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Old 07-02-2010, 09:22 PM   #22
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Tower Hobbies and RC Planet are best shops online.
indeed. tower hobbies is a very good shop to buy from.

and RCP for the high end parts.
http://rcpcrawlers.com/
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That first picture looks like it is a full size.
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:31 PM   #24
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Those are awesome!!! But why not spend the $500-$1000 on your real truck?
ya... i built this about 4 years ago. i agree, now, i would spend that money on my tacoma.
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WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!! RC trucks are like Tacomas. You WILL spend too much money on them. You WILL mod the shit out of it. (hence $1200 Titan) Your other half WILL grow to hate them.

haha... ya. i ended up making one for my wife so that we could share in the experience... it was easier to justify
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Do i see rear steer?
nope, just front steering.

i used to have 4 wheel steering on it, but it makes it more difficult to make it up steep terrain.

using aftermarket knuckles and CV joints on the front allows for a greater steering angle. so it makes up for not having 4 wheel steering.
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this one is about $1200, but its all custom built with high end parts. i finally have the drive train bullet proof. i think the weakest point on the drive train is the hub that attaches to the rim. the rim can flex and pop the hub which will strip it. i could upgrade the rims, but they broke yet so i will wait.

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ohh... the weakest point on the truck is the horn on the steering servo, but its cheap and easy to replace.

i custom built one for my wife for about $600, however.

the cost depends on how strong you want to build it. i got tired of replacing steering knuckles, gears, and axles so i replaced them with these:
http://rcpcrawlers.com/product.php?p...&cat=17&page=1
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That's wild. Just like the real thing just itty bity.
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Ah ok. I have an older Losi. Crammed a bunch of lead weights in the wheels, it at least gets a little better traction than it did when I bought it.
sweet.

ya, i did the same thing. i added about 4 oz of lead weights in each wheel so now they each weight about 1/2 pound. that makes a huge difference in traction.
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