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Sydwaiz 05-01-2019 02:26 PM

Late to the party. New Twin Hammers owner.
 
Been on a bit of a hiatus for a few years. Amassed a few kits that are still in boxes but just bought a new RTR Twin Hammers since Horizon is selling them for $250 right now. Mainly got it to muck around in the back yard and terrorize my dog!

What are some must have upgrades for this thing? I plan on getting the GCM upright shock mounts while it's still in stock. I just like the way it looks. Is the bell crank conversion from Scorched necessary? Like I said it's mainly a backyard toy. Thanks!

xv-townboy 05-01-2019 08:52 PM

Re: Late to the party. New Twin Hammers owner.
 
The scorched bellcrank is a must have on the TWH IMO!..

jgrim 05-02-2019 09:15 AM

Re: Late to the party. New Twin Hammers owner.
 
You will find that the Twin Hammers is pretty durable right out of the box. The Scorched Parts bellcrank conversion that xv-townboy recommended is a very good upgrade. I also found the steering links to be a little wimpy, so I replaced them with stronger Traxxas links. I don't recall for sure, but I think that the RTR came with plastic 12mm wheel hexes. I replaced them with aluminum clamping Hexes (LOSA3186). The RTR comes with an open front diff. To improve climbing, I packed the front diff with Mack's Pillow Soft Silicone Putty Earplugs (available at most drug stores). This provides a near-locked front diff, while allowing some slippage, which prevents axle shaft breakage common with a fully locked front diff.

smog 05-02-2019 10:32 AM

Re: Late to the party. New Twin Hammers owner.
 
From a performance standpoint, I would put the bellcrank steering as a higher priority than the upright shock mod.

If you want weight up front for crawling, the GCM front shock tower plate is golden. Especially if you do what jgrim suggested and thicken your front diff lube as well. If what you are after from your TH is speed and rig balance for being airborne you might look at the Scorched parts front Shock mount system. It is also a really well thought out and designed piece you can couple with their bell crank.

The TH is an awesome, under appreciated rig. "thumbsup"

Sydwaiz 05-02-2019 01:51 PM

Re: Late to the party. New Twin Hammers owner.
 
Thanks! I ordered the GCM tower last night and just ordered the Scorched bell crank and rear truss from Shapeways. My rig will definitely be on the slower/crawler side but with the occasional burst of speed.
Now to think about power option for when I tire of the stock set up.

M1tch 05-04-2019 01:39 PM

Re: Late to the party. New Twin Hammers owner.
 
The Scorched parts are great quality. I have the shock mount set up and it works good and uses the same system for steering as the bell cranks set up.

Sydwaiz 05-14-2019 02:18 PM

Re: Late to the party. New Twin Hammers owner.
 
I think I got a lemon. Okay, maybe not that bad but whoever assembled this thing wasn't paying attention. As soon as I opened the box, a little metal pin fell out of the box and onto my table. Come to find out after the first run and trying to figure out why the front wheel was so loose, that it was one of the king pins through the knuckle. ALL of them were loose and about to fall out! Good thing I didn't throw it out. The battery strap was ran through the tray front to back instead of through the slots on the side of the tray (NBD). And my transmission won't shift one way. I'll figure the trans out when I tear it down to install all the parts I bought.
Here's the list of what I have so far:

GCM shock towers
Gmade diaphragm shocks
Scorched bell crank for GCM
Scorched 4 link bracket
Vanquish rear upper links
Vanquish trailing arms
Vanquish caster blocks
Vanquish steering knuckles

Going to be ordering up some aluminum body panels soon.
What else should I be upgrading before vendors start discontinuing parts for this thing? It seems some already have.

Skybluefrog 10-15-2019 01:43 PM

Re: Late to the party. New Twin Hammers owner.
 
I'm late as well...I haven't heard anything about Irie Products on this thread. Is he out of the Twin Hammers game? I can't get a PM to go through.

Toyotarc 10-15-2019 05:14 PM

Re: Late to the party. New Twin Hammers owner.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Skybluefrog (Post 5970397)
I'm late as well...I haven't heard anything about Irie Products on this thread. Is he out of the Twin Hammers game? I can't get a PM to go through.

He looks to be long gone now... last activity was 05-18-2017

GCM Racing still offers parts for the twin hammers and so does scorched parts on shapeways. RPP hobby has some leftover parts too.


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