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Super Clod Buster Build-up Thread

Old 03-31-2008, 06:20 AM
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I use it...but because of the bad weather i couldn't getting out for a real run...tamiya's dual motors ESC work perfectly in house...pulling wheelies, and give me more than 15 min with a 3000 mAh pack...stock motors...
Old 03-31-2008, 10:13 PM
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Got 2 of these rc4wd steel skids today.. bought them used.. look to be in new condition, however!!
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:17 PM
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Only planning on putting it on the rear...

The front will be the JunFac skid.. that extends further out to protect the steering links!

These rc4wd skids require opening the gearbox... [:@]

Note a longer screw is installed from inside the tranny..
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:18 PM
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The 2 "T"-brackets installed.. now you see why you need the longer screws from inside of the tranny...
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:21 PM
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I didn't quite like the shape of the skid... I am not quite sure why it was shaped that way.. but I hammered it flat to gain some ground clearance on the motor side... and now the skid curves up toward the tranny much better...

You can see the imperfection.. the line near the hex screws...
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:23 PM
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It looks like there's no room, but it clears!!
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:27 PM
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That's it.. not bad! Should give the rear tranny good protection.. and the curve surface should allow it to glide through bigger obstacles.. maybe I should take those hex screws out and just use the regular screws.. as the hex head would seem to catch easier.. (not that this is a rock crawler...!)

Hmm.. easy to change them out, so I will run as is for now...
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:13 PM
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looks good.. kind of blingy though.. too much for my taste.
Old 03-31-2008, 11:40 PM
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LOL, they are steel... kind of shiny... not by my choice!!

But they are definitely added to the Clod for their functionality, not the look..
Old 04-03-2008, 10:07 AM
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Just to add to the resource thread.. if you want to keep the stock shocks and increase the suspension travel.. here's a video showing you what mod to do..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frXUq9ZJVwU&NR=1
Old 04-03-2008, 11:46 AM
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Scale looking Clod?! Kind of....

Note the wheelie bar!
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:41 PM
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Default RE: Super Clod Buster Build-up Thread

I saw that one as well and really liked the look of it! it looked to me like a wheely king at first... but then i noticed the clod chassis...

looks like it might have a high C of G


Old 04-03-2008, 02:43 PM
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It is a Clod w/ stock suspension setup (but w/ oil shocks) so it probably does have a high CG...

I bash w/ my lexan shell.. and it rarely tip over!! This one looks like a lexan shell too!
Old 04-03-2008, 09:03 PM
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JunFac skid in da house!!
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:09 PM
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Hex hardware + front and front and rear mounting points should be pretty stout!
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:13 PM
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I think my Project Stock(ish) Clod is now officially over.. front and rear skids.. front skid extends out to protect the steering links.. I am a happy man...

But I am sad on the other hand that the project is over.. Maybe time to start a Mod Clod project.. LOL!
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:38 PM
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Default RE: Super Clod Buster Build-up Thread

looks like all the massive lifted trucks that the college kids drive around here[&:]


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Scale looking Clod?! Kind of....

Note the wheelie bar!
Old 04-03-2008, 11:40 PM
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People do that in CA?! ha!
Old 04-04-2008, 12:46 AM
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Looks awesome LB!

I just don't get it though..... Over a 100 pages here showing how awesome the Clod is..... And still people here try shoot them down as not fast enough/fun enough/capable enough [:@][:@]
Old 04-04-2008, 12:48 AM
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It is pretty fun / strong / capable / fast enough for ME... and that's all I care...
Old 04-04-2008, 03:59 PM
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Default RE: Super Clod Buster Build-up Thread

also for me...was out tonight...and bash a little...nice turns...nice power too...satisfied overall

Old 04-05-2008, 11:39 AM
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clod could turn into my favorite basher...so fun to drive...bouncing all around...popping wheelies...turning more with the rear...LOL...

meeting with some LB's...one get loose the pinion from motor...and get in pit stop...
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:45 AM
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Looks awesome LB!

I just don't get it though..... Over a 100 pages here showing how awesome the Clod is..... And still people here try shoot them down as not fast enough/fun enough/capable enough [:@][:@]
Just ignore them. Some people wouldn't be happy if it went 70 mph.
Clods probably have the most potential for mods for an rc. I've even seen gearboxes for it that would hold 2 motors per gearbox. Could you imagine 4 brushless motors in it?
Old 04-06-2008, 10:55 AM
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LOL, yeah, the Clod tranny is pretty bombproof!! 2 motors per gearbox, would love to see that!!
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Is that even fair, Cornel?!


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