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Old 09-26-2010, 08:33 AM
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Hey folks... i just built my first crawler with limited resources. I am looking for " constructive criticism "....let me have it...lol... I am just wanting to know what i could good do better and different opinions from the help of you guys. Thanks



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Old 09-27-2010, 04:10 PM
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it would look better if it was............. on my desk, & not yours!!!! other than that it looks cool. i have the same basic thing but with the "PL skins" on it.
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that's funny...i appreciate it...i am thinking about getting the edge chassis. the proline is nice but a pain in the butt to take off every time i need to work on it...so i modified it. i cut the floor pan out of it and remounted the battery tray. That way i can mount my electronics on it and I put the battery in the front part of the cage....it works out pretty good.
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it would look better if it was............. on my desk, & not yours!!!! other than that it looks cool. i have the same basic thing but with the "PL skins" on it.
+1 on that. Good looking rig.
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the battery on the front axle is by far the best thing i have done to mine. i know that it takes away from the scale looks, but that thing will go now!!!!
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:53 AM
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Here are a few things I picked up that should be easy and cheap to change.

-Change out the plastic steering links.
-Move the battery to the front axle or on top of the front top links.
-3/8" delrin lower links will help it slide over rocks
-Heavy delrin skid to stiffen things up and slide over the rocks
-Weight the wheels if you haven't yet.
-Tires would help a lot too. Hammers are OK but some Rovers will make a big difference!!
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Originally Posted by RockHoundRC View Post
Here are a few things I picked up that should be easy and cheap to change.

-Change out the plastic steering links.
-Move the battery to the front axle or on top of the front top links.
-3/8" delrin lower links will help it slide over rocks
-Heavy delrin skid to stiffen things up and slide over the rocks
-Weight the wheels if you haven't yet.
-Tires would help a lot too. Hammers are OK but some Rovers will make a big difference!!
Agreed, along with a four link front and rear, 35t motor, lipo batteries and a stronger servo(300+ oz. torque) with titanium gears.
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thanks guys.... I appreciate all the help and info...keep it coming
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Sweet looking rig mate.
I'd change the standered driveshafts and put on a alloy steering arm though. And like others have said, some extra wheights. ( Mag wheel wheights from a tyer shop work really well. ) In the wheel rims or on the servo / axels. Ya want to keep the weight unsprung, and low.


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nice tuber i think its got a nice look !!
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I would also get shorter shocks like the Losi or traxxas big bores and start limiting your flex to help with torque twist.
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i just ordered some big bores. i am a mechanic, so i have a butt load of stick weights. I run one complete wrap of the rim. I need to install my new steering linkage. I am in need of a dig....donations anyone????....i was worth a shot.....thank you guys for the compliments and suggestions...it's very motivating
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Originally Posted by buzz0716 View Post
i just ordered some big bores. i am a mechanic, so i have a butt load of stick weights. I run one complete wrap of the rim. I need to install my new steering linkage. I am in need of a dig....donations anyone????....i was worth a shot.....thank you guys for the compliments and suggestions...it's very motivating
A 4-link front and rear is still a must.

you should go to rccrawler.com. it is a forum dedicated to only crawlers and has more info than you could think of.
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Here are a few pics of my crawler on a pallet and tire course I made in the backyard
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LOOKS GOOD
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