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Old 12-15-2010, 08:30 PM
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Really like the look of the 2.8's!! (And marvelling at your tire skills) I'm not sure which way I'm going with tires yet. One thing that bugged me about v2 was the tires - just too wide.

I was looking at E-Savage tires...fairly low profile compared to standard maxx tires and look to be a decent width, but the tread pattern is kinda weak. A 3.2 rim is about a 19" rim....doable, but a little on the tall side. Got plenty to do tilll i get there though.
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Haha thanks bro, ive done a few sets of various tires and i am far from great at it, but they work.

Thats the thing i love about these tires too is the width, they are about 2-1/8 or 2-1/4 wide.
I was already doing some research for my next set.
The creepers started out at 4.75 and ended at 5.75, so i am adding an inch to go from 2.2 to 2.8 (which scales to a 16.8" rim BTW)
That got me thinking there had to be more options, starting with a 2.2 tire.

These would come to 5.5"-ish
http://store.rc4wd.com/Dune-XT-22-Of...res_p_719.html
These come to about 5.9"
http://store.rc4wd.com/Gauntlet-Scal...res_p_720.html
About 5.9"
http://store.rc4wd.com/Mud-Slingers-...air_p_725.html


I was hoping 2.2 proline tsl's would work but they start at 5.4"
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Haha thanks bro, ive done a few sets of various tires and i am far from great..........I was hoping 2.2 proline tsl's would work but they start at 5.4"
You could buy an extra pair of the 2.2 tsl's and add a section to the tires to make them taller, and to fit the 2.8 or 3.2" wheels, would need stiffer foam though, just a thought.
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You could buy an extra pair of the 2.2 tsl's and add a section to the tires to make them taller, and to fit the 2.8 or 3.2" wheels, would need stiffer foam though, just a thought.
Yes you are right, but they would end up almost 6.5" tall, and thats too big.
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i felt alone.....thinking i was the only one here that built a indy front 1/6th rig....good to see i got friends....
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Amen man....did it in 1/10, but first time in 1/6! So much easier working with large scale.

So I ordered a bunch of bits and bobs yesterday - Tamiya discontinued their 5mm brass ball studs? NOOO!!! I use those on nearly every project!! Bought the more expensive aluminum ones in purty blue along with some turnbuckles and what not for the front.

Also ordered a set of HR dual spring 123mm shocks for the rear axle...have never tried them - kinda pricy, but love the look.
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Sweet ! new parts
Im a cheap skate, i use maxx shocks LOL.

Im thinkin about ordering a set of rc4wd tires to experiment with, so if i do ill let you know, and when they are done show you what they look like.

EDIT - just bought a whole set of 4 Dune XT's on clear rc4wd beadlocks from Joes truck stop and used a $10 coupon LOL. Gottem all for $45 shipped priority

Also i was looking, if you like HPI Geolanders, they should come out in the 5.5 range too.
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C'mon MO, wheres these new parts ?
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got them in yesterday.....mass frustration followed.

I am leaning towards abandoning the IFS. I cannot get enough downtravel out of the front end to fit on a set of larger tires without mounting the front way, way low or jacking the body way high. either way, it's going to look funky. I can shave the arms to get more, but the CVD's fall out of the drivecups. Going to play around a bit more tonight to see what my options are.
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well if you are wanting to run larger tires you're going to have to do a solid axle swap on that bad boy. and a lot of the ifs trucks that are lifted to put 35's on do look like the front end is ridiculous and dropped down

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I had TXT's on the two previous set-ups....will probably be going back. The MT front was originally meant for another SC truck build so it will be put to good use if not used.
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Is there a way to mod the parts so you can run traxxas slide shafts like a t-maxx ?
That way they will telescope and not fall out of the drive cups.

Check out the SS thread, i got the RC4WD Dune XT's in today.
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Great looking dodge bro, cant wait to see it with the new front end
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Is there a way to mod the parts so you can run traxxas slide shafts like a t-maxx ?
Not using this suspension, no. the C hubs are just big enough for the CVD's to squeeze through.

S'ok, I'll polish up the front and use it in a SC truck, have some time tonight to remount the TXT's.....Not a bad thing. They are wide for the body though....good for a monster, bad for a scaler. I'll see what I can do with wheel offsets.

On a side note, was looking at my Slash 4x4 and the front is nearly perfect - far more downtravel than the MT2 set-up. Gears are 13/37 (2.84) if I remember correctly, and the rear of Mo is 13/38 (2.92). Would give me a slight front overdrive...very workable as long as I don't do a lot of pavement. Will be keeping an eye out for parts - not giving up on an indy front - just postponing it.
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From not seeing any updates im guessing you tore your slash apart and are messing with mounting the front end ?
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