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Old 01-08-2020, 05:39 PM   #1
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If you would have told me that i would find a more capable and fun to drive rig after I got my trx-4 sport all upgraded and tuned i would have said baloney. The only negative and it is slight is the skid plate gets hung up a little due to the stance. Iíve done the trullijo shock mod and the inner spring pen mod, so it sits pretty low.
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Old 01-08-2020, 06:00 PM   #2
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Good looking truck.

You like your Ascender more than your TRX-4?
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Old 01-08-2020, 07:08 PM   #3
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They are a nice rig. Seems to be forgotten amongst all the newer releases.
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Old 01-08-2020, 07:10 PM   #4
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I honestly do. I like the trx4 donít get me wrong. Just enjoy the vaterra more. Especially the much tighter turning radius.
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Old 01-08-2020, 07:15 PM   #5
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I had to do a few mods to push the vaterra in the lead. Once I got rid of the TT it was my favorite. I like the fact you can make it a nice capable rig for a lot less money than some of the other brands.
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Old 01-08-2020, 07:18 PM   #6
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Iím planning on getting a new cab body. I got a little scissor happy on this one.
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Old 01-09-2020, 12:02 AM   #7
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Sweet looking rig. I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for old Fords.
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Old 01-09-2020, 08:22 AM   #8
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They still seem to be selling a decent handful of Ascenders. I can't help but wonder what is next though.
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Old 01-09-2020, 08:33 AM   #9
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I honestly do. I like the trx4 donít get me wrong. Just enjoy the vaterra more. Especially the much tighter turning radius.
Interesting. My Ascender is more capable, but I enjoy the TRX-4 more these days. I haven't gotten the Ascender out in a long time though. Maybe it's time to break it out.
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My TRX4 is taking me through the winter. I have now set it up where it's killing it in the snow. That said, I will back to the Ascender come spring. I really like the overall quality and performance it. It's time for Vaterra to re-release it as a builders kit with some inner fenders, aluminum bodies on the existing shocks(which are excellent) and optional OD/UD gears.
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Iíve got OD/UD in my trx4 sport and I wish i could do that with my vaterra.
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Iíve got OD/UD in my trx4 sport and I wish i could do that with my vaterra.
Same here. It's a super-helpful mod and would be the perfect update.
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Old 01-09-2020, 08:33 PM   #13
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When I first ran it stock I was really disappointed with how bad the TT was, but with the shock mods I now have zero TT. I just like the smoothness of the drive train and really enjoy the turning radius. Iíll probably never do competition, but if I did I could see using the vaterra. Where as I couldnít see using the trx-4. It could handle the climbing, but I would point out on reverses. The brass portal weights really cut down the turning radius.
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Rc addict has a 3D printed high clearance skid plate. It didnít say in the description, but i wonder if it would require further mods, or would it just drop in?
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When I first ran it stock I was really disappointed with how bad the TT was, but with the shock mods I now have zero TT. I just like the smoothness of the drive train and really enjoy the turning radius. Iíll probably never do competition, but if I did I could see using the vaterra. Where as I couldnít see using the trx-4. It could handle the climbing, but I would point out on reverses. The brass portal weights really cut down the turning radius.
The TT used to bother me as well. I outboarded the shocks, did the spring mod and adjusted my collars and oil weights. While I have minimized it, I still have some TT left. Now I choose to see it as the Ascender charm. It just makes me smile.
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Rc addict has a 3D printed high clearance skid plate. It didnít say in the description, but i wonder if it would require further mods, or would it just drop in?
First I have heard of it. I don't think it would require any major modification if any at all.
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