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Old 12-25-2021, 06:45 PM   #61
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Well, after running several batteries with these weights, it seems that the foams are suffering. Especially the front ones





They are the stock ones, so probably not the best quality, so I'll have to see my options there. I think I'll remove 2 of the weights, to see how it goes.
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Old 12-25-2021, 09:10 PM   #62
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Great scenery..looks like a great place to crawl..

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Old 12-26-2021, 04:54 AM   #63
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Yeah, it's a canyon nearby. Unfortunately we don't have these large granite formations over here. It's mostly small rocks mixed with soil, but it's still lots of fun and challenging to go through some of these canyons.
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Old 01-19-2022, 03:41 PM   #64
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I took the wheels apart and got rid of those ridiculous foams. I don't have any proper 2.2 foams at the moment, so had to go with the tried and tested hair donuts once again 😂

They hold the weight pretty good actually.







While at it I decided to have a go at some video editing. It's my first ever attempt, so be gentle


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Old 03-25-2022, 06:47 PM   #65
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The custom roll bar I made served well, but it was on the heavy side and caused more problems than it solved. I tried to keep it simple and lightweight but still came out at over 130gr




I had ordered the RC4WD Marlin Crawler roll bar for Mojave a while ago, and finally got the chance to install it. It's only 40gr so it should be an improvement CG wise.




It's a bit shorter than the required height, so I added some spacers.






Looks pretty good on the Ronin. Tomorrow I'll probably take it to a nearby crawling area to check if it affected the CG at all, and get some proper pictures too.

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Old 04-03-2022, 02:42 AM   #66
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Took it out today, to a nearby gorge and got some photos with the roll bar installed. Looks right at home on the truck.



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Old 04-04-2022, 03:41 PM   #67
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Got some footage of the gorge ride. Definitely needs new tires. I'm thinking to change the 2.2 beadlocks with some 1.9s and go for some more aggresive lungs.


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Old 04-09-2022, 05:36 AM   #68
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I fitted the Proline Trencher G8 tires on the Ronin and took it down the rocky beach to see how they perform. Managed to pull some lines that was struggling with the old tires.

This has to be the best set of tires I've tried so far. They can find grip in almost every terrain I've thrown at them.


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Old 04-10-2022, 02:08 PM   #69
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Got a bit artistic yesterday and decided to do some piant work on the scale items of the truck bed. Used a mix of paints. Spray and acrylic colors mostly. Not super scale, but definitely better looking than before 😄








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Old 04-10-2022, 06:37 PM   #70
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Nice detail work! Especially on making the shovel and axe look used with the silver...
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Old 04-11-2022, 12:07 AM   #71
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Nice detail work! Especially on making the shovel and axe look used with the silver...

Thanks durok! Now I'm thinking, I should add some chopped woods on the bed as well
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Old 04-17-2022, 03:58 AM   #72
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Took it down a local gorge with some moxed terrain. River rocks and thin sand. The Trenchers did well. Might change the shock oil to something lighter.





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