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Old 04-15-2006, 10:26 PM
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Hey guys. I just bought a used Clodbuster. The seller said that I just needed to install an ESC and radio equipment to make it run. Can I use my Traxxas EVX ESC and the Titan motors? What else should I look for on this Clod? What part mostly breaks?
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Old 04-15-2006, 11:14 PM
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I'd get some 55 turn lathe motors. Get two. But yes, the EVX will work.
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Default RE: Used Clod; what to look for?

Ok, I guess Titans don't fit? In that case, I was planning on two Trinity Monsters. Anything else I should be worried about?
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Not that they don't fit, it's the fact that they are too fast. So are the trinity motors. Crawlers move extremely slowly, but they have a lot of torque. That's why you need to use the 55turn Lathe motors. They are high in torque, but not so fast. If you want to go fast, get another vehicle. This one isn't the one for you for going fast
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Thanks. That's good to know. I use my Emaxx w/Novak BL system for going fast. I knew that this must go slow. What about the transmission? Would the gears break often?
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Nope. Not unless you do something extremely retarded. And make sure the diffs in the axles are locked. If not, crawling will not be very possible
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If the diffs aren't locked, and you don't want to buy lockers(they lock the diffs, but not permantely. You can remove the locker, which is pointless, and reinstall the gears.) then simply use JB weld to lock the Diffs. They will stay locked.
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Oh, ok, thanks. Forgive me for sounding like a newbie. I am experienced with nitro and electric on-road, stadium trucks, and buggies, but I'm completely new to rock-crawlers.
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I just received it today. Some screws fell off during shipping, but I found other ones. These are pictures of the front and rear axles. How would I mount a servo and ind a tie-rod/ball ends?
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