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Old 12-01-2006, 01:59 PM
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No worry, I just thought maybe you didn't think that would work for the Clod..
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:00 PM
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Yeah, give me a minute.

I'm not at home, but I took this from a higher resolution source image, I'll take a real closeup when I get home.
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Old 12-01-2006, 03:39 PM
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Hmm.. am thinking about ordering a set of these E-Savage battery holder to see if I can mount them on my TXT... but I just placed an order at Tower.. sheesh.. I guess I didn't plan out this project as well I thought.. !!
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Hmm.. am thinking about ordering a set of these E-Savage battery holder to see if I can mount them on my TXT... but I just placed an order at Tower.. sheesh.. I guess I didn't plan out this project as well I thought.. !!
You place too much orders anyways =P.

Nice TXT there though! GET MORE PICTURES UP! I AM PICTURE HUNGRY =D!
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Old 12-01-2006, 03:47 PM
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LOL... I probably won't have any more build update until Tuesday night, unfortunately.... gonna be busy this weekend and will have to be in NYC for a conference on Monday..

Maybe Monday night.. ha ha ha ha!!
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LOL... I probably won't have any more build update until Tuesday night, unfortunately.... gonna be busy this weekend and will have to be in NYC for a conference on Monday..

Maybe Monday night.. ha ha ha ha!!
Dude, you can just ship your TXT to me overnight and I can finish the TXT up for you and take care of the pictures =D. Good plan!
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Old 12-01-2006, 03:54 PM
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Ha, right! Unfortunately, to me, building it is 1/2 of the fun (or more!) so sorry man, you are never gonna be building kits for LB... hee hee..
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Damn.. But a collaboration would be a good idea. As in one buys to kit, or splits the costs, and one builds part and the other builds the other and at the same time one buys a lot of hop ups, and so does the other!

Yes, run-on sentence - but I don't care!
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If the project is really huge, maybe.. and if the person live close by.. (me and TEX?!)

Nah, we'd be fighting over it for sure.. (joke)
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If the project is really huge, maybe.. and if the person live close by.. (me and TEX?!)

Nah, we'd be fighting over it for sure.. (joke)
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TEX, did you glue your tires on your Clod?!

Tamiya actually says don't glue the tires on the TXT (to spare the drivetrain a little bit..).. funny.. they should use a slipper clutch or something.. instead of telling people not to glue the tires..

I am gluing mine for sure! LOL!! After the foam shows up!
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TEX, did you glue your tires on your Clod?!

Tamiya actually says don't glue the tires on the TXT (to spare the drivetrain a little bit..).. funny.. they should use a slipper clutch or something.. instead of telling people not to glue the tires..

I am gluing mine for sure! LOL!! After the foam shows up!
Yes I did, but they are tight fitting tires. Take a lot of pressure to get them off the rim. They do slip in the rim though if not glued. I saw that when I put the foam in.
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Got the foam today... see if I have time tonight to glue them..
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Got the foam today... see if I have time tonight to glue them..
Cool...
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What major are you?!

Study, sheesh.. go build the TXT already.... (joke)


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argh. I have the TXT box sitting on the floor but I cant start on it until I finish studying for my test (snowed in so postponed till tomorrow.)
Business Admin with a minor in Management... Graduate in a few days then I'm ready to hit the working scene (while working on my MBA part time... ) That means more disposable income too...

Mine is almost done. Just needs the electronics to be fitted on and its all set. But now is crunch time coz I have a test in a bit...
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Nice.. got a job lined up yet?!

Why do a MBA part-time?! Just work for a few years and go to one of the top school full-time.. it would probably make more impact for your career..

But who knows.. majority of the wealthy people got there not through degree / education anyway.. ha!

Post some pics of your TXT when you got a chance!!


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Business Admin with a minor in Management... Graduate in a few days then I'm ready to hit the working scene (while working on my MBA part time... ) That means more disposable income too...

Mine is almost done. Just needs the electronics to be fitted on and its all set. But now is crunch time coz I have a test in a bit...
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Nope none lined up/confirmed yet. I've sent out tons of applications though. Hopefully one will get back to me.

But here's the TXT. All done. Bone stock though. Will progressively mod this till I'm happy with it. Need to start off with some tire foams though... Hmmm either that or skip it totally and get those nice MOABs (albeit $$$$ .)

The TXT-1 is longer than the clod though. The TXT's body doesn't allow enough clearance for the tires to move though. The body was rubbing against the tires a few times... Hmmm. I guess it needs trimming. I'm happy with the articulation though...

Probably gonna do that with the clear body (and paint it! )
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Very nice.

ONLY complaint I have towards Tamiya is they should have put in better shocks. I mean, for 360, why not throw in some shocks with at least one piece of aluminum on it?
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Thanks!

I don't mind the shocks too much. What I mind is that they should have included full Ball Bearings!

Argh, I'll do that next month (budget restrictions this time - don't have 4WS yet coz I need a servo regulator and another MG servo.)
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Thanks!

I don't mind the shocks too much. What I mind is that they should have included full Ball Bearings!

Argh, I'll do that next month (budget restrictions this time - don't have 4WS yet coz I need a servo regulator and another MG servo.)
Whaaat? They didn't put ball bearings in it [X(]?? Wow..

But it's still a nice truck for sure.
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It comes with some, but most of it is metal bearings (still better than the clod buster's plastic bearings I guess.)

But its been fun so far... Can't wait to try it out tomorrow!

It does have pretty noticeable body roll on acceleration though.
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NICE!!

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That's how Tamiya makes $$$! They sell you the hop-ups.. [:'(]


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God, you guys have beautiful carpets - no joke..
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I can not believe you put it together without full ballbearings... [:@]

I mean, you need to take the whole things apart!!

With the SuperDuty XR, I am counting on the 3A BEC can power the dual 1/4th scale servos.. LOL!! We will see!


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I don't mind the shocks too much. What I mind is that they should have included full Ball Bearings!

Argh, I'll do that next month (budget restrictions this time - don't have 4WS yet coz I need a servo regulator and another MG servo.)
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