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Old 03-20-2020, 12:01 PM   #1
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Finally bit the bullet and snagged one of these! I donít plan on doing much to it other than upgrade the motor/esc/servo and Iíll throw some brass portal covers up front and OD (to help with the turning radius) but otherwise Iím going to keep it stock. Including wheels and tires (for now).

I hit the bed with some bed liner so it wasnít all white, may hit the whole body with some matte clear, and on the inside spray some silver then black on the to keep the light from bleeding through. Hopefully Iíll get to wheel this soon and have some footage to share.

Pics for now and a baby flex since the garden rocks arenít too big around here.
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Old 03-20-2020, 12:48 PM   #2
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Nice buy!

Great flex!

Canít wait to see this monster out on the red rocks!


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Old 03-20-2020, 01:57 PM   #3
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It's a pretty truck. Just a shame there are no other 6x6 bodies yet.
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Thanks BMow and Jato!

I’m half tempted to get a power wagon and hack a couple beds together for a new body. Maybe in a couple months.
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it looks like a vehicle in the Floyd Mayweather garage .
you should build the coronavirus apocalypse truck with this
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Thanks BMow and Jato!

Iím half tempted to get a power wagon and hack a couple beds together for a new body. Maybe in a couple months.
Yup, the power wagon is exactly the body I had in mind for a 6x6. *sigh* we'll see.
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Awesome buy!!! Can't wait to see that thing run some of those amazing lines you have out there! Power Wagon would be sick! DO IT!!!!
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Old 03-21-2020, 07:34 AM   #8
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I've got one on the way also. Pretty much planning the same thing - keeping it mostly stock. Maybe wheels and tires later down the road. I like the idea of watching 6 tires digging into the spring mud we're about to have.
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Thanks BMow and Jato!

Iím half tempted to get a power wagon and hack a couple beds together for a new body. Maybe in a couple months.

Powerwagon hack would be sick dude. Have you had a chance to wheel this bad boy yet? They always look surprisingly capable in the videos I've seen in spite of their size and heft.



As far as the Powerwagon hack, I think it'd be cool to have it in sort of a mil-spec finish. Flat OD or some other drab, and maybe some low-key alpha-numeric stenciling that you always see on military rigs. Awwww man dude, now you've got me thinkin.....errrr, I've got myself thinkin, and that's never a good thing!
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Old 03-21-2020, 09:22 AM   #10
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Got a handful of parts in the mail to install after I drop my munchkin off with her mom this weekend. This will be it for mods except foams and maybe wheels and tires, but I’ve heard good things about the stock ones and considering how well the cut canyon crawlers did for me Im going to give these some time.

Today’s haul:
Hobbywing 1080
HH crawlmaster sport 12t
Traxxas metal servo horn
Traxxas OD Gears
1 pair of ssd brass portal covers

I’m trying to avoid buying servos till the HH V3 is available again so I’ll likely steal one from another rig for now. Probably a protek 150t since it does okay at 6v and I can avoid running a bec.

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it looks like a vehicle in the Floyd Mayweather garage .
you should build the coronavirus apocalypse truck with this
Haha that would be funny. I’ll probably keep this body relatively normal but I think they have clear ones available so I may eventually take a stab at a different scheme.

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Yup, the power wagon is exactly the body I had in mind for a 6x6. *sigh* we'll see.
I lost the post, but someone on face space posted their WIP of this same idea yesterday and it looked great

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Awesome buy!!! Can't wait to see that thing run some of those amazing lines you have out there! Power Wagon would be sick! DO IT!!!!
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I've got one on the way also. Pretty much planning the same thing - keeping it mostly stock. Maybe wheels and tires later down the road. I like the idea of watching 6 tires digging into the spring mud we're about to have.
Nice one! 6 wheels churning mud would be fun to watch. We don’t get much mud but have plenty of loose dirt. These things don’t seem to need much to perform well so a bunch of mods didn’t make sense. Oddly enough when this one is done it will be at a lower cost than my original trx4.

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Powerwagon hack would be sick dude. Have you had a chance to wheel this bad boy yet? They always look surprisingly capable in the videos I've seen in spite of their size and heft.



As far as the Powerwagon hack, I think it'd be cool to have it in sort of a mil-spec finish. Flat OD or some other drab, and maybe some low-key alpha-numeric stenciling that you always see on military rigs. Awwww man dude, now you've got me thinkin.....errrr, I've got myself thinkin, and that's never a good thing!
I agree, PWag would definitely be mil spec matted out. Tamiya has some nice TS paints for that and since I had success using Mikes tip with PS-55 as a base layer I was going to give those another shot if I do go that route.

Haven’t wheeled yet since I’ve had my daughter in town but will be wheeling it next week! Can’t wait.

I like it when walsh gets thinkin lol. It’d be cool to see what you come up with for one of these big guys as well.

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Someone needs to do a Dodge T-Rex.

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This is what I was thinking.... The Pitbull 6x6 Power Wagon.

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"I like it when walsh gets thinkin lol. It’d be cool to see what you come up with for one of these big guys as well"

I wish my wallet liked it as much!
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Got out at the crack of down for a short shakedown today, I was the only one out at the spot thankfully. I lost power on the stock esc so I was only out for about a half hour. Iím pulling the stock stuff out soon anyway but will still send for a replacement if thereís an issue but I have a feeling itís just the plug.

This thing is a lot of fun to drive, itís enjoyable watching the 3 axles work to get through obstacles. Didnít get hung up or have maneuvering challenges as much as I anticipated either. Here are a couple pics and some video

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Nice, thanks for taking the time to post up vid. I put my 6x6 build in a box for now. It seems that for me having several different builds going at once is very productive for any of them!! Good job Youngman!
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I like the factory 6x6 tires better than Canyon Trails - the tread pattern and the texture in-between the blocks on the sidewall especially.

Might be worth keeping them and just swapping wheels and foams down the road...at least for a while, see how they are when broken-in.

IMHO, the worst thing about the white body is the lack of definition around the headlights and front bumper.

Not sure how to correct that easily, though!
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