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Blasphemy, The Telluride Trailrunner


Old 10-21-2016, 04:44 PM
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Been meaning to put this up here, just never got around to it, it's mostly a copy-past of my build thread from the Traxxas Forum, but this is how I set up a Telluride as a trail rig. Decided to call it Blasphemy, since it is a trail rig built from something that has a 4 wheel independant suspension, kinda turning it into the equivalent of the the Jeep Trailhawk package on the KL Cherokee as well as the Renegade that had hit the streets since then, particularly, Jeep's Dakar concept built for the Jeep Easter Safari.

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New project time, Traxxas Telluride TrailRunner, aka Blasphemy!

Here's a couple pics, and the build will start on Sunday

Has a decent amount of flex straight out of the box too!

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The modz, they have begun!

Starting with a mild body drop

Then I swapped the never once used Titan 12t for a Trinity Monster Maxx 21t (wish these were still available, they make a great scaler motor!)

Then it was time to lay things out for a little fender trimming and bumper removal.

All the hacking is now done!

Now the last thing I've gotten done and photographed so far has been the getting the body destickered and ready for some bedliner..........which is currently drying.

I still have to change the diff oil to 500k, get the other pair of Proline ProTrac beadlocks to mount the Me Trenchers to, then give me a couple more paychecks, and I'll buy and install the brushed Stampede 4x4 diffs to gear the truck down. Might even get a little Model Master Flat Black Lacquer to lay down on the hood bulge.
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The bedliner is dry!

Decided to drop the body a bit more and move the upper end of the shocks to the outside holes.

Here's how it looked after the above

And one final flex shot for the night

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Finally got the last pair of beadlocks in and assembled then mounted everything straight out of the bags!

First thing Dad noticed when he saw it was the lack of width, so I showed him this pic, where the beadlocks are mounted on the left side and the OEMs are still on the left.

Then did a couple flex shots, lost a a bit with the shallow offset, and the reinforcement webbing catches on the front of the caster block too, nothing serious at least though.

Then when I got home after work, I colored in the lugnuts with the silver Sharpie I used on the Bug Body for my Fiesta

Plus a couple more table top glamor shots

Oh, and I also used some of the flat black lacquer from the Bug body to black out/anti-glare the hood bulge too

Now what's left to.do?

I still have to get the Brushed Pede 4x4 diffs (far better gear ratio over stock, would be even if this was a 1/1 rig!) and will be building whole new assemblies with the 500k oil in them, not sure what's going to come of the OEM assemblies after the parts are swapped just yet since I don't have any of the other 4x4 trucks in my fleet. I also have a couple pairs of HPI's soft SCT foams on order too, should work much better at crawling than the standard Proline SCT foams do. Another plus of running those beadlocks is that with the way they're designed, I should be able to weight them with lead and still not have them be noticeable until you break the wheel and tire back down!
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Ok, here's the pics, first two are the front then rear diffs, standard 4x4 on the left and Brushed 4xPede on the right

And here's what I had been talking about so far as the spider gear pin brace

Ok, now for the actual ratios
The Spur and Pinion gears are 83/12 for a ratio of 6.917:1
Normal 4x4 diff gears are 37/13 for a ratio of 2.846:1 and the "final drive" will be 19.69:1
Brushed 4xPede diff gears are 47/12 for a ratio of 3.917:1 and the "final drive" will be 27.09:1

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Ok, mini update, I've since added RPM front camber links, which "work" but will probably replace them Traxxas 3644 camber links or the Lundsford Ti equivalents so I can use them on all 4 corners. Also bought a pack or the 3644's to use as tie rods, they're too short, but can be made to work, although those might be replaced with Lundsfords too. I also added the Stampede light kit to it too.

Now in tinkering with it, I joticed that more steering travel is available if I use the inner mounting holes on the steering knuckle, a lot more. I've had to dial in some toe-out to keep the tires from rubbing on the shocks (which I though was the u-joints binding), but it should be interesting to see how it does on the rocks.....once I get a chance to put it on them that it........

Here's a couple pics to show the angle and the new lights

And here another flex pic, just for the heck of it
This here, is a picture of my Wheely King, which is my first crawler type truck, This Telluride, and SCX10 that was converted from an early, used kit AX10 Scorpion together on my XJ!


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Here's the other two pics

The truck definately could use a spool though!

Here's some pics of the rig in use, pretty happy with how it turned out!

To give an idea of the terrain, here's my E-Revo tackling it a few years back.

I'm going to have to try and head back to try it again and shoot some video of it and my SCX10 in the same spot before going to visit Mom in the hospital.

New pics of mine!


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Pretty cool. I think it looks much better with the body lowered down, great job!
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Nice looking truck!
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Thanks guys!
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I've been wanting to build one of these for awhile. Now even more than ever.
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