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Old 10-24-2022, 02:34 PM   #1
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I know this is a shot in the dark. But does anyone know where a person might get one? Front battery mount also. Thanks
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Old 10-24-2022, 06:05 PM   #2
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scour ebay is likely your best bet, as well as posting on the wanted forums.

Rctech.net has a lot of activity still. Mostly racer stuff but someone may know someone else that would have one
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Old 10-25-2022, 08:49 AM   #3
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I see on line that traxxas and axial show both to have aftermarket front shock towers. Just wandering if this might work? But it does look like they are bolted to the frame. Thanks
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Old 10-25-2022, 08:57 AM   #4
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I see on line that traxxas and axial show both to have aftermarket front shock towers. Just wandering if this might work? But it does look like they are bolted to the frame. Thanks
i would ask jim85iroc if i remeber corectly he did a video on that conversion he might have some info



i think there a 3d printed version to but i could be wrong


from what i remeber they were pretty simple should be easy enuff to.draw one up in cad "cardboard aidded design" and make one from sheet metal


im still runin mine bone stock
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Old 10-25-2022, 09:14 AM   #5
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If you aren’t set on the GCM tower, there is a 3D printed shock tower with bell crank steering set on shapeways. The designer is Scorched Parts. He used to post in the forum here under a different username. Good guy, excellent parts. They are well designed and allow you to use an 85mm shock

The GCM tower is an awesome piece, there used to be a guy on rcc who came up with a really nice bell crank for it. The GCM piece itself doesn’t include the steering fix unfortunately. If you find one of these towers, be sure to ask the seller if they have it as well


Found it, here is a link. He designed a bunch of TH parts.

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/scorched_parts

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Old 10-25-2022, 03:05 PM   #6
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Old 10-25-2022, 03:07 PM   #7
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ferp420 How is crawling? I see a lot of speed runs.
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Old 10-25-2022, 03:26 PM   #8
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with the open diff its more bouncing over stuff but using good wheel placement it dose good enuff to keep up with other rigs
its kinda a challange finding lines that keep both front wheels on the ground
you could.lock the front diff it would be alot better
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Silly putty? I guess?
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Old 10-25-2022, 05:16 PM   #10
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Silly putty? I guess?
i think i would go straight to jb weld
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Old 10-30-2022, 08:57 PM   #11
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I've got silly putty in the front differential on my Twin Hammmers.

It does great at low speed and high. Now, high speed is 3S in 2nd gear on a 3800kv motor, stock gearing.

Low speed is 2S in 1st gear, same motor / gearing.

It'll crawl and haul. It's still a great, durable truck that's worth keeping maintained. My sons and I still drive mine consistently.
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Thanks Fallen, I thought I read somewhere that silly putty worked well.
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I see where these don't make great crawlers due to the belly pan being big. Is this so? comp crawler
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I see where these don't make great crawlers due to the belly pan being big. Is this so? comp crawler
Itís more of a Ďrock racerí. Guys have used it to crawl slab rock with good results, but IFS can suck pretty bad when things get bouldery.
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Old 11-05-2022, 10:34 PM   #15
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Yeah, the IFS limitations aside, the Twin Hammers will crawl pretty well. I've usually had brushless motors in mine though.

If you put a brushed, or brushless sensored motor in it I'm confident that it will surprise you. Even at low speed stuff.
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Old 11-06-2022, 06:20 AM   #16
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heres a video with my bone stock clone hammers crawling with 2 fully built 1/8th scale rigs on 2.2s
https://youtu.be/E504jEVsrGM
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