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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  6. 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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  7. 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...
  8. Thread: Mean Streak

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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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Thoughts on RC4WD Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 1.9" Scale Tires

    When I first saw the release notice for these tires, I was impressed. And then I saw the height, and I really wanted a set.

    I feel the segment for this size tire (3.75" range) is under served. ...
  13. Thread: Mean Streak

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    Ran this rig in Round #1 of our local comp...

    Ran this rig in Round #1 of our local comp series. I came away with 1st place in Class 2.

    Two 10-gate courses; full SORRCA rules.
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  14. Thread: Mean Streak

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    Worked on getting the body near finished. I must...

    Worked on getting the body near finished. I must say that I DO NOT like detail painting by hand. My O.C.D. goes off the chart with small imperfections. I guess sometimes we just need to let it...
  15. Thread: TenderFoot

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    Ran this rig Saturday in Round #1 of our local...

    Ran this rig Saturday in Round #1 of our local comp, and came away with a 1st place win.

    Two 10-gate courses; full SORRCA rules.
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  16. Thread: TenderFoot

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    Now that I have it worked out, I want to share my...

    Now that I have it worked out, I want to share my winch set-up.

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh630/btoungette/TenderFoot/0361B97F-C710-40A2-895E-315BC47628AD_zpsgkautqvm.jpg
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  17. Thread: TenderFoot

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    Good question. From my understanding, the...

    Good question.

    From my understanding, the stock transfer case has a gear reduction ratio of 1.47:1. Meaning the input (shaft from transmission) has to spin 1.47 revolutions to get the outputs...
  18. Thread: TenderFoot

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    Thanks. It is very pink. I should get some...

    Thanks. It is very pink. I should get some better shots out on the rocks this weekend. The grainy cell phone photos don't do it justice.
  19. Thread: TenderFoot

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    I finally got around to getting a "finished...

    I finally got around to getting a "finished shot". Of course, they are never really finished. There are still a few things yet to do, mainly details, and a couple more things to install in order...
  20. Thread: Mean Streak

    by btoungette
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    I took advantage of the beautiful day today and...

    I took advantage of the beautiful day today and laid down some white paint on the body.

    To be honest, I'm not 100% sold on this color. It shows too much of the imperfections. Black might have...
  21. Thread: Mean Streak

    by btoungette
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    I am currently in the middle of refurbishing the...

    I am currently in the middle of refurbishing the body. I have stripped the decals off and sanded the body. I decided to remove the rear door hinges and handles and make it a two-door brute style...
  22. Thread: TenderFoot

    by btoungette
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    While I failed to snap a photo last night of the...

    While I failed to snap a photo last night of the complete rig, I did have some photos of the detailed lights I can share.
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  23. Thread: TenderFoot

    by btoungette
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    thanks

    thanks
  24. Thread: TenderFoot

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    Thanks. The paint was stored in the garage...

    Thanks.

    The paint was stored in the garage for a project of the wife's, and my daughter saw it. I told her I'd paint it that color when I got around to finishing it. And now it's pink!

    I...
  25. Thread: Mean Streak

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    Okay, now you are caught up with the progress. ...

    Okay, now you are caught up with the progress.

    Let's see where it goes from here...
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