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Old 04-13-2012, 06:54 PM
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what is a going type of truck for pulling
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:12 PM
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What class are you looking at? There are 2x4, 4x4, tractors, etc. Check out www.5280RCpullingclub.com for lots of trucks and its also the home of termyte pulling chassis, one of the best pulling trucks on the market. I don't build termyte chassis' but I run them when I can.

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Old 04-14-2012, 10:00 AM
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2x4 or 4x4 pulling truck i have pulled my brushed slash and stamped
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:24 PM
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I have not looked into the pullers in quite a while, but I have always wanted to build one. After following the link, I noticed the Lone Star event that took place 50 miles north of my home. I wish I would have know about it sooner. Nate, if you are ever heading down to the event, let me know and we can meet up.


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Old 04-14-2012, 10:02 PM
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I hope to make it to the next event in Texas. It just did not work this time, the wife had knee surgery about 2 weeks ago and with a 16 month old, there was no way to get away.

If you ever need any help with puller, just let me know. I can get parts or just provide information.

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Old 04-16-2012, 06:32 PM
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i do not know if i am going to get a pulling truck i have 5 gas traxxas trucks that i have to get run so i can drive them
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:47 PM
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It looks like the next event is early Aug. I might have to put one together and meet up with you. Would a 4x4 using a highlift chassis, highlift axles, and no suspension be legal?

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Old 04-16-2012, 09:11 PM
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when I pulled back in mid to late 80's, my rig was the converted and modified tamiya boomerang. Sure was no where near scale.....but back then, nothing really was. I pulled against optimas, rockys, a couple of hot shots and even a mountaineer. The reason I liked the boomerang was it was a shaft driven 4wd, with the motor in the back...and it was the only RC I had at the time that I wasn't racing.....sure do miss that rig.

good luck and would like to see pics if you build one.
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The highlifts work great. I would suggest making the rear stiff, but leaving a little suspension in the front otherwise you bounce and can break either the ring or pinion gear.

My next puller is going to be a ford excurions with TLT axles, highlift frame and transmission, and a traxxas brushless system.

I want to say we were pulling about 50 pounds in that class with my stock highlift and a 17 turn motor. I tightened the slipped down, but never broke a single part. I also ran 5 leafs per pack, front and rear. It is a fun class.

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Old 04-16-2012, 10:25 PM
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I always liked the Black Gold puller from the 80's, so if I build one, it will probably be similar to it. Someone built a 2wdpuller that was in RC Car action back in the day that was really cool. It had a clod body, clod rear tires, and buggy champ fronts. It would be cool to re-produce that one just because how cool it was. Thanks for the info on the springs. I will get with you before too long about building one up.

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