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Old 07-07-2005, 08:30 AM
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Hello all,

I am trying to identify ways for the TLT-1 to have more ground clearance - without making it longer / wider.

I have read the article "RCU Magazine How-To - How to Build A Better TLT-1", and I will try to use (most/all) from it.

Would you have any other ideas about how to do this ( and at the same time keep the center of gravity as low as possible?)

The Tamiya TLT-1 carbon fiber chassis ( as per Tamiya website) seems to have several mounting points for the various links - resulting to a higher ground clearance. Has anyone tried this? Is it true?

The above mentioned article talks about using plastic Losi Mini-T shocks. Could anybody tell me what part I need to order from Towerhobbies to do this mod?

Thanks for any comments...
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Default RE: TLT-1 - more ground clearance, without making wider/longer?

If your intention is to do some rock crawling.. then you are going to want a longer wheelbase.. this also helps on the center ground clearance...
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If your intention is to do some rock crawling..
Rock crawling and bashing (indoor and out )is my intention - but I chose the TLT-1 because I wanted to smallest 4 WD/ 4WS mini truck - and if I can I want to keep it as small as possible...
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Default RE: TLT-1 - more ground clearance, without making wider/longer?

small rock crawlers =equil small rocks for rock crawling but you will have to widen and langhten to get a high ground clerance and a low cog
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ORIGINAL: madman 3000

small rock crawlers =equil small rocks for rock crawling but you will have to widen and langhten to get a high ground clerance and a low cog
yeah thats for sure...
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all you have to do to rise the chassis a little is to replace the plastic connections from the rockers by the longer that are also in the kit (sorry for my language, i'm dutch)
by a "normal" car you got the shocks, this one has rod's there, the plastic thingy between the rod and the axls can be replaced by antother, it's almost the same but a bit longer, maybe you have to rotate you axle's a little te prevend the binding in the dogbones but, that's it!
the problem you'll find when doing this is you point of gravity, it's even higher than it was, beware of that!! after this modd, i completely redisigned the car and now it run's way better!! showing off:
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yesyou can do that but you have lenghtend and widend and bigger tires he wants his to be stock
and if you want to go rock crawling lengthen it and widen it and you can run bigger tires
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Default RE: TLT-1 - more ground clearance, without making wider/longer?

and i quote:
after this modd, i completely redisigned the car and now it run's way better!! showing off:

so. like i said, i did the mod i discribed first and AFTER that is completely redisigned the car....
it's not ment to be a crawler, it's a basher, i crawl with my clod, that's WAY better for it!

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