Steve's tube clod build

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Yep ;) still have to disassemble everything for a final time to threadlock everything and make sure everything is spaced and correct such as the upper link mounts, lower links will get a larger spacer than currently on so the tires don't rub at full lock, and all the lock nuts and spacers and such. Still somewhat in the "extended mock up" at moment is the best way to describe it lol.

BTW that reminds me- I need to get some of these things but can't for the life of me remember what they are called. They are those little spacer/washer type things that are flat on one side but angled / cone shaped on the other side, about 1/8" thick. Not sure if I explained that well enough for you to know what I am trying to say? lol
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Steve C wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:08 pm
BTW that reminds me- I need to get some of these things but can't for the life of me remember what they are called. They are those little spacer/washer type things that are flat on one side but angled / cone shaped on the other side, about 1/8" thick. Not sure if I explained that well enough for you to know what I am trying to say? lol
Sounds like a cone washer to me.
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That's not the ones I was trying to explain, but I actually do need some of those there as well :mrgreen:
The ones I was trying to explain are more of a spacer than a washer, cone shaped, maybe 3/16" thick. I remember back in the day I had them on my CZ4 chassis and they went between the rod end of the links and the link plate. They might not even be something I need? but just remember having them before so wasn't sure if they were required or not. I'll have to try to find a picture of them online somewhere soon as I get a chance and you guys can tell me if they are needed or not.
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THAT'S that ones I was talking about. You da' man Andy, thanks. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Steve C wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:26 pm
The ones I was trying to explain are more of a spacer than a washer, cone shaped, maybe 3/16" thick. I remember back in the day I had them on my CZ4 chassis and they went between the rod end of the links and the link plate. They might not even be something I need? but just remember having them before so wasn't sure if they were required or not. I'll have to try to find a picture of them online somewhere soon as I get a chance and you guys can tell me if they are needed or not.
Well, then why didn't you just say so? #-o :lol: :lol: :wink: :wink:
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Well I have a thought (I know don't say it ;) ) Here's what I am thinking. I already have the motors & ESC's for this truck, pair of Castle 5700kv brushless motors and pair of Mamba-X ESC's. Now though I am thinking of maybe using those motors & ESC's in my "Hardcore basher" build. Mainly because the 2nd truck I am building will be able to stand up to the high power of that setup since it has TT Straight axles and TT CVD's, weighs about 2-3 lbs less, has the HD monster shop links etc etc. So I'm thinking of running those in that truck since it can make better use of them and something else in this truck now. Don't get me wrong I do plan to bash this truck, but with so much detail and scale look I don't plan to beat the living daylights out of this one like I do truck #2.

So I started looking around last night at other ESC's & motors. If I do change the setup for this I'm thinking maybe sidewinder ESC & 4600kv Castle brushless. Anyone use that setup here?
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That used to be the go-to set up, not sure if it still is though.

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Holy cow that thing is sweet looking, you sir have an awesome set of skills =D>

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looks like the Cousin-Uva-Digger

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whitechicksinporn wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:26 pm
looks like the Cousin-Uva-Digger

:lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbsup:
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OK I have a question about the HR axle tubes, are they stock length and do you think the 4 link axle mounts like I'm using in my zilla 2 build on the stock axles tubes bolt to the back of the HR tubes?

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They are 1/4" wider per side so they add 1/2" width total. Stock clod axle shafts won't work with them because of that, but they come with their own longer shafts with the tubes. You also have to buy the HR knuckles if you use the HR tubes because their knuckles are the only ones that fit their tubes. They have tapped holes on both the upper & lower of the C hub so you can mount the 4 links right to the backside of the C hub.
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Thanks steve!