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Old 04-08-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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This has been developed to fit your battery or steering servo.

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My Design is just a prototype and has its flaws. Am working on a better mount design for steering rack and to fix horn angle Possibly a swivel type like the Tc3.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:29 PM   #2
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sweet... I was about to fab one from some bar stock, but if the price is right I'll definitely pick one up.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:30 PM   #3
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$25 ouch....
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:28 AM   #4
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Ahem. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.

I possess both the skill, and technical know how to brainificate this part on my own. I lack, however the ambition and/or drive to get in the garage and do it. Thank you BMRC for feeding my laziness.

Order placed with grin on face.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:30 AM   #5
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MANY THANKS to Scott for helping us to develop this product
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:49 PM   #6
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How would this, affect performance?
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:48 PM   #7
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Ahem. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.

I possess both the skill, and technical know how to brainificate this part on my own. I lack, however the ambition and/or drive to get in the garage and do it. Thank you BMRC for feeding my laziness.

Order placed with grin on face.
Haha, I'm feeling the same way!

It'll be awhile cause I don't feel like or need to invest in new shocks yet.
BTW what front shocks (<90mm) would people run? Traxxas BigBores?
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:27 PM   #8
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Haha, I'm feeling the same way!

It'll be awhile cause I don't feel like or need to invest in new shocks yet.
BTW what front shocks (<90mm) would people run? Traxxas BigBores?
im guessing a 4" shock.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:16 AM   #9
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They are running 85mm as recommended, but 75 to 90mm shocks can be made to work also. You can run the shocks in the front as stock like this.



Or you cant take and switch the full front a-arm assembly left to right like i did and gain a extra 1/2" in wheel base and mount the servo above the differential. like my picture. Blue Monkey Rc does what they can to make you quality products that are designed right and test, Sometimes the part isn't for everyone. If you have an idea speak up and post it on their vendor page, They Might just Make it!

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Old 04-10-2013, 12:21 AM   #10
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MANY THANKS to Scott for helping us to develop this product
No Problem Matt. Thanks to Blue monkey rc for all the products you make for us Thammer owners.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:30 AM   #11
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How would this, affect performance?
Like everyone else making the taller shock towers, I find that suspension travel can be adjusted better with a better shock selection. I have been beating mine and have not had any performance issues, Actually it feels more planted and landings are more plush. Keep in mind i have my servo mounted above the diff, esc and receiver in the battery tray mount; This allows be to keep Cg lower by putting the battery where the servo was mounted. I have enough room for two Dynamite 2000mah batteries or a 4000mah shorty pack.
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Man I just bought the blue monkey first gen mount. I see lots of money going to blue bmrc over time. Money well spent IMO.
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Like everyone else making the taller shock towers, I find that suspension travel can be adjusted better with a better shock selection. I have been beating mine and have not had any performance issues, Actually it feels more planted and landings are more plush. Keep in mind i have my servo mounted above the diff, esc and receiver in the battery tray mount; This allows be to keep Cg lower by putting the battery where the servo was mounted. I have enough room for two Dynamite 2000mah batteries or a 4000mah shorty pack.

With the battery there how is it for changing your battery say on the trail?
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:12 PM   #14
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With the battery there how is it for changing your battery say on the trail?
With the 2000mah batteries its as simple as putting the battery through the window and a little wiggling and retained with velcro. if you want to use a bigger battery like the 4000mah it requires removal of the roll cage. once you have taken off the roll cage enough it becomes a fast job. i can remove mine and put it back on in 10min. After 2 hours of crawling sometimes a 10 min break is needed.
Must say having all the weight down low i have noticed less body roll and improved handling in the corners.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:04 PM   #15
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Hi,
Order just placed, what shoks do i need for it now ?
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:07 PM   #16
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Hi,
Order just placed, what shoks do i need for it now ?
I don't work for them, but i can help. Most use RC4WD King 80mm like in the picture.
RC4WD King Off-Road Scale Dual Spring Shocks (80mm) (2)
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:00 AM   #17
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Thanks for the help
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Hi,
Order just placed, what shoks do i need for it now ?
Since I'm low on funds ($1,000 deep in 2 months) I'm gonna probably run the rear stock shocks in the front with 80 wt for now. I have piggybacks in the rear. -just my two cents
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Hi,
Order just placed, what shoks do i need for it now ?
Site says that the max shock size is 85mm, so I went ahead and ordered a pair of 85mm Gmade XD piggybacks that are actually functional.
Gmade 85mm XD Piggyback Shock Set (2) [GMA21207] | RC Cars & Trucks - A Main Hobbies
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Since I'm low on funds ($1,000 deep in 2 months) I'm gonna probably run the rear stock shocks in the front with 80 wt for now. I have piggybacks in the rear. -just my two cents
Aren't the stock rears around 100mm? That'll be too much up front, unless you make a limiting strap or something. If not, the dogbones will probably drop out frequently.
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