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Old 07-15-2008, 08:11 PM
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Welcome to Scale4x4!

This thread will hopefully cover a few newbie questions that are asked.



TLT-01 commonly called "TLT"
*these have the narrowest axles produced by tamiya that have solid front and rear

example:



Highlift Hilux AND F-350 also called "HL'',
*as scale as they get out of the box
*3-speed transmission
*leaf spring suspension
Toyota Hilux

Ford F-350

chassis

example:



Axial Scorpion
*comes as a rock crawler
* easily converted to a scale truck with the Tcs x-trail chassis
http://www.tcscrawlers.com/On-Sale-1...n-p-16556.html


x-trail


CC-01 or XC (same chassis)
*IFS (independent front suspension) and solid rear and narrow width
*various bodies such as jeep yj, pajero, isuzu mu, honda crv and some more i cant think of right now



Tamiya TA-02
*independet suspension all around
*cheapest way in but it will cost you with capabilities just slap a body and good tires and some scale accesories ohh and a good motor


HPI wheely king 4x4
*axles are usually to large for 1/10 scale but better for 1/6-1/8 scale
*tranny is good for a transfercase (not needed on most trucks but makes it more "scale"

example:



i also think it would be best that unless you have something very very i mean very important(no chit chat) to post please post it i want to keep it informative as well as clean and no clutter thanks!!

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Old 07-16-2008, 03:17 AM
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Note for nOObs:

IFS = Independent Front Suspension
As found on most buggys and truggys. This is a different way of attaching the wheels than by using a solid axle.

Note for 0778drz110:
Watch the technical terms/abbreviations in the noob thread!
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I cleaned up the thread a bit. The hint for rock crawling doesn't make sense as our main theme is scale but we also have sections for monsters, crawlers, etc.
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hello! every1, new to this forum ..hope we have a great time together.
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:08 AM
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Another hint for n00bs, the x-trail is available from tcscrawlers.com
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n00bs, here's the ultimate paint guide in case you need to paint a hardbody:

http://www.j2drc.rchomepage.com/Scalearticles/paint%20guide.pdf
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good places for parts
http://towerhobbies.com/ -- all general needs
http://holmeshobbies.com/home.php -- one of the best for your electronic needs.
http://rpphobby.com/ -- good selection of specific parts for this hobby.
http://rc4wd.com/ -- one of the biggest supporters of new parts and tires for this hobby.
http://www.rcpcrawlers.com/ -- good selection of crawler parts
http://www.tcscrawlers.com/ -- xtrails here and many other good parts.

there are many more great vendors out there but these should more then get any noob started. and all of these guys are great with questions.
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There is also the Losi Mini Rock Crawler 1/18 Coming out soon:

http://www.atomicmods.com/Products/T...TR__14423.aspx


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There is also the Losi Mini Rock Crawler 1/18 Coming out soon:
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And never ever forget, when talking to any newb, tell him to SEARCH!
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Some great pics from RC4wd showing various axles side-by-side for width comparison

http://rc4wdstore.com/product_info.p...roducts_id=671

http://rc4wdstore.com/product_info.p...roducts_id=821

(Keywords: TLT, High Lift, Bruiser, F350, Hilux, T-Rex, TRex, axle, wide, width, straight)
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kyosho vintage trucks...the all important 4runner and pathfinder
(mike(1badjeepbrusier) pretty much owns all 4runners and pf's on earth)

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The vintage Kyosho trucks are nearly identical to CC-01/XC trucks, except for tire size.
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Be advised Newby-types, that the Kyosho 4Runner & Pathfinder, most Tamiya XC's, Bruisers, etc. have been out of production for anywhere from 1 to 20 years, and so will NOT be available commonly and may cost an arm & a leg if/when you do find one. Chris
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