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Old 11-10-2006, 12:38 PM
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When I got time, I will try to take some super macro pic to see how close I can get!! Hee hee..
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Old 11-10-2006, 01:26 PM
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Well I didn't get a whole lot done yesterday evening, but I'll call it "Pacing" the project to make it last a little longer.

Here are some images, I don't have a big enough white-out area to take a full chassis shot, so I'll be picking up some materials this weekend to continue with the photos.

Here are the assembly steps 7-11.











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Old 11-11-2006, 08:19 PM
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Here is the progress from steps 12-15. Sorry about the delay, the girlfriend is down for the weekend -- You know how the priorities are!

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Old 11-11-2006, 08:36 PM
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Hey Hunter. You race anywere around SE Mi? Im from Canton. Not many enthusiast around here. Have you been to Dirtburners race track in Commerce? BTW Nice build up. Reminds me of the Bruicer for some reason
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Old 11-11-2006, 09:09 PM
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Looks nice so far! Now I really want to get mine

Dont you want to lock at least one diff? Im probably going to lock both, only because of the 4WS. I didnt want to use 4WS, but I think it and all locked diffs should help in tight, rocky spaces.
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Old 11-11-2006, 09:23 PM
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Hey Hunter. You race anywere around SE Mi? Im from Canton. Not many enthusiast around here. Have you been to Dirtburners race track in Commerce? BTW Nice build up. Reminds me of the Bruicer for some reason
DB's doesent currently have a track.
Thats why I have been racing at larry's.
BTW I didnt even notice you were here in michigan Hunter. (Cool finally a Michiganian with a F-350.lol)
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Looks great!!

So far the build uses a lot of semi parts, but the axel casings are definitely 350 style.
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Old 11-11-2006, 09:47 PM
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That is one nice truck, beutiful pics too, makes me want to buy one now i just have to come up with the $300 to buy it[:@]
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Old 11-12-2006, 12:09 AM
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Guys from Michigan, and not to far away! Sweet.

Are there any local indoor tracks now that the season is done (summer that is).

I've never raced competitively, but I'd be interested in driving with some fellow RC'rs
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Nice build hunter306. In this months R/C Driver magazine they are doing a review on it. Looks like a great truck.
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Old 11-12-2006, 10:26 AM
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Hey REALTRUCKSDONTHAVESPARKPLUGS where is Larry's? Is that a track or a buddies back yard? I race with my dad in an Ypsi parks parkinlot thats got a few different types of surfaces. Ive had people stop by and tell me they will bring their toys but never do I would like to meet some locals to enjoy more out of the hobby
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Larry's is a hobby shop and carpet track... They are located at 18 1/2 and Mound.
They have onroad racing Friday nights and offroad on sunday. Electric ONLY!
( www.larrysperformancercs.com )
They have practice for Onroad wednesday-friday and offroad practice is on saturday-tuesday. (They are closed on monday.)
BTW I got won my first race last friday WooooHooo!!! (Even though it was in the rookie class.lol)
Also you dont have to call me RealTrucksDontHaveSparkPlugs lol just call me James.
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Hunter: Can you use different pinion with that tranny? (for gearing reason..) Just curious...
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Here are steps 16-20. This is pretty much it for the axles and small assembly stuff. The rest starts piecing the truck all together.

To answer the pinion question, it appears adjustable to me, there is a adjustable screw position for the motor. I'm not sure the pitch though.

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I am sure for Tamiya it is 48P metric....

So I guess it was designed to allow for adjustment on the motor position.. that's cool..
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A few shots with the new Swamp Dawgs on there. I got antsy!



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Are those significantly larger than the stock tires? (in terms of diameter..)
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yes, they are much larger than the stock tires and rims.
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:29 PM
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Gonna re-gear by using a smaller pinion gear then?? Or maybe just have a higher top speed?!
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No regearing, I'm not planning on crawling with it... I'll run it stock and see how it goes.

If it seems extremely bogged down, I'll try a different pinion, but I've seen many people over at RCMT change the stockers to 2.2's and haven't heard any complaints at all.

I think the combination of the shiftable 3 speed and an electronic speed control will make it run just fine. We will see!
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Sounds good, keep us posted!! Looking forward to your side by side comparison between it and its older brother Bruiser!
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Old 11-12-2006, 11:32 PM
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ARRGGHH!!![:@] Now I cant stand not having one!!!! If only I didnt buy that new R/C car last month!
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is the little diff cap thing (silver) plastic or metal?
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Plastic...
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ouch, my expectations of the f-350 are not being full filled. For the price I expected a lot more metal parts like the bruiser had. I might wait for the price to come down and then get one. I won't pay more than $220ish for the kit though since it really doesn't have that much metal to justify the cost and it doesn't include bearings! [:@]
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