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Old 10-28-2019, 12:54 PM   #1
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2019-Who knew?

Jon Snow's head has been temporarily brought out of Carbonite freezing to help oversee the building of a new Yeti rescue vehicle. The illusive species has become an invaluable ally north of the wall but unfortunately they are being threatened by the blow of winters evil wind. This invisible force generated by Winter is proving to be more than the Yeti can handle. The attacks are swift and powerful. In fact they are enough to freeze the testicles of a species once believed to be impervious to winter's evil. The species survival is being threatened!

Here is Jon unwinding from the neck up. Being briefed by Shaggy, the head mechanic.



The bones of the rig are the bombproof TRX-4. Slight modifications will be made in order to make it off road and deep snow ready. It needs to be capable of navigating the craggy and stormy terrain north of the wall. So Shaggy built it up with a Wertymade steel bumper to maximize clearance and approach angles





The tires are Pitbull Rock Beasts. They will be interchangeable with a set of unstoppable Tracks to help the vehicle reach both the craggy peaks and run the snowy valleys.
The Tracks are currently in production while our mechanic and advisor work on other logistics. The Rock Beasts are seen above. Below can be seen the SSD steel wheels that will be depended on to hold on to those PB's like the white-knuckled vice



John Rob Holmes, the purveyor of parts breaking power has been tapped for his expertise and finely tuned torque. Originally planning a brushed system including the HW1080 and a HH Trailmaster Sport 550, the team is now leaning towards the kick-ass Mamba X to power the HH 2700kv Puller Pro. Moisture resistance is paramount and power will be required for the Tracks to pull this rig out of the deeps



This is just the beginning. Stay tuned for updates after Jon finishes his smoke(don't know how long that will take)

A few pics of the TRX-4 from production




These portals should only help with deep snow clearance. Bonus!

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Old 10-28-2019, 07:00 PM   #2
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Speaking of Winter - Are you planning on getting the Trax for Winter smog?
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Speaking of Winter - Are you planning on getting the Trax for Winter smog?
That is the plan mewalsh. This year I take winter by the snowballs!
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:40 PM   #4
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Not sure if Iím ready or not but, I do have a snowplow for the TRX4 thatís been sitting around!
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That is the plan mewalsh. This year I take winter by the snowballs!
I like your attitude! Quite frankly, Iím dreading it.
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I'm not a fan of that 4-letter word you speak of that starts with S!

But I am looking forward to seeing what you have planned for this build!

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Old 10-29-2019, 09:05 AM   #7
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Not sure if Iím ready or not but, I do have a snowplow for the TRX4 thatís been sitting around!
Cool! That has a fun factor. Any plans to upgrade in support of that? I imagine you will need some weight and traction to get the snow moving?
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I like your attitude! Quite frankly, Iím dreading it.
I hear ya. I make the best of it, but winter is limiting with the short day and bitter cold. It would be pretty awesome if someone came up with a winter tire compound for RC
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Thanks B! The plan is to have fun with this one. I hope I can get its snow perform to the level I envision.
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:46 AM   #9
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Great idea. Even the best tires get decent traction for the first five minutes out the basement walkout, and then turn into Newbrights.

A short unlisted video from last year...




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I find it all depends on the snow consistency as well. Up to this point, the best performing tires I've run in the snow have been Hyrax.
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What is snow?

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From ALL OF US who have to deal with it for 3-6 months out of the year MaX-D, I give you a collective !!!!!!!!!!
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Great idea. Even the best tires get decent traction for the first five minutes out the basement walkout, and then turn into Newbrights.
Love the snow vid! The tires definitely freeze in a hurry round here, as do the hands (the worst)
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I find it all depends on the snow consistency as well. Up to this point, the best performing tires I've run in the snow have been Hyrax.
Certainly open tread tires have worked best for me as well. The RC4WD Goodyear MT-R have been serviceable as well.
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From ALL OF US who have to deal with it for 3-6 months out of the year MaX-D, I give you a collective !!!!!!!!!!

I love snow, just wish the days were longer so I could enjoy it.

Check these out. Shaggy and Jon Snow's head are plannoing to crush winter this year!



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Threw in the Puller Pro last night at about 1am. The way the motor mount incorporates the spur cover is interesting. It actually took me awhile to accept how it was designed. Very different from any past build.

The Puller might have the sexiest can I have ever seen! ooh,la la

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From ALL OF US who have to deal with it for 3-6 months out of the year MaX-D, I give you a collective !!!!!!!!!!
LMAO!!!! Although I currently live just outside of Fort Lauderdale Florida , I'm originally from Chicago. I shoveled my fair share of snow and I don't miss it one bit. I'll take the heat of Summer and an occasional hurricane over shoveling snow any day. You all are welcome to come down for a visit anytime between now and April. My door is always open.

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Off topic but I'm just wondering how Shaggy can be in two places at the same time. (Posted a day or two ago)

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Very kind of you indeed! But I'm legally not allowed within a fifty mile radius of Lauderdale on account of something that went down during spring break 1982.

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Very kind of you indeed! But I'm legally not allowed within a fifty mile radius of Lauderdale on account of something that went down during spring break 1982.
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Off topic but I'm just wondering how Shaggy can be in two places at the same time. (Posted a day or two ago)
It’s 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


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LMAO!!!! Although I currently live just outside of Fort Lauderdale Florida , I'm originally from Chicago. I shoveled my fair share of snow and I don't miss it one bit. I'll take the heat of Summer and an occasional hurricane over shoveling snow any day. You all are welcome to come down for a visit anytime between now and April. My door is always open.

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