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Old 11-23-2020, 10:42 AM   #1
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Fwiw....I had one of these on my Amazon shopping list and just noticed its price went down form around $15 shipped to about $7 shipped. It's an aluminum low CG batter tray for the TRX-4. Looks like several companies have the same item with different names (and prices). Not sure how well it works compared to the Bowhouse but for 7 bucks on the slow boat it's worth a try. You all know how Amazon works. No clue how long this price or even this supplier will be there.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Just to be clear, I have nothing to do with this company or Amazon......just passing on what appears to be a fantastic deal.
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Old 11-23-2020, 04:02 PM   #2
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Fwiw....I had one of these on my Amazon shopping list and just noticed its price went down form around $15 shipped to about $7 shipped. It's an aluminum low CG batter tray for the TRX-4. Looks like several companies have the same item with different names (and prices). Not sure how well it works compared to the Bowhouse but for 7 bucks on the slow boat it's worth a try. You all know how Amazon works. No clue how long this price or even this supplier will be there.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Just to be clear, I have nothing to do with this company or Amazon......just passing on what appears to be a fantastic deal.
Gonna try it out. Most likely coming directly from China as it said it would get here in 6-8 weeks. Thanks for the tip and i'll let you know how it is once installed.
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Old 11-23-2020, 04:50 PM   #3
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But for $20 more you can get a proven product and you help support a Local company. Bowhouse is right down the road in NC. All there manufacturing is done in house.
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Old 11-23-2020, 06:10 PM   #4
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But for $20 more you can get a proven product and you help support a Local company. Bowhouse is right down the road in NC. All there manufacturing is done in house.
Whaaaat?! Im only 3yrs new here to wilmington area, whereabouts are they? Sorry, not sorry, i realize im choosing to ask YOU, instead of almighty "Goog". I am occupied tear down the front axle and trans on my TRX4.

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Old 11-23-2020, 10:36 PM   #5
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Whaaaat?! Im only 3yrs new here to wilmington area, whereabouts are they? Sorry, not sorry, i realize im choosing to ask YOU, instead of almighty "Goog". I am occupied tear down the front axle and trans on my TRX4.

R.C. means both;Remote control, and Rock Crawler.

Not sure of the exact address. Iíd have to google it myself.
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Old 11-23-2020, 10:53 PM   #6
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I have that same exact one, just is branded as KYX and was $10 more. Came with the same strap and everything LOL.


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Old 12-24-2020, 04:21 PM   #7
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So I got it off Amazon for $7. Took a while to get to my house but got her installed.

Only downside is that the new tray hits the links when bottoming out - lose about 2mm of full shock compression compared to stock (not sure if Bowhouse tray is similar) see pic below



However I really like it! Can definitely tell the difference when crawling and an absolute must mod. I doubt Iím hitting full compression on the rear shocks anyways so well worth the trade off.


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So I got it off Amazon for $7. Took a while to get to my house but got her installed.

Only downside is that the new tray hits the links when bottoming out - lose about 2mm of full shock compression compared to stock. However I really like it! Can definitely tell the difference when crawling and an absolute must mod.


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Mine is the exact same way, but like you said itís not too much flex loss. Plus, when your flexing on only one side itís pretty far distance from the tray. Honestly I canít tell a difference, good to know it actually does something lmao.


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Old 12-24-2020, 06:08 PM   #9
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Bowhouse is the same way regarding upper links hitting.

Luckily I run small battery packs and cut out the tray to the end of the pack. Much better, no more link contact with the battery tray.

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Old 12-29-2020, 03:48 PM   #10
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I actually mount my lipo sideways right behind the gearbox which is the lowest part of the frame.

You can see it in the beginning of this video -
https://youtu.be/HMGqxQln9VQ
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Old 12-30-2020, 12:06 AM   #11
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I actually mount my lipo sideways right behind the gearbox which is the lowest part of the frame.

You can see it in the beginning of this video -
https://youtu.be/HMGqxQln9VQ

That is a good option if you have the sport version.
On the other versions, the micro-servo's take up much of the space you could use.
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