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Old 01-07-2014, 05:32 PM   #1
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I've been building this truck for about a month now, started with literally a receiver and a battery. Went on to order a LCG conversion kit and went to town from there. The purpose of the build was to take up some of my spare time and also end up with a strong yet good performing truck in the end. The only thing i have left that I am waiting on is the ESC and the motor but should be in soon. I used a few temporary parts to get it together but will be soon replaced once everything is in.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:39 AM   #2
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Very nice truck. I dig the rims!! What are they? If you don't mind me asking, what did it cost you to build this from scratch? Are you going to post a parts list?
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Old 01-10-2014, 05:44 PM   #3
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They are actually just pro line split six beadlock rims I got carbon fiber bead rings for them makes them look awesome. Since the pictures I've added a strc red motor plate to match the truck. So far I have around 400-450$ into it with everything but with all the parts I built it with that's not a bad price tag at all. When it is completed I will post up a parts list of everything Ive used. EBay did play a huge factor with the build!
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:17 PM   #4
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Nice looking truck CR!

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Old 01-11-2014, 11:54 AM   #5
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great looking truck but you gotta be way overpaying on ebay if your already in the 400's i just rebuilt my whole truck for under 200 bucks... only thing i reused was my electronics...
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:53 PM   #6
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No I've been pretty good about not over spending I've been using good parts and remember all I had to start with was a receiver and battery. I did get a 4 pole setup also so that put me back a little more than planned. But will be worth it in the end
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:18 PM   #7
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Are those the G-made shocks? If so what lengths and how do they perform?
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:42 AM   #8
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great looking truck but you gotta be way overpaying on ebay if your already in the 400's i just rebuilt my whole truck for under 200 bucks... only thing i reused was my electronics...
Where did you buy your parts? Do you have a link? I'm going to be rebuilding 2 trucks.
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:57 AM   #9
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They are actually integy XSR-9's I cant give a review yet but from what I see and can adjust they are on my good side
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They are actually integy XSR-9's I cant give a review yet but from what I see and can adjust they are on my good side
Piggyback shocks are only good for looks, they have no advantage over regular shocks in RC vehicles, and from what i've read the Integy shafts bend rather easily. I hope you're just building a shelf queen.
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:14 PM   #11
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I've never had bad luck with integy shocks. The piggy backs on these are functional. If they weren't I wouldn't have spent the money on them. The truck came out awesome, I'm sorry to hear that you've always read bad reviews on the shocks. The truck went through multiple batteries so far with not a single problem and it handles amazing.
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:07 PM   #12
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No need to apologize I don't use them, I prefer just a normal big bore shock. I didn't say they weren't functional, I just said they held no advantage over normal shocks.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:55 PM   #13
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No It was a toss up between theses and power strokes the price won me over. I would recommend these to anyone. Only factory flaw I see is thin shock oil, easy fix just not the rebound speed I'm looking for.. being a motocross guy makes me picky with the settings
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A lot of integy parts are great looking parts with great attention to detail. Some parts function as good as they look, but the materials they use are substandard and they don't last as long as parts from more expensive companies.
An example:I bought 2 sets of integy A arms for my slash 4x4 trucks and 2 sets of Fastlane Machine A arms. Within 2 weeks the integy arms were completely bent to the point they were un-useable while the American made Fastlane Machine A arms are still in perfect useable condition. There was maybe $5.00 difference per set, and the Integy arms looked really cool, but the aluminum they used was really soft and malleable which is not an ideal material for the application.
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That I can agree with, the shocks are the only integy parts I have on it, anything else is either traxxas, RPM or STRC. This is the first 4x4 truck I've built/owned and am extremely pleased with everything. Small fine tuning to do but nothing that has to be completely changed.
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