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Old 02-14-2023, 10:27 AM
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I just got back into rc hobby, I was active with the T-Maxx back in the 90's then life interferred, got involved again with a Mugen, and life interferred with a motorcycle, now back and how things have changed. I got a Kraten 6S V5 this month and have become addicted all over again. I kept doing searches for a Kraton thread and could not find one so I'm starting one. As most owners say, this thing is a beast, so I'm working on getting some driving skills back. Haven't broke any major parts yet, scratching up the body a bit, cracking the wing from flipping it over but that's to be expected. Getting the blue Notorious body for a replacement coming Thursday. Replaced my center diff oil with 500K with noticeable improvement, will replace my steering servo when I get the aluminum brace for it, no hurry cause I'm still working on improving my steering overall. I am working on making a jump for "Brutus" so I can jump him in the yard next to mine with neighbors permission. Front bumper is needed soon as well.




Body came in today, carving up tail to get it to fit on the Kraton.





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Now I'm building a ramp for jumping, about halfway done with it now...





Halfway done...

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Finished the ramp this afternoon and had some daylight to jump it a few times. I see I need lots of practice...



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After jumping and bashing, lost set screw for pinion, and two screws holding the back end on, glad I got a screw set, back up and running.
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I've ordered some roof rails for my beautiful truck body:

and ordered more screws from Tony's Screws - https://www.tonysscrews.com/main.sc cause you can't have enough screws...
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The lid skids are in my mailbox right now, going to put them on the Notorious body now...will take pics when I'm done.
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and ordered more screws from Tony's Screws - https://www.tonysscrews.com/main.sc cause you can't have enough screws...
Thanks for the link. You know, I've been wondering all this time if there was an online shop that specialized in selling packs of screws (specifically the durable black oxide 12.9 grade) to the RC community at reasonable prices. Now I do have a local store called Marshalls Hardware that stocks most of these screws that I can buy individually...and this is mostly how I have been able to stock up. However, they don't stock anything smaller than M3 in Button Head and Flat Head. They do have smaller sizes in Socket Head...but not M2.6. It is a little bit of a drive, more noticeable with the high gas prices we have now (time is a factor too, so busy these days!), so I'm not going there if there are just a few screws I need in one or two sizes that I don't have. In that case I'll take the hit with screws from AMain...the ProTek screws are good quality and aren't marked-up as bad as stuff from the RC vehicle brands (Traxxas, HPI, Losi, etc.). However, I see the prices at Tony's Screws are still way better than ProTek.
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I added wheels to the jump ramp to move it around easier.
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I added wheels to the jump ramp to move it around easier.
Looks heavy. How wide is that?

I hate that ten-eighty no longer makes a big plastic ramp. Light and easy to move around or take with you to a park. I used to have one. I was going to buy a second but then they were no longer available...and then an old person in the neighborhood ran over my ramp and dragged it under his car all the way into his driveway.
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It's not that heavy and with the wheels it's even easier to move around if I was to guess around 30 lbs more or less. I made it 2 and a half feet wide and it's just barely wide enough for me. I'm still new at it, so it's going to take lots of practice, I don't mind cause it's fun for me. The old person that ran over your ramp didn't offer to replace yours? I'm slowly building up my tools, today I got a temp gun that seems to work well, and re-padded my work bench. Bit by bit I'm getting back involved in running my truck.





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New awsome options

SCORCHED RC ALUMINUM STEERING KNUCKLES FOR ARRMA

New from Scorched RC are Aluminum Steering Knuckles for select ARRMA vehicles. These heavy duty steering knuckles are designed to fit vehicles like the ARRMA Talion, Typhon, Infraction, Felony, Limitless, Fireteam, and Mojave. Here are more highlights-




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The Scorched RC Aluminum Steering Knuckles are street priced at $73


this and alot more
https://scorchedparts.co.uk/collections/arrma-kraton-6s

https://www.bigsquidrc.com/scorched-...les-for-arrma/

I have in my Kraton 6s EXB 1/8 and also 8s EXB 1/5 RPM Arms
these are great. Must have in Colder weather atleast

6s

A-arms for the ARRMA 6S (V5 & EXB)

https://www.rpmrcproducts.com/shop/a...e-of-vehicles/

8s RPM also have them to 1/5 Kraton



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Thanks for the links!
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Ouch! The rear diff was making grinding sounds, so I took it apart. I know exactly what happened, I landed on cement right on the tail when jumping at the local skateboard park a few days ago, ordering an aluminum diff case from Hot Racing when I get paid. First time taking this apart, hoping I can get it back together again...I think I can, printing out exploded pic of rear end and will go from there.


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Horizon now got TRUCK MONTH SALE

1/8 KRATON 6S V5 only 480$
/ 70$ coupon offUse Coupon Code TRUCK at Checkout.

Offer valid March 15th - April 2nd

Also Available at Your Local Hobby Shop


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Finally got my aluminum diff case in but it was still not engaging like it should, it was skipping in the back diff. So I ordered another diff case from https://jennysrc.com/ and took the gears out of that and replace the rear diff and it's working like a charm now. The next thing I'm going to do is put in my stronger steering servo, it's just too cold to sit in my garage and work on it right now.
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