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Old 03-19-2019, 05:28 PM   #21
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I love the gwagon we use them in the service and they rock only issues are the uparmoured ones are super top heavy we also have new rims nows

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Old 03-22-2019, 04:00 AM   #22
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I love how the only two people I've seen building a G500 at the moment are two norwegians, me being the second! I got a lot of inspiration and picked up a few good tips from Mud Daug before i started my build.

Here is my project, same body as Mud Daog, but quite a different approach!


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Old 03-22-2019, 04:55 PM   #23
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In Europe they are more commonly used as serious work vehicles, whereas here in the USA they are driven to the shopping mall.

Every time I visit family in Germany I love seeing all the Unimog service vehicles and Mercedes Benz and BMW taxis.
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Old 03-23-2019, 08:03 PM   #24
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Maybe ita just me, i dont care for this body. But the military version of the green looked like a cool idea maybe. Again still waiting for traxxas to do a whole new truck.
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Old 03-24-2019, 09:10 AM   #25
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I like it, just from a performance aspect.
That's the first Traxxas body with a good departure angle
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:13 AM   #26
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Looking forward to seeing the official Traxxas release on this! Love the body but feel it will look really weird if you don't get the right wheel / tire combo for it. Looks like the package Traxxas is planning to sell will be spot on, but don't think I'm going to be able to just drop this onto my Bronco.
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Old 04-03-2019, 03:03 PM   #27
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The killer bodies horribul is much nicer and detailed than this poor effort from traxxas. Look at those awful arches. Shocking, they get stuff so right then in the blink of an eye get it so wrong.
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:05 AM   #28
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The killer bodies horribul is much nicer and detailed than this poor effort from traxxas. Look at those awful arches. Shocking, they get stuff so right then in the blink of an eye get it so wrong.
The Horri Bull has horrible proportions though! It looks more like a russian crazy offroad car than the real thing. The Traxxas and the hard body is much closer to the G-class in that department.

That said, I'm lowering the windshield similar to the Horri Bull on my hard body to make a replica of Jon Olssons "Lord Hans the G".
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:36 AM   #29
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Still not for me, but his guy has a video of it.

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Old 05-01-2019, 10:59 AM   #30
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Body seem a tad narrow
Fender flares seem a bit large.

Google however tell not so much, but i sure as hell would prefer a version without those huge flares, those i will leave to drug dealing parasites.
Yes and yes.

Agreed.

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The Mercedes model G was never a nice looking one, but it is great for Offroad. Original build by styer-puch in austria designed for Military use.

From scale the g is bigger then a Bronco
334 to 313 wheelbase
The military versions are good looking imo, but the civilian version is hideous.
Interesting, bigger than what year Bronco? I've seen quite a few of both and the seem similar but never done side by side comparison.

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I'm wondering if those are 2.2 wheels and those tires are the same outside diameter as the regular TRX-4 tires.
Looks like it.

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... wheels make it look like a toy rather than a scaler . Clear windows would certainly improve its looks.
Agreed, civiilian version wheels and the dual side exhaust ruin the look. Yes, come on clear windows aren't that hard or expensive to make, blacked out windows with stickers are for low grade toys.

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The only way I could see it looking decent would be getting a clear body - do not use ANY chrome, paint it desert tan or olive drab and black where there's chrome...

And most definitely run steelies or military style wheels.

Someone took an ex-military Gelandewagen and seriously decked it out right!
Agreed. Nice remake of military version.

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Gs; the epitome of love/hate for me.
Work in progress, no lexan..
Nice and better looking.

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I love how the only two people I've seen building a G500 at the moment are two Norwegians, me being the second! I got a lot of inspiration and picked up a few good tips from Mud Daug before i started my build.
Nice!

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Old 06-27-2019, 04:24 PM   #31
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So...is there any way at all to get one of these in the USA without having to book a round-trip airplane trip to Europe?
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Old 07-04-2019, 02:47 AM   #32
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Nothing, huh?
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Old 07-04-2019, 04:56 AM   #33
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Traxxas TRX-4 Mercedes-Benz G-500 Body Metallic Blue 1/10 4WD Crawler Truck RTR w/ TQi Traxxas Link #82096-4BLU,
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Old 07-07-2019, 01:46 PM   #34
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I love how the only two people I've seen building a G500 at the moment are two norwegians, me being the second! I got a lot of inspiration and picked up a few good tips from Mud Daug before i started my build.

Here is my project, same body as Mud Daog, but quite a different approach!


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Halla! Går du for Jon Olsson-look eller?

BTW, here is one G500 painted white
I think it looks good in white

Looking forward to see how your build is turning out also.
Are you on facebook? We got a norwegian group for the TRX-4 actually, maybe you want to join us?
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:01 PM   #35
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Nope. That was the first place I looked. They say at the bottom of the product page that they don't ship it to the USA.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:12 PM   #36
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Ha, glad i still have my G55 ! Soonto betransplanted onto mst chassis.
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Old 08-09-2019, 05:42 PM   #37
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Anyone else notice the G 500 becoming available in the US? Amain shows the blue one available by Aug 17. Not going to get one, myself, but thought I’d bump this back up, to hinder redundant posts.
https://www.amainhobbies.com/traxxas...-4-fd/p1002063
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:33 PM   #38
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Cool! I hope it actually happens, because I like the way the TRX-4 G-500 looks and I don't want to spend hundreds more to import it from potentially-unreputable European dealers.

As for its appearance, I don't care if it's 100% scale-accurate, because I plan to actually drive it. Physics doesn't scale linearly, and 100% scale-accurate RCs always drive like shit for that reason.
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Old 08-20-2019, 02:44 PM   #39
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I saw one at my LHS this weekend, so they're here in the US now.


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