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Old 07-30-2008, 06:07 PM
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well starting this thread so people can share tips on how to make an awesome mud truck. I guess so people can share with others what works well and what doesn't work so well, like what tires and esc axles and motors. i am in the process of building a mud truck and am almost done. i got 2.2 mudslingers which i heard work very well in the mud (as they take after the 1:1 bogger) also i am gonna be plastidiping my servo's to waterproof them and using dielectric grease around the horn where i gotta cut the plastidip out.
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:35 PM
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you can get a traxxas waterproof high torque for around $30 shipped,i just bought 2 of them.my 4wd slash has 1,even with 2.2 rock lizards it has no problem turning those tires!
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i am looking at getting a waterproof rx box from traxxas too. anyone got any idea what a good axle is for high gc???? i thought i read that the axial axle's are pretty good.
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i love axial axels,they are wider than the common choice...tlt axels.
ebay has those reciever boxes for $25 with 4 ch micro reciever,i just picked 1 up a few weeks ago, you can also get just the box for $15 shipped just look up traxxas slash,or traxxas emaxx parts,the both have different waterproof rx boxes!
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i am looking at getting a waterproof rx box from traxxas too. anyone got any idea what a good axle is for high gc???? i thought i read that the axial axle's are pretty good.
yea,but, theres always the option of rc4wd portals for awesome ground clearance,never owned any,but,looks interesting...
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axial axels are pretty good,my only complaint about em are the aluminium diff lockers,a lot of forward to reverse action wears them out quickly! under normal crawling action,they will last awhile,but when im in the mud i like to reverse it,then snap it into forward.makes good mud spray!
but im a little rough on my rc stuff.
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Imo if your building a mud only truck,you don't need anything besides leafs in all 4 corners,i'm using a highlift chassis modded to fit an ax10 trans,stock leafs and hl diffs,hitec servo and a novak goat esc/brushless motor. I haven't waterproofed the hitec servo and i've had no problems while running it in mud and under a hose. The esc and reciever i have are in a waterproofed box but i'm pretty sure i'll be switching to gear from my slash since it's all waterproof and i plan on upgrading anyways and the goat doesn't give enough wheel spin for my liking.

Here's my rig,still need to buy a k5 blazer body and a mud slingers or rock stompers.
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thats what i like to see...a clean truck....even though it dirty!
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WK axle JBed 3 cell lipo or 8 cell and either holmes speedy scaler (2221 KV) or higher and some mud slinger or swamps. one thing that helps is makeing fender wells.
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Imo if your building a mud only truck,you don't need anything besides leafs in all 4 corners,i'm using a highlift chassis modded to fit an ax10 trans,stock leafs and hl diffs,hitec servo and a novak goat esc/brushless motor. I haven't waterproofed the hitec servo and i've had no problems while running it in mud and under a hose. The esc and reciever i have are in a waterproofed box but i'm pretty sure i'll be switching to gear from my slash since it's all waterproof and i plan on upgrading anyways and the goat doesn't give enough wheel spin for my liking.

Here's my rig,still need to buy a k5 blazer body and a mud slingers or rock stompers.

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I'd also get the speedy scaler combo!!! BTW igotit get the Axial AX10 ARTR lockers I heard they don't twist as easy!!!!1





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axial axels are pretty good,my only complaint about em are the aluminium diff lockers,a lot of forward to reverse action wears them out quickly! under normal crawling action,they will last awhile,but when im in the mud i like to reverse it,then snap it into forward.makes good mud spray!
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mud definatly rules,but,lets see some slinging!!!
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I like to use my HL for mud'n with 2.2 swamp dawgs.
steering servo is stock location,just up a little higher,so mud get in.
stock tranny,lifted,,,still hangs so its allways in the mud.but its sealed good and I've never had any get in there,,"yet".HL works good for me.
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Every truck I've ever built has loved mud. Or sloppy Ga red clay






They love the water alot more

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