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    Default RTR Yota, Right Out Of The Box!

    Right out of the box, and it looks great!

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    With Hard Body from Tamiya.

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    Tear down, before running. Starting with lubing & shimming or adding whashers where needed.

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    The rear axle needed 2 washers, the front axle didn't need any additional washers.

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    Adjusting the servo mount

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    I still gotta adjust the steering links. For now the servo sits higher and is out of the way.

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    There is a little fictional story behind this build...
    Here's the story of Lucky Jones' Yota...Lucky is an off road enthusiast on a budget. He's starting with a Yota truck that he got in trade and is keeping the stock axels and doing some quick gear upgrades. He wishes he could have a 3 or 4 link suspension but the wallet and the wife say no. He did spring for some Shooter shackles and custom leaf springs to get more flex out of his suspension and someday he'll get 46 inch tires, but 33's will have to do for now. Lucky is a master welder by trade so he was able to save some money and fab his own exo cage. He's hoping to one day have the ultimate off road truck but for now, Lucky is just deaming on a budget.



    Red Ultimate Scale Shocks 90mm.
    Superlift Driveshaft Alignment Degree Shims.
    Red Super Soft Flex Leaf Springs.
    Shooter Shackles.
    1.55 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ.
    RC4WD Black Steel Beadlock Wheels.


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    Shooter Shackles. I reamed out the holes a little on the leaf spring mounts so the shooter shackle barrel will fit, then just sprayed some paint to clean it up.

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    1.9 Bogger next to a 1.55 MTZ. So like a 48 inch or 54 inch tire next to a 33 inch tire.

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    some more pics, before & after... I'll have the body sit a little lower with the new MTZ tires.

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    I like the comparison of the two tires. That is funny.

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    Thanks Rckcrwlr. Yeah, the 1.55 MTZ are so cool looking, a lot of detail and very scale. I like them.

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    well lucky, i think we have all lied once to the mrs, lol, i know i have. at least about the cost of stuff. we are guys, this is are hobby. as long as you are both happy, thats all that matters. i like your truck, and if you have to knock off 20- 30 bucks of an item to get the ladies permission, go for it! lmao! thats what i do. happy trails!

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    Thanks bagged01s10! Yup, Lucky has bent the truth from time to time about the cost of his hobbies to the mrs! He's just one the guys, trying to be a cool cat with a cool truck. Happy trails!
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    Here's an update on Lucky's Yota!

    RC4WD Exo Cage.
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    More pics

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    The truck is super nice! Newb here so pardon me if this is a dumb question. Why the 1.5 tires and not the 1.9's?

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    Thank you. The reason I choose to roll with 1.55 wheels over 1.9 wheels, is there a little more scale looking to me. It's just prevrence. RC4WD makes great wheels and Tires in 1.55 & 1.9 Also 1.55 wheels only work with 1.55 tires, same with 1.9 wheels only work with 1.9 tires.
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    I was thinkin they looked small but its because the body is up so high. Post a pic when you slam that thing down!

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    Yeah, those Mickey Thompson 1.55 MTZ tires are really small, but the 1.55 Baja Claws tires are pretty big. It's more the rim or wheel size of the 1.55 that look more scale to me. No chance of the body dropping soon, the Exo cage will not allow any body adjusting or movement. I'll be putting on the Baja Claws soon, that should even out the hight of the lift with bigger tires. I'm just stuck on how small and detailed those MTZ are, which are like 33inch tires in real life 1:1
    My brother has a 1:1 F-350 with an 18inch lift and 46inch tires, he does mount a set of 33inch tires on from time to time, and it looks just like the Yota, small tires on a huge lift.

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    Yota for sale! $850 plus shipping. Pm me

    SOLD!

    Thank you for following my build.
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