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Old 05-22-2020, 12:56 PM   #21
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Yes, agreed with Dean! Some CI foams will really help the tires perform better especially on side hills, I'd go either Deuces Wild single stage all around or dual stage firm rears and medium fronts.
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:25 PM   #22
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Great pics, area looks great for crawling!
Thanks! I've been up and down this mountain about 5 times this week (vacation).


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Get rid of the stock ESC and get yourself a 1080. The drag brake on the stock ESC is non adjustable and comes on pretty hard, a tuned 1080 can bring the brake on smoothly.
I must have a rare decent one, as this brake doesn't feel like it hits that hard at all to me. Either that or running AE-5's in other trucks hitting even harder have conditioned me.
All that said, I bought a pair of 1080's recently, so it could happen.


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Wheels look good, Iím using the same.
Yeah, I might get some more of these. I wish they offered them in chrome though.



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FYI You can stretch the wheel base a bit with minimal effort by installing longer rear links ( same as kit Ascender wheelbase 4 ) and the longer rear driveshaft parts too.
I figured as much. Honestly though, I like it having a shorter WB. Is this the Bronco WB?

The short WB makes it so manuverable. My TRX4 has the 12.3 WB and so does one of the SCX10's (other one is 12-even), so this gives some variety, instead of having them all be the same.
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:38 PM   #23
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Yes, agreed with Dean! Some CI foams will really help the tires perform better especially on side hills, I'd go either Deuces Wild single stage all around or dual stage firm rears and medium fronts.
Are you talking about using CI foams in the ripsaws?... Or the vaterra swampers?


I was reading a topic on here about venting tires, and I guess a lot of you guys like to vent your tires and run closed cell foams. I used to be that guy that always kept my truck away from water. My rule was no deeper than the sidewall, so I didn't have to take my beadlocks apart, as my wheels were vented. These days I have been running the older style axial plastic beadlocks with metal rings and using open cell foams but keeping everything sealed up. This has for the most part been working very well for me. Only the occaisional hole poked into a sidewall has messed things up for me. The ripsaws on the truck now are all sealed up with soft foams, but I put a rubber band around the tire to collapse it a little as it looked too rounded when I was putting it together. This has worked out well too, because typically at the start of my trail runs I need a softer tire, but by the time I hit the summit and it's more bare rock the pressure at altitude firms up the tire.
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