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Old 08-09-2010, 02:48 PM
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Thanks for the kind words!

I forgot to do a review of the Bronco, so here it goes. I'm actually really impressed with the performance. The tires are the most surprising to me. The tires aren't very wide or soft, and the tread blocks aren't very large, but they performed really well on rock and surprisingly, sand. They struggled quite a bit on the sand but still got where they needed to go. The only comlaint I really have is that the motor is pretty weak, especially in comparison to the Novak 55T I use in my SCX10. So if anyone has recomendations for a stronger 380 size motor (not faster, like a VXL from a 1/16 Slash) or experience with a 540 size motor with the Losi MRC transmission and axles, I'd appreciate recommendations or information.
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:57 PM
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If you've got the budget for it the Novak Mongoose Micro Crawler setup is pretty sweet. Lots of torque and wheelspeed. In my MRC I run the Losi Insane 370 motor. Much better torque than stock plus a little more wheelspeed. May have to play with the gearing to get it where you want it.
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:56 AM
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Nice work. Just need a front bumper.
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@ John - thanks for the recommendations. I'll look into it.

@scalefreak - Thanks. That's part of the plan.
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Old 08-14-2010, 05:31 PM
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Great work on your Bronco build, it is a shame they do not make a body that does not have the rear wheel wells cut out for the flairs, with the stock look you have, it would have been perfect to have un-cut rear fenderwells! Great Job once again!!
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@ Boone - Thanks! I also wish it had the stock wheel wells, but that's life. I'm trying to figure out if I'm willing to chop up the body. I should probably get better aquainted with styrene first though.
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You've got a very cool truck. I think the axles are wide enough. It looks super cool all bent out of shape on the rocks. What bumper are you gonna use? I've just bought a Bronco body for my Venom Crawler. And I'm using the Proline Western Bumpers on mine.

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MDR? You're local...you coming this weekend to Vasquez?
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Nice Bronco! I like it's simple, scale look.
I also build some MRC-based scaler (well, not losi, it's HSP clone) and was unsure about wheel size, but you convinced me to go with 1.55 Dirt grabbers. it looks really great.
on a test run I also mentioned that stock motor too slow and weak, maybe I'll flip it with some BL motor like that
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And how much your bronco weights? I'm going to add some weight to my rig.
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You've got a very cool truck. I think the axles are wide enough. It looks super cool all bent out of shape on the rocks. What bumper are you gonna use? I've just bought a Bronco body for my Venom Crawler. And I'm using the Proline Western Bumpers on mine.

More pics on trails...
I'm going to just make my own bumpers out of wood for now. Eventually, I'll get my hands on a CNC setup and make some from aluminium.

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MDR? You're local...you coming this weekend to Vasquez?
Yep, MDR. I think it might be where some of your MDR videos take place. (Right on the entrance channel for the Marina) As for Vasquez, I wish I could but I already have plans for both days.

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Nice Bronco! I like it's simple, scale look.
I also build some MRC-based scaler (well, not losi, it's HSP clone) and was unsure about wheel size, but you convinced me to go with 1.55 Dirt grabbers. it looks really great.
on a test run I also mentioned that stock motor too slow and weak, maybe I'll flip it with some BL motor like that
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And how much your bronco weights? I'm going to add some weight to my rig.
Thanks! In my opinion, 1.55's are the only size wheel that look right with this Bronco body. You will really like the Dirt Grabbers. They perform much better than you might think. My Bronco only weighs about 3 pounds


Well, the Bronco is on hold for now. I'm working on another project that should be mostly done pretty soon. The next update on the Bronco will be a realistic leaf-spring rear and radius arms with non-coilovers in the front. So don't expect anything for awhile.
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I knew it was the same area of MDR. I actually recognized many of the rocks in the pics, lol.
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Well, I haven't done much to change the Bronco lately, but I have a mini-update and some action shots from today.




Waaaaaaaaaaaay too much flex!


pssshhhhh thats weak.... JK thats a ton of flex!
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