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Old 03-31-2023, 01:20 PM   #1
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Default New to RC crawlers, Just bought a TRX4 Blazer

So I guess the first thing I need are batteries. I'm thinking a pair of 2200 3S Shorty Lipos and a LCG battery mount. From all the reading I've done it seems like this would be the best set up. I probably wont be doing any hard core crawling, more trail stuff and playing on whatever obstacles I find.

Anybody have advice on a good LCG battery mount, or are they all pretty much the same? Or do you recommen a different set up entirely?

I've got a SKYRC T200 charger and am familiar with Lipos so that is not a concern.

After I've driven it some I'll start looking at other mods as well. Wheels and tires for sure just so I don't have to worry about water getting into the foam inserts. From the sounds of it I would guess a steering servo as well but where I'm not planning any hard core crawling I'll give the stock servo a chance. I would also like to upgrade the motor and ESC but again will wait until I have spent some time with the truck to decide which direction I want to go.

I'll update this thread as I gain experience and start building it out. Looking forward to a new hobby this summer!
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Old 03-31-2023, 01:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: New to RC crawlers, Just bought a TRX4 Blazer

the shorty lipos will be perfect ... I dont have the blazer model but there is a plate that comes with other trx4 models that is up front of the servo that is the perfect pocket for the shorty lipos all you need is a Velcro strap for your battery to be secured. FREE plus it puts the weight up front.

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Old 03-31-2023, 01:38 PM   #3
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Default Re: New to RC crawlers, Just bought a TRX4 Blazer

Yep, put it up front between the fenders, and take the OE tray out altogether.

Then drive it to you break it, and upgrade as you go.
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Old 03-31-2023, 01:49 PM   #4
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Default Re: New to RC crawlers, Just bought a TRX4 Blazer

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the shorty lipos will be perfect ... I dont have the blazer model but there is a plate that comes with other trx4 models that is up front of the servo that is the perfect pocket for the shorty lipos all you need is a Velcro strap for your battery to be secured. FREE plus it puts the weight up front.
I saw that, how do they do on side hills with the battery up there? Looks like a high spot to mount it. I thought I would put it there if I planed to do any climbing but use a LCG mount for trail use.
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Old 04-02-2023, 08:29 AM   #5
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Default Re: New to RC crawlers, Just bought a TRX4 Blazer

It does okay on side hills. I found that a good set of foams, or, if you’re DrIsotope, a particular set of hair buns, helped considerably. The Canyon Trail tires are actually pretty good, especially if you tweak them a bit.
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Old 04-02-2023, 06:22 PM   #6
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Default Re: New to RC crawlers, Just bought a TRX4 Blazer

My son uses a lcg battery tray from Rock Pirates on his 79 Bronco that he's happy with. That being said, he still prefers to utilize the front battery tray.
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Old 04-10-2023, 05:07 AM   #7
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Default Re: New to RC crawlers, Just bought a TRX4 Blazer

LCG battery tray is a waste compared to putting the battery in front of the servo. I tried the lcg tray and it was not enough improvement over the stock tray. I use 1500 mah batteries and it awesome. Side hills great.
Servo Traxxas 2255 junk 6-8 runs and it already has a lot of play in the servo. It will be in the trail bag asa a back up or given away.
I pretty much use Savox in just about everything. 1283 servo that is at least 10 yrs old and still going strong.
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