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    Show me your Raptor body

    Hey guys, I will be receiving my MERV soon. I really like the look of the Raptor body and would like to see everyones setup that have one, because I will most likely be investing in one of them. POST UP!
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    Heres mine:


    Because I use the Tbone bumper I didn't need to drip the notch in the front... did it by mistake before I mounted it. I also moved the body a bit further forward from were the stock holes were supposed to be drilled. It looks more "centred".

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    You always seem to impress me pave. that 2nd picture made me want that exact setup. What do u think of the tbone bumper on there, do u have front& rear? I have the front/rear bundle on my watch along with some other few odds n' ends.
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    I have the full system minus the wheelie bar... I am very impressed with it so far... other than how it mounts. Doesnt go on super easy with the little aluminium spacers btu once its on its solid as a rock.

    The wheels and tires are the best part. Paint didn't go on as well as I had hoped... I think my masking tape is getting stale or something. But from far away and after getting rolled 100 times no one will know.

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    Hey pave what wheels and tires are those?

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    They are Jconcepts 1/16 Relux made specifically for the MERV... and Proline 2.2 Buggy Rear dirt Hawgs...

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    Does anybody know if the raptor body can accommodate a BB system without cutting holes or modifying?
    Are the tires supposta to blow off going into 2nd?

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    Mine has a BB system in it. The body right now is just low enough to clear the motor... If not for that I would drop the body lower. Im using the traxxas Big Block mount... I do not think this body would fit this well with the Tenbol mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavmentsurfer View Post
    Mine has a BB system in it. The body right now is just low enough to clear the motor... If not for that I would drop the body lower. Im using the traxxas Big Block mount... I do not think this body would fit this well with the Tenbol mount.
    Where do you think the clearance issues are?

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    Its right at the rear window of the truck. On my body there is a traxxas sticker right there. It could be because i moved the body forward a bit... but I think it would be an issue either way. i prefer to have the body as low as possible. Raising it one notch would probably solve the problem.

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    That probably about does it for my decision, Ill definitely be getting the Tbone stuff as mine has no bumpers. its looking like this until Wednesday:



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    So YOU bought that eh... sweet. LOVE the red summit wheels and red paint.

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    I traded even up my "basher" Rusty with some extra RPM goodies, stock tires and some speed hawgs on revolvers. I missed my 1/16s so I had to get one back =)

    And thanks, I love the geodes also, sorta what made me jump on it.
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    I have been looking for paint options at many LHS. All of them seem to have the same very slim assortment. Where can I find more options? Any on-line site?

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    Anything from ebay to Pactra's site itself. Most Lexan paint works fine.
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    Heres mine its a quick job
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    ^^^^ Man! That thing is BEEFY and MEAN lookin! Very nice!
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    Mine after alot of bashing

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    Nice wolf! how do u like the rulux wheels?
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    Wolf, what tires are those?
    Are the tires supposta to blow off going into 2nd?

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    I really enjoy the wheels very durable and havent blown a bead. The tires are jconcept barcodes gold somewhat difficult to get the bead set straight but theyve lasted for months of all surface drivin

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    My body is on the way from Omnimodels, I decided to wait on the dirt hawgs setup for now as I have some Speed Hawgs on RPM Revolver front offsets and they perform great so I will stick with them for the time being.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pavmentsurfer View Post
    Because I use the Tbone bumper I didn't need to drip the notch in the front... did it by mistake before I mounted it. I also moved the body a bit further forward from were the stock holes were supposed to be drilled. It looks more "centred".
    I should have read this before cutting the body. I couldn't stand how the front wheel well doesn't line up. It's a good think my son likes it so it's going on his MERV instead.
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    I had to cut the rear for the wing mount, but I left the front pretty low. Love this body! more than the pede/rustler ones.



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    Here you go...



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    i see that you like everything shiney and in black

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    It looks like a Harley edition raptors lol, great work by the way!
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    With my painting skills (or lack off), black is the easiest way to go especially with all the details on the raptor body (grills, vents, fenders, etc.)

    It does look like the HD edition...lol.. I actually had red pinstripes around the wheels but removed them since they wouldn't last.
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    A friend painted it for me



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    I really like that blue, and the silver for some break-up. nicely done.
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    Just a random question... What is a MERV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRCMan View Post
    Just a random question... What is a MERV?
    Mini E-Revo VXL

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    Here's mine

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    I would buy a MERV just so that my slash 4x4, rustler and MERV would all have ford bodys!

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    here is mine



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    Technically its still half summit but I'm in the process to converting it to all merv. I got the p2 rockers on. Now I just need different tires, gearing, and a wing.


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