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  1. BowHouse RC just released a rear leaf shackle...

    BowHouse RC just released a rear leaf shackle mount that corrects this issue:
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    Here's the link:
    https://www.shapeways.com/product/TRJK8PC57/rear-leaf-shackle-mount-for-tf2
  2. New TF2 - Axle Shims missing and/or incorrect

    Not sure why last night's post was awaiting approval. I've removed the duplicate post to clean things up. Re using a BEC, I always do it except with 8th scale ESCs, so my default answer is yes. ...
  3. I'm glad that was helpful. One suggestion I would...

    I'm glad that was helpful. One suggestion I would make is not to go with an SHV 500 on a TF2. That's an awful lot of power to run in a truck like this. Definitely don't need that much power in the...
  4. Glad to hear you were able to get some shims. ...

    Glad to hear you were able to get some shims. One little tip is to screw in only 3 or 4 of the input housing screws when you're adjusting on the bench until you know you have it set. Much easier to...
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    Did a little more detailing and then got her out...

    Did a little more detailing and then got her out for a little testing in the yard this week. Let's start with the build updates.


    As much as I was liking the carpet, I had a nagging feeling that...
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    More updates, starting with the dash. I was...

    More updates, starting with the dash. I was inspired by reference pic:
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    So 80s! I had to give it a try, with plans to make extensive use of dry brushing. So we start with a base coat to get...
  7. Greetings and congrats on your TF2. I'll try to...

    Greetings and congrats on your TF2. I'll try to answer your questions as best I can:
    1. The rear axles are usually fine as they come out of the box. Shim adjustments are rarely needed, and I've...
  8. For the RC4WD narrow-bodied shocks, I like using...

    For the RC4WD narrow-bodied shocks, I like using 3k or 5k diff fluid. That would be regardless of climate, but our summers are comparably hot and occasionally as humid as your typical weather, lol....
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    More updates. Since I don't really enjoy painting...

    More updates. Since I don't really enjoy painting bodies and don't yet have room in the garage for anything resembling a fancy paint setup, one of my self-imposed constraints is that I stick with...
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    Since I don't have long before GCM Adventure...

    Since I don't have long before GCM Adventure Series gets here, I'm trying to pick up the pace a bit. The next step was sorting out this jumbled mess of stuff that Nick gave me:
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    Hmm...let's...
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    While all that was going on, I received the first...

    While all that was going on, I received the first production version of the BowHouse RC N2R Coupling Bracket for TF2 LWB, and it's a winner:
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    This relocates the coupling bearing to align...
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    Wow...it's been a loooooong time. Much to catch...

    Wow...it's been a loooooong time. Much to catch up on here, so let's get on with it.
    Fresh off the upholstered seat victory, I decided to press my luck and tilt at yet another windmill:
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    In...
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    Check out the TF2 guide stickied here. Lots of...

    Check out the TF2 guide stickied here. Lots of good info to help you get started. The short answer is that, other than upgrading to metal driveshafts and XVDs, and checking the shimming of the...
  14. 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.


    Sent from my iPhone...
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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...
  24. 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...
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