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Monster truck fun: the Black and the Yellow

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So you sit down at your workbench one Saturday morning, and time passes without you knowing it, and suddenly you're looking at a Clod chassis.

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100% by-the-book stock, except for full bearings, and going to stay that way for now. I may eventually upgrade the steering, and put some real shocks on it, but I have no intention of losing the tub chassis or the ladder bars. Or going beyond 540 power. This is meant to be a relaxing bounce-around-the-garden machine, not a hardcore racer. Been there, done that, don't need to do it again.

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Well well well... look who finally decided to show up?

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So this is the other half of the equation: The idea is for this one to become my new go-to basher, especially to take on camping trips and to other places like that. It will be built stock at first, but modified as needed to make it do what I want. Came with a painted body, so I'll just decal it and call it good.

And this is it for me for new kits this year. Hope it lives up to the good press...

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Not a 110...

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It's my only successful scratch-build to date. Body and chassis completely hand-made out of aluminum. Drivetrain is Losi Mini Crawler, with Tamiya leaf springs. Wheels and tires are RC4WD. It's 99% a shelfer because it's so fragile, but I do air it out every so often...

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14 hours ago, markbt73 said:

Well well well... look who finally decided to show up?

IMG_20210118_141454736.jpg.13581714eae290838f6c0fcc0dbbbb35.jpg

So this is the other half of the equation: The idea is for this one to become my new go-to basher, especially to take on camping trips and to other places like that. It will be built stock at first, but modified as needed to make it do what I want. Came with a painted body, so I'll just decal it and call it good.

And this is it for me for new kits this year. Hope it lives up to the good press...

Same story with mine. Kept it mostly stock  to use as a general basher. I love mine. Ball. Ratings throughout.  I ran it on the silver can for a little bit. Then I found a cheap Dynamite 15T for under $20.

Other than that I put CVAs on the corners only ( kept the stock shocks in the middle wheels ) and added a second servo for 4ws. 
I also got the pre painted one. It’s still a lot of decals lol 

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