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    1/16 E-revo raptor roll cage

    Some pics of my new home made 1/16 E-Revo raptor roll cage. Could find one to buy so decided to just build one.
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    looks good but i don't think the body posts are strong enough for a good roll over

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    Well, I'd buy one! Post a price and I'll line up. The simple design is great!

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    BTW - Click on the IMG icon when you post pics and past your link into the dialog box. Pic shows up without following a link

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    I was also wondering about the stock body mounts. I replaced the front and rear posts with aluminum ones. Then put it through three real good bash sessions and came through great. I am also looking into adding one more piece to tie directly into the chasis.

    Thanks for the advice! this was my first post. Wasnt sure how to get the pic to show.

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    i wouldn't try to advertise it for sale against the rules!

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    kind of like when i was building up my convertible mustang .i could only afford a 2 point roll bar but in a crash it would just fold over ,i saved up for a 4 point roll bar.definitely need some kind of cross support. i have had some crashes in my revo that would of bent aluminum posts!

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    Im thinking 1 cross brace tied directly into the chassis with two mounting points should be good. That would give me six points of contact.

    Im also working on a complete brace system for my emaxx shock towers. Even though ive upgraded them i keep breaking them. Even with a full roll cage. And cast aluminum parts.

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    good idea take keep us updated with pics!

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    Yea I'd have to agree with 50 on this one, it's nice but the practical application with the body posts would result in tragedy with the right landing lol... However, hook it straight down to the chasis and you'd have a winner. But props on do something different that's always a plus in my book!
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    Ok I've added two points of contact directly to the chassis to each side of the roll cage. This gives it 8 points of contact making it very strong. I've also de-anodized the toe links and tie rods taking them from the original red trx red color to silver. The color dididnt come through great in the pics but it is a brighter green. Still not sure exactly sure how to get the pics to post on the page
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    Last edited by Aspengt; 06-13-2012 at 09:37 PM.

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    How about a brace from the bolt on top to the bar below it. Little more support .. looking pretty good!

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    50 im not sure what you mean?

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    Epic design man, looks realistic too when you add the body.. Have you tired any tests like throw it in the air, let it drop and see what happens.. I know it'd suck if it broke but once you get a good bashproof roll cage design I'd be interested in... (insert pm here) ... Unique though.. what this hobby is all about.. I wish I had the know how so I could make stuff like that! Keep it up!
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    I took it out last night put it through a lot but thats only one run.. Im going to put it through a bunch of bash sessions throughout the week. Then see if anything breaks. No big deal if it does though, I'll just learn if there is any weak spots. Then just strengthen those areas if need be. Besides thats half the fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aspengt View Post
    Ok I've added two points of contact directly to the chassis to each side of the roll cage. This gives it 8 points of contact making it very strong. I've also de-anodized the toe links and tie rods taking them from the original red trx red color to silver. The color dididnt come through great in the pics but it is a brighter green. Still not sure exactly sure how to get the pics to post on the page
    http://aspengt.shutterfly.com/pictures/14#14
    http://aspengt.shutterfly.com/pictures/14#15
    http://aspengt.shutterfly.com/pictures/14#16
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    http://aspengt.shutterfly.com/pictures/14#18
    I am brand new to roll cages and just learned about them myself. I was going to pint out that it should be chassis mounted, but several people beat me to it.

    And man is the end result SWEET. Dude, that is pro. Kudos.
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    Update...... Put the roll cage through 4 battery runs putting it through as much as i could find roll cage stood up great with just a little bend on the front after bouncing it off a very large rock/ boulder. But only very slightly. I did experience one major problem! I just put brand new green RPM carriers all around and i had to keep stopping and taking the whole assembly off and re-installing them. Very dissapointed with them. Even on the perfect landings they would pull right off. Any suggestions? This is very dissapointing. Any suggestions??? I drive the truck hard and dont feel like having to stop every couple jumps to fix it.

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    i have heard the rpm ones are junk because they are a poor design. get aluminum ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aspengt View Post
    Update...... Put the roll cage through 4 battery runs putting it through as much as i could find roll cage stood up great with just a little bend on the front after bouncing it off a very large rock/ boulder. But only very slightly. I did experience one major problem! I just put brand new green RPM carriers all around and i had to keep stopping and taking the whole assembly off and re-installing them. Very dissapointed with them. Even on the perfect landings they would pull right off. Any suggestions? This is very dissapointing. Any suggestions??? I drive the truck hard and dont feel like having to stop every couple jumps to fix it.

    get alloy knuckles, either gpm or gh..... i run the gpms..... my rpm plastic knuckles sucked....... rpm does have the best a arms hands down though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aspengt View Post
    50 im not sure what you mean?
    look at the top bar where you have a bolt for the cross brace.now picture a brace coming down meeting the lower bar. on a hard landing upside down that would help from collapsing

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    Thanks everyone for all the ideas and help!

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    Ok. So thank you for the suggestions. I ordered HR aluminum carriers. But just an update on the roll cage in case someone tries to duplicate it. Or has interest in building one. Ive officially beat the crap put of my mini revo/ summit/ raptor or whatever you wanna call it. In which ive found two small areas that needed a little support. Ive added a cross brace to the lower rear portion for lateral support, and I've also added another cross beam at the front and tied it into the original front cross beam making it incredibly atrong. Thanks 50 for the idea of the additional beam. So far i havent added it so far cause there hasnt been any issues with that area. But if need be i will add it later. Ive really put this cage through its pVaces and i am beyond happy with its performance. I used my white raptor body for testing and its in bad shape now as you can see from the pics. The pics show the body after i had epoxy an metal taped it back together.






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    http://aspengt.shutterfly.com/pictures/20#25
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    http://aspengt.shutterfly.com/pictures/20#20

    Oh and had to replace all the A arms, due to them breaking during testing. All replaced with RPM arms.
    Again posting pics seemed to be an impossible task. I am using my I Pad does that make a difference?

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    Pictures still wont post. Copy paste, add attachment, add IMG. Nothings working. I am using my Ipad and or Iphone, could that be the problem? . Anyone have any suggestions?
    Last edited by Aspengt; 07-06-2012 at 01:42 PM.

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    Nice. I think you need aluminum front body posts!
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    Thanks. I did make everything aluminum and tried to post the images but nothings working.

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    Got it!! Finally!!!

    Here are the Pics of the final Roll cage! If you look through the post you can seen the evolving stages. Now I am satisfied to say that I would consider it bashproof!

    Thanks everyone on the suggestion of the aluminum carriers! They have worked flawlessly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJVeld View Post
    i have heard the rpm ones are junk because they are a poor design. get aluminum ones
    You heard right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aspengt View Post
    Got it!! Finally!!!

    Here are the Pics of the final Roll cage! If you look through the post you can seen the evolving stages. Now I am satisfied to say that I would consider it bashproof!

    Thanks everyone on the suggestion of the aluminum carriers! They have worked flawlessly!

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    Now thats a truck! I love the green and black! Idk if you noticed this but your front tires are on backwards
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    Turned out great man!!!!
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    Very nice set up. I will keep checking to see how it holds up. I wish you luck, and it looks great.

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    Awesome! It seems like a shame to roll it and ding it up. One would make a great looking shelf queen and I mean that in a good way! (sorry you hardcore bashers, but some of us like CLEAN rides that aren't beat to crap!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by chilidillo View Post
    Awesome! It seems like a shame to roll it and ding it up. One would make a great looking shelf queen and I mean that in a good way! (sorry you hardcore bashers, but some of us like CLEAN rides that aren't beat to crap!)
    Thought I would pull my hair out replacing my chassis; I can never bash an RC w/o a rollcage again.

    Also, yes, I'm jelly.
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    Thanks. Its taken a while to build and put though some really harsh testing. But very happy with the final product. Chili i get it but I just couldnt spend that much money and not use it for all its worth. Besides the building and modifying is half the fun.

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    Was there any modding for those beadlocks to work on the canyons?
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    aspengt....great looking truck and love the roll cage.....just got my green arms last night....hows that raptor body hold up? heard it was kind of flimsy....

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    Mini- no there were no mods needed to put those tires on the beadlocks. Worked really well actually.

    Bomber- I really like the look of the Raptor body but yes the raptor body is a little flimsy, unlike the one for my Emaxx BL also from pro-line... Not sure why they did that but the lexan is much thinner" thats one of the things that prompted me to build the roll cage. I ended up putting foil duct tape on the inside of my first Raptor body which added a ton of needed support. Doubled it in the area where the body mounts are. A must do without a roll cage. But since i put on the roll cage that adds a ton of support to the chassis as well as the body.

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