aw you got air brush, i alwaus just used the pactra cans
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Last edited by cooleocool; 12-11-2013 at 07:06 PM.
Over the last couple of days I've been messing with the rear shocks trying to get the perfect setup. Right now I have the Axial Scorpion shocks on there and seem like they're going to be a keeper. I wish they had metal caps, but the coated shafts make up for it
After I hooked up everything and tested the truck last week, I found that the Tenshock was reversed and I thought the only way to switch it was the castle link. Turns out if you switch the throttle direction in the radio and flip the axle's diff, everything goes back to normal. After I finally figured that out and was ready to test it, it started raining... So this morning I finally had a chance to really test the new motor. At the same gearing as the 3800kv (14/40), this thing was flying even though the ground was wet. I didn't go full speed but I can tell this thing is a monster, and it stays much cooler, even without the heatsink.
Switched the shocks back to the stand-offs.
Also made a skin for the bottom.
Quick question; Seeing and reading this thread from the start, it inspired me. I've always wanted an on road car, and I've also always wanted to build my own car. So why not combine the two? I'm planning on making it a solid axle just because I think that's awesome; but I can't decide which one I want. I think it's going to look something like a dragster so it's going to have to handle some Torque and speed, which is where my question comes in; Any ideas on which solid axle I should get? I'm hopefully going to fit it all under the body (wheels included). Thanks for all responses before hand.
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Are these the Drive shafts you use? And where can i get a axle i been on waiting list for RC4WD hardcore for a while now and ebay has none that i see also other rc stores.
Yeah I would really want that axle for my build even though it's a little pricey. It's discontinued, though I've heard a little bit about rc4wd continuing it spring next year or something. As of now, I think you would have to buy it from somebody else to get it.
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"That don't make NO sense!"
Now about the axles.
A couple of years ago when the Hardcore kit came out it was very popular, I have no idea what caused them to stop making the kit and the parts. I saw a couple used kits for sale a while back, but that was before I knew anyone that wanted one. I know the hardcore is the best option, but the HPI Wheely King axle is still an option, even though it takes a couple extra parts.
Ideal-RC goes into more detail:
the next best thing that could take the hardcore axle is the rc4wd wraith center diff axle... aluminum, wide enough, and you have a variety of gears to choose from, that's what I decided on for mine
is that a complete axle? would still need to get the gearing for it right? what sizes?
and what do you think about this axle?
Last edited by quadsatv; 12-14-2013 at 10:33 PM.
You still need to get the diff cover, lock outs, diff and gears... the hpi firestorm gears work and a few others. I used the wraith axle in my last truck and have a bunch of leftover parts so that's another reason it appealed to me, and rc4wd has it on special for $100
The yota and the T. Rex axles are the 2 I was looking at.
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hey cycon, how are you liking the sway bar setup?
Hey cycon do you use a spool in your axle? If so how do you like it? I'm gonna try to get one today. Also for shocks try the proline powerstrokes, I have them and there is no shock out there that I can even compare them to.
Last edited by 96motorhead; 12-15-2013 at 03:17 PM.
If not, can you link all the parts that are needed to complete it and that are compatible please?, also what Transmission should i use? if i used the SCTE diff i would need to weld also or is there a way around this?
Last edited by quadsatv; 12-15-2013 at 04:08 PM.
A parts list for the rear end would be nice. just assume that i have everything from the motor to the chassis, now i need a axle, diff and gears and drive shafts that are all compatible and will i need to modify any of them or can it all go together and ready to run?
Wraith Centered Axle Housing
Trailing Arm Mounts
If you can find any of these used you'l be saving a bunch a money.
Here's the internals of my axle:
And you'll also need these parts to complete it:
1) Motor mount
-Option (A) SCTE setup
-Option (B) Slash 2wd Transmission with diff locker
2) Trailing Arms
-Option (A) RC4WD
-Option (B) Twin Hammers Trailing Arms – Might be a little shorter
-Option (C) Custom Made – My brother’s
3) Rear Shocks
-Option (A) HPI Savage X shocks (longest)
-Option (B) Axial Scorpion Shocks
-Option (C) Traxxas XL Big Bores
-Option (D) Pro-Line Powerstrokes
4) Solid Axle
-Option (A) RC4WD Hardcore Axle (used)
-Option (B) HPI Wheely King Axle
-Option (B) RC4WD Centered Wraith Housing – other parts listed above
-Option (A) Traxxas Slash 4x4 Heavy Duty driveshafts
-Option (B) Axial SCX10 driveshafts
-Option (B) MIP X-Duty
6) Top Links
-Option (A) Custom Made
7) Sway Bars
-Option (A) Axial Wraith Front sway bars
-Option (B) Custom made
The motor mount:
And the center diff:
Thanks, Is that the only part holding your motor in place, does the motor rest ontop of the top plate?
1. fomi lockouts: http://www.ebay.com/itm/141114762446) ~ $13
2. axial rear diff: http://www.ebay.com/itm/390571537802) ~ $17
3. rc4wd centered axle housing: http://store.rc4wd.com/Aluminum-Rear...k-_p_2495.html ~ $100 (w/o shipping)
4. Trailing arms and rod ends: http://store.rc4wd.com/Hardcore-Scal...rm_p_1093.html) ~ $50 (w/o shipping)
5. ST Racing Concepts Aluminum V2 HD Differential Cover: http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...al-Cover-Black ~ $16.49 (w/o shipping)
6. HPI Differential Bevel Gear Set (10T/13T): http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ar-Set-10T-13T - $7.29 (w/o shipping)
Well some of those parts may be replaced with budget ones, i.e. axle housing could be switched to Wraith stock plastic which is about $25 (including diff) instead of $100+$17. Also it's hard to get trailing arms from RC4WD so look at Cycon's advices for other options, I just got luck with those by putting myself into waiting RC4WD list for that item for a few weeks and ordered them once they got back in stock for a day or two
P.S. about fumi lockouts - those things are amazing, cheap and good quality (well at least better than plastic onces I guess). Here they are installed:
Last edited by Gimm3Fuel; 12-16-2013 at 05:23 AM.
Aw thank you Gimm im not familiar with the Axial, also in his list is HPI Differential Bevel Gear Set (10T/13T) where do these go and it will work with the axial im assuming? it says "This is a replacement HPI Differential Bevel Gear Set, and is intended for use with the HPI Sprint, Sprint 2, Nitro RS4 3, Mini-Trophy and MT2 vehicles. This set can also be used optionally with the HPI Wheely King truck."
Also the ones you linked are Fumi Alloy Rear Axle Lock-out (2) for Axial Wraith - 30017bk (BLACK)
is there any part difference with 30017bk and 20010bk or is that just the color?
Fumi Alloy Rear Axle Lock-out (2) for Axial Wraith - 20010bk (BLACK)
I have the plastic wraith axle on my last trophy truck and the only complaint I have is the offset diff... always hit the upper links and I really don't like the bent links that clear the drive shaft