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  1. Thread: Diff grease?

    by Dmarzke
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    Maintenance is entirely dependent on personal...

    Maintenance is entirely dependent on personal preference.

    I have an early 8S and havenít had it down to the diffs yet.

    I did break a steering knuckle this year and installed RPM arms with...
  2. If you are starting from scratch may as well...

    If you are starting from scratch may as well strengthen the obvious spots.

    Itís always overkill till it isnít.


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    Take your truck, disconnect the motor, take it to...

    Take your truck, disconnect the motor, take it to a flat surface.

    Then gently roll it back and forth while feeling and listening to what normal feels like.

    Then itís pretty easy to spot signs...
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    They are just some generic tires I got off eBay. ...

    They are just some generic tires I got off eBay. I have to run in grass a lot and the stock 2.8 tires just are not much fun.

    I started a search to get the biggest tires while still having a...
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    Well, I did both tape and fiber flex seal because...

    Well, I did both tape and fiber flex seal because it was in pretty sorry shape. Itís noticeably heavier in the back but I donít know if I have a scale that small. I will look this weekend.

    I did...
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    I bought the Shock Socks from TBone Racing. ...

    I bought the Shock Socks from TBone Racing.

    Love em.

    I am too lazy to run a cover over the internals. I just blast it with my low power pressure washer. I just avoid blasting directly at the...
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    This was more of a practice project. Just to see...

    This was more of a practice project. Just to see how the 2 techniques worked.

    I really dig the Flex seal over mesh tape.

    The Brute Force rape looks like a bed liner of you take a little time...
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    X-Maxx Full Bearing Set

    I find the common sizes, order a 10 pack on line, and put them into a little tackle box with the dimensions on the lid.

    I havenít actually worn out any bearings on the X yet, but I think did grab...
  9. I use a dog lead. Sent from my iPhone using...

    I use a dog lead.


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    I got my 8S when they first came out and the...

    I got my 8S when they first came out and the original 2085 has always worked fine. I never ran TSM and am a pretty light basher compared to some on here.

    Anyways, hit a curb and broke a steering...
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    I just safety wired it for this season. It...

    I just safety wired it for this season.

    It took some pretty hard hits with no problem.

    I have some upgrades planned for this winter. I will do something more elegant then....
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    Here is the finished project. Solid as a...

    Here is the finished project.

    Solid as a rock. It will prolly outlive me.

    Itís so solid I am thinking of adding a light kit so I can play deeper into the evening. ...
  13. Prolly why RPM didnít bother with caster blocks...

    Prolly why RPM didnít bother with caster blocks or steering knuckles.

    The stock ones are good enough and there is not enough demand.

    Just marketing I am guessing.

    I did break a steering...
  14. A set of small diameter screw extractors are...

    A set of small diameter screw extractors are always in my tool box.

    You can get them at most hardware stores.


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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201010/da0f068f...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201010/da0f068f67a61a50a39201516637950d.jpg

    This my newer body.

    Double layer of fiberglass in the bed and a single layer everywhere else than the center.
    ...
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    I have a new one with lights and a lot less...

    I have a new one with lights and a lot less scratches.

    This is the body that came on my original 4Pede I purchased on Ebay. I'm a little attached to it.

    I already have good reinforcing on...
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    I'm looking through the web portal and I don't...

    I'm looking through the web portal and I don't see a way to edit anything in the original post.

    Heck, I don't even see a way to delete the thread.

    Mods, it was juts my lucking iphone. ...
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    First project with T-Rex Brute Force Tape

    I picked up a roll a couple of weeks ago.

    I had my old basher body with the bed about to fall off.

    Here is a before of the bed. I fixed some cracks with Permaseal Cold Weld.
    ...
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    I just run em till they fail and replace them. ...

    I just run em till they fail and replace them.

    I did buy a ceramic bearing kit for my X. I am planning some major work over the winter and will install them throughout the truck.

    With my...
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    Mip X-Duty steel wheel nut set screw

    I love my X-Dutyís, but always take your time and heat them if the set screws donít back out with reasonable pressure.

    If you break you screw driver tip off in the set screw this is what you need...
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    Thanks for the ideas. I will look these...

    Thanks for the ideas.

    I will look these things up when I get some time.


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    Wheelie bar on big wheel 4Pede.

    I am working on my Big Foot Monster Pede.

    The stock version works, when it stays in place. Without a wheelie bar it just flips.

    What do you use for a bar?


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    X-Maxx Lost front wheel drive

    Get on you tube. Once you see how itís done itís not difficult to take it apart.

    Hopefully itís just a set screw that came loose or something simple.

    My 3 year old 8S has never had drivetrain...
  24. Thread: T-REX tape

    by Dmarzke
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    I recently glued some tires using this method and...

    I recently glued some tires using this method and I got gorilla tape hot to where I couldnít touch it and it didnít bat an eye.

    I did use my heat gun on low. Mainly because I didnít want to burn...
  25. Thanks for the idea. I have several different...

    Thanks for the idea.

    I have several different fans with different speeds so I will try and balance airflow and noise.

    I am also going to glue a piece of screen material over the metal bracket...
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