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    It is interesting. The lower arms are a bit thin...

    It is interesting. The lower arms are a bit thin and can slide a touch front to back, so without the trailing arms there is that. But It seems odd to have the dual trailing arms and all that when...
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    At last, the paint job is done! Well, almost - I...

    At last, the paint job is done! Well, almost - I still need to do the undertray, but here is the shell, gear cover, and wing. The pics are a tad blurred, so I need to do a better job next time...
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    Poll: No love for the Arbarth, eh? It's funny, since...

    No love for the Arbarth, eh?

    It's funny, since there's a lot of love for this car in some circles (fun! etc, etc), but I just don't care for the look of it.
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    I then tidied up the wiring, and here you go! ...

    I then tidied up the wiring, and here you go!

    Last step is to get that body painted. What do folks here like to use to make nice straight, thin lines? The narrowest masking/painting tape I found...
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    Here's a pic of where the battery tray meets the...

    Here's a pic of where the battery tray meets the servo post. I dremeled enough out of each to make it fit (although it still pinches in a bit - I didn't want to remove any more material).

    I guess...
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    I then decided it best to put a different motor...

    I then decided it best to put a different motor in - I have a Tamiya super stock BZ motor that I pulled from a CC01, so I put that in along with some new wiring.
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    So I got my electronics all in and decided to...

    So I got my electronics all in and decided to take it for a spin in the basement, using the Joel Johnson motor it came with.

    I was just blipping the throttle around a bit, noticing that the motor...
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    I mentioned before that I was looking for a wing...

    I mentioned before that I was looking for a wing and gear cover, and found a set sold by teambluegroove on ebay (located in Canada). With shipping, it worked out only $12 more to get a body and...
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    Getting a little closer now. I put the orange...

    Getting a little closer now.

    I put the orange wheels/tires on for looks. I now have 3D printed front/rear shock mounts (from sabulatech.com), and the black progressive front springs. Those are...
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    If you need a shell, wing, gearcover, etc, I've...

    If you need a shell, wing, gearcover, etc, I've found that a seller named teambluegroove sells a complete set for something like $35 shipped. They must be reproducing the originals, which is fine by...
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    Eh, just me being stupid. Fight Club reference...

    Eh, just me being stupid. Fight Club reference anyone?
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    Rule #1 - don't talk about land speed record...

    Rule #1 - don't talk about land speed record racing
    Rule #2 - DON'T TALK ABOUT LAND SPEED RECORD RACING
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    At last, some more pics! You'll notice that...

    At last, some more pics!

    You'll notice that the front shocks are black, while the rears are more of a dark gray. Both were labelled "hard anodized" (which is supposed to be black), and both were...
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    Update on the JRx2: New outdrives are...

    Update on the JRx2:

    New outdrives are installed, and I found and put together new front and rear hard anodized (black) shocks that were an option for the JRx2. Got the steering all set up, so...
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    I'm waiting on some parts still, as I snapped a...

    I'm waiting on some parts still, as I snapped a rear outdrive by accident as part of the disassembly (oops). Also need a few e-clips, and some other odds and ends. As a result, I only got one of...
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    Here's the front end before and after I got the...

    Here's the front end before and after I got the suspension arms on. Scratches are evident of course, but overall it cleaned up pretty well. The new nylon nuts are really shiny compared to the shock...
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    I also noticed that although the holes under the...

    I also noticed that although the holes under the chassis are counter sunk, the flat head screws I'm using don't sit flush at all. This bothers me a little, but maybe not enough to do anything about...
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    Here's a pic of the battery holder I got (3D...

    Here's a pic of the battery holder I got (3D printed) - after putting it on and trying to put my smallest LiPo battery in (4000 mAh), I see some issues.

    This battery end cup is a little forward of...
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    Well, it turns out I got hasty and ordered some...

    Well, it turns out I got hasty and ordered some rears and pieces for the fronts, so I think I'll be set. I was torn between originality and going less expensive and getting something modern that...
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    Question for any readers - what's a good (modern)...

    Question for any readers - what's a good (modern) shock replacement for the Jrx2, assuming I can't find a suitable original front/rear combo? I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do here -...
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    The steering servo I'll use is a Losi Losb0819...

    The steering servo I'll use is a Losi Losb0819 (pictured). Torque and speed-wise, it's comparable to a Futaba S3010 (their standard nylon geared high-torque servo). Specs are here:...
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    Another update: The diff was placed inside of...

    Another update:

    The diff was placed inside of the housing (see pic), along with the brass-colored gear (counter gear?) that is driven by the spur. Screws are driven though the housings to attach...
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    I also noticed a snag on one of the diff housings...

    I also noticed a snag on one of the diff housings - one of the flathead screws that hold it to the chassis had broke off long ago, and part was still in the housing. It was too recessed into the...
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    So, I finally got around to some some more on...

    So, I finally got around to some some more on this build. In short, all the parts have been stripped down and cleaned, checking for damage. I've placed orders for the following so far:


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    I've decided to use a Losi servo I have lying...

    I've decided to use a Losi servo I have lying around, I'll look up the specs when I post a pic. I will also go with an inexpensive new ESC - the only extra I have around is a Castle MM, and that's a...
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