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    No servo protector... just the STRC steering bellcrank.

    Not quite a MERV build thread, but info on some of what I did:
    https://traxxas.com/forums/showthrea...r-Introduction
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    https://traxxas.com/forums/showthrea...-A-Team-E-Revo

    All other mods were done in other people's threads.
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    ha! very nice GMC body. love it!
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    I guess what I should have ask was how are thy so much smaller and whey doe the look so rigid?

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    Those are the wires that came on my 2200kV, and yes, they are more rigid then the 2400kV wires:

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    Hey Squeegie, I received my JConcepts RC8E body in and am working on trimming it. I was wondering if it would be possible for you to post some pictures of your setup without the wheels on? I'm concerned about accidentally trimming off too much of the body when trying to get the perfect fit. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPUguy78 View Post
    Hey Squeegie, I received my JConcepts RC8E body in and am working on trimming it. I was wondering if it would be possible for you to post some pictures of your setup without the wheels on? I'm concerned about accidentally trimming off too much of the body when trying to get the perfect fit. Thanks!
    Post #2 includes a photo that may help you out.
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    Sorry, but I'll probably have to take and post pictures later next week. My daughter's 14th birthday is on Monday and we have several get togethers in her honor (birthday lunches and dinners with family and friends). Anticipating a busy, fun filled Friday thru Monday.

    For the body, I just followed the cut lines the body came with. I like that the front of the sides are asymmetrical to allow more air into the side with the ESC and motor.

    After that, I think I had to trim a little off the top front and back. I'm sure everyone's is slightly different to match their mounting method.

    Just take your time and cut it a little at a time. You can always trim more later... you cannot add more material later.

    Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GPUguy78 View Post
    Hey Squeegie, I received my JConcepts RC8E body in and am working on trimming it. I was wondering if it would be possible for you to post some pictures of your setup without the wheels on? I'm concerned about accidentally trimming off too much of the body when trying to get the perfect fit. Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    Sorry, but I'll probably have to take and post pictures later next week. My daughter's 14th birthday is on Monday and we have several get togethers in her honor (birthday lunches and dinners with family and friends). Anticipating a busy, fun filled Friday thru Monday.

    For the body, I just followed the cut lines the body came with. I like that the front of the sides are asymmetrical to allow more air into the side with the ESC and motor.

    After that, I think I had to trim a little off the top front and back. I'm sure everyone's is slightly different to match their mounting method.

    Just take your time and cut it a little at a time. You can always trim more later... you cannot add more material later.

    Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!
    OK... had a little time to myself just now. Took the wheels off and shot some pics for you:













    Hope that helps. If you need any other angles, let me know and I'll get the pics up when I can.

    Good luck and post your pics when you're ready!
    Last edited by Squeegie; 10-11-2015 at 12:31 PM.
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    Thanks for the pics, that helps a lot! Will-do!

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    That front bumper is slick. You got some pics of how you have that setup?
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    Thank you... which front bumper?

    If you're asking about the one on my BackSlash (Scorpion),


    I used:

    RPM Slash front bumper (hacked it up to fit the way I wanted it and heated and bent to look the way I wanted it),
    http://www.rpmrcproducts.com/shop/bu...xas-slash-4x4/

    RC4WD 3" LED Light Bar (fabbed up a bracket from a strip of brass and drilled ),

    http://store.rc4wd.com/RC4WD-KC-HiLi...m3_p_3970.html

    Sorry, I don't have any good pics of under the rig's front bumper.
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    Thanks. This is the nicest Pro8/Backslash I have ever seen, and I have been researching heavily for months. I am picking up a nice roller this week and this thread is my bible. Absolutely top notch. Been wanting to do this for a while but wanted to keep my current slash in race form, though its getting a STRC LCG real soon.
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    Thank you!

    By the way, the piece I have protecting the front shock tower is a piece of 3" OD Black PVC pipe I cut to fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    No... I have a MERV with a Baja Bug body on it:






    I have a Baja Bug body for the Slash that I have not opened yet. Only problem is that I would have to chop the fenders up quite a bit due to the huge 2.8 Trenchers.

    Got to do that someday...
    Well, I finally have my MMX programmed to how I want it (haven't had a chance to run it yet), and I finally mounted the Baja Bug body I've had since the beginning of the year.

    Since I like my bodies sitting low, I had to chop off the fenders to fit the 2.8 Trenchers.

    What do you guys think?











    I used Spazstix color changing paint: Green/Purple/Teal
    As you can see, the color changes with lighting angles. Loving it so far!

    Oh, and some Prime tires too:



    Last edited by Squeegie; 10-26-2015 at 11:31 AM.
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    When mounting the body, I used a 3/8" Rubber-Insulated Metal Clamp from HomeDepot and put a nut on the topside to act as a spacer:



    I then cut a slot in the body to fit over the nut:



    Once the mounting nut is screwed on, the rear of the body can now slide back and forth to allow the body to move while the chassis flexes:





    Last edited by Squeegie; 10-26-2015 at 11:26 AM.
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    Wow squeegie that looks awesome. Is that the changing color paint isn't it. Was that a pain to spray or fairly easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Er33 View Post
    Wow squeegie that looks awesome. Is that the changing color paint isn't it. Was that a pain to spray or fairly easy.
    It's just like any other paint. Just spray it on. Once it dried, I backed it with black. Done.
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    Always a great work of art, what an exhibition....you truck will be a bench mark for all the cleaniliness, excellent paint job and modifications.

    I love that paint, reminds of the T shirt i had in the days that changed depending on the sun and also the shades....just great.
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    Wow Squeegie one more beautiful thing to come out of east L. A. County. Great stuff.
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    Thanks guys! Now I just need time to get it dirty... I didn't spend all that time for it to be a shelf queen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    Thanks guys! Now I just need time to get it dirty... I didn't spend all that time for it to be a shelf queen!
    Different angle also makes it kind of golden green:





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    Oops! That was supposed to be edited to my last post, not a "Reply With Quote."
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    Spazstix hit the nail on the head since those colors are clearly green, purple and teal. Looks fantastic at any angle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    Those are the wires that came on my 2200kV, and yes, they are more rigid then the 2400kV wires:

    I gotta ask, has the Warbajr ever seen the dirt Squeegie...it's so clean.

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    Yes, several times. I mostly run on a baseball outfield and dirt roostiing in the infield.
    I just give it a good cleaning after each run!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    Yes, several times. I mostly run on a baseball outfield and dirt roostiing in the infield.
    I just give it a good cleaning after each run!

    Nice, exactly where I bash around...abandoned baseball field near home, there's a couple great jumps and a few other nice little areas to get your toe-out of whack.

    And have to say...your photos are as slick as your RC's, nicly done sir.

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    I just finished reading through this build and have to say that I'm very impressed and love the look of the WarBajrII! I know you've stated that you haven't had a great deal of time to run it, but do you foresee or have had any problems with the chassis flexing too much? From reading the forums, I've gathered that the lcg chassis tends to have this problem, so many people have installed a brace. I assume the brace would not work with the buggy shell though??
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    With the backSlash body, the brace would work. I would just have to figure out a different way to do the rear body mount:



    As for the flex, I've heard too many horror stories (mostly El Sob's). I took it off and decided to let the chassis flex as it wants. With my Baja Bug body, I actually have the rear body mount slotted to allow the chassis to flex.
    Time will tell how that works out.

    The only thing I really miss about taking the brace off is that I no longer have a "handle" to easily pick the rig up with!
    Last edited by Squeegie; 11-18-2015 at 01:37 PM.
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    haha,

    Thats what I use as a handle for my slash also... Comes in handy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    With the backSlash body, the brace would work. I would just have to figure out a different way to do the rear body mount:



    As for the flex, I've heard too many horror stories (mostly El Sob's). I took it off and decided to let the chassis flex as it wants. With my Baja Bug body, I actually have the rear body mount slotted to allow the chassis to flex.
    Time will tell how that works out.

    The only thing I really miss about taking the brace off is that I no longer have a "handle" to easily pick the rig up with!
    Thanks for the reply. I did see your flex slot for the body and thought it was a good idea. Have you had any issues with the body cracking? I used to have my slash in the BackBajr look but had an issue with the rear section of the shell cracking along the roof scoop line. Are you still using the stock servo too?
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    I've only been on it's lid a few times and it was only on grass. No cracks yet!

    As for the servo... still stock. Haven't decided on what I want when it's time to replace it...
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    Unlike Squeegie, I have crashed (abused) my BAJR Lexan for years --- on hard packed dirt. That's just the way I drive. Poorly. I have been unable to damage this shell. It's tougher than me. I've destroyed plenty of RC bodies over the years. So the durability of the BAJR is truly amazing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jvogel View Post
    Unlike Squeegie, I have crashed (abused) my BAJR Lexan for years --- on hard packed dirt. That's just the way I drive. Poorly. I have been unable to damage this shell. It's tougher than me. I've destroyed plenty of RC bodies over the years. So the durability of the BAJR is truly amazing!
    Maybe I was just unlucky with mine or had the mounting holes too tight, not allowing for flex . Do you run yours with a wing? I'm sure the wing helps reduce the impact on the shell itself.
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    Where did you get the WW2 shark mouth and eye stickers? Badass collection of RCs btw

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    See post #206 on this thread for your answer:

    https://traxxas.com/forums/showthrea...=1#post5972089

    Most of what I did is somewhere in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgudenau View Post
    (JV) Do you run yours with a wing? I'm sure the wing helps reduce the impact on the shell itself.
    I have never used a wing with my BAJR shells but let's face it, wings make the truck go faster!
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    I put wheelie wheels on my wing so I can ride my wheelies for a very long time if I want:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    I put wheelie wheels on my wing so I can ride my wheelies for a very long time if I want:

    Very clever Mr. Bond

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    I just noticed that this thread is exactly 1 year old and has had 16,531 views!
    Wow!
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    Great idea with the wheels on the wing, I may have to give that a try!

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    They are small, but work so far.

    Here's a link to Exotek:
    http://www.exotekracing.com/mini-8ight-wheelie-wheels/
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