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Old 10-25-2005, 08:58 PM
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i'm buildin an xmod f150 /maybe a jeep body
i did the lift,tire,lower gear,new motor,4wd kits.
+ locked front & rear diffs.
when i come up to a rock it just doesnt have enough power to climb up.
unless i ram it a little.
has anybody figured out how to getr even lower gears, or enough power to climb rocks??
Old 10-26-2005, 06:11 PM
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Default RE: xmod/crawler

I have the H2 and I was thinking the same thing. I found that the stock motor with the lower gearing works pretty good.

Mine did ok in stock form with the lift and 4wd.....it needed very little help going up a 60+ degree ditch. And it waz covered in mud

LMK if you find out anything else.
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Old 10-26-2005, 07:50 PM
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Default RE: xmod/crawler

People have noted that it has a really shallow approach angle. You can bob it, but at this scale it won't matter much.
Old 10-26-2005, 07:58 PM
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Ya.....it's not the best approach angle.....but it did ok once it got going.
Old 10-26-2005, 08:53 PM
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Default RE: xmod/crawler

i am thinking about making a gear reduction that uses a gutted out/top chopped out motor with a gear in the middle/ with a motor mounted on top of that & forward a little..
would be alot lower geared that way.
Old 10-26-2005, 09:02 PM
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If you figure out how to make one lmk.....I'd buy one or make one myself if it's easy enough.
Old 10-26-2005, 10:23 PM
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i'll be gone till sat night.
but i think i can make one fairly quick though.
the wheels in my head are turning slower & slower these days!!
Old 11-06-2005, 05:49 PM
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didnt figure out how to make it lower geared yet.
i'm gonna get the bearing kit & maybe that will allow it to climb better with less friction.

heres my progress so far
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17924
Old 05-09-2006, 10:22 AM
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Use a micro servo
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Old 05-11-2006, 06:37 PM
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hey this guy selling his xmod. it can crawl pretty good (he sent me a video.). its not a truck but he says it has an offroad conversion. it has lithium batteries and that would probably help give u more power to get up rocks check it out its item #189126.i hope he goes down on the price. it looks pretty cool. u could ask him about it more.
Old 05-11-2006, 06:43 PM
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Default RE: xmod/crawler

If it has lipo stay away...whao wants to roll down rocks and have their truck explode?
Old 05-11-2006, 06:52 PM
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they are in a case. look at the picture they look like the one28thscale.com lithiums. my friend has those, he jumped it of a 6ft+ edge, it was fine.
Old 05-28-2006, 01:37 PM
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ORIGINAL: tommyboythompson

Use a micro servo
Please tell me how you did that .
Old 05-30-2006, 03:00 PM
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where did you get the jeep body ??????????
Old 05-31-2006, 09:46 PM
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hey i am new to rock crawling where do u get the parts for the xmods
Old 06-02-2006, 07:30 AM
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[X(] i hope ur kidding..... if not Radio Shack the same place you buy them from
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i am only 12 dude
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thats all good but did u already buy one?
Old 06-19-2006, 03:14 AM
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what in the world are you using the micro servo for????
Old 06-19-2006, 10:19 PM
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hes useing it for a motor.
Old 06-24-2006, 12:36 AM
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hey im 13 an i love my f 150 and ive made some personal mods to make the back swivel about 4 times more than stock but i need to find out a better gearing option but nice with the servo and all but does it work well crawling over some pretty good size rock for it to be an xmod

ford f150 lift,awd,locked diffs front and back and some way better swivel
Old 07-29-2006, 12:57 PM
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Default RE: xmod/crawler

I also have the F150 and want to try and make it into a crawler. I am curious on where you got the Jeep body from. Thanks
Old 08-10-2006, 12:58 AM
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all I have to say, you 12-13 year old are well spoken. I'm impressed, at least I'm only twice ur age.
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Default RE: xmod/crawler

i'm thinking about getting into the whole "xmod" thing, wat should i start out with and stuff?
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ORIGINAL: badburt7

i'm thinking about getting into the whole "xmod" thing, wat should i start out with and stuff?
I wouldn't. I just got out of it. You can check out a few xmod related forums suchs as this [link=http://www.xmodworld.com]one[/link] or this [link=http://p221.ezboard.com/bxmodrc]one[/link]. But, then again, parts can be expensive, depending on how far you go, and I have had an xmod since the begining. Not the xmod Evolution series but the Gen1 Series. It is a dying scene, but would pick up if people got into rock crawling them. I have included a few links to help you out:
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All Possible Parts -- [link=http://www.atomicmods.com]AtomicMods[/link]
Good Parts, Best Turbo, with semi-unrealiable Service -- [link=http://www.undergroundcmods.com]UnderGround Xmods[/link]
Haven't bought from this one -- [link=http://www.teammnm.net]Team MNM[/link]
Rocking a Cool Lypo thing -- [link=http://www.one28thrc.com]One28th RC... I think[/link]

Forums:
[link=http://www.xmodworld.com]XmodWorld[/link] -- Member Name: Sweed
[link=http://p221.ezboard.com/bxmodrc]AtomicMods[/link] -- Member Name: Pronokini

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