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Dirt Demon or X Factor?

Old 06-17-2005, 03:02 PM
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Default Dirt Demon or X Factor?

Hy, which one of these trucks would do best rock crawling, maybe the Dirt Demon with all the power and 7" tires. What do you think the pros and cons of these trucks are? Thanks, Frogman.
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Default RE: Dirt Demon or X Factor?

i have an x factor but if you want a real good crawler go with a clod

you can upgrade the tires on the x factor ato 7 inches or more
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How does the x-factor do in the rocks?
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Default RE: Dirt Demon or X Factor?

with locked axles it will do well sofen the suspension change tires and its possible to make t over some rocks
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Default RE: Dirt Demon or X Factor?

I am also looking at a savage ss 4.6 kit, what do you think, where can I get some locking axles or differentials? Thanks, Frogman.
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Default RE: Dirt Demon or X Factor?

um my frind jb can do th x factor axles

jb weld

and the vage ss is independant suspension if you want a god crawler streight axle 4 link
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nitros suck for crawler period
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Default RE: Dirt Demon or X Factor?

What Will said!

there is a review of the X-Factor on RCU (in the magazine section). There is a vid of it on there too.

on the vid the guy tries to climb over a pile of rocks - it doesnt look good! and in theory the X-factor should be one of the best Nitro Crawlers out there but it makes that little pile of rocks look like very hard work!

Nitro engines are air cooled so without a good few MPH of breeze flowing over the cooling head the engine will cook its self in minutes. Crawlers rarely go more than 3-4mph, so you are never going to have enough cooling (unless you rig up liquid cooling somehow) - and as well as that, the physics of power delivery on Nitros mean that by the time the clutch engages you have too much engine speed, so on a steep incline you are very likely to flip over backwards when the power kicks in.
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Default RE: Dirt Demon or X Factor?

no i have my x factor clutch engaged all the time for rock crwling and thinking of goiong with a water cooled marine 21 engine
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NITRO[:'(] = RACING/BASHING (no such thing as a succesful nitro crawler)

CRAWLERS=ELECTRIC.. no substitutions !
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ORIGINAL: madman 3000

no i have my x factor clutch engaged all the time for rock crwling and thinking of goiong with a water cooled marine 21 engine
how do you have the clutch engaged all the time? and can you start it by pushing it along the ground?
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i have a x factor clutch but an hpi clutch bell so it fits so tight i havent ried that pushing it can start it like jumping the clutch on a real car
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Default RE: Dirt Demon or X Factor?

So theirs no idle, you just always keep the brakes on?

Seems like that would be bad for the engine.
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ni it idles real low and some time it just dosent stop so i have the bracks set so the car dosent move whene its stoped

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