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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Mastiff, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Mastiff

    Mastiff 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Anyone have a recommendation for a RC 4x4? I'm thinking of something like the Tamiya RC cars from when I was a kid, now for my kid. I haven't found anything that's like a lifted K5 or Jeep or Truck or something that's not a monster truck. The Tamiya Humvees look kinda neat, but the web site is lacking in detail.
     
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    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I really liked my T-Maxx 2.5.. See they have a 3.3 version out now. But you said somethign that isn't a monster truck....

    Also had a Losi XXXNT gas powered stadium truck. It was alot of fun also! If you have a decent amount of room to play with it, get gas powered!
     
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    Homeslice 1/2 ton status

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    they have really cool rock crawling ones, my brother has one. He got it at um let me get back to you lol
     
  4. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm a poor bastid . I got a used Wild Dagger , that I added old rc10 rear shock towers to , and traxxas shocks , and cut down green HPI springs . Titanium is limited to my steering arms . Works well for bashing . I also have the prerequiste grasshopper and frog from my youth .

    Someday i will own a clod based krawler :thumb:
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    ive got a clod in the works right now.... got the axles, all the electronics and everything but the chassis. still trying to decide on a chassis, im debating between a few different ones...

    the "NN" chassis with traditional 4-link
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    or the "STICK" chassis, no real "suspension" per say just articulation..
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    and its unmatched center clearance
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    the "GECKO 60/40" is cool too
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    im not really sure yet but im leaning toward the stick... lightweight, awesome clearance, basic design, nothing to break.
     
  7. wasted wages

    wasted wages 3/4 ton status

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  8. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I have an idea for a different krawler with wicked articulation . Same principle as the other stick trucks , but instead of clod axles , use IFS Dagger axles . That way it could articulate AND have suspension travel .

    Crazy , but thinking of it . I did see someone on a budget use the dagger a-arm holes to lock top and bottom together making a solid axle .
     
  9. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    in most cases, its easy to get way too much articulation... my stock TXT had way too much, it was just slinky and tipsy, after i redesigned the suspension it works much better now... some people start off loving the fact that they can set the axles 90* from eachother then after using it for a while they rethink it and end up with less than half that and have a more capable crawler...


    a lot of guys use maxx setups and make solid axles out of them...

    like this
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    or this lovely maxx/tube creatino by our very own 'esteban'
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    for scale appearance, its hard to beat a 2.2 Clod. although you wont find a kit for one, they're not that hard to build.

    i've threatened to get back into the hobby about 6 times since i got out in '96 (ironically enough, when i got my '82 C10, and my drivers lisence :rolleyes: ) my next one will be a 2.2 Clod.

    this is the one i fell in love with:
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    from: http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24577
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    They make a 72 Chevy body as well . I love the 2.2 inch rim stuff :thumb:
     
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    Imex Swamp Dawgs. :deal:
     
  13. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Yeah I know , they make a variation of everyones real tires . I just prefer 1/10th scale and 2.2 inch rims , which they make them for too :D
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    sorry man but 2.2 clods got nothing on 2.2 TLTs for scaleness.... tlt axles are narrower making them match up with bodies better...

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    after my clod, if i dont sell it to get a TLT im building a scale TLT...
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    here's my old 2.2 tlt:
    independent front and rear steering
    locked front, rear and center diffs
    strethced w/ revo pushrods
    traxxas slider axles w/ aluminum output yolks
    integy 55t lathe motor
    the list goes on and on, it was a pretty fun project.

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    -Avery
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    man thats a pretty TLT... you still got it? im looking to buy a TLT or possibly trade for my clod axles and electronics....
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Well it's a little known fact around these message boards but I'm rc crazy. I have been into r.c. for years and I started working at the local hobby shop a few days after my 14th birthday and I'm still there going strong.
    That's what feeds the new addiction, my k10.

    To answer your question no, a fireman offered me $575 for everything and I couldn't resist.

    I do have this up for sale though if anyone is interested. My 1/5 scale buggy, 26cc gasoline engine and a jetpro pipe that'll blow your ear drums out!

    http://www.the-rc-zone.com/forums/showthread.php?p=114359#post114359

    -Avery
     
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    protechk5 1/2 ton status

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    all these look cool as crap, but how much of a money pit are these? someone give a price range or something.
     
  19. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    damn, ive ben here since 2001 and somehow missed that...

    they are cool as hell but after only being in the crawling end of it since january ive got over $800 worth of r/c stuff on the floor in my room and on a table out in the garage... thats not including when i used to race r/c years a go... i dont count that cuz mom and dad bought everything when i was younger... the crawling end of it is awesome! regular off or on road r/c racing never really did much for me but this is the best thing ive done in years...
     
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    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    uhhh, well as to try and not scare myself I'll put it this way, the truck for sale in the link above has well over $2000 into it. The crawler probably was worth about $500 but I've got a ton of stuff. Sure is nice working at the local hobby shop!

    To be quite honest with you I think that you'd be VERY happy with a stampede w/ esc, a GP3300+ and a prophet plus charger.
    We sell that setup all day long like it's going out of style at the shop I'm at. Simple and durable yet capable of anything. My rustler I built as a joke to "hang" with the 1/8 scale buggies. Well now 9 cells and 80amp spedo and a lehner 4200kv brushless motor later it'll not only hang with them it'll spank em'!

    http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXVK75**&P=ML
    http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXHXU5&P=7
    http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=DYN4036

    just my opinion though...

    -Avery
     

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