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Old 07-14-2009, 03:53 PM
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You need to make some custom links.. rod-end is not gonna get you there!!
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Where?! I can't see it.. they are too skinny... (joke)

I am sure it would work fine.. I guess I just like something more beefy for a TXT.. I am sure they are just fine, though.. !!

You are definitely right, I would also like something beefier, what do you have in mind?
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I think I ran some JunFac stuff...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=5170113
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You need to make some custom links.. rod-end is not gonna get you there!!
oh of course! Haha! i just havent posted that question yet. you just beat me to it. i have been posting like crazy! I have like 50 posts and i only post in this thread.

The question is how do i make custom links? i have been searching forums like mad. i was going to post today and hopefully find out how. i have 9 pieces of 5/32" @ 36" lengths brass tubing i planned on using for custom tube frames that maybe i could use with some all thread down the middle but i dont like that idea too much. or i was going to go down to local metal supplier and get something similar in steel, and maybe buy a tool to thread them. i dont know much about that but i was going to look into it. i wanted to check for another way first. i'll post what i find and i am open to suggestions, your comments are always appreciated.

so custom links, a custom tube frame/chassis, and a custom steering setup yet to come.

BTW do you think jato or revo ends are stronger?
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:23 PM
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alright if i have a problem with those at all or maybe just a month or 2 down the road i will get these and mount them to custom chassis.

M5 Rod End with 10mm Steel Ball (10)

http://www.junfac.com/shop/index.php...roducts_id=218

edit- beefy enough for ya!? lol
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:25 PM
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How to make links => depends on how good you want them to look and what kind of tool you have..

If you have a lathe, it is REALLY simple.. use it to cut to the length you want, and then drill a hole on each end and tap.. very professional looking..

If you don't have a lathe, you can still do it, but the hole might not be centered too well, etc.

But you can always get a hallow aluminum tube that have holes in the middle already.. make sure the hole is not bigger than your threaded rod, and then you can just drill to enlarge the hole and tap..
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I built some links for my TLT...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=4898421
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I built some links for my TLT...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=4898421
NOO!!!!! dont do that! dont send me a link to another build forum! you trying to get me to spend more money?! no no... the last time i read a LB build forum i got hooked! i read all 140 some odd pages like it was a damn novel. stayed up day and night ignoring the rest of the world like a damn addict, i couldnt get enough. now i own a tamiya. now i am a part of that novel! ... or is that novel a part of me? [X(] j/k but i wont make that mistake again! HA!

but... those lil brackets looked nice. will jato ends fit? if so, do you have a link to get them? or got extras?

that just gave me a good idea! damn. making me want to take another look... damn it!! LB you are killin me man!

all B.S. aside thanks for the info. and where did you get the aluminum? any deals? or just local supplier?
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:02 AM
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forgot to order deans and the place i ordered my wheel adapters/wideners and bolts/nuts/washers from has them cheap. Didnt realize until afterward they werent ultra.

$1.80 for 2 - male and 2- female w/ shrink tubes so i ordered 5 . had them add to previous order so didnt have to pay for shipping.

http://www.toughracing.com/zc126d/in...roducts_id=857

DOH! whats the difference between ultra and these? did i waste money?
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:04 AM
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tower order received last night along with tamiya's. looks like tranny and shocks will arrive today or tomorrow, new era next tuesday, i dont think revo shafts have been sent yet. 2 titans, the guy said by friday but who knows(no tracking info). wheel adapters along with nuts/bolts/washers/deans connectors dont even know if they have been shipped yet... from south korea. and still no word on the jumbo kongs deal.

man i dont know where to start...
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:32 AM
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i ordered a new Tx for better steering and to shift my 2 speed tranny i bught a used HDX6i should arrive in a few days it was $30 shipped.



http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=2653257



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Old 07-28-2009, 11:07 PM
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as of right now

-i still dont have jumbo kongs, but hoping to get some soon.
-i need to start my custom tube digger chassis

but until then i am thinking about mounting everything on my stock chassis and run it because i have had this truck for roughly 2 months and still havent driven with 4wd or 4ws!! lol

so now it will have:

-traxxas twin 550's
-traxxas EVX2 esc
-traxxas revo shafts
-traxxas E-maxx 2speed tranny
-savage shocks
-wheel adapters/wideners to 17mm
-rims/tires on first picture of this thread(if anyone knows what kind please inform me)
-axle guards removed
-new era skid plate


working on right now:

-2.4ghz custom Tx modded(will be doing something special with this one)... waiting for it to arrive
-2 TowerPro MG995 custom chassis mounted servos(oh yeah! no servos on my axles!)... waiting on parts
-extended 4 links with new lower axle mounts ... waiting for parts
-mounts for e-maxx tranny ... in progress
-mounting shift servo ....waiting for tranny to be in
-shock mounts .... waiting on parts


In the future

-custom sway bar like the one from new era(maybe)
-extending wheelbase(if needed)
-custom tube gravedigger chassis
-4 more savage shocks (maybe 8 integy silver msr4)
-Jumbo Kongs
-1/8 Parma Gravedigger body mounted
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:12 PM
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tx finally shipped today.

anyone have original tires and rims for each the clod , TXT, and jugg??

i want to see some pics side by side by side. a link to pic will work

well the situation is i want stock txt rims and tires and someone is offering to trade me some jumbo kongs with MT style rims, clod rims and tires, and a skid plate (he is not sure what brand) for my axial rims with huge MT mudslingers.

i don't want something smaller than txt tires he said he could probably get jugg rims with clod tires which would almost be the same. i want to see the difference before i make a deal. thanks ahead of time!
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:21 PM
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Clod and TXT have the same tires... Jugg has different pattern / shape..
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Clod and TXT have the same tires... Jugg has different pattern / shape..
they are exactly the same?? i know jugg tires are different but how about txt rims and jugg rims?

hey LB do you have any extra lower link axle mounts for a TLT? i need 4 and dont want to place an order with tower just for that.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:34 PM
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Don't have a Jugg so I am not sure.. you can probably look up their pictures and compare.. but Clod and TXT have the same tires.. different rims...

Don't think I have any extra TLT axle mounts... you can probably buy those small items from Tower w/ $4.99 shipping.. It is not too bad.. !
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Don't have a Jugg so I am not sure.. you can probably look up their pictures and compare..
i have been searching with no luck for pics of txt next to jugg tires.


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you can probably buy those small items from Tower w/ $4.99 shipping.. It is not too bad.. !
yeah it is bad after spending all my money, damn i think i already hit 1k invested in this.... wow. it hurts to put it that way. but anyway, i'd rather wait and use a $10 off a $50 purchase and get the shipping free. damn i am gonna miss their july shipping deal. was nice to get express shipping.


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tx finally shipped today.

anyone have original tires and rims for each the clod , TXT, and jugg??

i want to see some pics side by side by side. a link to pic will work

well the situation is i want stock txt rims and tires and someone is offering to trade me some jumbo kongs with MT style rims, clod rims and tires, and a skid plate (he is not sure what brand) for my axial rims with huge MT mudslingers.

i don't want something smaller than txt tires he said he could probably get jugg rims with clod tires which would almost be the same. i want to see the difference before i make a deal. thanks ahead of time!
I don't know when I'll get time to take some pics, but it's like this:
TXT and clod tires are the same(like LB said)
clod and jugg use same wheel to hub 5 mounting lugs, the txt uses 5 lugs as well, but the lugs are a little bigger.
So, you'd want clod or jugg wheel hubs to run clod wheels on your txt. Stock txt wheel hubs WILL work, but you'd have a lot of free play.
Btw, I know the above statement is true because I own a txt and a jugg(in progress). My bro owns a clod.
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slow progress. here are some pics i never posted from b4 i broke her lower mount. was running in some mud, no action shots as i still cant drive let alone use a camera and drive. but she is dirty!
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well this is the transmitter and it only works for a heli so anyone who has a heli and wants a 2.4ghz i put it up 4 sale in the market
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What do you mean it does not work?
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What do you mean it does not work?
look again i edited that post. only for heli, mixes are preprogrammed every control moves the steering servo
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hey LB when you gonna do this with your TXT?

cant even see it in the 2nd to last pic
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LOL, can't turn that off, eh?! Oops..

Good luck getting another radio!!



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look again i edited that post. only for heli, mixes are preprogrammed every control moves the steering servo
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just bought a new radio... lol almost the same as the last one. we'll see what happens. its the same as this one:

http://www.snhobbies.com/product_inf...roducts_id=358
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