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Old 01-13-2020, 01:46 AM   #1
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I bought my ascender about a year ago with little knowledge to do with RC crawlers. I got a K10 RTR and took it camping a few times but haven’t really had to time to take it out or get fully involved in the hobby. I’m pretty sure I actually raised the body when I got it to make it look cool Needless to say it use to roll a lot. I have now found time in my life to slot the RC addiction into place and get the ball rolling. I’ve been doing a lot of reading on this wonderful forum and the ascender guys seem like a great bunch of people.
I have come to my senses and the first thing I did was lower the body by softening the suspension just enough to retain the springs. WOW. I was absolutely mind blown by the increase performance. Crawling up things saying to myself “how the **** is it doing that?!” Time after time tackling obstacles I thought were not possible. Watching the suspension articulate is also very pleasant on the eyes.

Thats actually Eastern Creek for you aussies.

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Old 01-13-2020, 01:55 AM   #2
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Next upgrade will be body clips.
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Old 01-13-2020, 06:38 AM   #3
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I have found myself using toothpicks as body clips at desperate times. Hey, whatever keeps you rolling.

The Ascender is great, I love mine. Glad to hear you are enjoying it so much.
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Old 01-13-2020, 07:01 AM   #4
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Yup, there have been plenty of times I’ve rolled my K10 up to an obstacle, and thought, no way will it make it, only to see it crawl up without a tire breaking traction!

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Old 01-21-2020, 09:31 AM   #5
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They are amazing little trucks! I've had mine for a few years now tweaking it here and there. My favorite truck. For my daughter's birthday last year, I built her a WB4 and let her pick the body/color. Its all stock, so I could see what a stock one could do. Its almost unsettling how good it is. This with an 11 year old girl driving it! BTW, mine started as a K10 like yours. Have fun!
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