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Old 11-02-2020, 06:17 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone else wish there was a 4wd/2wd switch for the TRX?

Maybe im alone here, but i always thought it would be awesome to see a 2wd/4wd switch on the trx4. Im into the realistic looking/driving aspects of the TRX4 and that mostly why i went with this crawler.
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Old 11-02-2020, 06:24 PM   #2
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I've made a few trucks 2/4wd... unfortunately it doesn't scale down well. With a lot of weight in the front, the rear tires tend to sit and spin on anything but a high traction surface.

I agree with the concept though - I love the scale driving of the TRX platform. I only use the diff lock if I absolutely need to.
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Old 11-02-2020, 06:27 PM   #3
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I've made a few trucks 2/4wd... unfortunately it doesn't scale down well. With a lot of weight in the front, the rear tires tend to sit and spin on anything but a high traction surface.

I agree with the concept though - I love the scale driving of the TRX platform. I only use the diff lock if I absolutely need to.
I noticed that when i pulled my driveshafts just for giggles. It had very limited grip especially on smoother surfaces! It was almost annoying how it couldnt really scale anything short of a pebble but at the same time it would still be a cool feature, as trivial as it sounds
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Old 11-02-2020, 08:44 PM   #4
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Maybe im alone here, but i always thought it would be awesome to see a 2wd/4wd switch on the trx4. Im into the realistic looking/driving aspects of the TRX4 and that mostly why i went with this crawler.

I used to wish it had one, but realistically, it would be left in 4wd most the time, for me at least. But o do like the idea. Wonder how hard it would be to pull it off.


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Old 11-03-2020, 06:49 AM   #5
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If you are not driving a spot, unlock your diffs. I do that sometimes to increase the challenge.
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Old 11-03-2020, 09:37 AM   #6
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If you really want it, you can use a Wraith transmission (or really, anything with dig) and install it backwards. Having dig in neutral would allow rear wheel drive, then 4wd, and locked would act as a line lock for super sweet burnouts. I could see the Wraith dig being a bit sketchy since the neutral zone is very narrow and bouncing along at speed in 2wd might involuntarily knock the shifter to a different position since the servo mount/case are not all that rigid. An aluminum housing would probably take care of that concern, but a VP dig setup might be the better choice there. I've seen a few guys (OSRC?) do exactly this on other vehicle platforms.
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Old 11-04-2020, 07:02 AM   #7
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Yessir. I ground off the locking nubs for the dig so there was no chance of accidentally locking the front wheels.
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Old 11-04-2020, 09:42 AM   #8
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I have comverted a LCC tranny to have these functions: Fwd, 4wd, Rwd. It would most likely have to be a custom install, but this is on any customized vehicle.
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Old 11-09-2020, 02:42 PM   #9
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Nope can't say I wish it had 2wd/4wd mode. Keep it simple, besides I'd rather have 4wd for my trucks.
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Old 11-09-2020, 11:01 PM   #10
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Not here. I see no reason to have 2wd/4wd on a crawler. We are not driving long distances on pavement to go crawl. No reason to need 2wd in my opinion. Just more complication to the truck. KISS
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Old 11-09-2020, 11:21 PM   #11
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Nope can't say I wish it had 2wd/4wd mode. Keep it simple, besides I'd rather have 4wd for my trucks.

Yeah, any extra electronics would be way too much

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Not here. I see no reason to have 2wd/4wd on a crawler. We are not driving long distances on pavement to go crawl. No reason to need 2wd in my opinion. Just more complication to the truck. KISS


Agreed. I really canít see myself using it at all. Sometimes, I forget about my diffs lmao.


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