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Old 04-14-2019, 06:48 PM   #41
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Looks like a tooth on the servo is all bent?
Looks like it's just some plastic from the horn.

Such a great looking rig. Especially digging those wheels.
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Old 06-23-2019, 06:18 PM   #42
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Finally an update! First, I did get my Traxxas metal servo arm installed and working great. Second, a short video I made in the backyard:



That was yesterday. Took it out today for a couple mile hike but no pics. The cheap servo had lots of problems centering and I was having to adjust the trim constantly. So, out it came and in went my Savox out of my Ascender. Much better.

I did get my power shift RC light kit installed and it is perfect.

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Pics really don't do this justice as the kit is not ridiculously bright as I was fearing and the warm head lights reproduce the crappy sealed beam headlights perfectly, lol.

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Old 06-23-2019, 06:32 PM   #43
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Oh nice! Got a link to that kit?
I just bought the rc4wd blazer light kit. (For my 79 ford) but was going to replace the HID headlight looking leds with some warm whites I ordered.
Those look great. Nice rig!
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:00 PM   #44
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Oh nice! Got a link to that kit?
I just bought the rc4wd blazer light kit. (For my 79 ford) but was going to replace the HID headlight looking leds with some warm whites I ordered.
Those look great. Nice rig!
Sure,

https://store11415794.ecwid.com/TRX-...KIT-p137005196

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Old 06-30-2019, 10:52 AM   #45
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Installed a 9 tooth pinion and took it for a trail run. On with the pics:

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Old 10-03-2019, 07:49 AM   #46
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Took it out for its maiden voyage and stripped the stock servo horn in about 20 minutes. I can already tell it is more capable than anything I have mostly because of the ground clearance of the portals. I was very surprised where it went with open diffs.



On to the pics.



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Carnage:



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The factory metal arm that comes with the sport kit is actually kinda hard to find in stock right now. I managed to find it on Ebay. The Al horn that came with the servo has 2 positions neither of which line up with the stock horn.


That metal servo will definitely strip a plastic servo horn in no time. That Savox is a nice upgrade!


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Old 10-03-2019, 04:37 PM   #47
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I got my high clearance knuckles installed which unfortunately caused me to not be able to use the RC4wd rally wheels. So I have some locked up RC's on order but for now these SSD stealies will do the job. Also picked up an Al front bumper. Pics:

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And....a custom painted body is in the works!
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Old 10-03-2019, 05:36 PM   #48
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Old 10-03-2019, 05:37 PM   #49
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I got my high clearance knuckles installed which unfortunately caused me to not be able to use the RC4wd rally wheels. So I have some locked up RC's on order but for now these SSD stealies will do the job. Also picked up an Al front bumper. Pics:



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And....a custom painted body is in the works!
Can you tell me who makes the high clearance knuckles please

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Old 10-03-2019, 06:30 PM   #50
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GRC. Search Ebay for them.
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Old 10-03-2019, 07:43 PM   #51
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What kind of bumper is that? Where did you get it? Looks pretty good on there
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Old 10-04-2019, 05:46 PM   #52
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What kind of bumper is that? Where did you get it? Looks pretty good on there
It's and Integy of all things. Front bumper PN is C26375 and it comes in several colors.
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It's and Integy of all things. Front bumper PN is C26375 and it comes in several colors.
Ok thanks for the info, I've got your Blazer's twin lol, I think I've got my bumpers worked out today though, it was actually stuff I already had that I forgot about.
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GRC. Search Ebay for them.
Thank you

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Old 10-10-2019, 07:52 AM   #55
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I want this truck so bad it's not even funny! I'm just afraid to get that beautiful body all dirty and scratched up. I guess changing the bumpers would help, like you did.

On your light kit, is it able to be switched on and off using your receiver, or are they always on?
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:41 AM   #56
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As stated before, Lockup RC wheels installed. Wow these things are really nice. I think I prefer the old school style beadlocks without the internal ring. It seems much easier to get each bead seated like you want it when mounting.

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Old 10-12-2019, 02:48 PM   #57
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Took it out today for a couple hours. 1 pic and 3 vids. Click on the last 3 to see the video.

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Old 10-19-2019, 08:53 AM   #58
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So I just drained all the fluid out of my shocks. Going to run it like that and see how it works. When I was running it last time I noticed the suspension basically wasn't moving when I was running in high gear. The whole truck was bouncing. So in an effort to get the suspension to be more responsive am going to the extreme end then going to add back oil as needed in the 10 wt realm. Anybody ever run this? The truck seems to move more realistically this way too.
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Old 10-27-2019, 07:00 AM   #59
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New matching rear bumper came in the other day. Looks to fit pretty good. I got some scale license plates coming to cover up that Integy logo.

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Old 10-27-2019, 07:15 AM   #60
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Awesome work on that Blazer JDM74. With the subtle mods you’ve done, it’s really got that 1:1 look when it’s out in the wild.
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