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Old 10-21-2011, 10:29 PM
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I just got the Mad Torque from NitroRCX.com and I know most knock the exceed brand but hey its cheap, its big and it crawls!!! I modded it a bit tho before i even tried it out, basically came out of the box and went under the knife.

Mods so far:

Wheel weights
Chopped tire foam
Drilled Rims
TRX Connectors (Comes with B.S Banana Plugs That Tend to Melt)
73' Ford Bronco Body
70T Motors
Light Based Shock Oil
Rear Steering Set-up (Its A MUST!!! its hard to steer)

I can't really compare it to any other crawler I've owned because of its size but in the past i had 2 modded Wheely Kings, An Axial AX10, and some P.O.S New Bright FJ that i modded the hell out of, and i will say this, If you want a crawler for Free Crawling or Beginner Superclass Competitions, get it, its cheap and durable but also get the rear steering set-up because it sucks at turning without it.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:44 PM
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Nice, Very Nice. I like it. great job.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:52 PM
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Thanks!!!!!
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:48 AM
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Default RE: Updated: Mad Torque!!!

i had the redcat 1/8 supercralwer. similar idea. MOA axles and huge tires. you have to really TRY to find stuff for trucks this big to have a hard time crawling. the redcat came with 4ws, and man is that awsome.

these kinda truck do pretty well in the snow as well!
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:20 PM
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Update: Went Crawling yesterday in the Big Elk Meadows Canyon Lyons, Colo. and realized the stance on The Mad Torque is a little too tall for bigger boulders and steeper declines, mostly resulting in roll overs and flips, don't want to mess up that body ya know? Also, got hung up a lot and it got dark at 6:15 Pm, needs skid plates and lights. So tonight i got creative. Here's the list of what i did :-)

1. Stretched the Links (Moved bolt location, Longer Bolts, shock location, and slightly stiffened the shocks.)
2. Fabricated Skid Plates
3. Made A Head Light.

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Old 10-23-2011, 06:51 PM
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Looks good.  Let us know what you break.  and what you upgrade..

I have found it tough to find stuff that is challenging for the Rockslide 1/8.  I modded my crawler track in the back yard and now its more challenging.   The size actually makes it great for the park or campus.  does real well on  steps.  I don't have a 1/10 crawler yet but I can see it would be a totally different experience.   Ordered up a Sumo for my daughter who is 5 as I got a get certificate from ebay so its 80 bucks delivered.
 


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Old 10-23-2011, 08:08 PM
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Thanks!!! it is tough to find stuff it can't crawl over, but the steeper rocks seemed to make it roll backwards, until i stretched it, it seems to hold up just fine on the rocks for the most part, the pinion gear's set screw came loose but easy fix. Those Sumo's look pretty neat, i'd like one for indoor use in the winter. Just ordered a Jeep Wrangler body for it because the wheel base is longer so maybe it will stop grinding the wheels.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:09 AM
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is the mad torque like a exceed max stone?..
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:12 PM
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Kind of but the Max Stone 8 is slightly taller and has aluminum shocks, Bent suspension links, top body mounts, plastic front/rear bumpers, different body,Aluminum rear stabilizer bar, and Different tires, but its the same MOA concept and chassis design.
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:15 PM
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Servo crapped out on me today, got a new HI-TECH super torque servo and better wheel weights.


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Old 10-27-2011, 06:04 PM
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Eh got bored of the Bronco body, so i went and got a Jeep Rubicon body, its trimmed and taped ready to paint but i'll have to wait until tomorrow because its only 20 Degrees here tonight. The parts that aren't taped will be black, the taped parts will be my signature mix of metal flake green, metallic silver and gun metal (the green seen on the 73' Bronco)


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Finally found time to paint the Rubicon Body.




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We cast some wheel weights yesterday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwC6Mp3LurU With studs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3zbDp7o_34 On Ice..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQQ29pDlW0U

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Old 12-09-2016, 12:03 PM
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hi my name is john im new to the higher end rc world i have a Mad Torque my salf i got it used off a friend i put it to gathere with its stock esc and two 20t motors front and back steering but i keep braking the middle gear shaft in the dif i dont know of this is a stock problom i want throw 3 in lass than a week i dont play with it much im jast gatting in to it



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Ouch that sucks. i don't own one of these but some thing to look for is the bearings that hold the gear in the tranny case. if the bearing is bad it might cause problems.
check the pin that goes through the gear shaft to much play could be whats helping to break in that spot.
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thank u it was a bad bearing i jast started looking and and fond a blow out one thats fixed now jast waiting the drive gear
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Glad you got it sorted out.
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