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Stealing Y'all's knowledge for a cheapo crawler

Old 05-23-2005, 11:35 PM
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Default Stealing Y'all's knowledge for a cheapo crawler

I need to make a crawler, something very simple. All it would need to go over would be gravel, a 3" curb, under an 18" bridge, and over a set of two 1-inch curbs stacked in steps. The key is that it needs to be very cheap and basically as simple as possible. Any suggestions?
Old 05-24-2005, 02:23 AM
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Default RE: Stealing Y'all's knowledge for a cheapo crawler

Cheap + crawler dont go together. Ive only bought the linkages and axles (well the axles are comin with wheels/tires but they will be replaced) for my crawler and have already spent over $120. By time I get a new set of tires/wheels, ESC, motors, servo, chassis, etc. I expect to spend close to or over $1000 on it.

It sounds to me like a stempede, E-maxx, or simular monster truck is more like what you need. You dont need a crawler to go over a curb gravel, etc., my 1/10 buggies can even do that.
Old 05-29-2005, 02:45 PM
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Default RE: Stealing Y'all's knowledge for a cheapo crawler

just get one alrady done for like 300 bucks off of ebay
Old 06-07-2005, 01:53 PM
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Default RE: Stealing Y'all's knowledge for a cheapo crawler

built mine for under $100.00 just need to build a custom frame and add the stampede tranny.
TLT $47.91
Links $8.84
Dogbones $14.99
Shocks $14.99
tranny $9.56
Everything was from ebay basically. Looking at other peoples design for the frame though.
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