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  1. 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).
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  2. Thread: TenderFoot

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    Round #3 is in the books, and I had an average...

    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 is still out on those...
  3. 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...
  4. Thread: Mean Streak

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    Well, Round #3 was a tale of two courses... One...

    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. After...
  5. 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...
  6. 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 =...
  7. Thread: Raffle-1

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    Raffle-1

    introducing....

    RAFFLE-1

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh630/btoungette/RAFFLE-1/RAFFLE-1_zpsbktmolhz.jpg


    I attended the RC4WD “Tuckaleechee Trail” RECON G6 at RRW Krawlzone - TN...
  8. 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...
  9. Thread: plan B

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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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,...
  15. Thread: plan B

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    Did some work this past Saturday at the 1st...

    Did some work this past Saturday at the 1st Annual Krawlfest in the Smokies - 400 gates of Smoky Mountain terrain.

    The rig did great and had no noticeable issues. Only carnage that I am aware of...
  16. Thread: plan B

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    I have the body ready to roll. Paint is done,...

    I have the body ready to roll. Paint is done, decals are on, driver is... faux driving. I still want to add some E-6000 to where the cage screws to the body to help lessen the cage from pushing...
  17. Thread: plan B

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    I've been working on the body the last few nights...

    I've been working on the body the last few nights - prep and paint. I went with red, backed with white, backed with black, with some black interior bits, hood bump and door hinges.

    Here are some...
  18. Thread: plan B

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    I had this rig on the desk to clean off some of...

    I had this rig on the desk to clean off some of the Central Florida sand it collected during it's last outing (in October) and found a few things that needed attention.

    First was the rear...
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    Very nice build. Good inspiration... I have a...

    Very nice build. Good inspiration...

    I have a G2 Cruiser sitting on the shelf (and has been since mid-2015) that I have wanted to do modify similar to what you have done. It's good to read...
  20. I'll have to rely on foam tuning to get the...

    I'll have to rely on foam tuning to get the support I need since they are vented. I've tried non-vented set-ups before and personally find them unpredictable, especially in off-camber situations.
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  21. I decided on the wheels. I had some TSS 1.9...

    I decided on the wheels. I had some TSS 1.9 beadlocks sitting on the desk; so, I decided to mount the Duratracs on them to see what happened.

    First, I vented the tires with a leather punch - two...
  22. Thread: Mean Streak

    by btoungette
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    A 3-link set-up is what I've ran on all my other...

    A 3-link set-up is what I've ran on all my other rigs (except one with the servo on the axle).

    This rig came to me with different axles that didn't have a 3-link truss option. I didn't have real...
  23. Thread: Mean Streak

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    I found a photo that SteveC6R took just after the...

    I found a photo that SteveC6R took just after the situation I mentioned in my previous post.

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh630/btoungette/Mean%20Streak/MSatLHBR_zpskx6sy38a.jpg


    The...
  24. Thread: Mean Streak

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    What the heck was that? Yep, that was Round...

    What the heck was that? Yep, that was Round #2... I ended up in 4th place; no podium finish.

    This round had three 10-gate courses, and they were challenging, if I do say so myself (I helped...
  25. Thread: TenderFoot

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    Round #2 is in the books, and and what a round it...

    Round #2 is in the books, and and what a round it was! Lot's of good driving on display. I managed to get a 3rd place finish.

    Got the first real dings on the body after a roll off the rock at...
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