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Old 07-17-2018, 07:50 AM   #1
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Default What did you do to your TRX-4 today?

I currently read alot of the posts on the TRX-4 page. Sometimes i don't have or the want to scrool through the juicy build threads. The information is great on those don't get me wrong! However sometimes a few quick picture or blurb s are all i am looking for while my searches for work are waiting to load

I also peruse the Axial Bomberr trheads as Iown one of those too. I love the What you did to your Bomber thread and figured maybe just maybe it would work int eh TRX-4 forums as well.

Anyway I am going to start it here and see what happens! Plost a quick blurb of what you did with your TRX-4 today. Maintenance, upgrades, crawls, trails, pics, a video what do you have?


What Have you done with your TRX-4 today?
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:54 AM   #2
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I will start it with a lame one! I don't have a fancy build and I need to stop and takes some actions shots at some point. It is too fun to keep driving and challenging myself to stop though!



Today I looked over at my dusty dirty Bronco and decided to start cleaning her up and checking for issues after 2 days of trails and crawls this weekend, I may get crazy and see what I can do with the multitude of scratches the lexan has acquired in 2 months...

Pics of before....







Pics of the after will come soon.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:18 AM   #3
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Added some cooling to help my motor push this 10 lb beast!

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Old 07-17-2018, 08:30 AM   #4
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Got mine in the mail. Plan to do a budget build deal for my business and youtube pages. Should be fun. For the money this truck is probably the best bang for the buck as far as sub $350 rigs go.




Playing around and put the body on my lc70 build chassis.



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Old 07-17-2018, 08:32 AM   #5
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It looks so amazing
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:40 AM   #6
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Relocation of rear shock tower.

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Old 07-17-2018, 12:10 PM   #7
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Great thread idea. Like others, I never started a thread for my TRX4's so this is nice to be able to post pics of mods and actually talk about them... unlike in the TRX4 picture thread where discussions are understandably discouraged.

Anyway... Haven't done anything today but over the last couple weeks I've done a few more upgrades to my Defender TRX4:

Knight Customs 3Dp windshield wipers and lower-front exo-cage tube. Was a lotta work just to get things "right". Tube needed a lot of sand/ paint/ sand/ paint before I was even remotely happy with it. Used Krylon Fusion satin black after the final sanding and although it still has some texture to it, it looks a lot better now and doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. Wipers obviously don't come with any hardware so you have to find screws small enough to work. I actually had to bend one of the wipers to get it to lay flat against the windshield and lemme say... these things are REALLY thin and flimsy so if you do this mod, just be careful not to break 'em. Final result was I guess worth the effort... Defender looking much more scale with them in place. If I was to do this again I think that I would simply move the original Traxxas tube down lower rather than add the bent Knight Customs tube.





Next up was some Injora cheapie bead-locks. I actually intended for these to go onto my Bronco but had a change of plans. Anyway.. no issues with these wheels and they were only about $50 including some Swamper knock-offs. OD of the tires are small at approx 110mm but I'll use them on something else. The bead-locks really look killer imo... nice machining, great finish, and no issues with mounting some Flat Iron 1.9's. One thing maybe worth noting is that you can't use scale hardware because the wheel face is angled/ not flat... meaning that you can't get a typical nut-driver or wrench in there... Only a standard hex tip will work to secure the bolts.



Added a little "splash" to the rear end by way of license-plate with home-fabbed bracket, cheap-o China alum D-rings, and a third "brake light". I used reflective tape for the brake light which is cool cause it looks like it's actually on when the sun hits it at certain angles. The D-rings look good imo compared to some of the others out there that use a pin that is WAY out of scale. Really happy with these mods.



Next was a Yeah Racing rear chassis brace and front servo mount. Happy with them although the front mount/ brace uses a couple small nuts to secure the servo ears on one side and they are a B!^@H to access! Still though.. much more rigid and nicer looking than the stock plastic parts. One reason that I did this mod was because I also upgraded to a HH SHV500v2 and wanted to make sure that with the xtra torque, things wouldn't get all twisty lol.





I also installed a pair of Yeah Racing diff covers front and rear. Only $11 each and they look much nicer than the Traxxas offerings. Fit and finish are A+... Highly recommend! I also went ahead and painted the fill holes silver just for the heck of it. Sorry for all the dust lol. They look much nicer than what it looks like in the pic.



Onto the front/ rear SSD drive-shafts. They're certainly a good deal heavier than the Traxxas plastic shafts so if you're looking to shave weight, don't get these lol. They seem to be well made... definitely heavy-duty and no issues so far although I think they take a little time to "break in" and get smoother. I went ahead and used a liberal amount of graphite powder to lubricate the telescoping parts as I didn't want them to attract contaminates like grease would have. I picked up a pack of xtra M4 drive-shaft pins just in case one of the pins backs out on the trail but I also used a good deal of thread-lock to assure that doesn't happen. Really happy with these although not something I would consider necessary for a lot of TRX4 owners.





Lastly for this phase was a Hot Racing stainless off-set steering rod. Pretty cheap and although smaller diameter than the Traxxas rod, these seem very strong ( as well as the ends). Tolerance is tighter too so... less slop than OEM. Even with end-points adjusted, I would still slightly rub the diff covers ( the OEM covers fwiw) during full lock drive side. With this new steering-rod there is no contact at all and no binding either. Highly recommend if wanting to get your steering rod away from your diff covers.

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Old 07-17-2018, 12:17 PM   #8
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Good info about the steering rod, I’ve been wanting to reduce the slop there.
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:38 PM   #9
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put this hilux body on my bronco
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:43 PM   #10
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Sweet!
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:46 PM   #11
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Trying to design a roll bar for the sport the old fashioned way by hand. Lol. It will come to me soon and everyone will have a awesome roll bar.




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Old 07-18-2018, 07:30 PM   #12
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Sneak peek




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Old 07-18-2018, 07:34 PM   #13
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Some new TiNi shafts.

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Old 07-19-2018, 12:11 PM   #14
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Started the Flysky conversion... The stock control and receiver are working fine, and I especially like it now that TSM is no longer "helping" and the locker switch is setup to Rear only, both, front only. However I got a cheaper Flysky GT3b an was just curious as to to process of modding something this way.





Also bound it to the Flysky 6ch I purchased. Figured out the how and where the receiver will mount up. Tested the control and setup the throttle and steering. Upcoming is setting up the transmission and dif locks on the controller. Over been fun researching this and performing the mod.
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Old 07-19-2018, 02:03 PM   #15
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Currently mocking up my Land Rover chassis with the Thunder Tiger K-Rock body, as well as trying to find a wheel/tire combo to fit it, as I'm considering taking this with me when I go to drop my oldest daughter off at summer camp at the end of the month. It's a 250+ mile trip, each way, and last year I learned not to do it all in one day, so I'm going to stay at a campground overnight, before coming home, and the place I found has some good open ground and park-like trails (not rocky), so I'm wanting set this up to go a little faster and be less top heavy. I'm also looking through my stashes, to see if I have some tall 1.9 tires (or 2.2's) that perhaps have a little less traction than average, so it'll slide before rolling over.



This is with the Axial 1.9 Nitto Trail Grappler (S30 compound)

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Old 07-19-2018, 04:26 PM   #16
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added wipers, side mirrors, high-lift, fire ext, spare tire and a few decals.


tail light buckets and 4" light bar to be added soon.


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Old 07-19-2018, 05:47 PM   #17
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Made a lcg battery mount.

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Added some PIAA lights. Not super bright but they look okay on there. $8 on Amazon. I used the two other white lights on the strands as rock lights.


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Old 07-20-2018, 10:53 AM   #20
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Do you have some better pic's from the side? Im considering the same cage/body on my new sport, but im not sure if i woud like the fitment (think it sits to high for me). Trying to do some planning wile waiting for the sport to arrive.

Anyways, i ordered the Bowhouse LCG battery tray, and the GRC one piece motor mount to start of the new build.
Got a Tekin roc412 3100kv and a Tekin RSX on the way to. Unsure how i wanna upgrade the axles yet.

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