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Old 05-08-2008, 05:57 PM
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After weeks of waiting for parts to come in the mail, I finally received them and got to working. After eight hours of hard work, and LOTS of fabrication, the final result is what you see below. Ive used all HPI Savage parts to create what the Volcano should of looked like from the factory. The parts I used are as follows:

Savage F/R upper and lower control arms, dog bones (makes the stock ones look like toothpicks), axle carriers, steering knuckles w/ bearings, turnbuckles

And for wheels, i'm using the stock Warlock wheels with 17mm hubs. The tires are just ones I found in my box of crap.

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That looks awesome. Real strong looking. 8 hrs of work seems to have paid off.
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dude that looks killer now!
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That thing looks cool. How does it handle?

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Old 05-08-2008, 06:54 PM
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To be honest, on soft settings, it doesnt seem to roll over anymore because of the wider stance. It seems ALOT more stable at speed also.
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THE MUTANT!!

most excellent indeed.
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:32 PM
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how much ground clearance does it have now?

could you measure?
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:53 PM
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INSANE[sm=48_48.gif][sm=bananahead.gif]
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:38 PM
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Holy thread revival batman! Ive since retired from the hobby, but I will soon bring her back on the road when I've got the cash. And for the ground clearance Adr_ian, its around 4inches off the ground. More than what you would expect with stock suspension.
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:48 AM
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wow

4inches is a lot for any nitro truck!

do you know how much wider it got ?
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:55 AM
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forgot to ask you ir you put the bumpers back after the you rebuit it?

its looking wierd without the bumpers :/
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:02 AM
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how much did it cost to do that,i bought one ill c how it goes but ill definately do that later on that thing looks like a tank
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Well, the width is around 395mm or approximately 15 1/2 inches. Since the width is so humongous, it would be clueless to put on the stock bumpers which offer not much protection. Ill have to fab up my own bumper or use one from a Savage.
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395mm ,,... thats the lenght of the truck


how big are those tires you are using on the truck in the pics ?
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No seriously, thats the length XD

The tires are about 6 inches in diameter
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do you have any other pics of it?

maybe next to other trucks?
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:10 PM
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Sorry buddy, thats the only truck i have.
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