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by mcdze
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:37 pm
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My XXT race truck is restored !

we wont talk about what it cost to restore it 8) .. but this is my original truck i raced for several years until the xxx stuff came out .. best designed rc truck they ever made imo, it was a force to be reckoned with at my local track in its day ... its restored mostly true to its original form but...
by mcdze
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:47 pm
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Re: My XXT race truck is restored !

yes im fortunate to have saved all my old plugs they were literally everywhere in boxes and old batteries etc .. got them all together, acetoned them pretty clean and replaced the contacts out of some newer orange ones i got ahold of for free actually .. definitely icing .. im sure you noticed the o...
by mcdze
Mon May 04, 2020 10:03 pm
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Re: The Official "What is it?" Thread

I need help identifying this basket case I got, looks like alot of parts for it in the boxes of junk it came in, some kyosho belts still in bags .. I'd like to get a manual so I could figure out what parts go to it and get it functional anyway, it's pretty cool all aluminum 'everything' .. I'm thin...
by mcdze
Tue May 12, 2020 12:09 am
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questions on LS2 parts compatibility

this old truck has been passed between me, my brother, and son since new all 3 of us have 'tried' to race it at one point or another but i'd like to freshen it and hit a local track beginner class with it just for fun .. so the questions -- will a rustler/stampede tranny bolt on without modifying th...
by mcdze
Sat May 16, 2020 7:17 pm
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Re: questions on LS2 parts compatibility

ok heres what i found out by just pulling the trigger in the dark on a few things, for future reference anybody else wondering - traxxas slash rear arms are about direct replacement for ls2 arms, the new style trannies with the built in or detachable mounts for stampede slash etc, place the mounting...
by mcdze
Fri May 29, 2020 12:31 am
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Re: LXT Tire help needed

I have an LXT on the way, not in front of me. For running sake, is there a off the shelf way to add 12mm hexes to update or is the wheel offset the main issue? anything can be done with axle and bearing swaps but 'going there' on an old vintage isnt the way to go imo, but offhand, losi axles are a ...
by mcdze
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:50 pm
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Re: Triumph Project

up to step 18, slow going sorting through boxes and trays of parts ... finding the correct hardware is the biggest nightmare, the front end is more or less done, added an unseen touch with two 2x6x2.5 flanged bearings in the steering crosslink, she's smoothy ..
by mcdze
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:08 am
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Re: Triumph Project

basic chassis is done, i deviated from the manual at around step22 it was wanting to install the motor and gear cover, i wasnt ready yet lol .. still waiting on front rims from australia and a repro gear cover from france, and of all things the antenna holder was mia so ordered that ... so in the me...
by mcdze
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:55 pm
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Re: Triumph Project

the project is now DONE as far as its going for now, there may be 'upgrades' to better parts in the future .. but electronics are in and its functional .. the model isnt set up though as a far as tires glued, loctite used, diff and slipper adjusted none of that .. but its 'ready to go' and begin the...
by mcdze
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:28 pm
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LSII 'Late Model' Build

the concept - build a modern track capable truck based on the LS2 chassis thats actually competitive, tall order i know :lol: .. anyway not much of the bling in the photo will be utilized .. weight and function is the goal on this build there will likely be another 'bling' build later nother story, ...
by mcdze
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:46 am
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Re: LSII 'Late Model' Build

cut the chassis out, attached the rear end and proline trans, the front isnt drilled and screwed on yet ... the chassis had to be modified from the original in several ways which made it complicated ... -first, the front end will utilize the modern bulkhead which has a built-in kickup vs the old cha...
by mcdze
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:15 am
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Re: LSII 'Late Model' Build

-battery box is installed, shock towers are cut, front end is bolted on and a rear brace was made and screwed in. -brace, shock tower and chassis are all cut from the 3mm cf sheet. - things have literally been screwed and unscrewed 20 times to get fitment right and to get things on the drill press ....
by mcdze
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:08 am
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Re: LSII 'Late Model' Build

therigliveson wrote: Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:19 pm Are you using Rustler arms all the way around?
it was a hobbypark kit i got on amazon -
Hobbypark Aluminum Front & Rear Suspension A-Arms Set,Tie Bar for 1/10 Traxxas Slash 2WD RC Car Upgrade Parts Hop Ups, Replacement of 2555 3631 2532
by mcdze
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:12 am
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Re: LSII 'Late Model' Build

got the body trimmed and ready for paint, the suspension and steering has all been mocked up and figured out, but nothing is final or finished on that, the links shown are just for setup and way too heavy and bind up too quickly imo for a race application, rpm ends on ball studs and lunsford rods wi...
by mcdze
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:52 pm
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Re: LSII 'Late Model' Build

'phase 4' - got the control rods done in traditional traxxas white rpm ends of course ... and got the top plate finished, drilling a perfect hole is a skill i dont possess even with a drill press .. so it was slow going, but turned out well. - made a battery hold down out of 3 pieces of 3mm cf stack...