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Scale 1.55's Scale trucks that use 1.55" fitting tires and similar. Approx 1/10th scalers with wheels smaller than 1.9".


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Old 06-24-2010, 05:07 PM
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Well, this is my first build (finally)

I got it into me to make a replica of my uncle’s 1968 Bronco. I sorta gave up on that and just used it as inspiration.

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Tires: RC4WD 1.55 Dirt Grabber
Wheels: RC4WD 1.55 Steel Wheels
Drivetrain: Losi MRC
Electronics: Losi MRC
Body: Tamiya Bronco
Misc.: Random bits of wood and plexiglass

I still have things to do. I need a front bumper of some sort for it to look right and I'd like to make some type of tire carrier. Here it is so far.





Comments, criticism, and musings welcome.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:36 PM
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Looks good,

Those Losi axles look a bit narrow. Maybe some axle/wheel wideners would do the trick.

Nice job.
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:06 PM
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Sweet Bronco, but I agree it needs a wider track. Either wheel wideners or maybe switch to wide offset 1.9s.

These RC Channels would look good:
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:50 PM
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Thanks for the comments. I was aiming for a pretty stock width, but it might be a bit too much. It'd probably look better with narrower tires...or maybe not. But that's why the axles are that narrow.

Also, I have a question for anyone with a Losi MRC or anyone who uses those shocks. The shocks that came with this MRC are very sticky. So, if I flex the suspension very much and then go back to flat ground, the whole thing leans to one side. Ideas?
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:03 PM
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looks great man nice work
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:12 PM
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Man I'm really liking the look of your stock Bronco. Yes, it is a little narrow in those pics, but not too far off since you're going for a stock track width.

I can't remember where I got mine, but someone does make a set of wide hexes specifically for the MRC. That might get you where you need to be.

I like the tire and wheel combo you have on there also.

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Now, that's a cool looking Bronco, first class job.
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I agree to you.
It DON'T need widener!
Like my project it's look prety stock so.
The original one isn't wider:
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Looks good, but I agree with those that say it's too narrow.

I have a stock MRC and mine do that but it isn't really that bad.
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it needs 1/8" extra width on each corner. Find some thicker hexes.
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Sweet Bronco, but I agree it needs a wider track. Either wheel wideners or maybe switch to wide offset 1.9s.

These RC Channels would look good:
WHERE on earth can I get those wheels? Oh my,


Turkman,

The width doesn't need to be much at all. I think just some wider hexes would do the trick. The stock look is killer.
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That was a really nice Bronco!
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Thanks for the great comments!
The wideners that I'm considering are just 8mm wide hexes which would give me about 6mm of extra width in total on each axle. That shouldn't be too much. I can always make the wideners smaller.
Anyone have recommendations for LED's?
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those wider hexes should do it. Looks fine to me as a stock truck but a little extra width would still look good and stock.
My MRC shocks didnt do that. Maybe they just need rebuilding?

Good overall look to the Bronco. Love stock looking builds.
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Nice bronco. The sticky shocks can happen when the o rings are too tight. Try using some loser o rings.
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