Scale RC Forum Forum Members’ Builds Off-Road builds JK Build Inspired By Fourth Protocol

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  • #64029
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    steviedee wrote:
    yeah wil defo be front heavy with the bumper haha. maybe go down the over drive the front or under drive route?

    Funnily enough these axles already have overdrive front and underdrive rear. Some people think it’s too much but I only ever drive on loose surfaces and it works will in comps for me.

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    Retrocosm wrote:
    steviedee wrote:
    yeah wil defo be front heavy with the bumper haha. maybe go down the over drive the front or under drive route?

    Funnily enough these axles already have overdrive front and underdrive rear. Some people think it’s too much but I only ever drive on loose surfaces and it works will in comps for me.

    Charlie

    thats all that matter bud, the difference just by doing one is so noticeable. i changed min to overdrive front only and its so much more stable when climbing or descending.

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    I’ve been fiddling with lights today. The fronts were pretty straight forward:-

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    As supplied the rears are half reverse and half brake/driving light. There’s one big hole in the back of the bucket which would if holding a bulb illuminate the whole unit.

    I decided therefore to place a divider inside the box to isolate the reverse light and also to paint some additional clear red on the lens to reduce the size of the clear portion.

    Anyway I tried to make them look a little like this real one, sans cage.

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    This is where I’ve got to:-

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    Illuminated:-

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    Cheers, Charlie

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    Back from hols had a full day to work on the JK today. I swapped out the temporary Axial drive shafts for some JunFac ones that had arrived from RCMart.

    I also added some Axial CVDs to improve the steering and sorted out the body mounting.

    Also arrived was the RCModelex roof frame so I fitted that and I’m really pleased with it. As I hope to comp this I want a spare wheel/tire for scale points but it looks pretty daft mounted on the rear, being so big, so I’m looking at adding it where the rear seat usually goes. This means I need to work out what to do with the original mount.

    And finally a driver, I wanted one with a flexible body and arms that would move with the steering wheel that I’m hoping to power. This is a Street League Skateboarding figure as recommended by Tom of Tom’s RC Scaler (Youtube.) He’s possibly a tad small and has a bit of a goofy expression so I’m thinking of maybe swapping his head for something more realistic.

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    Where did you get that transfer case and gearbox from?
    The one thing that bugged me about buying one of these bodies for an SCX10 was having to chop the interior, but all that looks to be a direct fit on the chassis is it? Or did you need to customise anything to make it fit?
    Jeep is looking fantastic! :)

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    Cheers, I ditched the Axial chassis and went for the GCM Racing Skeleton chassis which comes with the transfer case and mount for the Axial gearbox. It’s a direct fit for the body.

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    Ahh damn lol, I don’t really want to sink that much into it.
    Thanks for the info :)

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    Yes I know, that’s how I started and then it just sort of snowballed. ::eek

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    It happens lol.
    If I could find a super cheap donor vehicle, I might be more tempted.
    I just don’t want to end up with another truck that’s got £600 into it lol

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    Nearing completion, I couldn’t resist a test run and a few pictures in the garden.

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    As much as I like the green it’s a bugger to photograph. The spare wheel cover is an experiment with the cap of a primer can. I’ve cut out another one and sprayed it in the aforementioned green and hope to mount it without the nut and bolt showing.

    Everything is working, yay. I have to say I’m impressed with the performance, not many of my trucks can pull off this manoeuver without rolling.

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    I’ve made some rudimentary inner fenders for the front.

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    Looks brilliant :jawdrop: The new piccies look 1:1. Nice job ::thumb::

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    Pics are awesome. Like Dam says, they look 1:1 :worthy: How does it run? Did you end up with OD/UD in the axles?

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    dam wrote:
    Looks brilliant :jawdrop: The new piccies look 1:1. Nice job ::thumb::

    Thanks chap, much appreciated. :-)

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    Pics are awesome. Like Dam says, they look 1:1 :worthy: How does it run? Did you end up with OD/UD in the axles?

    Cheers Fourth :-)

    It runs really well, I do have underdrive/overdrive so won’t be running on too many grippy surfaces as it puts a fair amount of strain through the tyres and drivetrain but works really when on the loose stuff.

    I’ve been very impressed by the Losi shocks which I bought thinking they’d need upgrading at some point but they have lovely smooth rebound and work well.

    Only real problem at the moment is the 1.7 Iroks which need stiffer foams and are a little too big.

    Charlie

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    Rear tyre cover in green.

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    Bling?

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    Or no bling?

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