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Old 12-05-2010, 11:11 AM
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When you say binding issues, do you mean that the shocks are sticking? Sometimes all you have to do is remove an O-ring and it'll free up nicely. Hope that helps!

I can tell why you're pleased! As talon said, this just gets better and better with each new detail. There isn't much room for improvement from an aesthetic point of view!
Which O-ring do you remove? It does stick a bit ... hmmm.

The binding issue is that the Gelande chassis is set up to have a 11" wheelbase. I have moved links around to achieve a 10.25" wheelbase. Now, the "static" location of the steering servo was off. I had to change the direction of the horn (flip 180) not only for shortened wheelbase, but for the front bumper skid plate. So now the steering linkage binds with the front axle. It articulates very well, but equal compression (straight down) the horn stops on the axle housing.

I hope I am making sense. I do not know if a photo can clearly show the problem. This is something that I will just have to figure out.

Please do though let me know about the O-ring issue.

Thanks again!
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:00 AM
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:06 PM
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Oh. I didn't realize that you had shortened the wheelbase. The O-ring I was mentioning is in the shock itself. It's a common fix for sticky shocks. I didn't realize that you had all of the suspension geometry working against you as well. Photos might be helpful though.
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:38 PM
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Your an inspiration, just read the entire thread.

As far as your Binding issues it's hard to help without pic's ( I'm new on here but have raced and built for 25+ years) You may be able to get away with moving your servo to the other side of the ears.... front of the servo on the back of the ears, that can give room. You could also use shims to space the linkages, it sometimes helps.

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Old 12-06-2010, 11:09 PM
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Turkman and Majicmarker, I've solved my binding issue. I replaced the servo horn with another that I heated and bent. In addition, I made it slightly shorter.

The photo below shows the new servo horn and the suspension is relaxed.





The next photo shows the suspension compressed. The stock horn was not only a bit longer and straight, but had additional "meat" on top. as shown in the RC4WD photo below this next one. With this following photo you can see that I now have plenty of room between the servo horn and the axle housing... and you can probably tell with the original set up where I was having issues.







I also figured out the whole O-Ring dealio. I went ahead and removed one of the internal ones for a test. It's great and will likely leave it out. Thanks Turkman for at least planting the idea in my head even if it was a misunderstanding

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Old 12-07-2010, 10:39 PM
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Glad you figured it out, binding issues can be a real pain in the A**!

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Old 12-09-2010, 06:34 AM
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i saw your in tenn,you ever come down to superlift orv??
they have rover runs a few times a year.
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i saw your in tenn,you ever come down to superlift orv??
they have rover runs a few times a year.
Never been there. Heard a lot about the place, but it's about 8 hour drive for me. That's too far from home (without trailering) to break my truck
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:15 PM
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This is one crazy build Nevets! That looks sooo real! I can't stop drooling on that roof rack.
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Old 12-10-2010, 03:09 PM
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A pic of the front finished up?

i didnt see one up.

pleeeeeaaaassseeeee!!

i need some pics for my screensaver!!
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This truck is so perfect bud!! I cant quit going back through the build over and over,,, I just wish RC4WD would come out with some narrower tires so the looked more like your 1:1 and were inside the wheel wells..I guess we will have to keep begging them!!Please RC4WD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:42 PM
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This truck is so perfect bud!! I cant quit going back through the build over and over,,, I just wish RC4WD would come out with some narrower tires so the looked more like your 1:1 and were inside the wheel wells..I guess we will have to keep begging them!!Please RC4WD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I agree that the tires are the only thing detracting from the otherwise impeccable scaleness of this build. SDI Grip Doctors would be a better fit, IMO. Narrower and have a tighter/smaller tread. Their pin-mount wheels in -3 offset would bring them within the wheel wells too.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:16 AM
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only problem with the grip doctors is their a 1.9..Or does he make a 1.55 now?
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:02 AM
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Yeah, he'd need new wheels like the SDI wheels I mentioned, or the narrow Tango Down wheels that come with the Gelande would work.
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:16 PM
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I saw your proyect time ago, you were cutting the body and working with the roofrack... Now I have my eyes and mouth open because your rig its amazing good!!! You have gave an extremely realistic appearance to that white simple body!

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