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SG's TX-C (Tamiya Extreme Clod)

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:44 am

This is my newly completed TX-C - Tamiya Extreme Clod. I am very happy with this truck. I have never really painted a body before, so I was pretty happy with my effort, even though it is quite basic. I'm not happy with how the battery is mounted, but I can work on that.

* TXT-1 Chassis
* TXT-1 4 Links
* Clod Axles
* JPS Bumper/Servo Mounts
* RC Guy Adjustable Upper 4 Link Mounts
* CPE Lower Shock / Link Mounts
* Thunder Tech Racing 5/8 Wheel Wideners
* Proline C10 Body
* HPI Firebolt 15T Motors
* fictpacket Adjustable Motor Mounts
* 15T Pinions
* Traxxas Aluminium Big Bore Shocks
* Traxxas VXL-3S ESC
* Towerpro MG995 Servo on the Rear
* Turnigy 9150 Servo on the Front
* Carbon Fibre battery tray
* Polycarbonate electronics tray
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Re: SG's TX-C (Tamiya Extreme Clod)

Post by SFC K » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:13 pm

That looks Great! I like the stance of it with the body nice and low. How are you liking the dual steering?
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Re: SG's TX-C (Tamiya Extreme Clod)

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:25 pm

Thanks! I run 4ws on all of my trucks, but I use Redcat Ground Pounder radios so I can switch between 2ws and 4ws.

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Re: SG's TX-C (Tamiya Extreme Clod)

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:42 pm

Wipes drool off my screen =P~ :thumbsup: :D love this TX-C truck! You should enter it into the compo at some point? Makes me regret selling my stock txt-1 as I would love to modify one someday. I love how you have clod axles with txt-1 frame as torque steer can be fun but annoying at times in fact I have just decided to copy your truck when I get round to building a modified one hope you don't mind :lol: .

Have a real soft spot for the txt-1 nice paint job too :thumbsup: .
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Re: SG's TX-C (Tamiya Extreme Clod)

Post by TXT-2.0 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:32 pm

nice thing about having clod axles is that you have all that space in the middle now .... i would make a bracket and some clear lexan to mount the battery in the center of the chassis to lower the COG :)

looks great !

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Re: SG's TX-C (Tamiya Extreme Clod)

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:00 pm

GRAVETXT-1 wrote:Wipes drool off my screen =P~ :thumbsup: :D love this TX-C truck! You should enter it into the compo at some point? Makes me regret selling my stock txt-1 as I would love to modify one someday. I love how you have clod axles with txt-1 frame as torque steer can be fun but annoying at times in fact I have just decided to copy your truck when I get round to building a modified one hope you don't mind :lol: .

Have a real soft spot for the txt-1 nice paint job too :thumbsup: .
Thanks! I have a TXT-1 as well and the torque steer is ridiculous. My TXT-2 has virtually no torque steer which I assume is to do with the upright shocks. This thing has none. I'm not running the sway bars either.

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Re: SG's TX-C (Tamiya Extreme Clod)

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:03 pm

TXT-2.0 wrote:nice thing about having clod axles is that you have all that space in the middle now .... i would make a bracket and some clear lexan to mount the battery in the center of the chassis to lower the COG :)

looks great !
Thanks! The plan was to mount the battery low and I spent a long time coming up with a plan. One issue is that I plan to use longer 7600mah packs in this which will make the fit very tight, maybe too tight. The other issue is that I quite like the battery tucked under the body where it can't be seen. It is not tippy at all, so it may well stay this way.

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Re: SG's TX-C (Tamiya Extreme Clod)

Post by Sixtys Guy » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:30 am

This truck is a blast! It jumps really well too. A little more speed woudn't go astray, but this is easily the best handling truck that I have.

I tried getting better pics, but this is as good as I could get it. It was getting a little dark too, so it was hard to focus.
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Re: SG's TX-C (Tamiya Extreme Clod)

Post by Sixtys Guy » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:43 am

And with the original;
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Re: SG's TX-C (Tamiya Extreme Clod)

Post by KONG » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:25 pm

Sixtys Guy wrote:I have never really painted a body before, so I was pretty happy with my effort, even though it is quite basic.
Having never painted a body before it looks like you did a great job. Sometimes basic is the best way to go. :thumbsup:

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Re: SG's TX-C (Tamiya Extreme Clod)

Post by Sixtys Guy » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:26 pm

KONG wrote:
Sixtys Guy wrote:I have never really painted a body before, so I was pretty happy with my effort, even though it is quite basic.
Having never painted a body before it looks like you did a great job. Sometimes basic is the best way to go. :thumbsup:
Thanks! Technically this is the second body that I painted - I brush painted a Wild One (totally black) in 1988 lol!

The original inspiration for the body is as this pic. I had intended to put more flames on there, but I wasn't sure that I could pull it off. Then silver seemed to be a better choice than yellow as the truck had ss screws, the aluminium bumpers and chrome wheels.In the end I love the minimalistic look.
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Re: SG's TX-C (Tamiya Extreme Clod)

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:50 pm

Minimalistic SG you are so right I keep saying it but less is more! Fantastic retro monster truck love the black flames is that an Australian truck any more details on it?
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Re: SG's TX-C (Tamiya Extreme Clod)

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:00 am

:thumbsup:

The truck is the 'new' Titan from Monster Jam before the decals were applied. I copied that pic from RCMT.

I thought about doing the 'Aussie Battler' which was the original Australian Monster Truck from the early 80's. It was a K20 Chevy.

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Re: SG's TX-C (Tamiya Extreme Clod)

Post by ramflames » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:38 pm

Love the Chevy Body. I have one for my Stampede. Great shell for a great truck. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: SG's TX-C (Tamiya Extreme Clod)

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat May 17, 2014 6:53 am

Swapped bodies around. This body looks faster! It is.... I now have a 3S pack for this. It runs great, plenty of speed and wheelies on take off. I also locked out the rear steering with a couple of machine washers.
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