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Hi, first post new Clod owner

Post by Peter_B » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:48 pm

Hi all,

I'm Peter, fresh over from Tamiya Club. I'm a new Clod owner, having spotted a nice looking Super Clodbuster on ebay that was quite local to me. I made an offer, went to and fro with the seller for a bit. Then went to have a look at it and brought it home.

I'm quite pleased, it's in great condition, already ballraced with a Tamiya TEU-106BK ESC. Everything else is stock (as far as I know so far, not had chance to read the manual yet).

Only had chance for a quick test drive so far. I need to have a look at the steering setup but otherwise it ran great.

A couple of pics...

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Re: Hi, first post new Clod owner

Post by andymac0035 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:06 pm

Very nice, looks like it's never even been run.

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Re: Hi, first post new Clod owner

Post by 87lc2 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:08 am

I was thinking the same thing, I haven't had a Clod that clean in years :) The stock steering does leave a lot to be desired. Good new is there are a ton of options for upgrading. This board is great for info if you have any questions. Good luck with the new toy.

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Re: Hi, first post new Clod owner

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:48 am

Welcome mate, looks like a cleanskin!

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Re: Hi, first post new Clod owner

Post by Peter_B » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:09 pm

Sixtys Guy wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:48 am
Welcome mate, looks like a cleanskin!
You what now?

I'm new here and that sounds like something you need cream for ;)

Thanks for the welcome guys.

Now that I've had chance to look it's already got the servo horns mod and has what is likely a knock-off TowerPro MG996R servo.

Going to look for another servo so I know what I'm working with.

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Re: Hi, first post new Clod owner

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:01 pm

Peter_B wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:09 pm
Sixtys Guy wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:48 am
Welcome mate, looks like a cleanskin!
You what now?

I'm new here and that sounds like something you need cream for ;)
I meant the truck not you :lol:

I use those Towerpro servos a lot. They are ok and at around $5 a pop I treat them as disposable.

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Re: Hi, first post new Clod owner

Post by Peter_B » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:10 pm

Sixtys Guy wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:01 pm

I meant the truck not you :lol:

I use those Towerpro servos a lot. They are ok and at around $5 a pop I treat them as disposable.
I know you meant the truck :) I'd just not heard that term before.

So do you reckon it's worth sticking with that servo for the time being?

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Re: Hi, first post new Clod owner

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:35 pm

Good servos are definitely nice. I have quite a few trucks, so buying a Savox or similar servo for each one is not feasible for me.

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Re: Hi, first post new Clod owner

Post by 87lc2 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:38 am

The TowerPro servos are decent for the money. I use them in a few of my trucks that I take in the water/mud a lot. Like SixtysGuy I treat them as disposable. Savox are very nice and the CYS servos CPE sells are pretty good as well. If you really want the truck to steer you'll need to relocate the servo(s) to the axles. A set of axle mounts from CPE and another TowerPro servo will still be cheaper than one good Savox servo. I really only use Savox in race trucks with 2WS. For anything else I use either CYS, Hitec, or TowerPro servos.

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Re: Hi, first post new Clod owner

Post by Peter_B » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:41 pm

Had a first proper drive with the Clod today. Really good fun. Steering actually seems ok although it does seem to pull to one side of other depending on where the trim is set. Couldn't quite get it trimmed properly so will have a check of all the link lengths etc.

The seller I bought it from also got in touch to see if I was interested in a set of 8 shocks from a TXT-2 for £25. Seemed a good price so I took them.

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Re: Hi, first post new Clod owner

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:25 pm

Good job! It is tricky getting the stock steering to work properly.

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Re: Hi, first post new Clod owner

Post by SFC K » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:37 am

Nice looking truck for your first one and it is like new! Once you decide to dive into the axles, make sure that you have bearings throughout. Other than drive it! :wink: Also, if you are looking to get more steering out of the stock Clod, check out the popular mods stickies at the top of the Clod section.
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Re: Hi, first post new Clod owner

Post by Peter_B » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:50 am

Thanks. It's already got bearings throughout.

The TXT-2 shocks arrived yesterday so I'll probably fit those this evening.

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Re: Hi, first post new Clod owner

Post by Halgar » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:46 pm

Nice find!

I've always like the looks of a stock truck over the mechanical marvels everyone builds. Yeah, the handling isn't that great, but there's quite a lot you can do to the stock platform to improve performance.
I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

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Re: Hi, first post new Clod owner

Post by Peter_B » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:39 am

Hit a slight snag fitting the TXT-2 shocks. They're too short and with them fitted there is next to zero suspension travel.

I'm waiting on a set of lift brackets to arrive. Just some simple aluminium plates that replace the top shock mounts.

I also considered the CPE dual shock (CPE-DUALSHK) kit so that the modifications would be hidden behind the wheels.

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