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JDM74 03-13-2019 03:55 PM

JDm74's Blazer
 
Gonna go ahead and start this now since some parts have rolled in. This won't be some sort of "epic build" because I'm not that talented, lol. Mostly just a record of what I'm doing so people that come after me have something that pops up in their searches.

This is my first TRX-4 and as Jato knows I had a bit of trouble justifying it. We did some searching and found just enough evidence of a real 1:1 K5 on portals to get me to go ahead and pull the trigger. I originally wanted the TRX-4 Sport assembly kit but I really want the selectable lockers. After this dropped I was sold as the K5 has always been cool to me and this is my chance to actually own one.

New servo and ESC. Nothing special or ground breaking. Hoping the truck arrives at the LHS next week or so.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7817/...34ed05d8_b.jpgUntitled by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr

Not my truck but pick of the version I am getting.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7919/...9b8e9a96_b.jpgUntitled by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr

Stay tuned.

JatoTheRipper 03-13-2019 04:10 PM

Re: JDm74's Blazer
 
Hell yeah! Congrats!

Bigbush979 03-13-2019 04:10 PM

Re: JDm74's Blazer
 
Good luck! Just finished an install of the 1080 and a savox Servo


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JDM74 03-13-2019 04:14 PM

Re: JDm74's Blazer
 
Thanks guys. Does anybody have a Traxxas link in their transmitter? I have one in my UDR and I was thinking about taking it out and putting it in this one when it comes in. Do I need one in the UDR Transmitter to keep my settings there or can I swap it around?

Edit: Found the answer. For those wondering:

https://forums.traxxas.com/showthrea...in-Transmitter

JatoTheRipper 03-13-2019 04:52 PM

Re: JDm74's Blazer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JDM74 (Post 5918231)
Thanks guys. Does anybody have a Traxxas link in their transmitter? I have one in my UDR and I was thinking about taking it out and putting it in this one when it comes in. Do I need one in the UDR Transmitter to keep my settings there or can I swap it around?

Edit: Found the answer. For those wondering:

https://forums.traxxas.com/showthrea...in-Transmitter

With the Link you can just use the same transmitter with multiple receivers as well. Up to 30 different models I believe.

33m 03-13-2019 07:17 PM

Re: JDm74's Blazer
 
Yeah but did the 1:1 run off of an electric motor and use a HW 80 ESC? Don't think so. So send it all to me. Yeah I'm being an ass. But c'mon? Justify it? These are frickin toys. Frick a frick!
Looking forward to build updates/photos!

JDM74 03-13-2019 08:56 PM

Re: JDm74's Blazer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JatoTheRipper (Post 5918246)
With the Link you can just use the same transmitter with multiple receivers as well. Up to 30 different models I believe.

Yeah I saw that after the fact. That should help a lot to reduce my sea of transmitters.

soze 03-14-2019 12:16 AM

Re: JDm74's Blazer
 
The Red and Black Blazer is the perfect candidate for your local Fire Authority themed Blazer. I think my son might have a Hot Wheels Fire Dept. Blazer.

https://www.ethanproductions.com/hot...6123334915.jpg

JDM74 03-15-2019 03:48 PM

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Agreed, but I think this will get a custom body like almost all my crawlers.

JDM74 03-20-2019 03:19 PM

Re: JDm74's Blazer
 
Hey, look! More parts arrived for a truck I don't have! So since the TRX-4 has selectable lockers, I don't think anybody makes a Ox Locker diff cover for it, annnnndddd RPP was having a 15% off sale on St. Patrick's day; I present these (I also despise chrome diff covers):

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7891/...0ed15b31_c.jpgUntitled by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr

Topher Builds 03-20-2019 03:51 PM

Re: JDm74's Blazer
 
Love the ARB diff covers. Looking like a good start.

BACK40 03-20-2019 04:36 PM

Re: JDm74's Blazer
 
"LIKE" those ARB's :ror:

rkj__ 03-20-2019 05:20 PM

Re: JDm74's Blazer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BACK40 (Post 5920646)
"LIKE" those ARB's :ror:



Iím not a fan of chrome diff covers either, but I might just try painting mine black.


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JDM74 03-20-2019 06:56 PM

Re: JDm74's Blazer
 
I saw the new G-wagon comes with black diff covers so if you could figure out the part number for those that would be pretty cheap, not as cheap as painting them though.

BACK40 03-20-2019 09:34 PM

Re: JDm74's Blazer
 
Strip the chrome off with Easy Off oven cleaner then paint them. Done.

JDM74 03-20-2019 09:56 PM

Re: JDm74's Blazer
 
I knew there was a way to remove the chrome, Just couldn’t remember what you had to use. Thanks!

65Diesel 03-24-2019 07:54 AM

Re: JDm74's Blazer
 
Gotta be easy with that oven cleaner. Just cleaned an old 350sbc with some and that stuff is potent. Works great just stay out of the wind lol

JDM74 03-27-2019 04:32 PM

Re: JDm74's Blazer
 
Hey look, even more stuff for a truck I don't have yet! This is getting old. Just release it already Traxxas.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7881/...d9320fca_b.jpgUntitled by JASON MCKIMMEY, on Flickr

RCTom 03-28-2019 07:50 AM

Re: JDm74's Blazer
 
Nice wheels, JDM! I didn't realize someone made a beadlock style Chevy truck rallye wheel. What brand and model are they?

BTW, I would have to think your truck should be arriving very soon. Mine came into my LHS on Tuesday. "thumbsup"

JDM74 03-28-2019 08:04 AM

Re: JDm74's Blazer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RCTom (Post 5922823)
Nice wheels, JDM! I didn't realize someone made a beadlock style Chevy truck rallye wheel. What brand and model are they?

BTW, I would have to think your truck should be arriving very soon. Mine came into my LHS on Tuesday. "thumbsup"

Here's a link:

https://store.rc4wd.com/Rally-19-Bea...ls_p_5691.html


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