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    bandit01's FLM build

    Hey guys this is my first complete build, let me know what you think, this is what I started with,[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]Nearly complete front end with the ****** piggy-back shocks.[IMG][/IMG]The FLM drive cup that came in the package had a 8mm bore, so I had to weld up the bore in a traxxas cup and re-drill to fit the 5mm out drive shaft of the diff...[IMG][/IMG]
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    The FLM parts fit really well together...and look good against the black and blue.[IMG][/IMG]Transmission with deanodized motor plate installed...[IMG][/IMG]Complete rear end with RPM tru-trac...had some trouble with the aluminum ball caps wanting to cross thread...but they ended up ok...lol[IMG][/IMG]
    Last edited by bandit01; 12-08-2012 at 09:40 AM.
    CARBON FIBER G2, ALUMINUM G2, FLM E MAXX, ERBE

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    Looking good! In case your wondering you can get drive cups from UE with 5mm bore. Nice stuff. Thats what I did on mine. then ground end a bit to fit oring. Had same trouble with ball retainers they can be tough to get in straight. Nice looking build.

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    Front and rear bulkheads mounted...the FLM center driveshafts have a really good fit...[IMG][/IMG]The skids from FLM fit great too...[IMG][/IMG]At this point I have almost evrything together, still trying to decide how to mount the antenna, the way the FLM mount is made, the best I can tell you have to run the antenna under the chassis and I don't really want to do that...I'll come up with something...lol[IMG][/IMG]
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    For now I'm gonna run the antenna how FLM intended, but I'll probably change it , here is how it looks now...[IMG][/IMG]Silverado body...[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
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    Thanks "EMAXXBRUSHLESS", I saw your build a while back, great looking truck!!!
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    Absolutely awesome build! Truck looks great

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    Nice one mate. Came together nicely. The FLM RPM combo will result in a nice tough truck. Sure you will look to go the single servo route soon too, makes for a nice upgrade.
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    Looking good mate...watch the throttle and those big Trencher X's you got...you don't want to be destroying your drive train.
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    She's looking epic man.... big thanks for posting this up... it was the kick start I needed to get started on my FLM build, which I started last night before the missus got home... managed to get the whole front end put together... STOKED!!
    Been really nervous about it as there is no " How To" instructions on the web, and I'm relatively new to all this... but been working on and running my TT MT4 G3 the last couple months, and its built up my confidence in being able to take this build on... your post was the last kick in the backside I needed to get going...

    So front end built, diff shimmed etc... hoping to get it all done as far as I can with the parts I have by the weekend, then put in an order for the rest of the bits and pieces I need, and have her running by Xmas...

    I'm hoping mine ends up looking as clean as yours...

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    Thanks guys!!!! "Nepptune" just take your time and it will all come together.....wealth of knowledge on this forum if you run into any problems...
    CARBON FIBER G2, ALUMINUM G2, FLM E MAXX, ERBE

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    Thanks Bandit... I have already benfitted so much from all the welth of knowledge, info and help on here... definitely would not have even begun attempting it without the knowledge in the back of my mind that if things go pear shaped, I can come on here and get it fixed!! :-)

    Quick question, what weight diff fluid are you running in your diffs? I have 30,000, 60,000 and 200,000 on hand cause thats what I used on my MT4 ( 60k upfront, 200k centre, and 30 k rear ) but wonmdering if I should go alot thinner on this build? ANy advice?

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    Very nice indeed. I like a good FLM build. Your alloy, black and blue colors got my attention.


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    nepptune...I'm running 7k in the front and 5k in the rear...
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    Thanks man.. ok, looks like I need to hit the LHS then before I carry on... 30k probably gonna be more than a little heavy in there.... thanks

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    I have 100K in there now, and switching to 500k soon. I like stiff diffs in the emaxx, works a lot better in the sand/gravel pits.

    Truck looks great, I was trying to paint a similiar scheme as that on my top kick body, yours came out great.

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    I see you bought ue and flm shock towers..I did the same. The ue ones have to be shaved a little to fit and they require the round body post but I guess you figured all that out. Nice build, it should take a beating. I used these to eliminate ballooning and they do:
    http://www.rctech.net/forum/monster-...our-tires.html

    also, it looks like you de-anodized the 17mm hexes?
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    I've not had the ue towers mounted yet ...I've been working on getting 8 ofna lx2 16mm shocks mounted...pics to come...and I got my antenna mounted to suit me now too......still have only ran it in the garage, has not seen daylight yet.
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    I have the exact same dynamite hex wrenches and the same blue and clear screwdriver as you
    Nice build by the way looks really great must be fast!

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    Looks awesome if I had a maxx I would want it like that


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    This is how I decided to mount the antenna, instead of having it ran underneath the chassis.[IMG][/IMG]
    CARBON FIBER G2, ALUMINUM G2, FLM E MAXX, ERBE

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    Replaced the ****** piggy-backs with ofna LX 2's...[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
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    Painted up a new body too.....[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
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    good idea on the antenna mount, I did the exact same thing:
    http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/u...8747E07668.jpg
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    Looks good. New body looks great and the battery straps look good also Im sure you wil be much happier with those Ofna shocks.

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    Thanks Blazer, thanks SLW-SVT, I was looking at your build today and noticed your antenna right after I posted hope to have a set of UE arms in the next few days
    CARBON FIBER G2, ALUMINUM G2, FLM E MAXX, ERBE

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    Awesome emaxx!!!! Where did you buy the ofna shocks from?

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    Also what wheel adaptors are those?

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    rc, the shocks are ofna lx2, and the adapters are traxxas blue 17mm that have been deanodized.
    CARBON FIBER G2, ALUMINUM G2, FLM E MAXX, ERBE

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    Thanks!

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    very sharp truck i like the white chevy body

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    Hey guys, swapped shocks again, got a set of 8 supershocks from UE, I've only ran it one time on 'em but they seem to be the best I've tried, probably gonna stick with these.[IMG][/IMG]I also swapped spur gears, I had always ran a traxxas 68t with a 20t pinion, now I'm runnin' a Robinson racing GEN3 slipper, 65t with 22t pinion, it really has brought this thing to life on 4S, huge difference...[IMG][/IMG]
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    Looking good
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    Nice Build indeed! 1

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