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Feb 22, 2018, 04:38 PM
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Nice cheap larger beadlocks


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Wheel hex extenders arrived. Decided I'm not lowering it for I like how it looks. Bigger wheels next I think.....
Hey pastell57!

I grabbed these from ebay. Look fantastic and just the right size (diameter) , although I wish they were a little wider. These are soft though. A little unstable turning at high speed, but excellent crawlers! (was 19.99) $21.69 shipped
AUSTAR AX-4020C 110mm 1/10 Tires w/ Beadlock Wheel
https://www.ebay.com/itm/RC-1-10-Cen...n/192356839758
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Feb 22, 2018, 04:47 PM
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Hey pastell57!
$21.69 shipped
AUSTAR AX-4020C 110mm 1/10 Tires w/ Beadlock Wheel
https://www.ebay.com/itm/RC-1-10-Cen...n/192356839758
Ooops... forgot these... carrier covers come with as well. These are like a black chrome rim. Pretty slick.
Feb 22, 2018, 05:00 PM
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Pastell, the truck looks good. I had those wheels and tires on mine, but had clearance problems when I put the new rod ends on the front.
Speaking of which, if I turn mine left and and let the transmitter wheel go, it comes to one center position. If I turn right and let it go, I get something completely different. Drives you nuts when you're trying to set the front alignment!
Hey Kodak_Jack! First allow me to thank you for all your posts here. Awesome! :P The steering is driving me nuts as well! I keep tinkering but it's a design flaw. (see my previous post) On the linkage wheel rub issue; I noticed while shopping for "upgrades" that there are two different designs on the Aluminum steering blocks. One looks stock but these I bought are a tad longer and offset. I have 10mm "extenders" on mine currently, but even with stock hex and wheels, no rubbing.
Cheers!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Upgrade-Met...r/222553218912
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Feb 22, 2018, 05:35 PM
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Yeah my steering is not up to much as well but have an idea which I'm working on. As my front shocks are now upright I have space behind the front diff, if I move the radio gear there's more room ......for a servo. The radio gear are on a plastic second floor plate thing and I plan to replace that with a larger aluminium plate with a square cut out so the servo sits on that with the horn facing downwards through the hole. Then connect two equal steering links from the front wheels to the horn. I might have to "reverse" the wiring on the servo tho.
Hope this makes sense to you all.

Edit. It will get rid of that horrible slide steering thing that keeps jamming
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Feb 22, 2018, 05:41 PM
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These are the wheels I fancy

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F302612603393
Feb 22, 2018, 06:04 PM
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Brazen4 I like those wheels and tires. Can you show a photo with a stock one next to it? Can you get full steering without the tires rubbing?
Feb 22, 2018, 06:33 PM
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Brazen, in one day you're knocking our socks off! I like the parts you're finding because all front suspension parts I see are at least $10/ piece = $40 minimum just to get started (cup and socket). The vehicle was around $55!!!!!!!!
Ivan has good mods.
One version of the front shocks uses the A949 front mount:
A949-09 shock tower https://www.banggood.com/Wltoys-A949...r_warehouse=CN
This is the plastic part, but I think if I did it over again, I'd go to the aluminum for extra strength. In the regular 12428 thread, see post 1689 which in turn takes you to another thread where a guy discusses what he did. The part is for a 1/18 scale buggy, but it works with a little file magic.
Those rear links to take the radical tip out of the rear end are nice. I'll try the 8-32 thumb screws and coupling nuts tomorrow and report back with pics. I get tired of waiting for "stuff" from China. Do the links you bought adjust?
Speaking of China, I ordered the set of metal gears from Aliexpress and have only my Paypal receipt to show for it. I do not have an order confirmation and trying to deal with that Aliexpress web site to find out what's going on is frustrating to say the least.
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Feb 23, 2018, 09:08 AM
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2Pcs BX100 Battery Voltage Tester


posted these on the other thread and thought if anyone's interested you can get them here:

https://www.banggood.com/2-X-BX100-B...r_warehouse=CN

Work fine on my ground RC's
Feb 23, 2018, 11:50 AM
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Banggood


I sent an email to Banggood asking where my O-rings were (4 weeks+) and their response was:Oh well, we shipped them Go talk to your post office!!!!!!!!! I had a decent order I wanted to place and now, I'm considering other options.
Feb 23, 2018, 02:08 PM
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8-32 Links


I wanted to go to a smaller link, so, I thought I might go from a 1/4-20 to an 8-32. Unfortunately, the 8-32 thumb screws are only 1/2" long. So, I ended up using the thumb screws, some connecting nuts and a piece of threaded rod to make each one. My center-to-center distance is 3 5/8".
When a friend was transferring jobs, he was emptying his desk and gave me a few blocks of Vespel material. We bought or made bushings and other wear surfaces out of it. Unfortunately, I no longer have access to any machine shop tools and don't think I can do a decent job just using a file. Anybody out there with machine shop access who is up to trying it?
Feb 24, 2018, 01:32 AM
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Hey hey lol


It's late but here is the stock 12428 wheel next to the ones I purchased in the previous message... I'll be back tomorrow and catch up!

Good question ivan_carumba !

PS: As far as full steering/no rubbing went... They did just rub the raised lettering on these wheels/tires. I used 7mm thick, 12mm hex adapters which just resolved that.. but it was close. These are pretty soft tires so at speed I'm sure they deflect a lot while turning, so I bought some of these 15mm offset hex wheel adapters. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Alum-12mm-H...S/381967375443
....which opened up another can `o worms. LOL I liked these becasue I thought the "usual" 25mm extenders were too long, BUT... the damn nuts with these are way too short! So.... lol I bought these longer extender adapters nuts, and whala! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Metal-Nuts-...t/222427660631

It's only money... right?!?! LOL
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Feb 24, 2018, 01:33 AM
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I like those... definitely nicer for a Monster Truck (MT)
Feb 24, 2018, 07:23 AM
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The larger chrome ones look like the ones for my 10428.
Feb 24, 2018, 08:58 AM
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More wheel adapter options 12mm to 17mm


He's awake! lol

Gooood morning fellow Basher's. Updated my previous reply on those Austar wheels and wanted to mention another option for BIG tires.

These 12mm (1/10th) hex to 17mm (1/8th) adapters are $8.80 US shipped and work on just about any 12mm model. 9 colors to choose from. If you want large MT type tires, I think this may be the most economical option. A little too big for our lil 12428 imho... but they work and extend the width simultaneously.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/12mm-To-17m...r/361436712175

More to follow.... 2nd cup of coffee is kicking so, so buckle-up ! LOL
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Feb 24, 2018, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by kodak_jack
Brazen, in one day you're knocking our socks off! I like the parts you're finding because all front suspension parts I see are at least $10/ piece = $40 minimum just to get started (cup and socket). The vehicle was around $55!!!!!!!!
Ivan has good mods.
One version of the front shocks uses the A949 front mount:
A949-09 shock tower https://www.banggood.com/Wltoys-A949...r_warehouse=CN
This is the plastic part, but I think if I did it over again, I'd go to the aluminum for extra strength. In the regular 12428 thread, see post 1689 which in turn takes you to another thread where a guy discusses what he did. The part is for a 1/18 scale buggy, but it works with a little file magic.
Those rear links to take the radical tip out of the rear end are nice. I'll try the 8-32 thumb screws and coupling nuts tomorrow and report back with pics. I get tired of waiting for "stuff" from China. Do the links you bought adjust?
Speaking of China, I ordered the set of metal gears from Aliexpress and have only my Paypal receipt to show for it. I do not have an order confirmation and trying to deal with that Aliexpress web site to find out what's going on is frustrating to say the least.
LOL... good morning Jack! I've been lurking for a few months. :P

YES,, I agree! I've spent way more on "upgrades" than the original Gearbest price! lol I shop around and so far I've found between ebay and Ali_Express I've lucked out.

The shock re-locate was my next mod and I agree with you all... the stock setup is weak! Even with decent shocks fitted. I was almost going to pop for the Aluminum bellcranks until I seen what you guys were going with that A949 part... thank you! And I was just going to ask if the Alu part would work just as well as the stock plastic.

And are we related? lol I see what you mention above about straightening out the rear shaft angle... that was the first thing I pondered looking at this model, especially after I read about the many shaft failures. Very sharp angles! Mine is still stock and working... so far. Those 96mm (was looking for 95mm) worked great, but non-adjustable. I love threaded rod... may not have that "cool factor" but very versatile!

Off-topic, but this is my Frankenstein, or what's left of the original Kyosho USA-1 circa 1988 :P


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