Soze's G-Made Sawback 4LS

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Soze's G-Made Sawback 4LS

Post by soze » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:02 pm

This is pretty much my first scaler/crawler type R/C. Pretty average normal build and nothing crazy like some of you more talented folks out there.

G-made Sawback 4LS Kit
Hobbywing 1060 Brushed ESC
PowerHD 20KG waterproof servo
GoolRC 27T Brushed motor
G-Made Aluminum CHub
G-Made Zero Ackerman Knuckle
G-Made Zero Ackerman Steering Links
G-Made Rock Sliders
G-Made Brass weights
G-Made Long CVA Kit for Sawback 4LS and Komodo
G-made 20031 Shock Spring 19X58mm Soft Green GMA0020031
1/10 Tow Shackle for Off-Road Trail Rock Crawling
JunFac 80012 Heavy Duty Rear Bumper for G-made Sawback
Boom Racing Aluminum Servo Plate


I always forget to take pictures while I'm building.

Chassis pretty much built
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A look at the Zero Ackerman Setup
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A look at the electronics & motor have not started to clean up wiring yet.
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Started paint on the body
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Masked with masking tape only to find out later that the light kit included light masks!!! Grrrrr :x
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Test fit.
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Started applying decals.
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Started wiring up lights
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As it sits right now.
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My first flex shot. Am I doing this right?
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More to come. Sliders and brass weights are arriving today.

I have some ideas of what figures I want to use for the driver. Trying to decide if I should cut out a footwell so the figure will fit.

Also plan on getting scale accessories for the vehicle as well.
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Re: Soze's G-Made Sawback 4LS

Post by soze » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:03 pm

These just came in the mail, but probably won't have time to put them in until later.

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Re: Soze's G-Made Sawback 4LS

Post by soze » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:03 pm

So I got around to installing a few of the other things. And ran into some hiccups.

Installed the G-Made Rock Sliders

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Installed the G-Made Brass Weights in the front and rear.

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Was on my way to installing the G-Made Long CVA kit for the 4LS but.... ran into issues. Apparently the CVA's I got were equal in length for both CVA shafts. Works just fine on the left side of the axle (driver's side), but too far out on the right side of the axle (passenger's side). It stuck out too far for me to put the knuckle back in place as the screw holes wouldn't line up anymore.

Not sure if this is because I am using the aluminum CHubs and zero ackerman knuckles.

I even took Jeepiac's recommendation of using Versachem!

Pictures of G-Made Long CVA Kit for 4LS

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Anyway, put the dog bones back in and I'll wait for the GPM versions of the CVA's to get in. They should be in by the end of the week. Hopefully those work out just fine.

the 12mm / 6mm Wheel hubs I bought are also going to be held and used for my Sawback Sport kit. Apparently the 4LS uses 12mm / 10mm wheel hubs. So I guess I'll need to order the 10mm width ones now.

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Re: Soze's G-Made Sawback 4LS

Post by soze » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:03 pm

Got the G-Made CVA's to fit!!!

Thanks to some information to try it again from malickie.... They fit this time around. When I first tried it again, they still didn't fit in all the way. So what I did was force rotate the drivetrain/axle a little and that did the trick!

This side always fit in just fine.... you actually have to pull it out a little even though it can go in even further.
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This was the problem side... I wasn't able to push it in enough to have the knuckle screw holes line up to secure the knuckle in place. Know it's all the way in and secured.
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Re: Soze's G-Made Sawback 4LS

Post by soze » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:04 pm

Alright, got my GPM CVD's in today.... and now I have to figure out what I want to do.

These GPM CVD's are for the Komodo which is same as the Sawback 4LS. Notice how the 2 CVD shafts are different in length? I think this is how it's supposed to be. The question is do I take the G-Made ones back out and use these instead? Or do I just leave as is and be happy that I finally got the G-Made ones to fit.

I would feel better with the GPM ones in there though, since the G-Made ones give little leeway on the passenger's side, and I'm afraid of possible binding at full steering angles.

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Re: Soze's G-Made Sawback 4LS

Post by soze » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:04 pm

How it sits right now with the rock sliders on. Have not gotten around to taking comparison pictures of the different CVDs and dog bones yet.

Next steps are to start adding some scale accessories and a driver. Still contemplating if I should cut that footwell for a driver.

I also want to get a rear bumper. Any good idea for a rear bumper anyone?

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Re: Soze's G-Made Sawback 4LS

Post by soze » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:04 pm

These parts came in this past week.

G-made 20031 Shock Spring 19X58mm Soft Green GMA0020031
1/10 Tow Shackle for Off-Road Trail Rock Crawling

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Re: Soze's G-Made Sawback 4LS

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Re: Soze's G-Made Sawback 4LS

Post by soze » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:05 pm

Test Driver #2: Lego Scarif Storm Trooper

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Re: Soze's G-Made Sawback 4LS

Post by soze » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:05 pm

Made a video of my rookie crawling.


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Re: Soze's G-Made Sawback 4LS

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Re: Soze's G-Made Sawback 4LS

Post by soze » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:06 pm

Took it out for a little excursion again. More video footage of my rookie crawling.


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Re: Soze's G-Made Sawback 4LS

Post by andymac0035 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:56 am

I like that! The group I've been crawling with has a couple G-mades, this one and the Komodo, they do pretty good.

Are those the stock wheels on there? I've been thinking of trying out a set of those just for something different.

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Re: Soze's G-Made Sawback 4LS

Post by soze » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:34 am

andymac0035 wrote:
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:56 am
I like that! The group I've been crawling with has a couple G-mades, this one and the Komodo, they do pretty good.

Are those the stock wheels on there? I've been thinking of trying out a set of those just for something different.
Yeah, these are the stock wheels and tires for the Sawback 4LS (4-link version).

I've also got a Sawback Sport (leaf spring) that I haven't built yet. That comes with the same wheels but different tires.

The regular Sawback comes with different wheels and tires.

I've been considering trying some of the aluminum beadlock wheels from G-Made.

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Re: Soze's G-Made Sawback 4LS

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