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Old 02-10-2012, 09:36 AM
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No shortage of choices, that's for sure lol
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:41 AM
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Ok guys, I know it has been a while since I updated this build but I have finally gotten back on it. When I assembled the truck and put the front skid plate on I noticed two of the holes in the front bulks were stripped. So I couldn't stand this so I had to put helicoils in them. Needless to say, It took a while to get it done. In the time I got on another build and just threw this one to the side and took a break on it. Now that summer is here though, I need a good truck to play with.

So I got it all finished and went for some testing. Decided to go with powerstroke shocks instead of the progressives simply because the powerstrokes are a lot softer the way I have them set up and will give me a lot more response the way I plan to drive it. The progressives would be great for extreme bashing, but thats not what I will really be doing. Also through on a rough body and just some old tires/wheels for testing.

First thing I found was the rpm tru track system has not performed. I've had them before and never an issue. This has different parts bolting to it and it seems its just not working with my setup. First thing I did was popped a pillow ball out of the knuckle. Then I have noticed on full unload of the suspension the traxxas steel axles are really close to falling out of the cups. I ran this system with stock traxxas plastic shafts and never had an issue, but it seems its not going to work with my setup.

My options are to either do normal rpm arms in the rear and run teckno carriers just like the front, or I could scrap the whole rpm plastic setup and go with an aluminum Integy racer X setup that I have recently gotten. Let me know what yall think.


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Old 05-28-2012, 05:48 PM
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You could try the extended drive cups Traxxas #5153R?

Check this out also.
http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...pper%20carrier
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:55 PM
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Thanks all rice. I wasn't aware of that mod. If you look at my pics on page 5 you can see the teckno carriers that Im using on the front and how they had rings that came with them.

I new there had to be some extended cups, I just didn't know where to find them. Now I just have to decide which direction I want to go now since I have a few different options now.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:29 PM
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That's why I went Tekno carriers all round, those braces are pretty important imo, more so than trying to worry about rear toe which on a monster truck seems a little less important to get 100% correct.
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Here is a link to a quick video my brother took today. I was just beating it a little to see if the changes I made seemed like they were going to hold up. My brothers neighbors house was foreclosed on about 8 months ago, so I help out by keeping the grass cut for them since the bank isn't worried about how tall it gets. HAHA. Hopefully we will be getting more up very soon.

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Sorry for the bad quality, we will work on it. I ripped the body off in a little crash just before filming began, so I had to be a little careful.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:30 AM
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looks like fun, im still working on mine as well. diablo 3 kinda sidetracked me.
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