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Old 02-22-2011, 03:52 PM
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just go and buy another one and have spare parts, it's what i did.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:42 PM
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Nice thread, I also have three videos. They are just a suspension test and a some driving. Lol. Everyone should go check them out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lvWwvdSlvo
<- That's the suspension test

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqCBXIGlNT0<- And that's the riding on rocks/gravel

I also have a review on there but it's not the best. But the Test drive at the end is aweosome! Check it out (:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McmfBf2WWuU<- That's the review.
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:03 PM
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What size is the rim?

I'm wondering if it would be possible to boil the tyre off and maybe fit another tyre.

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Old 05-23-2011, 12:33 PM
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about 2 1/4 inch
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:38 PM
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Could proberbly get a 2.2 on there!!

Hmm, How about the wheels them selves are they detatchable?

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Old 05-24-2011, 04:50 AM
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Yeah I think so, they don't even seem to be glued on or anything. Or do you mean taking the WHOLE wheel off with rim and all? Because the front ones you can definitely take off (they are screwed on) but I don't believe the back wheels come off easily. And 2 1/4in is the diameter btw (:
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:53 PM
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i have 1.9 chisels on mine and with no glue they don't slip. made by proline.
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:21 PM
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How did you manage to get the back wheels off? I'd like to see a picture, seems cool (:
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:00 PM
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i didn't take them off,i just peeledthe old tires off and put the new ones on. i had the tires ona fastlane crawler also and did the same thing.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:49 AM
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Oh cool cool. The FastLane Jeep? I tried to get one but they discontinued it.

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Old 05-28-2011, 03:32 PM
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Here is my contribution, I decided to get one.

I got this, and added Venom 2.2 tires too it, helps a million times, unfortunatly the tires do catch on the shocks, so i will shave some knobbles off on the inside to help with that.

also ordered 2 x http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

I'm aware of no reverse.




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Old 05-28-2011, 04:49 PM
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Looks good! Any more modifications in mind?
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:01 PM
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Here is the progress of mine

Took me afew hours of dremeling and trial and error but its gettin there.



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Old 06-12-2011, 10:28 AM
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Not sure if anyone is actaully following this but ill post it any ways.

If anyone is watching and wan't some video footage, let me know and i will get some.




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Old 06-14-2011, 04:39 PM
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i have got to get to hacking on mine.... i junked all of my smaller random parts when i moved a few months back. i'm kicking myself now. i'm willing to drop $50 on a $30 but i need a parts list with directions first. i'll hobbyking this thing out. if it had a little more power and twice as much steering id be fine. if i had a 9.6 pack would it be able to pull its self better? everytime i climb something it runs out of power at the top.
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:21 AM
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Nice dude! I NEED to know how you did all this, some directions list would be nice!?! haha or maybe even step by step pictures if your feeling generous!

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Old 06-19-2011, 05:49 AM
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i'm doing a little mod to mine, other than the chassis and links i put a 200 motor in the in the front. (steering servo motorfrom a fastlane car). it's not done yet and it may be too heavy but wee'll see.
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:45 AM
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that's lookin great!
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:20 PM
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Does anyone kno where to get gears for the maisto crawler? i upgraded to 7.2v 2200mah and it has gobs of power. But it is reaking havik on the gears in the front. It gives me goosebumps. Anyways i wanna find some steal ones, any ideas? Wanna uprade motor and electronics but i KNOW the gears wont handle that if it cant handle the stock elecs. Any suggestions? And heres a pic. Just mounted this body gotta do some work, gunna take away the whole Big foot look. Going for some back yard monster creation. Tomorrow im going to get stiffers springs if ACE hardware has any. Ive wore the stockers slap out. The torc makes for body role that cause the tires to scrub bad! Cant even drive it as of now! lol! So please, any ideas are appreciated.
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:07 PM
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see if you can buy another one. heres my original maisto with a goodwill body, i think it looks just alittle better.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:28 AM
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i have one of these. kids lost the remote.
i have a traxxas remote, xl-5 ESC and a basic 1/10 servo.
using the traxxas radio and ESC is easy, but i cant figure out and easy way to mount the steering servo and make the linkage.
any tips?
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:37 PM
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craigrobbo has a post above, heres my take on steering. not the best but it just took a bent piece of fiberglass
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:10 PM
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Default RE: Maisto Rock Crawler

Can someone help me out with mine? I've tried installing a 9.6v battery but as soon as I make contact it takes off on it's own, my buddy's did this with a 18v Dewalt battery. I now have his and used it for the 4-wheel steering I did, after doing this it seems to have less power while turning and actually turn worse then before (my AAs may have been too weak). I just can't seem to figure out why it starts going on its own with the 9.6v, others have done it. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:19 AM
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i have 2 and they are awesome...i have on lipo with a evx sprreed controlled and lipo alram alrma md

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I almost got one tonight for my son expect in the videos it looks like the wheels lock do they or do they actually move ?
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