SG's TXT-2

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SG's TXT-2

Post by Sixtys Guy » Fri May 10, 2013 10:12 pm

Just ordered a TXT 2. Might be the first one in Australia!

Plan to keep it pretty much stock except for Clod Tyres and maybe lock the rear diff. The wait begins!

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Re: SG's TXT-2

Post by TXT-2.0 » Sat May 11, 2013 3:08 pm

congrats ! now lots of pics !!! :D

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Re: SG's TXT-2

Post by bobb428 » Sat May 11, 2013 6:23 pm

Its a cool Truck!
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Re: SG's TXT-2

Post by bobb428 » Fri May 24, 2013 2:09 am

Get it yet?
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Re: SG's TXT-2

Post by Sixtys Guy » Fri May 24, 2013 4:21 am

Yep! It arrived about a week ago. I opened the box and put the wheels and tyres on my Ground Pounder (looks sweet!), but thats about it. I work in a heating business and it's winter here atm, so I'm flat out at work. When I have had spare time I have been concentrating on getting my Clod and GP up and running as they have been out of action for a few weeks. Should get a start on it next week.

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Re: SG's TXT-2

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:52 am

Finally got around to building the TXT-2. I haven't built a kit since the late 80's (Black Foot) and had heaps of fun doing this. I got it all done a couple of days ago and then cut the body ready for paint. Got the paint from the LHS and just before painting, realised that I just couldn't overcome how much I dislike the body! I put my cheap HSP body on it for the time being until the new body turns up.

I installed a Traxxas VXL-3S ESC, stock motors and a couple of metal gear hi torque ebay servos. I didn't install the rear servo as per the instructions as I had already bought a servo reverse lead. It works out better anyway as I can adjust the rear servo on it's own via the trim pot on the reverse lead. I also installed the three hole discs in the shocks to make them a little softer. I figured I can add spacers to the springs if I want them stiffer. Other than that the build was as per the instructions.

I took the TXT-2 and the Clod for a run today. TXT-2 tops out at 15.3kph and the Clod (stock drivetrain) at 14.3kph. I would have tested the GP, but it's broken (again :? ). The rear steering is very sensitive and it's easy to fishtail when driving on gravel, even at these low speeds.

Here it is with my newly acquired Juggernaut 2 and my Clod (with the GP Shock Therapy body on it).

TXT-2 wheels and tyres look much better on the Ground Pounder!
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Re: SG's TXT-2

Post by andymac0035 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:30 pm

Thats a pretty good fleet you have there, very nice! :thumbsup:

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Re: SG's TXT-2

Post by Sixtys Guy » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:35 am

Small update on the TXT-2. There's not much to report..... I think this would have to be the best out of the box monster truck on the market (in terms of bashing, maybe not for racing). The only things I have done to it; installed the Clod Tyres, installed twin HPI Firebolts (with 15 tooth pinions), changed the body to a Redcat Cult Energy, installed a Ground Pounder radio (so I can switch from 2ws to 4ws) and heavy duty steering links from CPE.

The power of the motors and the smaller pinions and 2S lipo give awesome acceleration and I can pop wheelies any time I want to. Top speed is 23.5kph (14.6mph).
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Re: SG's TXT-2

Post by charliechristmas58 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:40 pm

Is that jugg yours ??
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Re: SG's TXT-2

Post by Sixtys Guy » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:47 pm

charliechristmas58 wrote:Is that jugg yours ??
Yeh, picked it up off eBay a little while ago.

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Re: SG's TXT-2

Post by 91lxcoupe » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:12 am

truck looks good with the cult body on it

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Re: SG's TXT-2

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:18 am

Thanks, I'm happy with it. It is possibly a little on the small side, but I really like the idea of having a replica of a real monster truck. I seem to be collection the GP bodies, as I have all of them of various trucks.

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Re: SG's TXT-2

Post by charliechristmas58 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:29 pm

Well it's a sweet looking truck . :D
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming to the Lord,
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Re: SG's TXT-2

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:47 am

The wheely popping action of twin Firebolts took their toll on the driveshafts. One of the uni's just tore apart. I was about to buy Punisher shafts off RC4wd when I found a cool mod that some have done with 3.3 Revo shafts. Part number is #TRA5451. Each set of axles comes with one drive shaft retainer screw, although 4 in total are needed. I had a packet of retainer screws from RC4wd in my kit, so I used these.

To make these fit;
* Cut off factory seals and shorten outer casing of slider by around 30mm
* The shafts at the axle end fit perfectly, just slide on and use the supplied retainer screws
* For the front (motor side) drive shaft, the 'flat' on the gearbox output needs to be made 1mm longer, otherwise the screw won't line up with the hole properly. I did this easily with the dremel. A small amount has to be dremelled from the yoke to clear the gear box.
* For the rear (heat sink side) I had to do as above, as well as trim a few mm off the heat sink.

A cheap and easy mod!
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Re: SG's TXT-2

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:04 pm

Love it much cheaper than Punisher Shafts that is for sure look great as well =D> :thumbsup:
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