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Re: Got another Clod

Post by ramflames » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:19 pm

It's the Green Machine. Check my thread. I Like green. The flat black was cool too.

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Re: Got another Clod

Post by mrgrimm » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:40 pm

Well I really liked the look of using the stock control arms/links - but I think it's time for a 4 link.

First, broke a couple stock links where the bottom of the shock mounts to them, then bought a shock mount kit that mounts them to the axle braces. Worked pretty good for a while, just had to use shorter shocks.

Then I noticed the back end dropping down making a popping noise while running the day. Ended up just being a broken anti-rotation bracket, but I think I am just done with the whole stock link setup. Also should be able to squeeze a little more steering out of a 4 link setup since my tires rub the stock arms now...

I guess CPE stock wheelbase 4 link kit is the way to go??? I plan on adding these axle C-stiffeners and mounts so it should actually be just a tad longer wheelnbase than stock - which is OK by me.

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Re: Got another Clod

Post by mrgrimm » Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:16 am

Been having fun driving the Clod, loving the 2 wheel bumper mounted steering! Handles much better at speed and actually turns pretty tight still. Figured I would post some new pics just for fun. Maybe I'll get a few outdoor shots here soon...

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Re: Got another Clod

Post by CowboyClod » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:39 pm

Sweet looking stocker
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I could see that turn into a retro.

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Re: Got another Clod

Post by SFC K » Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:07 pm

Yup, that would be a perfect candidate for a retro. I like the added trailer hitch on the back. 8)
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Re: Got another Clod

Post by mrgrimm » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:58 pm

Thanks guys! I am trying to keep this one close to it's roots. The stock plastic control arms are probably going to go away soon though, but I will stick with the short wheelbase. Maybe add 1/2" or so but not much. An actual matching set of 8 shocks would be awesome too. Always plan on running older Chevy or Ford body, and that tub style aluminum chassis is a far cry from anything that has come out for a CLod "performance" wise in the last decade! :lol:

Going to stick with the stock 27T motors until they die - performance is actually decent on 3s. Been bouncing around off the curbs and such and so far my old metal geared Futaba S9303 is holding up good with no servo saver.
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Re: Got another Clod

Post by CowboyClod » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:25 am

mrgrimm wrote:Thanks guys! I am trying to keep this one close to it's roots. The stock plastic control arms are probably going to go away soon though, but I will stick with the short wheelbase. Maybe add 1/2" or so but not much. An actual matching set of 8 shocks would be awesome too. Always plan on running older Chevy or Ford body, and that tub style aluminum chassis is a far cry from anything that has come out for a CLod "performance" wise in the last decade! :lol:

Going to stick with the stock 27T motors until they die - performance is actually decent on 3s. Been bouncing around off the curbs and such and so far my old metal geared Futaba S9303 is holding up good with no servo saver.
Ford body you said. That should get you :banned: :mrgreen:

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Re: Got another Clod

Post by mrgrimm » Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:58 pm

I gotta admit I do like 70's Fords...but since this is a Clod maybe I should build another type of monster if I go for a Ford body haha

But......what about the guys running the old Ford stepside Blackfoot bodies on Clods??? :shock: :lol:
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Re: Got another Clod

Post by andymac0035 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:47 am

I put Ford bodies on my clods first chance I get. :mrgreen:

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Re: Got another Clod

Post by CowboyClod » Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:50 pm

Well Mrgrimm If going with a ford body it should be a Lethal Weapon Retro all the way... :nana: Am I encouraging you yet? :mrgreen: :lol:

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Re: Got another Clod

Post by mrgrimm » Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:21 am

Still a Chevy lol!!! ...For now :)

I made a ton of changes to this truck over the past few days...
3 linked suspension
installed Emaxx Titan motors
Fabbed up battery mount and strap
Fabbed up a trick splash proof rx box (silicone would make it H20 proof)
Fabbed up esc mount and fan

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Re: Got another Clod

Post by mrgrimm » Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:25 am

Monster trucks rule :)

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Re: Got another Clod

Post by mrgrimm » Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:30 am

Monster trucks rule :)

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Re: Got another Clod

Post by mrgrimm » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:17 pm

LOL, got around to putting some bladders and oil in these shocks and it handles 100 x's better now. Just soaks everything up but still has a little of that legendary Clod bounce off bigger jumps :)

Sometimes the esc would go into thermal shutdown running 3s on stock silver cans and no fan. Now with the fan and running these titans the hottest temp I got after hard running a whole 3000 mah 3s was 108F on the esc, I like this setup a lot!

Seems almost as fast as the silver cans on 3s, but the Titan motors stay literally 70F cooler and seem to have a little more "punch" off the line.

All the electronics (lipos included) are staying nice and cool, just how I like it 8)
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Re: Got another Clod

Post by SFC K » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:06 pm

Nice! Sounds like you had some fun with it on 3S. How is your steering working for you? Is looks like the servo link is at an angle.
Jeff

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