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can TLT-1 really crawl??

Old 06-19-2005, 06:04 AM
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Can you get the articulation , ground clearance and gear reduction out of a TLT to be a decent crawler?? Are the drive belts a disadvantage?? Ive been outta rc cars for a while and want to build a rock crawler , I need some direction! Seems alotta what I read involves clod axles and a buncha my $$. Thanks
Old 06-19-2005, 11:34 AM
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Default RE: can TLT-1 really crawl??

Mine is completely stock right now, it has the articulation to crawl, but the COG sucks. Ground clearence could be better, Mne has right at 1 1/2"s in the middle and a little less in the front and rear.


I just insalled another servo for rear wheel steering, and am going to smaller cells (4/5 SubC) so Im hoping that will help lower the COG.

For the grond clearence problem, I'm wanting to stretch it out a bit (maybe 2"s total, which would put it at 1/10 scale), get the wheel wideners, and run ST wheels with the masher 2k ST tires. That will raise the ground clearence about 3/4" all around.
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Old 06-19-2005, 12:48 PM
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Default RE: can TLT-1 really crawl??

CHECK out the BULU 2 chassis.. it has like 3 - 3.5 inches of ground clearence.. and it has a lower center of gravity.. people use a stampede tranny or a losi xxxt tranny..

the belt drive may skip, im not sure as i havent got my TLT yet..

www.rccrawler.com has good info on making a tlt-1 to a tlt crawler.. check out Newbie Crawlers, or Smale Scale Crawlers.. i forget which one...
Old 06-20-2005, 12:00 AM
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Default RE: can TLT-1 really crawl??

Thanks , that place had all sortsa good info! I think the TLT is just what Im lookin for , seems alotta other people likem too.
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Default RE: can TLT-1 really crawl??

If stretchin it out 2" makes it pretty much 1/10 scale what scale is yer other rigg?
Im really likin everything I here about the TLT , except for the possibility of a belt jump. Guess Its not a problem untill you really strain it , I guess Ill see what others concider extream. Aneyway thanks for the help
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Old 06-20-2005, 12:16 AM
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If stretchin it out 2" makes it pretty much 1/10 scale what scale is yer other rigg?
Im really likin everything I here about the TLT , except for the possibility of a belt jump. Guess Its not a problem untill you really strain it , I guess Ill see what others concider extream. Aneyway thanks for the help
Not really sure what scale you would call the big one. Wheelbase is like 16"s, which is 2-3"s bigger than the 1/8 monsters (savage, MGT, Twin force, etc.).

I guess it would be like 1/7th? The body on it now is a 1/10 body, and as you can see the wheel wells are a few inches off.


BTW I was wrong about the 2" stretch making it 1/10 scale. I was thinking its stock wheelbase was 9"s but I measured and its like 7 1/2" so the stretch would need to be 3"s+ to make it 1/10 scale.
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Default RE: can TLT-1 really crawl??

I have a tlt-10 woth the tsc-10 chassis, look those up!
Also we run a pede tranny instead of the stocker!
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Default RE: can TLT-1 really crawl??

Got any pics of it?
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Default RE: can TLT-1 really crawl??

That is awsome , I like how you can lay it on the side of the wheels and it dosent flip over.
I would love to build somthing just like that , Its perfect!
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I kinda like the smaller size. I keep thinkin it would be alot easier to find stuff to wheel on , a bigger truck requires bigger obsticals.
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Do you run the pede trans to get more gear reduction or to get away from the belt? Why did you pick the pede and not one of the others I keep hearing about? Do you have to custom make drive shafts to couple the pede trans w/ the tlt axle? Sorry bout all the ?'s Im still catchin up! Thanks
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Default RE: can TLT-1 really crawl??

I think most people use an aftermarket tranny so they can chop off the bottom part of the chassis and get more center ground clearence.

I havent had any belt problems with my stock tranny.
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OOhhhh , never thought of that. I guess youd be relocating lower links and shocks then too , right? Do you know how much ground clerance you can gain by chopping the lower parts the frame? thanks
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Default RE: can TLT-1 really crawl??

YES.. i got my tlt today.. it is stretched to a 12" wheelbase.. 4WS.. stock drivetrain that hasn't skipped.. i just locked the diffs.. front, rear. and middle was JB welded... it has 2.75" ground clearance.. i was crawling alrite without the diffs locked.. so tomorrow shall be even better.. i will post pics ASAP..
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Default RE: can TLT-1 really crawl??

Kewl !! Im looking for the cheapest place to get one , Id like to order one ASAP but dont wanna spend more than I got to. Ive seen em from $87 to $125. Aneyway good luck w/ yours , sounds kewl
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Default RE: can TLT-1 really crawl??

I got mine for $79.95 at Ultimate Hobbies. It took what seemed like forever to get here (more like a week and a half or so), but for the super low price it was deffinately worth the wait

http://www.ultimatehobbies.com//p609.html


I just cant beleive these TLT's are so freakin cheap, I'm contemplating ordering another to keep stock (well stock size anyways) since I'm gonna be converting mine to 1/10 scale.
Old 06-25-2005, 12:16 AM
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$79.95 w/ free shipping!!! Done deal , Im ordering one tomarrow!! I am also surprised at how cheap they are. Dont think their gunna get much cheaper any time soon seeing how popular they are! Thanks for the link , I cant wait
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OK I looked all over and cant seem to find anything about the bulu frame or a tsc , all I keep seeing is Tamiyas carbon fiber frame. Seeing as theirs really not much to the frame I was thinking of making my own. If It's not to much trouble mabey you or someone can point me in the direction of these frames , Id appriciate it! Thanks
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Default RE: can TLT-1 really crawl??

Go to rccrawler.com for bulu info.
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Default RE: can TLT-1 really crawl??

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Go to rccrawler.com for bulu info.

yeah www.rccrawler.com

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showt...2&page=1&pp=20 bulu chassis for sale..[8D]

all right.. here's some pics of my TLT.. i just went to a rock pile today and it looked totally uncrawlable.. and wow was I ever wrong... the tlt was extremely impressive.. crawling everything.. I will get pics next time i go..

pics from yesterday

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Old 06-25-2005, 01:56 PM
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Default RE: can TLT-1 really crawl??

I looked their and cant find anything about it , or anything alse! Im not that good w/ the computer so that might have somthing to do w/ it Ill keep searching thow , thanks
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Yeah I finnaly saw this bulu frame , thanks! I just ordered my tlt today , once i get it i wanna see what it would take to make my own frame. I like the bulu frame but I work at a machine shop and might be able to make my own and save the $$ for other stuff. Either way thanks for the link

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