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Old 09-23-2016, 01:12 PM
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I cant remember if we ever talked about this but have you thought of running air filled tires? With the larger scale trucks it seems like air filled might be the way to go for all around performance instead of being stuck with either high speed firm foam or soft low speed crawling foam.
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Old 09-25-2016, 05:50 AM
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That's not a bad idea, though I think sidehilling would still be an issue. I think closed cell inserts will be fine, I just don't have a set yet that will fit the tires. The previous tires (Ripsaws, non R35) had firm regular foams, and they held up great. This iteration is not nearly as heavy as the last one so far.

Going on a trail run today, taking the Ram for a shakedown run. Hoping everything holds together!
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Old 09-25-2016, 05:04 PM
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I had planned to take my Sawback out on the trail run, and then take the Ram out for a quick shakedown run when we were done. But the Sawback spun off the pinion after 5 minutes, so after the walk of shame, I just grabbed the Ram and hoped nothing fell apart on the trail! I just kind of have it slapped together - didn't even threadlock anything.

Pleased to say it did the entire trail run, with style! Performed nearly flawlessly, just lost a window and mirror, and all but wore out the steering servo.. Was a great shakedown, I've got a small list of changes to do, then paint and call it good!

ROC power in second gear...just insane. This truck will do cyclones like a monster truck. Very impressive.


Couple of showoff pics.




Climbs like a goat with the longish WB and OD/UD gearing.



One area that needs work - need to move the front axle back a touch


Fully flexed - 100mm shocks are perfect. I'm not sure about the Integy's...pretty sure they lost all their oil.


Carnage - rear window fell out after a pretty nasty tumble.


Didn't exactly take it easy...quite a few launches..


I'm not 100% on the bumpers...might rework the front and rear bumpers a bit, and tuck in the sliders a bit. Also need to work on the gears - the stock spur gear is unbelievably noisy.

On to paint...black for the chassis, and possibly re-spraying the body too. Not sure.
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Glad it did well for first run! I love MO in all his different builds. The wheels/tires look great under there size wise and backspacing looks good, I love the AR60 axles for these big scale trucks just wish they were bit cheaper and rear was centered since they have a scale look to design.
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:41 PM
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Looks great, even though you SAS'ed it!
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Stripped down the chassis and gave everything a coat of black. Looks legit...looks a lot better than a bunch of mismatched metal.


Tucked the rear bumper in bit - originally it hung way out the back. Much better


Also tucked in the sliders.


Debated doing more with the front bumper, but left it alone for now. I do have lights to tuck in there, next project.


May have noticed the wheel change - I modded these defective, pile of garbage RC4WD rims so now instead of cutting beads, they accomdate Proline tires. Finally able to mount them on something. Looks good! I've got K02's on the way, I think they'll look perfect.


Have the trans apart at the moment awaiting the upgraded slipper parts. The stock gear sounds terrible....hoping the slipper plates smooth it out a bit. Otherwise, not planning any more changes other than the tires. Very happy with it! Well, maybe some paint, not sure.
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Looks great, even though you SAS'ed it!
How about a mini mo?

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So what is mine mo's chassis? Because I have wanted to build something like a Ram Runner or the new Rebel TRX
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:12 AM
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Slipper parts installed, and Traxxas pinion tossed and a brass Tamiya pinion installed - spur runs much more true and much quieter mesh.

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Old 10-25-2016, 02:15 PM
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I swapped over to PL K02's and they shocked me with how much traction they got pretty much everywhere. This truck absolutely owned the trail.. Drives like a large SCX10, but with the added weight, it's a very scale drive. Lots of fun, and super capable.

New shoes!


Added some lighting... Maybe next time I'll actually turn them on and take a pic.


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Old 10-25-2016, 02:59 PM
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god those tires are perfect. the ranger is gonna need a set.
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X2 they look great, I didnt realize they made them that big in the Ko2.
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