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Old 04-28-2023, 05:50 AM   #1
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Default I caved and bought a TRX4M Defender

After many weeks of staying completely away from this "new" small scale RC
I accidentally bought one that was discounted on ebay.

Came in blue. The stock shocks were actual crap so I used an old set of
Mini T 2.0 TLR shocks. I had to use the ballends from the traxxas plastic shocks but with a little thread tape it all worked well enough.
I did have to limit the travel a lot with rubber bands because the rear
especially had way too much flex (keep that in mind if that's your goal - Mini-t rear shocks, cheap on ali-express).
I have plenty of wheels and tyres from SCX24 obsession so I chucked on the
57x22 newer Injora hyrax clones with small foams in them, super squishy.
Of course, I then got my old sticker folder down and stuck a few on.

So, like any experienced money waster I had already ordered some crap off
Ali express and ebay - firstly got slightly better shocks (a circlip actually disintegrated in one of them, first time for everything I guess)
and managed to get out for quite a bit of trailing and "crawling"
although I had already decided to go more towards "scale" as the SCX24(s) I run are super capable and I didn't want to just build the same thing,
only bigger.

I did install the 40.3 to one low range gears though.

I also hacked up the interior from a Gelande II Black Rock I used to run and shoved that in.

I took it to our "in progress" (long story) build and had a heap of fun running around in the sand and over other lumpy things.

I then received a couple of extra bits and pieces and this is where it is at currently. New links, driveshafts, bumpers and a little treadplate.

I also shoved oversized foams in some wrangler mt/r and these puppies feel
like they have 40psi in them, kinda interested to run a non optimal tyre setup on the trails etc,
usually go for the squish >.>

Next up will be mudflaps and other external accoutrement until I blow up the servo/motor etc.

Thanks for reading
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