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Old 03-10-2009, 02:19 PM   #1
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while tryin to figure out how to bulletproof my trans n dogbones thought
i would make it a tuber..just got some more flat stock for susp mounts
f.y.i. runnin 2 65t mtrs w/crawler esc,5955 servos cc bec savage super shocks,moab xl's on axials
well heres the chassis so far..made from 5/32 & 1/8 soild rod
not really scale but thought it looked cool n close enough

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Old 03-10-2009, 07:41 PM   #2
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that is funky looking.... not to scale in my eyes but might work good a comp tuber...
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:42 AM   #3
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its hard to see the finished product unless your the builder lets see some more pics as the build proghresses
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:54 AM   #4
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first of all this is not scale section...but heres 1:1's

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Old 03-15-2009, 02:47 PM   #5
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anyone notice the name on the rear lower link?


but frame looks good
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:15 AM   #6
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That really cool. Get it done so we can see some pics
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:21 PM   #7
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got to do a little more,re-paint is on the list,want to do a belly pan with links exiting in a X shape and recessed into UHMW skid
still not sure if this is what i want to run in this summers "Super",if not..i gotta pull the electronics for other super..revo based
well here it is as of now(mocked up w/ 5"mugen buggy shocks and l..o..n..g wheelbase of 18" shorter w.b. gives me quite a but more G.C.
still need a couple more things,and to figure out a few more,like if i want to run a shorter tire on 0 backspace wheel like original
well here
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:37 PM   #8
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Nice job so far, Can I ask, is the wheel base same as stock or longer/shorter?

More pics please

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Old 04-17-2009, 09:42 PM   #9
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longer with this set up,pretty much maxxed out at 18"

rear view,the lower links are bent and are attached at the stock location along with the shocks,really didnt like stock mount,it would rotate n side load the shock shafts
rear upper link is the only one not hooked up right now..little short of stock location as pic'd.i can make new mount or change link lenght to fit .i already have longer and shorter aluminum 4mm rod ends, to eliminate some of the cone/washers that are needed with stock if you want any movement
also thinking about revo and jato rod ends,gotta love those, so many combinations,balls especially!

really need front view dont i...im pretty happy with the integy stampede wheel adapters, to 17mm, well 1/2 happy they come in two different widths,the shorter ones give me a track width of 16" with axial B'locks n moab xl's
without spacers just regular 17mm hubs rear width is only 13 3/4"
same tire wheel combo on a revo is almost 18"!!
ive got a set of t/e maxx size on wheels with 0 backspacing im gonna throw on think they are offna race something..bright yellow... be ready
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how are the moab xl's compared to the x-crawler stock tires traction wise.
ive been thinking of getting a new set of tires for a back up and have not tried the xl's yet
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:28 AM   #11
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side wall is much softer so there is quite a bit more what ill call tread slide ..where the rig pushes the tire sideways..so side hillin is a little tricky..4ws helps that though..
i run my own foams..dual density,helps a little
but as far as climbing rocks like night and day...id say twice as capable to conform to the terrain..ive got a ton of BB's in there also so they are heavier they are also a little taller ive got two new sets now for summer
woo.. hoo... real rocks again
ive got a set of imex red rocks on a 0 ofset wheel ...a little taller than xtm's im gonna try also,pics soon but busy now
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Can't wait to see more pics I have a set of Moab XL's with Cheyenne narrow beadlocs that I have started to narrow a little more maybe 1/2 to 3/4 inch not sure yet. They were from an old tuber with txt axles project. 23mm though. I think one of the venders was making 14mm to 23mm delrin adapters.

BTW the side view with the moabs on looks great How much clearance are you expecting when it's done? Just curious.

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