Status: New built
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I know many of you guys won't be interested in this, but I usually just post every RC I finish in my Showroom so bear with me.
This all started from a set of tires I received in an Axial SMT10 parts lot a while back - the 2.2 JConcepts Fling King tires you see here. I initially thought they were just over-the-top goofy looking and stashed them with my other spare wheel/tire sets. A few weeks ago I came across them again and suddenly had a change of heart and came to apprecaite them for what they are - serious mud flinging tires. I do a lot of trail running in mud so figured I'd put them on something. Never wanting to tear down a truck I've already built and start over (I use them all pretty regularly), I decided a new SCX10 II builders kits would be the way to go for this one.
Built the kit stock at first, but after mounting a spare 82 GMC body I had lying around I realized I would need a bit more ground clearance for the huge tires. I really didn't want to modify the chassis too much from stock and use lift plates, so just used some 100mm scale shocks to raise the suspension about 10mm. This gave me the clearance I was looking for without making it look ridiculous and too tall. I did have to modify the links a bit for driveline angle and slight wheelbase adjustment, but other than the shocks the truck remains 99% stock.
I kept the panhard/chassis mounted servo setup for now and am using a 25kg servo for the big tires. Motor is a 550 sized 12T brushed unit with the HW 1080 ESC. Haven't had it in the mud yet (hopefully this weekend), but these tires are awesome. On hard surfaces the truck just bounces as each lug comes around, they are that aggressive. In the grass/dirt it smooths out a lot and I'm sure it won't be an issue on the trails. I was running it in the grass for a bit and at full throttle the fresh clippings were being flung about 2-3 feet in the air by the giant lugs in the tires, pretty funny to watch. Going to be interesting in the mud. The only other thing I plan on doing is adding some inner fenders as I'm pretty sure this thing is going to be flinging mud everywhere.