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Prerunner RC Build




kris97ranger

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Tell me what you guys think about this setup. Here's a top view looking down on the rear end with the trailing arms. Chassis mount is right under the frame just like the mount for the front radius arm. Think this should be good?
Looks good to me.
 

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Ok. A decent update. Links brackets are brazed on the chassis so the rear axle is somewhat placed. Still need to make upper links. I attached the shocks just to get an idea of how it'll look. They are to far forward toward the cab. Also I couldn't mount the lower link out toward the tire like I wanted because the mounting holes for the brackets on the axles stripped out.... Not sure how I'll solve that one.

Here's a shot of the body mounts.



Cab on. Obviously the shocks won't be fully extended at ride height.



Some drop out action



Probably pretty close to where it'll stop at full bump.

 

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pretty sweet i want one bad only a rock crawler
 

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1 3/4 .120 wall dom
 

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Ok that's what someone else suggested too. I have 1/4" OD tubing so that scales out to be 1-7/8" which is close enough for me :D
 

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Well I was hoping to have the main part of the bed cage done but that hasn't happened. Instead I've tried drawing it up to get a look I like. Here's where I'm at so far. I think this is what I'm going to stick with. Still needs some cross bars between the tube work and then it'll get more tube work to hold the fenders on.





 

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This thread is freaking awesome. I'm learning a lot about suspensions and other little details, great job, mate.
 

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Sweet...nice to see some others that are into RC. I built a crawler last year, but haven't been much into RC for a while since then... Here are a few links and pics of what I built...

Enjoy! Sorry for hijacking your thread! lol.
Nice! no problem on the thread jack :D I had a Wheely king back in the day when they first came out and loved it! I eventually turned it from a mudder/monster truck into a crawler too.
 

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Well I was hoping to have the main part of the bed cage done but that hasn't happened. Instead I've tried drawing it up to get a look I like. Here's where I'm at so far. I think this is what I'm going to stick with. Still needs some cross bars between the tube work and then it'll get more tube work to hold the fenders on.

the only thing I would change is the vertical tubes should be triangulated

 

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