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anybody crawling with IFS??

Old 11-04-2005, 03:16 PM
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any ppl with IFS or rear thats crawlin post up!!
Old 11-04-2005, 11:12 PM
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Default RE: anybody crawling with IFS??

the closest thing to rock crawling my monster truck with IFS does it give it as much power as i can and hope it makes it over...
Old 11-05-2005, 05:01 PM
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got to be somebody runnin it? id like to set my tmaxx up for "mild" crawlin
Old 11-05-2005, 06:39 PM
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Default RE: anybody crawling with IFS??

as for real crawling no, but when i was messing around with my e-maxx i would. i just made my schocks real losse for max articulation. really there isnt a whole lot more you cant do with IFS.
Old 11-05-2005, 08:27 PM
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how did u make them losse just with springs? what color?
Old 11-05-2005, 11:59 PM
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i just used stock springs with no spacers and light oil.
Old 11-06-2005, 12:25 AM
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Default RE: anybody crawling with IFS??

i saw somewhere where sombody made the emax axles into solid axles by welding some pipe at a slight angle for clearance.
then hooked up the axle to frame like it was a solid axle//
looked like a good idea, also had a little extra ground clearance under the diff too!
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Default RE: anybody crawling with IFS??

yeah if you go to rccrawler.com they have a whole e-maxx section where ppl did that.
Old 11-06-2005, 09:29 AM
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ya they lock the axles then runa 4 link etc etc.... i just wanna do alil crawlin with the t until my e is complete....
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heres my little crawler in progress/locked front & rear
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runnin bfg's i see?
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i need to find some small swampers
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ya i like those tires!
Old 11-07-2005, 03:43 PM
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ok so i put the 4in extended chassis on WOW sweet!! removed 1 shock from each corner to i can get more flex out of the truck.... i put the front tire on my car ramps(bout 7in top tp ground). all 4 tires are in full contact with the ground/ramp... also i can put the front tire on top of a monster (16oz) energy can with all tires still touchin.... is that ok good not good enought??i also plan to extend the tire out 1in on each side...
Old 11-08-2005, 02:51 AM
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Default RE: anybody crawling with IFS??

I made my Tamiya Wild Dagger into a rock crawler and it does pretty good for independant suspension with easy modifications. I locked both the front and rear, made my own shock tower mounts which raised the suspension mount up higher and I switched to oil filled duratrax shocks i think they were 4". And I did some dremeling of the chasis to get maximum suspension travel. The best I ever had was almost 6" of clearance articulating over objects. WIth the added suspension lift I had to raise the steering linkage as well. With two motors, locked diffs and a good speed control to allow slow precise crawling it a great crawler for very cheap. The only major weekness I see is the steering set up. It's very prone to breakage. These pictures are from a couple years ago. And I was still playing around with the spring rates. I'm just now getting interested again into rc rock crawling. I just got a Tamiya tlt!



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nice!!
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It's not the best, but it works.

In the second picture it has low pressure tires. No foam, just a bead of silicone sealant to glue the tire. It handles rocks and dirt great, they also don't fill up with water.
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nice ncie looks like alot of fun!!!!

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