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Old 03-31-2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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Default CR01 Custom chassis build

CR01 #2...before. Mostly stock set-up with a few aluminum bits.

Decided to try a few things. Set-up on this jeep was always a bit iffy - it was very top heavy and tended to get high centered very easily. Meh. Let's see what we can do.

New chassis design. Relocated the center tranny up 1 inch. TVP works fine for this chassis, despite the goofy chassis set-up, the trans mount, electronics tray, bumpers, etc are the same width.

Started rebuilding..

The 3Racing trans mount had a bunch of ridges on it and got hung up pretty much everywhere. Rather than toss it, I got out the angle grinder and removed the ridges.

Painted up...

Suspension geometry was way different with the new chassis, so I had to mod the link mounts quite a bit to get it all to work. Relocated the links from under the axles to off to the side. Ditched the spring set-up unfortunately, didn't quite work out with the new geometry.

New chassis layout. Used the stock radio plate for the electronics, and modded the old trans mount and put it in front for the battery.

New stance....even with the smaller 2.2's, I have more GC than before.

Set up with a set of narrowd TRX rims and an old set of HPI geolanders. Won't really be able to stuff much bigger tires under there, the short WB and link set-up just won't work out. Very easy to swap over to 1.9's though should I ever decide to. Like it just like this though, I've had these tires forever - nice to finally put them to use somewhere

Have a set of junfac shocks in droop mode to go on here eventually, whenever I get them built. Should lower it down quite a bit. Seems like it's a bit tall at the moment.
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