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  1. Thread: Raffle-1

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    I've been going back and forth with the tire...

    I've been going back and forth with the tire choice for this rig. I wanted something in the 4.19" range to keep it Class 1 legal, but with a substantial presence. Those large front wheel opening...
  2. Thread: plan B

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    Small little update... I used one of the...

    Small little update...

    I used one of the ScalerFab certificates I won at our January comp to order a roof rack.

    Simple design that works to gain a couple of scale points. I used small zip-ties...
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    You can create an album on this forum under your...

    You can create an album on this forum under your profile, upload photos and use the BB Code to post the image in the thread.

    That's the easiest way to share photos on this site since photobucket...
  4. Thread: TenderFoot

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    Got some time to tinker last evening. I have...

    Got some time to tinker last evening. I have long thought I needed more flex in the front. I have the spring hangers swapped around with Tamiya Bruiser leaf spring stays and G2 shock hoops and the...
  5. Thread: Mean Streak

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    Small little update. Just words, no photos. ...

    Small little update. Just words, no photos.

    Did a once over and everything looked fine - nothing loose or missing that I could find. Slight body damage (cracking) from the tumble(s) from Round...
  6. Thread: Mean Streak

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    Finished 5th for the day, but did have a perfect...

    Finished 5th for the day, but did have a perfect score for course 3.

    There were three courses, and course 1 kicked me while I was down. That ruined my day from the start.
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    I used Bondene to secure my rear window surround...

    I used Bondene to secure my rear window surround to the cab and the bed hooks to the bed.

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    Any other bits like lenses or wipers or door handles, I used E-6000 so I could removed them if I...
  8. Thread: TenderFoot

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    So, one of the things that made the 45 degree...

    So, one of the things that made the 45 degree steering of the Yota II axles is the XVD Axle for Ultimate Scale Yota II G2 Axle.

    https://image.ibb.co/byRMxv/IMG_2174_zpsoxnknj9h.jpg


    I took...
  9. Thread: TenderFoot

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    I'm going to share some before photos and some...

    I'm going to share some before photos and some after photos with the steering turned to full lock both ways. The before photos are with the stock TF2 Yota axle and stock dog-bones. The after photos...
  10. Thread: Mean Streak

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    Getting ready for Round #5... I changed the...

    Getting ready for Round #5...

    I changed the wheels and tires in order to narrow the overall track width. I went with VP Method 101 with Pit Bull Mad Beast tires and Crawler Innovation foams -...
  11. I finally made a foam choice. I did some...

    I finally made a foam choice. I did some research on the various foam offerings from Crawler Innovations and ran across one that I think will work.
    ...
  12. Thread: Raffle-1

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    I had a couple chances to work on this rig some...

    I had a couple chances to work on this rig some in the last few weeks. I received the plug for the ESC to battery connection, and a lipo alarm (due to the ESC not having lipo cutoff).
    ...
  13. Thread: TenderFoot

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    [COLOR=#ff66cc][SIZE=3]Round #3 is in the books,...

    [COLOR=#ff66cc][SIZE=3]Round #3 is in the books, and I had an average day. I got some good scratches on the body and a third place finish.

    Got to try the Duratrac tires for the first time. Jury...
  14. I finally got a chance to run the Duratrac tires...

    I finally got a chance to run the Duratrac tires this past weekend at a local SORRCA comp. Three 10-gate courses in a dry creek bed. The creek does flow during heavy rain and there was some...
  15. Thread: Mean Streak

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    [SIZE=3]Well, Round #3 was a tale of two...

    [SIZE=3]Well, Round #3 was a tale of two courses... One good and one bad & ugly.

    Gate 3 on course 1 was not my friend. It was a non-assuming gate that ate my lunch. It refused to let me through....
  16. Thread: Mean Streak

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    I swept the cobwebs off MEAN STREAK last ...

    I swept the cobwebs off MEAN STREAK last evening, and did a once-over in preparation for the comp this weekend. Everything looked fine and the hardware was tight. I removed the winch controller...
  17. Thread: plan B

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    I went back to RRW Krawlzone TN this past weekend...

    I went back to RRW Krawlzone TN this past weekend to do some work at the RC4WD “Tuckaleechee Trail” RECON G6.

    There were four courses; Holmes Hobbies Course = 50 gates, Fast Eddy Bearings Course =...
  18. Thread: Raffle-1

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    Raffle-1

    introducing....

    RAFFLE-1

    https://image.ibb.co/kW5BVF/RAFFLE_1_zpsbktmolhz.jpg


    I attended the RC4WD “Tuckaleechee Trail” RECON G6 at RRW Krawlzone - TN this past weekend, and I was lucky...
  19. Thread: plan B

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    Alrighty... I have (I think) this rig ready for...

    Alrighty... I have (I think) this rig ready for the RECON G6 this coming weekend.

    I have the new PBX-A/T tires all mounted on the (new to me) VP wheels. I changed the foams in the front tires to...
  20. Thread: plan B

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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
  21. Thread: plan B

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    Small little update... I was offered a good...

    Small little update...

    I was offered a good deal on some VP Method 101 wheels this weekend, and I chose to purchase them, really because of the color combo. They will work with this rig and...
  22. Thread: Mean Streak

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    I could notch it, but I can't braze it (never...

    I could notch it, but I can't braze it (never have brazed).

    Notching is a good idea, but may be more modification than I want to take on. Heck, I didn't remove the brace to cut it. :cool:

    If...
  23. Thread: Mean Streak

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    I worked some on the panhard bar situation. I...

    I worked some on the panhard bar situation. I tried a couple of different way to position the panhard, but to no avail. It looks like it was designed to go on one way - with the bend point towards...
  24. Thread: Mean Streak

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    I got the 3-link and panhard bits installed last...

    I got the 3-link and panhard bits installed last night. No major issues encountered.

    One of the more annoying steps that had to take place is modifying the stock plastic shock tower/chassis...
  25. Thread: plan B

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    Well, we all like to tinker, and I for one can't...

    Well, we all like to tinker, and I for one can't just leave things the same. I like to do little things to improve some aspect of the rig - performance, durability, aesthetics.

    So, last evening,...
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