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  1. When I installed 550s in my Clod, it was tight but it cleared without Dremeling. This is because I have an ESP chassis brace which acts as enough of a spacer to allow the 550 to just squeeze in. I also run a dual 6-cell (14.4V) batteries in my stock chassis Clod with a modified Tamiya electronics tray (to hold the 2nd 7.2V battery with velcro and reusable pull ties). Note, you will need to use motors that are made to run in reverse (or have adjustable timing) for the rear gearcase or the rear motor will die an early death or stall. I run 2 Traxxas Titan 550s, the rear is a reverse rotation motor from an e-revo.
  2. They can be expensive but if you search you can find powerful servos at a reasonable cost. The example below is $36 US on tower's site & it is 133.31 oz-in at 6.0V (9.6 kg-cm). http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WTI00...RCH=hitec+645mg If you want something fancier/stronger then expect to pay around $100 US. Oh, I almost forgot, it would also be a very good idea to pick up an ofna servo saver like this: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti00...=LXFNE8&P=7 Probably one of the strongest (if not the strongest) you can find and it will improve a Clod's steering a lot.
  3. Price Drop-Now only $40 US + shipping: Pro Boat 2-channel AM 27MHz pistol-grip radio system with receiver and Crystals (Channel 4) This is an OEM Proboat part for a Blackjack 26 Brushless Catamaran RTR. Only used 2 times: $40.00 US + shipping. Here is a sample pic: I will accept PayPal ONLY. If interested send an e-mail to: fabman23-esavage (at sign) yahoo.com
  4. Move to servo something with at least 130oz-in. Use silicone & white greese to waterproof, it works well & is cheap. Tower should have what you need. If you plan on keeping 4WS & and original type set up then you may want to consider upgrading your steering links and your servo savers to aluminum types. Crawford Performance (CPE) has some nice affordable alternatives that will make both a mod or stock clod steer much better. Also, you may want to cut the stops off the steering knuckles to give your steering more travel. It helps a bit but you will then have to cross braces off the lower bumpers as they will interfere with the stock tires (unless you add wheel wideners-also nice). While you are at it, you may want to look at some other smaller upgrades if staying with a stock chassis. An aluminum ESP chassis brace is a must IMO, prevents the plastic from cracking and it is not too expensive. Also ESP and CPE also sell 1/2" lifts for the stock chassis shocks, Nice addition and again prevents stress cracks. Throw in some e/t-maxx oil shocks, 4 inner aluminum axel stiffners (cheap insurance) and a bearing kit & you will love what your Clod has become.
  5. Hi carparkthrasher, you may want to try installing an ESC like a Traxxas EV-2 (waterproof) or an HPI E-savage ESC (which is what I installed & will waterproof it myself) I currently have HPI GT550 motors installed in my stock Chassis Clod...have not run it yet but it seems to clear the suspension. An alternative is to mod your stock chassis with a 4-link set up like this: http://myrcmt.com/review/briancpe/ This looks like it will provide you the extra clearance needed to run dual 550 motors. I have been thinking of doing this to mine but have not decided as of yet.... Hope this helps & good luck on your project!
  6. Thanks for all the nice comments guys...Sorry for the super late reply. I have been super busy since the summer and only now am I starting to turn my attention to RC again. Since I posted, the Clod has still not been run...LOL...sitting under a cover and propped up on a stand. This weekend, it will be getting 4 new t-maxx shocks & then I may actually test it out inside for a bit. To answer some of the questions earlier in this thread...not an ESP chassis, it is a stock chrome chassis with an ESP aluminum suspension lift (which I polished) and ESP aluminum chassis brace. I was thinking of converting the ladder bars to a crawford performance 4 link aluminum set up but I have not had the heart to dremel the chrome chassis.... I am toying with the idea of building another Clod strictly for bashing...time will tell.
  7. If you are still looking for one of those HPI E-savage ESCs, I have one for sale in Sales,trades and wanted section. Thx
  8. All Clod Parts are now sold! Thanks to all who inquired.
  9. HPI TF-3 RADIO & RF-3 RECEIVER WITH CRYSTALS is no longer available as it has been sold. Still for sale: Pro Boat 2-channel AM 27MHz pistol-grip radio system with receiver and Crystals (Channel 4) This is an OEM Proboat part for a Blackjack 26 Brushless Catamaran RTR. Only used 2 times: $50.00 US + shipping. Here is a sample pic: I will accept PayPal ONLY. If interested send an e-mail to: fabman23-esavage@yahoo.com
  10. All Clod Parts are now sold! Thanks to all who inquired.
  11. All ESCs are sold! Thanks to all who inquired.
  12. All Clod Parts are now sold! Thanks to all who inquired.
  13. Thanks for the nice comment. Would anyone know what would be the "best" not too expensive shock to replace these with. Would like to stick with 8 if possible to retain the stock look. I was thinking of HPI GP savage or HPI e-savage (little shorter) shocks but not sure if either of those are too long.
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