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Old 02-22-2018, 02:48 PM
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Swapping things around, and making room for the front shocks. Recently, I got some new Finnisher lids (made for the T4.3 ) from JConcepts. In order to make body fit, I will have to install an original T4 front shock tower to bring top of shocks in. For the moment; unless someone can tell me otherwise, I will be keeping my FT's gullwing arms on for testing purposes in the next few weeks. My main concern is making big drastic changes in oil and springs to compensate the shocks being laid down more than normal.

My T4.2 is just used for track bashing purposes, so not that big of deal. I just wanted to know if anyone has ever used the gullwing arms/T4 shock tower combo, and what their findings were.

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Old 02-23-2018, 04:14 AM
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Scratch that idea!

To be able to use T4 tower and gullwing arms, one would need to purchase longer shock shafts.
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Old 02-25-2018, 01:35 AM
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Silly me. I did not think there would be a measurable amount of difference just by "eyeballing it". After moving things around, you can see a how big of change is made when going from the SC10B shock mount to a T4 shock mount. The blue shock is a rear shock from T4.3 mounted up to gullwing arm. To get close to stock setup droop, you would need 5 limiters on the shock shaft.

I don't like the looks of the rear shock being used up font. It just doesn't seem natural having front/rear suspensions using the same length of shocks on a stadium truck.
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Old 02-25-2018, 03:51 PM
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I picked up some DE Racing chassis braces to use instead of running RPM's bumper. The chassis brace adds some extra strength to a potential weak spot, and I won't have to sport a big (some may call it) goofy piece of plastic off the front end. I never had an issue with snapping a chassis, but have seen a few dudes manage to do so over the years.
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Old 02-25-2018, 04:10 PM
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I must have been really focused on short course and never picked up a Finnisher lid for my stadium truck. I had in my mind I'd be content with Bulldog bodies. I missed out on the first round of JConcepts Finnisher bodies for the T4.2FT. I wasn't going to let it happen again; even if I have to put a T4 front shock mount on. After selling off all of my Pro-Line T4.2 bodies, that I had stashed away (sorry MERLIN), my first batch of JConcepts Finnisher T4.3 bodies showed up. This is the part of the hobby I dislike the most ...painting . It takes me forever to get in the groove of things and spray a body.
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Old 03-27-2018, 04:42 PM
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Got tired of waiting for the weather to cooperate to do this thing. Cranked up the heat; brought air compressor inside to "man cave", and got the first two colors done anyway .

Edit: Finished 'er up tonight. Glad that's over with. Stickers, spoiler, and some sun...we'll be in business.


Edit II: Some stickers and spoiler now on the Finnisher body. Still waiting for the sun .

I can honestly say I'm glad to be rid of my Bulldog bodies. Don't get me wrong, I like Pro-Lines bodies, it's just the way Associated had the Bulldod body painted for the manual and T4.2FT's box...probably one of the worst paint jobs AE has ever used IMO.




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Old 03-29-2018, 06:15 AM
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Nice !
I do like that blue
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:34 AM
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Thanks for the kind word.

Depending on the angle; light, the chrome, and the blue have different hues when going through camera lens.

I didn't even have a chance to get the body scratched up yet, and Team Associated has the T6.1 announcement out now! LOL. I prepared my mind for this day. My "4" series trucks are going to be ran into the ground before I go mid motor. I'm not ready to be buying shorty packs yet.

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Old 04-07-2018, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by RustyUs View Post
I picked up some DE Racing chassis braces to use instead of running RPM's bumper. The chassis brace adds some extra strength to a potential weak spot, and I won't have to sport a big (some may call it) goofy piece of plastic off the front end. I never had an issue with snapping a chassis, but have seen a few dudes manage to do so over the years.
I snapped my T4.3 chassis last weekend. I hit an electrical juntion box; wasn't going very fast but must have hit it just right. I ordered a new chassis and a RPM front bumper. Hope the bumper helps.
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Old 04-07-2018, 02:07 PM
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I've lawndarted many of times with the RPM bumper on the front of my Associated stadium truck. The plastic is made flexible enough help absorb some of the shock. But, like you have found out, there are limits. While shaking my head in disbelief, I've laughed my butt off at some of the ugly mishaps that occured to my RCs and finding out nothing was wrong.

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Old 04-22-2018, 04:12 PM
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I wasn't expecting much from the motor when I bought it, but after reading some good reviews, I thought, what the heck.

That DTX 17.5T has some spunk to it!

I can only imagine what some of the top of line 17.5T will put out.

Geared the tranny as per manual suggestion (28/75). Brought 'er in after 10 minutes, and it was only 134~137F. I was super pleased with the DTX motor. I went looking to buy another one, and now the prices are ... let's just sat they're not at all what they were a year ago for the places that still have them in stock.


Duratrax 17.5T sensored motor. One of my eBay finds.
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Old 11-23-2018, 12:52 PM
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Seeing that Panther Step Pins for stadium trucks are not in stock anywhere; I fear they are discontinuing them. I am thinking about going to my backup plan of running HPI rear/Slash 4x4 offset wheels with Badlands/Gladiator tires (my combo that I run on all my trashing SC10s) to be as close to the same width as running Associated ST wheels.

Anyone ever run wider offset SC wheels/tires on their T4s?
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Old 11-29-2018, 08:54 AM
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I almost bought some dish style wheels in white (DE Racing) to go with a traditional ST look, but came across eBay seller willing to take my offer on some Pro-Line Renegades (Ultima/Blitz/Slash 4x4 offset). At least I got a plan when my supply of old school Step Pins/Ribbed tires are gone. I will be giving up a few millimeters in width with the SC tires and wheels, but it'll work...



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While rebuilding diff and shocks, I had to measure just how narrow the T4 became with the SC wheels/tires on. 308mm wide...I lost about 4mm per side compared to using regular ST tires/wheels. I can live with that as it's still wider than my SC10s which come in at 293mm wide (stock wheels).

Do I need to thank Traxxass for the wider offset wheels?
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I never paid attention to my SC10s chassis slapping ability, or lack of it. I did notice, after using the SC tires/wheels on the T4, the suspension travel is maxed out just as the chassis (barely) touches the ground. Landing the T4 all "cockeyed" will put more stress on the shocks and tower while running the taller tires. If shocks had too thin of an oil in them, then I could see a greater possibility of breakage. I never had a problem with any SC10 and hard landings so I feel better about using the new tire/wheel combo.
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Awesome build, love the custom paint!
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Originally Posted by RustyUs View Post
I must have been really focused on short course and never picked up a Finnisher lid for my stadium truck. I had in my mind I'd be content with Bulldog bodies. I missed out on the first round of JConcepts Finnisher bodies for the T4.2FT. I wasn't going to let it happen again; even if I have to put a T4 front shock mount on. After selling off all of my Pro-Line T4.2 bodies, that I had stashed away (sorry MERLIN), my first batch of JConcepts Finnisher T4.3 bodies showed up. This is the part of the hobby I dislike the most ...painting . It takes me forever to get in the groove of things and spray a body.
How did you use a T4.3 Jconcept body on a T4.2? Swap front shock tower only?
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:33 AM
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Used T4's arms, body mounting posts, and shock tower. The shock tower had to be shaved a tiny bit to clear big bore shocks.
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