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Old 07-05-2005, 06:04 PM
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I am going to build a crawler and I am going to use txt-1 axles. What transmission and driveshafts can I use?
Old 07-05-2005, 06:07 PM
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Default RE: need advice going to build a crawler

revo drive lines and e maxx tranny and x factor axles thats what i would use but txt axles are good too
Old 07-05-2005, 06:25 PM
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Default RE: need advice going to build a crawler

I am on a tight budget 250$$ [] that's why I am building my own chassie.
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Default RE: need advice going to build a crawler

Since your on a tight budget I think clod axles are more suitable for you. They have the trannies built right into them, so no driveshafts or trannies to purchase seperately.

I think the clod axles are the best ones for crawling anyways, they keep your COG really low due to the motors and trannies being built into them, whereas a TXT setup has it all up in the chassis.

You can see for yourself right here, the link is to a TXT and the picture is of my clod.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXAWE0&P=ML
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Default RE: need advice going to build a crawler

yes, but I priced clod axles 175$$[X(] txt-1 axles are about 75-90$ and a pede tranny is about 25$??? or more?and drive shafts are about 10$that's cheaper than clod axles!
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Default RE: need advice going to build a crawler

You can get clod axles way cheaper than that.

I paid 95 bucks for a whole (used) stock clodbuster. The axles by themselves go for around $75 used. And you can get them brand new for $140 from thundertech.
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Default RE: need advice going to build a crawler

check rccrawler.com for sale section there are alot of great deals.
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Default RE: need advice going to build a crawler

ebay also cheapest way for me
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Default RE: need advice going to build a crawler

clod axles are only 140 new? I am probialy going to have to get them new. let me add up [gets calculator] the both ways to build it is about the same price! no driveshafts!!! is the clod axles durable? I am going to bash this thing too. I am going to have a allumnum or metal chassie so the chassie should be ok
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Default RE: need advice going to build a crawler

and on clod axles do they have shock mounts built in aready on the axles? I am building a scale type crawler chassie. I am going to run 2.2's
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Default RE: need advice going to build a crawler

OR=should I buy a super clod buster kit for about 200$ ond buy a radio system 39-45$ and put the axles on a new chassie? instead of having to buy a 120$ esc which I can not afford and I would have to run on 2wd and I don't really mind a msc for now
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Default RE: need advice going to build a crawler

i would do the above cuz you can sell the chassis and all the stuff you dont use or dont want o ebay and get more money on your budgetto get a beter esc and radio and clod axles are tough as nails
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Default RE: need advice going to build a crawler

first I am going to convert it to a 4 shock then keep it stock 4 a lil bit then comes a custom built chassie!!!! hey clod guys how much run times should I expect for all stock w/sanyo 2400's?
Old 07-06-2005, 10:24 PM
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Default RE: need advice going to build a crawler

that sound like a good idea... i am also planning on swapping from my TLT with driveshafts [:'(] to a clod crawler .. much easier to play with.. and when i make a custom chassis i dont need to worry about stupid center drive shaft lengths...

and a lower of COG sounds great to me...
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Default RE: need advice going to build a crawler

im not saying that the TLT is a bad truck.. because it isnt.. it is pretty amazing, and i love mine.. its capable when modded right.. but I just kinda want a bigger rig and all..
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Default RE: need advice going to build a crawler

i have an rtr x factor i would teade for a rtr tlt or clod

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