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Old 04-06-2019, 05:14 PM
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Maiden run.
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Old 04-12-2019, 06:35 PM
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Final comparison shots, and video link below...



Doesn't look it but they weigh nearly the same...



I thought that the new one would absolutely pull the hell out of my first one, but the video below shows just how well the original kit is....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PdlSQjt2GDk

If you find my channel on the link l have some more running comparison videos to veiw.
Cheers for now...

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Old 04-13-2019, 08:43 AM
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Will the sand color k5 get sliders
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:18 PM
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Will the sand color k5 get sliders
I'll be making full floorboards and wheel wells for this build. I kind of like the look without the sliders
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Old 04-21-2019, 06:51 PM
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Its not a 50$ bumper, but l had alittle time to carve one out...



This is mdf that has a scratch coat of paint so far.



Been running great!

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Old 04-23-2019, 04:06 PM
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Here's the rear bumper. Both have 3 coats of paint and a thick coat of epoxy to seal them up.



Here's the front bumper mounted...my mounting screws are alittle off...



Another shot, rear bumper will need some mounting brackets before it will be installed...



Then I heard SNAP!!!



The drive pin actually sheared and tore up the cup. You can see that it ripped the metal open....? Are the knock offs just as good as the junfac name brand? Does anyone suggest a driveshaft that is bullet proof. I've been having too much trouble with these on both trucks...
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Old 05-04-2019, 06:01 PM
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Well another fixed driveshaft......
And another broken, big brother has to pull me out...


Snatch block and all, back to the shop...


So every joint on these Chinese junfac knockoffs have come apart. I have 6 joints and all have failed by allowing the drive pin to push out from tbe lock retainer except the one that got completely shredded. Maybe I'll build a trailer next?
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Old 05-23-2019, 11:56 AM
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Finally out on a trail.....
Some pictures of the run...



ran fairly decent...



lots of weight forward, too much actually with this tranny an esc dragbrake can not operate, so it has to be driven carefully on a decent or it will roll end over end....




All in all did fine but did break another driveshaft ujoint of coarse!
Got a full hr of run time before it broke....




Also broke my bumper, guess I'll try something different
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:53 AM
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Sucks about the bumper and the driveshafts.
Although the truck is looking good,hope to see more of this.
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Then I heard SNAP!!!



The drive pin actually sheared and tore up the cup. You can see that it ripped the metal open....? Are the knock offs just as good as the junfac name brand? Does anyone suggest a driveshaft that is bullet proof. I've been having too much trouble with these on both trucks...
I have been running MIP Driveshafts for years, still in great shape, and outlasting my buddies China clones 7:1 lol

https://supershafty.com/collections/drive-shafts
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Back on the trail.....
Completely replaced driveshaft barrels and pins...
Cheap driveshafts are rusting solid not helping with binding...
Fully lubed them with wd40...
No breakdowns today....
Added traxxas plastic parts, wipers, door handles...




Here you can see the broken bumper....



So running better and looking better
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I have been running MIP Driveshafts for years, still in great shape, and outlasting my buddies China clones 7:1 lol

https://supershafty.com/collections/drive-shafts
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Old 12-28-2019, 11:20 AM
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Its been awhile so l thought l would update....

Problems with the cheap drivesafts have been resolved kinda getto, but are now permanently affixed to the drive cups with a z shaped bent drive pin. As shown below...



The weak retainer clips were the main issue.

Added some 120mm tires to my wheels and this set up is nearly unstopable now.



Now that l have some dependability with the drivetrain l can move on with ideas for this....
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Adding a new bumper,
This one rc4wd tough armor with ascender brackets.
Had a surplus this holiday from selling off another project so I treated myself.
$22 for the bumper
$10 for the mounts.....

I did not like where it is souposed to be mounted as a bolt on, l think it sitts too high up over the grill, so some brackets fabed up to lower the mounting option...


These are made from joist hangers for carpentry and mount up like this...


Dropping the mounting location in unison with the lift kit...


Now doing so will require another custom servo mount to be fabricated, but its ok cause the other one really bugged me.....
Here's how it looks on this set up....


And another shot...



For me it looks better, and will not have to raise the body to get it to look like this....
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