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  1. Thread: TenderFoot

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    Thanks. 3rd place is good; I don't want to...

    Thanks. 3rd place is good; I don't want to discount that.

    I want to get the truck to a point where I have nothing to blame for a bad performance but my driving. Some money and some time should...
  2. Thread: TenderFoot

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    So, I finished the 2017 Series tied for 3rd. Not...

    So, I finished the 2017 Series tied for 3rd. Not bad, but should have done better.

    I have things I need to work on in both my driving and this rig. Plans are to campaign this rig again for 2018;...
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    Success! Not as in actually winning, or even...

    Success! Not as in actually winning, or even finishing on the podium, but success as in nothing was broken. lmao

    I got through all 30 gates without flopping over once. That in itself is...
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    That would be a problem.

    That would be a problem.
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    Here is a link to the manual: RC4WD R3 2-speed...

    Here is a link to the manual: RC4WD R3 2-speed Transmission Manual.

    See if that helps with knowing what all is in there.

    Does the transmission output shaft rotate when you turn the...
  6. Thread: pROCKtor

    by btoungette
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    pROCKtor

    Let's start another build. Why not?

    Well, it has actually been around a few months already. I quickly built this truck in order to do some product testing for my friends at RC4WD back early in...
  7. 1.55 GoodYear MT/R compared to stock TF2 1.55 Mud Thrashers

    Does anyone have the ability to show a side-by-side comparison of these two tires?

    1.55 GoodYear MT/R and the 1.55 Mud Thrashers?

    Looking for real world height differences.

    Thanks.
  8. These are showing up as "Product Not Available"...

    These are showing up as "Product Not Available" on the store site. Error? Or, are they really not available?
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    I worked on this rig a week or so ago and then...

    I worked on this rig a week or so ago and then went on vacation without sharing... So, here we go.

    I repaired the fender break with some trusty Bondene, and used some parts tree scrap for some...
  10. Thread: TenderFoot

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    Thanks. I agree, practice is crucial to...

    Thanks.

    I agree, practice is crucial to keeping sharp. I keep telling the guy leading our series that he crawls all the time, and it shows in the comps. Trigger time is very important,...
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    ROCK & ROLL... that's the phrase that I think of...

    ROCK & ROLL... that's the phrase that I think of when thinking of Round #7, and the debut of agentORANGE. It's sad really...

    Well, we will chalk that last-place fiasco up to a testing round. The...
  12. Thread: TenderFoot

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    Round #7 was not as bad as recent outings -...

    Round #7 was not as bad as recent outings - managed a 2nd place finish, which is always good, but I am now mathematically eliminated from a chance at winning the 2017 Championship. That sucks. I...
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    I had a very productive weekend with checking...

    I had a very productive weekend with checking several items off the to-do list.

    Late last week, I got a couple items off the list - new RC4WD 98 mm aluminum links for the lower links and RC4WD...
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    I worked through some items on my list to get...

    I worked through some items on my list to get this rig ready for Round #7 of the 2017 Series.

    Someone's got to drive... so, I tried to find someone that would fit the bill. There were a few...
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    I found a little time to complete some body mods...

    I found a little time to complete some body mods -the rear fender openings. Those needed to be enlarged to allow the rear axle to flex without the tire hitting the body.

    I made a template by...
  16. Thread: TenderFoot

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    I added some reinforcement to the crack. I used...

    I added some reinforcement to the crack. I used some parts-tree material & Bondene to add a little material to reinforce the area after removing some paint with sandpaper. It's been drying over the...
  17. Thread: TenderFoot

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    I worked some on repairing the cracked body. It...

    I worked some on repairing the cracked body. It was not a clean break. It looked like it had cracked and then the plastic was stressed then broke further. The inside of the crack was partially...
  18. Thread: TenderFoot

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    Thanks. Beating these rigs is part of the comp...

    Thanks. Beating these rigs is part of the comp scene. If I was just trailing it, I would have caught it and stopped it from rolling. It tumbled a few times though.

    I'll try repairing the body...
  19. Thread: TenderFoot

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    We have carnage! ...

    We have carnage!

    https://image.ibb.co/jyARVQ/IMG_2678.jpg

    https://image.ibb.co/kPpLqQ/IMG_2679.jpg


    Looks like the body took a hard hit behind the left front tire and cracked. I'm sure it...
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    agent ORANGE

    I'm pretty sure I haven't started a thread on this rig even though I have had it on the shelf for two years or so. :rolleyes:

    I got this rig in a trade deal. I had wanted one of these kits for a...
  21. Thread: Mean Streak

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    Well, well... what to say. Saturday was a fun...

    Well, well... what to say.

    Saturday was a fun day with some tough courses. I stumbled into a forth place finish, but that was not enough to keep me in the hunt. I was mathematically eliminated...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  25. Thread: TenderFoot

    by btoungette
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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...
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