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Old 08-30-2020, 07:09 AM
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I'm about to pick up one tomorrow. It's actually an off-set payment from my friend. It's new and never been crawled but only ran once in a garage.

Would anyone who owns the same chassis mind sharing some important modification ideas, the "must" replace parts, flaws and remedies, and maybe tricks?

Thanks in advance!
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Is your’s the kit or rtr? I have the kit. Only thing I did when I built it was filled the hollow center piece in the center shafts with epoxy. Have a friend with one and he broke both of them first time out. Mine are holding up well. Also hated the stock shock setup so replaced them with cheap Gmade RST shocks, installed the included 3 hole pistons, 50wt oil, and no springs (full droop) and it’s amazing. Out climbs all of my other rigs easily and the steering is SO good!
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Of course mine is a CFX-W
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Is yourís the kit or rtr? I have the kit. Only thing I did when I built it was filled the hollow center piece in the center shafts with epoxy. Have a friend with one and he broke both of them first time out. Mine are holding up well. Also hated the stock shock setup so replaced them with cheap Gmade RST shocks, installed the included 3 hole pistons, 50wt oil, and no springs (full droop) and itís amazing. Out climbs all of my other rigs easily and the steering is SO good!
That's beautiful! The one I'm getting is the kit. Thanks for the tips. 😉
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So here's my CFX.







Also comes with two sets of metal beadlock wheels, two sets of tires and rear steel drive shaft.


Some parts that arrived...



Not sure how this will perform but I also ordered another set of 80mm shocks. In case this one doesn't isn't well.


YR aluminum suspension links for 242




Aluminum shock mounts


SPT 5425-LV 25kg digital servo


Aluminum servo mount with carbon fiber mount


I also have new drive shafts in order and a few other stuff.

Is it advisable to upgrade all metal bushings to ball bearing?
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Ball bearings are something you’re gonna want.
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Originally Posted by King DORK View Post
Ball bearings are something youíre gonna want.
Copy that!

I've installed full bearings in all my kits including the CC-01 but I was undecided whether to install this one with a full set because I'm planning to run/trail this on wet areas too. Was thinking the bearings will rust quickly. But yeah, I think I'd still go for it.
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Get bearings with rubber seals. Water will always find a way in a bearing but the rubber shielded bearings are more “water resistant” than metal shielded ones. When running in wet environments bearings will require regular maintenance (cleaning, relubing, etc). Bushings will wear and cause issues especially with gear mesh which is so critical with these amazing little crawling machines.
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So far here's what I have done today...

Replaced the center drive shafts with steel



Replaced plastic suspension links with YR aluminum for 242mm (50mm lower, 40mm upper)







New 80mm shocks. This is actually a generic shocks for 1:14 scale buggy. The length is exact and the springs are perfect. I just replaced the piston with YR 3-holes and the YR o-rings too.



Replaced the plastic shock mounts with aluminum





Replaced servo mounts to aluminum



Fully balled (rubber sealed bearings to follow)



Here she is currently...









Together with the CC-01 CT





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While waiting for the HW 180 ESC and AFRC-RXS482 (Sanwa compatible) receiver, I installed a CF battery tray and re-arranged the layout making it longitudinal. I also cut and fitted side trays for the electronics. Installed an RX box and wrapped the servo wired with braided sleeve.















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These arrived today...











This roof rack is just beautiful!



Installed the light bar







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Test fit...









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Side trays and 3D printed fenders arrived this morning. Installed them right away as soon as I got back home. Too much excitement.














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That thing is looking great my friend!!
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That thing is looking great my friend!!
Thank you!
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