My recently acquired TXT-2

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Peter_B
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My recently acquired TXT-2

Post by Peter_B » Tue May 15, 2018 9:04 am

I recently got my hands on this

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It appeared on eBay a few weeks ago, with a lot of alloy upgrades, for a price that was more than I could entertain.

Turns out it ended up being bought by a chap local to me, who I bought my Clodbuster from last year. He decided it wasn't for him so tried to sell it on as it was. He didn't have any luck with that so started stripping off some of the upgrades to sell and replacing them with stock parts.

Then he put it up for sale again, this time at a price closer to my valuation. So a deal was done 8)

As it stands now it's a pretty much stock TXT-2. It's got the alloy bumpers, Traxxas springs, and RC4WD aluminium beadlock wheels.

There isn't a sticker on that body - it's all paint.

Pretty pleased with it, especially as I got it for less than the wheels and tyres would cost on their own :)

The plan is to get it up and running - it needs a full set of electrics, I'm thinking of going with a single brushless motor. Swap out the shocks and maybe change the beadlocks for a set of TXT-1 wheels. Those beadlocks are nice but they are very heavy.

Looking at it, it looks to me as if either the bumpers are on the wrong ends, or the body (and wheels) are on back to front. So I'll have to investigate, figure out which end is the front and remount everything accordingly.

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Re: My recently acquired TXT-2

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Tue May 15, 2018 1:38 pm

You could sell the body separately and make back the money you spent on buying the truck the original owner would have spent a fortune having the body custom painted and then shipped back to the UK! 8)
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Re: My recently acquired TXT-2

Post by NorthernNightmare » Wed May 16, 2018 1:46 pm

Nice looking rig, sounds like you did a great deal on it too.

If you wana ditch the alloy rims i could understand. As i got a set of the alloy and a set delrin versions, both are a bit on the heavy side but the alloy ones are just out of control. Even when you do got the power to spin them, they feel like gyros that wont stop till there tear up something

Where are you located, i have a lighter set of delrin units, id trade for alloy if that helps.

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Re: My recently acquired TXT-2

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed May 16, 2018 9:57 pm

Nice! The TXT-2 is one of my favourite trucks.

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Re: My recently acquired TXT-2

Post by Peter_B » Mon May 21, 2018 6:16 pm

NorthernNightmare wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 1:46 pm
Nice looking rig, sounds like you did a great deal on it too.

If you wana ditch the alloy rims i could understand. As i got a set of the alloy and a set delrin versions, both are a bit on the heavy side but the alloy ones are just out of control. Even when you do got the power to spin them, they feel like gyros that wont stop till there tear up something

Where are you located, i have a lighter set of delrin units, id trade for alloy if that helps.
I'm in the UK but think I'll hang on to the alloys for now.

I do have a question though, seeing as you have experience of the wheels.

I've just gotten round to taking the wheels off and was surprised to find 3 bushes as spacers between each wheel nut and the wheel.

I'm assuming they are there because the wheels are designed for a Clod and the TXT has longer axles.

But is there a better, more proper, solution than a bunch of old bushes?

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Re: My recently acquired TXT-2

Post by matt1ptkn » Tue May 22, 2018 11:34 am

Now those are some body posts! :shock: I am scratching my head over your front/back dilemma. It's never occurred to me, that not being the builder of a truck such as this, that it would be nearly symmetric front to back. I suppose it shouldn't really matter, right? But that is an interesting situation.

Great looking truck, BTW.
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Re: My recently acquired TXT-2

Post by NorthernNightmare » Wed May 23, 2018 12:53 am

Peter_B wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 6:16 pm
NorthernNightmare wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 1:46 pm
Nice looking rig, sounds like you did a great deal on it too.

If you wana ditch the alloy rims i could understand. As i got a set of the alloy and a set delrin versions, both are a bit on the heavy side but the alloy ones are just out of control. Even when you do got the power to spin them, they feel like gyros that wont stop till there tear up something

Where are you located, i have a lighter set of delrin units, id trade for alloy if that helps.
I'm in the UK but think I'll hang on to the alloys for now.

I do have a question though, seeing as you have experience of the wheels.

I've just gotten round to taking the wheels off and was surprised to find 3 bushes as spacers between each wheel nut and the wheel.

I'm assuming they are there because the wheels are designed for a Clod and the TXT has longer axles.

But is there a better, more proper, solution than a bunch of old bushes?
Yup thats normal on both the clod and txt-1 with the rc4wd wheels.

The only solution Im aware of is if you switch to thunder tech cvd axle shafts that are 8mm and uses a different mounting style but dont need the extended bushings.

I currently got the wheels on other builds that are more of a show vehicals as they just tear up shafts left and right all day...

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Re: My recently acquired TXT-2

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed May 23, 2018 3:13 am

I know when I went to install CPE wideners on my TXT-2 they didn't work as the axles were too long, as you have said. I switched to Clod axles and all good. I assume this would work the same for your wheels.

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