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Some help identifying my Clod

Post by Diamond Dave » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:28 pm

First post for me, any help would be great.

I bought this truck used, paid very little for it. Not sure what has been done from the original stock parts and appearance.

I was told that some parts broke, and the chassis was upgraded, I think motors are stock.

The ESC was changed, othe than that, I am not sure what model or year this is. So, that being said, can anyone help with a description of this thing?

I would like to know apprx age, what parts have swapped out for upgrades, that you can see.

What can be done to upgrade it, and your personal opinion of what it is, and what it could be.

The type of truck it is, and what the use would be, (crawling, simple bashing, more racing or more for jumping or maybe speed? etc etc.

I have ordered 2 better motors they are Kyosho Mega motors, one is standard, the other is reverse. They are pink with large yellow letters on them saying "Mega Motors" they are brushed.

The ESC is a Futaba MC330CR, the radio is a Futaba Magnum Sport FP-T2PB. Uses Nicad or NIMH batts.

Wheels and tires look stock, it says All traction utility on the outside of the rubber and 66 X 43 00-25 on the inside.

Shocks look stock, What model can I buy to upgrade them? Should I buy some better/alum shock mounts, battery tray, diff housing/trans unit?

Better wheels? bigger smaller? Add foam to the inside? When you squeeze the rubber now, it just pushes in and back out quickly with a large rush of air.

Can I replace the redish bumpers to something stronger/lighter/better looking/more functional?

I don't think I want to change it to a brushless system, as I would prefer to build a new MT or Truggy type brushless vehicle soon.

Swap out the red and black rod ends for something stronger/better?

The alum arms have a sticker on it saying K & S Engineering, I know that they are an upgrade from that company, They make some great stuff!

What is the adjustment screw that is white, inside the blue plastic and heat wrapped on the front left side ahead of the receiver?

If anyone could give me the heads up and possibly give an opinion and list what you would do to this clod I would sure like that!

Maybe list it off in order of my questions, Or start from the top and work your way down...

If I missed anything, let me know. Be honest, I can take it! The value was to good to pass up, I paid less than $40 for it all.

Thanks alot for help/opinion!
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Re: Some help identifying my Clod

Post by Diamond Dave » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:31 pm

Can't seem to get pics to upload...

Huh? hehe! Crap!

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Re: Some help identifying my Clod

Post by TomT » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:21 pm

Are you trying to upload from your computer or a photo-hosting site?
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Re: Some help identifying my Clod

Post by Diamond Dave » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:24 pm

my computer, I have the pics saved in a folder on the desktop.

Do I have to send them to a hosting site, and upload from there?
If so, what one is easy to use? Never had to do that before.

Should be able to attach photos tot he post, insert them?

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Re: Some help identifying my Clod

Post by TomT » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:38 pm

If you think you might end up posting lots of photos I would suggest a photo hosting site, some people like http://imageshack.us/, http://photobucket.com/, and I like http://picasa.google.com/features.html but you have to download a photo management program with it (free).

If uploading directly from your computer you need to make sure your photo meets all the site size requirements.
I'm going to check what they are and post back here.
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Re: Some help identifying my Clod

Post by Diamond Dave » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:45 pm

Thats great, thanks for doing that. I might try to upload photos to youtube and then just transfer to here, or post the URL so people can see them.

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Re: Some help identifying my Clod

Post by TomT » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:54 pm

OK, max file size 256KB, so if you want to upload from your computer:

1. hit post reply
2. insert text if desired
3. scroll down to Upload Attachment
4. press Choose File button
5. browse for location of desired photo and click open
6. you can add a file comment
7. click Add the File
8. you can Preview or Submit

If your file was not added check for an error message at the top of the reply box.
You might have to crop and shrink photo size to meet the 256KB restriction.

I think resolution size 800x600 is good as well as 640x480.
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Re: Some help identifying my Clod

Post by Diamond Dave » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:56 pm

Got it, thanks Tom. I bet the photos are way to large, Lets see if I can shrink em.

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Re: Some help identifying my Clod

Post by Diamond Dave » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:15 pm

Just had to resize them, should have known, Thanks again!
Let me know what you all think.
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Re: Some help identifying my Clod

Post by Diamond Dave » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:18 pm

OK, thats enough for now.

Hope this helps, and I get some good feedback for what the info is one it, and also what I can do to mod this thing.

Never had a Clod before, looks like fun just sittin there. What do you all think I should turn this into?

Crawling or Fast MT fun or...?
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Re: Some help identifying my Clod

Post by SFC K » Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:35 pm

Thay is an interesting looking chassis. Never seen it before. I would keep it MT Racer.... :wink: For <40 bucks, that is a steal!!!! Can you take a picture of the chassis but zoom out a little bit more. Would like to see the whole thing in one shot.

You are asking a lot of questions on changing this and that. What is it you want to do with this rig? Bash it, Race it?

PS, Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Some help identifying my Clod

Post by TomT » Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:55 pm

I like it, I would not change a thing, except maybe the shocks!
Who knows, maybe it's a part of RC history? Never seen anything like it!
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Re: Some help identifying my Clod

Post by Diamond Dave » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:00 am

Thanks SFC K, hope I can get some answers. I think I might leave it as a bashin MT, not going to race with it for sure.

As far as rock crawling goes, I would purchase a newer Axial of some sort for that. I did buy 2 motors off ebay for the Clod, that might increase the get up and go.

I took a few more pics, hope they are a little better. What do others do for hop up parts? I would like to be able to purchase them online. The lhs is a pain to get to.

What would you start with?

Lets see what this brings me...

Thanks again!
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Re: Some help identifying my Clod

Post by Diamond Dave » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:02 am

TomT wrote:I like it, I would not change a thing, except maybe the shocks!
Who knows, maybe it's a part of RC history? Never seen anything like it!
Ya, I kinda think it is neat as well. The guy I got it from said his friend did all the work after some parts broke.

So he changed the chassis, it is a combo of a crawler attempt he said, but all the other parts were original to when it was new, kinda.

What kind of shocks? Thx for the reply Tom.

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Re: Some help identifying my Clod

Post by SFC K » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:28 am

Shocks is a good idea. Those are the stock Clod shocks which are not very good. I think anything in the 100-110mm length would be best. I am using stock MGT shocks on my Clod.

I just noticed that this truck is using the stock set-up for 4 wheel steering. You might want to change it to get more steering or leave it because of the type of chassis you have. I wish someone here could identify that chassis. :?:
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