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Old 04-19-2005, 04:20 PM
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i dont get it i have been on the rc4wd web site and everything is so expensive $199 for suspention links!!! yet i hear of so many people making links ot of aluminium tube, is this a good idea? also chassis, is the gecko II kit really that good? it looks so complicated compared to most peoples home made kits, so my questin is, is it a good idea to make your own parts if you want a good crawler or should you really buy something like the gecko? my idea was to buy like a tmaxx roll cage and link some clod axles to it, would this work?
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go to and you will get those answers and more
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The parts no rc4wd are excellent, but way over priced. Making your own links is very easy. It's your choice wether to buy a chassis or make one. The Gecko 2 is great, but I would get the new gecko pro kit.(It is not shown on website) It includes: Gecko Pro 60/40 split chassis, 4 wheel steering kit, adjustable motor mounts, axle braces, & a custom set of 8 tooth pinions. I believe it is $283 + $25 for S&H. Not sure about the t-maxx roll cage idea, might work..
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Default RE: crawler=£££?

it would be a LOT cheaper, and better to make more of your own parts. links for $199?! You can make your own for like $30. But overall, building a crawler can either be really expensive if you dont have anything you need, or fairly cheap if you have a lot of extra stuff laying around.
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they can be built fairly cheap or if you're lazy like me just get a prebuilt chassis.

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