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Old 02-22-2010, 10:21 AM
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After winning a used 4.6 on Ebay, I decided to rebiuld my old .21 (also got used from ebay about 2 years ago) from the ground up using parts from both trucks....gotta get ready for the warm weather .


recently won MGT on the left...old one on the right (time to put the mini on the shelve)


After doing some research on the net, i got a lil click happy over the past weekend
Dynamite Big Red .28 Monster Truck Engine
Losi Tuned Pipe & Side Header (high speed???)
Dynamite Long Life Clutch Shoes
Mugen 1.1 springs

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RPM Arms
RC Raven Dual Rate Springs
Factory Team Shock Caps
Revo Wheels & Tires
MGT 8.0 Bumpers
Nova Screw kit

I also will be installing New Era Bash protection system (rollcage with side plates)

Im a basher and looking for suggestions on building a reliable, durable, bullet proof MGT.
Here are few questions i have.

-Stock bearings or aftermarket ones like FULLFORCE RC bearings?

-Steering hub/block..Stock, Aluminum, or RPM? Ive broking one of these before...

-Should i change the arm mounts (front only or both)? Ive heard they can break pretty ez. I also broke one the very first time i drove my truck, but since then (about 2 years ago) i haven't had any problems with them.

-Should i go with the 8.0 tranny setup (spur & slipper)? I have two 4.6se trannys that are in good condition. Ive never had any problem with the 4.6 trannys, but i know the 8.0 tranny is stronger and more durable.

-1.1mm springs? or should i go with 1.0mm? With the added weight of the rollcage, im concerned about launch and acceleration.

-The Losi pipe im getting (LOSB5057) is also the high speed version...not the HT (i think it may just be a rebagde 086...not sure). I found it on sell at amain hobbies for $35 ($70 reg) with side header that looks like it should fit perfect on the mgt...i cant even find this pipe on amains site anymore :unsure: .
Should i have gotten a High Torque or OFNA/Dynamite 086 pipe instead? and if so which header/manifold to use?...since the mgt side header uses a coupler and not springs that the other pipes require.

Any advise on anything else i can use for my rebuild?
Thanks in advance


Ill be updating this thread with my progress and pic as i continue.....
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:23 AM
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:44 AM
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shes coming along.....

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Old 02-24-2010, 01:59 PM
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looking good. i just got some new rims and some proline badlands for mine. just came in today. hows the weather over there? it's lite snow here today, we're going to get an inch or two. hey, when you get that Big Red monster installed, let me know how it runs. i was looking at that or the picco .28.
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:58 PM
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Its been snowing the past couple of days...so i had time to do a lil more work to my truck. I finally got the parts i ordered (My ATOMIC Hobbies ROCKS!!!)...including the Big Red Engine.
Ill prolly begin breaking in in next weekend....ill let yall know how it is.





Just ordered some Big Joes too ...along with a Traxxas 2070 servo....hope thats even power for them...

My new body just arrived yesterday...im painting it now!.......can ya guess which body it is [sm=confused.gif]
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Had to get get a body that fit over the roll cage...








Painted the Rollcage blue and change the Head on the Big Red to the blue LRP head to fit my color scheme....




Thanks MY ATOMIC HOBBIES for fast free shipping!
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very nice buidl came along really well.love seeing things built up.hope to burn some nitro up real soon at our spot
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