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Old 11-01-2019, 06:31 AM   #41
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You sure you installed it correctly?

The videos show it not being over the motor ... if this is the one you bought.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHRLCyXQSOk

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Old 11-01-2019, 06:51 AM   #42
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You sure you installed it correctly?

The videos show it not being over the motor ... if this is the one you bought.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHRLCyXQSOk
Yep itís installed correctly. Did you look at the image in my last post? It shows exactly where I installed it. Itís not literally on top of the motor, I am speaking about itís height above the frame rails.
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Old 11-02-2019, 07:29 PM   #43
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From two weeks ago.
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Old 11-03-2019, 05:56 AM   #44
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Yep it’s installed correctly. Did you look at the image in my last post? It shows exactly where I installed it. It’s not literally on top of the motor, I am speaking about it’s height above the frame rails.
That’s strange smog. Mine sits down a good bit further in the rig than the OE battery tray.

Zooming in on the pic of yours, and looking at mine, they appear to be a little different though. Have you tried flipping the tray 180 - so what is front now is back and vice versa? Even though they seem to be a bit different, yours would appear more closely to mine in that orientation. Maybe it allows it sit lower by clearing things better. IDK - just spitballin ideas. I can’t imagine they’d make a design change that would force the tray to sit higher.

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Old 11-03-2019, 07:53 AM   #45
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That's not a Bowhouse tray in the pic... that looks stock. Am I missing something?
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:57 AM   #46
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From two weeks ago.
Beautiful! I am glad I chose to paint white. Looks right at home in the snow We had some of that, but it all melted away
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That’s strange smog. Mine sits down a good bit further in the rig than the OE battery tray.

Zooming in on the pic of yours, and looking at mine, they appear to be a little different though. Have you tried flipping the tray 180 - so what is front now is back and vice versa? Even though they seem to be a bit different, yours would appear more closely to mine in that orientation. Maybe it allows it sit lower by clearing things better. IDK - just spitballin ideas. I can’t imagine they’d make a design change that would force the tray to sit higher.
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That's not a Bowhouse tray in the pic... that looks stock. Am I missing something?
Yes that is the OE battery tray in the picture. Perhaps I wasn’t clear. I put the pic up because when I went to fasten it I was surprised at just how high it sits above the chassis rails. I knew guy were ordering low cog trays, but somehow wasn’t prepared for it to be so obvious why. Anyway I ordered the Bowhouse tray, but am still waiting for it. Unfortunately it takes at least 2 weeks for stuff ordered out of the US to reach me here. Unless of course I want to pay $60 to get it here

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Old 11-03-2019, 11:44 AM   #47
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Very nice workshop.

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a tidy chap, though my RC workshop can get a bit a touch cluttered with my various projects.
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Old 11-03-2019, 05:20 PM   #48
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Ahhhh.....confusion solved!
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:20 PM   #49
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Itís not widely known, but Shaggy was hired for this job for a couple of rather esteemed reasons, omniscience, omnipotence. It also just so happens he might be omnipresent

Truck needs to be named Omni!

And watch that -30įC. Make plastic awfully brittle. I grew up in Transcona so I know what you're in for.
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:43 AM   #50
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Don't remind me. I slid into a snowbank in my KIA on the way to the ski hill one frigid morning in northern Ontario and my so-called impact-absorbing front bumper just splintered into pieces.

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Old 11-05-2019, 08:55 AM   #51
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Truck needs to be named Omni!

And watch that -30įC. Make plastic awfully brittle. I grew up in Transcona so I know what you're in for.
Good Ďol Transcona! Just drove past the rail yards yesterday.

Yep, picking up your rig by the trail bar is typically no-go unless you have a metal bumper. They snap pretty quick. I typically only run crawlers in the winter and havenít broken too much over the years. Itís too cold to run on rocks because the frozen tires wonít hook up on smooth surfaces, so itís mostly all trail runs.
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:57 AM   #52
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Just installed my Traxx yesterday. They're gonna be a great addition for the inevitable snowfall heading this way



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Old 11-06-2019, 01:48 PM   #53
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100 percent.

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Itís too cold to run on rocks because the frozen tires wonít hook up on smooth surfaces, so itís mostly all trail runs.
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:50 PM   #54
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I believe you are correct, sir.

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Just installed my Traxx yesterday. They're gonna be a great addition for the inevitable snowfall heading this way
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:54 PM   #55
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Funny. When you Google it even the photo is wintertime. Like to hear how our American friends pronounce the name of the pavilion (all in good fun).

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tr...2!4d-97.016158


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Old 11-07-2019, 01:22 PM   #56
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Have started playing around with Traxxas parts 8080 and 8081, the narrow fender and fender extensions. The Narrow inner fenders are definitely a nice design. Robust at the expense of considering weight would be an appropriate description. I am happy with them. Traxxas 8081, the fender extensions are of a bit of a less obvious reward. They too are heavy. That said it looks like I will be trimming away about 50% of each flap that I use



Here are the flap extensions mounted to the narrow inner fender, both bottom and top views repectively







Here is where you drill out the inner fender 8080 to fit the extenders 8081



Because these extension mount in wheel well of the inner fender, they eat up space for tire compression. Here on the front well they are fine EXCEPT , at full lock and full compression the tire pushes into the extender

My plan is to trim the rubber fender extender(yes, it is rubber) right back or outright remove the front 1/4 of it altogether. All I really need is the extension to cover the rear portion of the front wells where snow and debris can get into the electronics. There is no rubbing or interference in the rear portion of the front wheel wells.

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Funny. When you Google it even the photo is wintertime. Like to hear how our American friends pronounce the name of the pavilion (all in good fun).
Couldn't get link to work. Regardless, I find it hard to imagine the fun in these Trax during summer. For me these are just to make winter a bit more playful. They are something different and Traxxas makes such a solid product so its easily to feel confident that they aren't junk
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:57 PM   #58
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There has been much digression on the Yeti Rescue project as of late. Delay on the arrival of the Bowhouse battery tray has put the proverbial devil into idle hands. It is a sight to behold, a sight to be forgotten...

... Finally, after being shuffled across the continent and through international borders low centre of gravity has found it's way into the Devil's latest aquistion, the garage where the Yeti Resucue project resides, where idle hands found their way to distraction .

Thankfully the install went smoothly beacause the Devil's deed is not so easily undone. Shag has fallen upon the fire-water and Jon Snow's Head has taken to a lengthy and self serving interview with the lead applicant's head. The applicant is vying for the esteemed position of onboard navigator. Apparently Jon has moved on from the crushing and murderous breakup conjured by his relationship to the Queen of Dragons.

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Old 11-10-2019, 08:16 AM   #59
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If those mods don't pan out you can call it a fender extender pretender.
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If those mods don't pan out you can call it a fender extender pretender.
perfect!

I will get up a pic. I ended up cutting away 80% of the front pieces
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