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  1. Hi, Rick. This one was put to the side while I...

    Hi, Rick. This one was put to the side while I worked on other projects last year. But I will get back to it by this summer and will definitely update once I do. It's a great truck, and you won't...
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    I agree with Troopy about the general preference...

    I agree with Troopy about the general preference for 2-speeds but would add this. I tend to gravitate toward 2-speed trannies on any truck where it comes stock or where an upgrade (as opposed to an...
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    Congrats on the D90. Check out the guide...

    Congrats on the D90. Check out the guide stickied in this section. It will give you a good overview of the platform, major components, build tips, upgrade options, etc.


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    Sounds more like a stripped ring/pinion in one of...

    Sounds more like a stripped ring/pinion in one of the axles than a tranny issue. The tranny gears are very strong, whereas the ring/pinion gears can wear out if mesh is a little off. As rcnbenson...
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    Daniel is correct. The SWB kit includes...

    Daniel is correct. The SWB kit includes everything you need except for electronics, servo horn and body. It's a great little truck, so enjoy!
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    Welcome to the forum and the TF2. Looks like...

    Welcome to the forum and the TF2. Looks like you're off to a great start. Keep us posted on your progress.
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    If it were mine, I'd probably leave it alone...

    If it were mine, I'd probably leave it alone since there are plenty of screws to hold everything together. But if you want to remove it, the best bet would probably be drilling it out and then...
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    Thanks, Terry! On to the upholstering. The...

    Thanks, Terry!

    On to the upholstering. The first step went smoothly thanks to a sacrificial dress sock (herringbone knit, of course), some spray-on fabric adhesive, and the smooth, rounded side...
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    Continuing where we left off...view from inside...

    Continuing where we left off...view from inside the cabin without seats:


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    Front row:


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    Looking good! Now we need to see some shots in...

    Looking good! Now we need to see some shots in the wild...
  11. Welcome to the forum and the TF2. To answer your...

    Welcome to the forum and the TF2. To answer your question, there are different ways to deal with the metallic accents on the grille and inside the light buckets. The simplest way is to use a...
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    Got cracking on the interior. First up was...

    Got cracking on the interior. First up was figuring out where to mount the battery tray. The chassis is designed with two options in mind. The instructions tell you to mount the tray using the...
  13. It's been a while, but I finally picked up a body...

    It's been a while, but I finally picked up a body to throw on this truck so that I could get it up and running while I work on other projects. I have to say, this thing absolutely rocks! I was...
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    Wow - already on the way. That was super quick. ...

    Wow - already on the way. That was super quick. Thanks, n00b! In the meantime, a friend gave me an idea for taking the hinge mounts to the next level, so it looks like I have some work ahead of...
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    So...while I wait on the radiator support and...

    So...while I wait on the radiator support and inner fenders, my partner in BowHouse RC crime, Nick aka Helios RC, didn't take long to whip up a prototype bracket for the t-case coupler that will...
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    Glad you like. This is one sweet not-so-little...

    Glad you like. This is one sweet not-so-little kit!

    Before continuing with the build, I'll backtrack with a few notes about the body. As with the Mojave 2 bodyset, the LWB body comes out of the...
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    Thanks, Terry. No final decisions yet. The...

    Thanks, Terry. No final decisions yet. The metallic blue would look really sharp, but it's a bit too obvious given that it's on the box, lol. Scrunch would like an orange-reddish color, so maybe...
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    On to the drivetrain. Standard TF2 fare here,...

    On to the drivetrain. Standard TF2 fare here, with the R3 2-speed tranny, Hammer transfer case, and Yota axles. The days when the t-case, tranny and axles were basically dry out of the box seem so...
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    Well...since you asked so nicely, I'm happy to...

    Well...since you asked so nicely, I'm happy to oblige. :)



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    My long wrenching session last night was quite productive. Before I get on to the build, let me start with a few quick...
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    The long-awaited LWB TF2 by new2rocks

    Guess what just arrived?
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    A long box...inside of which was another long box...
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    Looks like a Trail Finder 2 LWB. I've been waiting for this for a long time. It has other sides:...
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    Stock is a 45T. You could switch to 3S with the...

    Stock is a 45T. You could switch to 3S with the same motor or go down to a 35T or 27T on 2S


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    Class 2 tires can be on 1.55s, 1.7s or 1.9s up to...

    Class 2 tires can be on 1.55s, 1.7s or 1.9s up to 4.75" outer diameter. The stock BFG K02s are 4.7" tall and would be considered class 2. Class 1 tires are 4.19" OD or smaller and can be on 1.55s,...
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    If your buddies are running taller class 2 tires,...

    If your buddies are running taller class 2 tires, you might want to try something taller like the 4.75" Baja Claws. But try out the kit tires first. After a little break in, they work very well...
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    What truck for the 1.9s? The SCX10 II is a fun...

    What truck for the 1.9s?
    The SCX10 II is a fun truck.
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    Running without foams is never a good idea. I'd...

    Running without foams is never a good idea. I'd recommend a set of 1.9 foams designed for a 4.19" tire.



    Depending on what connector your battery has, you may need to switch connectors. Don't...
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