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Old 11-22-2018, 08:37 PM   #1
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Just picked up a TH rtr for cheap and started doing a little research about the front suspension and steering. Looked through a lot of the post on here and see a bunch of the GCM suspension kit and a decent amount of the scorched parts kit. Iím sure itís been asked but I didnít really see an answer. Between the two has anyone tried both out and seen one to be clearly better than the other? If I do the scorched kit I know I may as well do his battery relocation kit and esc relocation kit. If I do GCM I know I also have to get the scorched bellcrank kit so cost ends up about the same either way. Hit me with your opinions or if thereís a post that already covers this let me know and Iíll keep digging to find it. Thanks!
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Old 11-24-2018, 10:48 AM   #2
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A lot depends on how you plan to use the TH, and your driving style. I tried the GCM front plate and it felt front end heavy. It think it would be ideal for slow crawling, but did not feel right for the trailing and dune running I like to do. I ended up with the Scorched Parts steering conversion. I left the suspension stock except for using lighter oil in the shocks (35/15 weight, front/rear) and slightly softer springs (Losi whites) in the rear.
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Old 11-24-2018, 08:31 PM   #3
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Just picked up a TH rtr for cheap and started doing a little research about the front suspension and steering. Looked through a lot of the post on here and see a bunch of the GCM suspension kit and a decent amount of the scorched parts kit. Iím sure itís been asked but I didnít really see an answer. Between the two has anyone tried both out and seen one to be clearly better than the other? If I do the scorched kit I know I may as well do his battery relocation kit and esc relocation kit. If I do GCM I know I also have to get the scorched bellcrank kit so cost ends up about the same either way. Hit me with your opinions or if thereís a post that already covers this let me know and Iíll keep digging to find it. Thanks!
I haven't tried the Scorched but I run my TH in the 1.9IFS U4RC class and use the GCM front plate and shock towers. Great product that also allows me to mount my battery up front. I use the Sr Irie bell crank for the steering mod. Great setup for racing although probably a touch nose heavy with the Lipo up front.

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Old 11-25-2018, 04:24 PM   #4
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I would say driving wise it will probably be more of a trail run/crawler use. I like what Iíve read about the scorched stuff pretty much just working without doing internal or external limiters and liked the fact that the suspension/steering were designed as a bolt and go system. I like crawling so Iím wondering how much better the GCM with the battery up front versus the scorched setup with the battery in the tub would do. Anyway, thanks for the input guys!
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Old 04-01-2019, 06:47 PM   #5
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Well, which way did you go?
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Old 04-02-2019, 11:43 AM   #6
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I'm in the middle of building a TH with the GCM setup and I've also got a Clone hammer waiting on me installed the scorched stuff so i should have a pretty decent basis for comparison.

I've never so much as driven the TH but its one of the builds that i'm doing that will come along with me on my RV travels - look forward to it.
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I would say driving wise it will probably be more of a trail run/crawler use. I like what Iíve read about the scorched stuff pretty much just working without doing internal or external limiters and liked the fact that the suspension/steering were designed as a bolt and go system.


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I'm in the middle of building a TH with the GCM setup and I've also got a Clone hammer waiting on me installed the scorched stuff so i should have a pretty decent basis for comparison.

I've never so much as driven the TH but its one of the builds that i'm doing that will come along with me on my RV travels - look forward to it.
ScorchedRC seems like the best general setup that just works, doesn't add excess weight or move excess forces to other areas of the TH, plus he's been here on RCC helping lots.

Looking forward to seeing your TwinHammers for RV travels!
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Old 04-05-2019, 04:01 PM   #8
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A bit off topic, but still TH front suspension related, has anyone laid eyes on the new front suspension canter levers?

Vaterra had to change them due to Traxxas Patent problems.

Anybody got a pic of the new part?
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Old 04-05-2019, 05:01 PM   #9
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I don't know anything about them. Maybe Rich Trujillo does?

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Old 04-05-2019, 11:58 PM   #10
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Rich will know about them for sure! I was just wondering what the part looks like now?

Here is a link to the notice on horizon website https://www.horizonhobby.com/front-r...Atwh-vtr234004
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