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Old 01-30-2021, 06:58 AM   #1
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I've had this sport for 2 years and this will be the 4th body for it. Wanted something that would make it more capable on the rocks and decided on the Jcon Creep.

I knew it wouldn't just fit so before the body got here I went to work stripping the chassis down.



I cut down the running boards but didn't remove them so I could still have places to mount electronics. Also trimmed the frame rails front and rear to tuck in tight.





I spent a lot of time studying other Creep builds and I knew I didn't want to cut the bed to clear the shocks and I didn't want the body riding high so I removed the rear shock towers completely.



Figuring out the rear body post probably took me the longest.



The truck is overall a lot smaller now which makes it much more capable on the rocks.

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Old 01-30-2021, 07:05 AM   #2
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I like that!

How do you have the battery mounted?
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Old 01-30-2021, 07:11 AM   #3
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I like that!

How do you have the battery mounted?
Thanks!

That's just a scrap piece of plastic cut to fit and wrapped in gorilla tape.
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Old 01-30-2021, 07:18 AM   #4
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Checking the fit, ready for paint


Went with Tamiya cobalt. I wanted pearl white but it's backordered.



Scuffing up the bed

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Old 01-30-2021, 07:32 AM   #5
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and the end result. Working OT today so I went out in the rain last night to grab some pics.











Love the way this thing turned out! So far it seems to do everything better. We have a big meet/comp on Sunday so I'll find out for sure.
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Old 01-30-2021, 07:37 AM   #6
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I like how it turned out. I never realized how compact this body was until seeing it wrapped around a trx4.
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Old 01-30-2021, 07:40 AM   #7
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I like how it turned out. I never realized how compact this body was until seeing it wrapped around a trx4.
It is very! I think overall the length of the frame was reduced by about 2 inches.
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I like seeing the X4 chassis with the battery relocated. It opens it up nicely.

Great mods, she looks ready to be challenged
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Old 01-30-2021, 10:17 AM   #9
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I like seeing the X4 chassis with the battery relocated. It opens it up nicely.

Great mods, she looks ready to be challenged
Thanks! Yeah I can't wait to get it out on the rocks tomorrow.
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Old 02-01-2021, 08:56 AM   #10
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Took the Sport Creep out to a meet yesterday and it did great! Had a friendly little battle with my buddy driving an SCX10 II.

https://youtu.be/wMtHk4DL-KM
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Old 02-14-2021, 03:49 PM   #11
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Just switched up my rear shock position a little to lower the rear end but still fit under the Creep body. Drilled a new hole and threw the shock keys back on.

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Cool build, that color is great!
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Cool build, that color is great!
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Really clean build with a nice less is more style!
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Old 02-17-2021, 06:11 PM   #15
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Great Build Thread!!! BuZZZZ....


Been having some issues on my Axial SCX10 3 with proper shock placement for more droop and you've done a great job on the TRX4 and im going to look back at this thread when I start my next TRX4 Comp build for sure opened my eyes and also like the simplicity of the build and looks clean!!!

Great Stuff Keep it going!!! BUZZZZ......
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