I went to pick up trx4 shocks to put on the gen8 axe and ended up walking out with a new steering servo for the trx4 lol. Now time to put that on.
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Old 03-20-2021, 09:07 PM   #1875
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Finished installing new Hw Axe r2 2100kv, holmes v3 servo, ssd beadlocks with axial bfg all terrains and took it out for a test run in the backyard.

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Old 03-21-2021, 01:14 PM   #1876
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Few days back i broke the trx4 panhard mount on the chassis so now working on cutting the old fender tubs to accept these aluminum shock towers to keep my fender tubs.

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Old 03-21-2021, 02:19 PM   #1877
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Finished up editing a video from me and some buddies crawling the other morning. Was a blast! I love my Trx it never disappoints. Can't wait to go again! Check it out! Hope you enjoy!! Please Like, Share and Subscribe!!!

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Old 03-23-2021, 03:37 PM   #1878
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Spent hours stripping it all down to clean sand out of every orifice.
Luckily none had gotten inside of the gearbox, axles or portals but it was a mess.
All this from just 2 hours in the sand.

At least next time I know to just strip down the key points to clean, ie driveshaft joints, front axle exposed joints, behind hex drives, motor spur gear and flush through the motor internals, plus a few other minor areas.

Still got the other rig to clean yet

I've added some heatshrink over 3 of the driveshaft joints to see if it helps to keep the sand out. Can't add it to one of the centre joints due to zero clearance between the gearbox casing.
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Old 03-23-2021, 04:46 PM   #1879
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swapped out the plastic axles for Yeah racing ones, fitted dummy fuel tank and exhaust, front steering guard and towing eyes and shackles to the front bumper/fender

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Old 03-24-2021, 04:07 AM   #1880
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Installed a Hobbywing Axe R2 2800kv, Robinson Racing 9t pinion (stock 11 was way to fast, no need for second gear at all). Had to lift the body/sliders with ~15mm stand-offs under the sliders, a 4mm drop rear bumper mount and a flipped front mount in order to fit her new shoes without rubbing the fenders.

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