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Parks450's super duper build

Discussion in 'RC Builds and Projects' started by parks450, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. parks450

    parks450 Well-Known Member
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    Figure I'll start one of these to help keep track of parts, and to help any other members out on anything I may run into or they have. Also it's nice to show off lol.

    Anyways, I got an offer on my savage a few weeks ago that I couldn't pass up so I sold it. But I have regretted it since. I purchased a Losi mtxl and love it, but still wanted my savage back. So I started the hunt for one and can across a deal I couldn't pass on. It is a basket case, but a very nice one. It came with an ass load of high end parts that are installed or brand new never installed. It needs a few things, like servos, a tank, and mounts and some small odds and ends but mostly complete. I have some things on order already to get this going.

    Truck has a lot of high end parts, has BP diffs, FLM tvp, modified picco p3, belted tires/ wheels, FLM bulk heads, 3 speed, Ercm pipe, rpm upper/ lower arms, and a ton of extra from FLM and other brands.

    Now I am torn on what way I want to go with the fuel tank on this. I for sure am not doing the factory tank. So I either want to mount a 150cc hellfire tank on the side like factory, or do a mid tank mod. Please post your opinions and I welcome any input you guys may may have or suggestions.

    Anyways onto the pics, first couple are going to be of my old savage that's I sold, and a couple of my current mtxl which isn't going anywhere.

    Old savage:
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    My current beast: Losi mtxl, soon to have a OBR 34cc 9.4HP stroker
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    New build:
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    parks450 Well-Known Member
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    is the truck listed in the first pics the truck that you sold?
     
  4. parks450

    parks450 Well-Known Member
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    Yes, the one with the black roll cage is my previous savage I sold. The other truck is my 1/5 scale mtxl that I currently own. Not sure why my welder is in there lol
     
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    I removed it for you. If you still want it there, I can put it back. :D
     
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    parks450 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks man lol
     
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    That looks great, all FLM basicly, very nice tuned pipe and parts.

    I almost bought one exactly like that same tires and everything, but couldnt make a deal on shipping, err

    Its hard to tell is it a XL length?
     
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    If it was on Facebook this is the same one likely lol. No it's just regular length
     
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    Very nice truck parks can't wait to see more to come!
     
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    Thanks, should have some more updates in a week or so maybe sooner if parts arrive quick.
     
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    Forgot to mention the shock towers and wing mount is custom made, so nothing else like it. Which is cool
     
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    I absolutely love them!
     
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    What wheel and tires are those they look killer on you rig
     
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    They are the src terrain crushers, I decided I'm going to the flm xl tvp's. I want the bigger look, and I think the tires will look even better being more proportional
     
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    I like it the way you have it now.
     
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    I do as well lol. I guess we will see what happens here, I'm still debating on a mid tank mod or just making a hellfire tank work in place of the stock tank. A lot of extra work and money just to move it when a different tank in the stock location can fix the issue.
     
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    I've seen a mod where a guy drilled and taped a pressure fitting into the tank to relocate where the motor gets it fuel from. haven't tried it yet but have the stuff to do it.
     
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    parks450 Well-Known Member
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    That would work I believe. Don't see why it wouldn't. I don't have a tank with it, so I figure might as well get a sleeker looking tank
     
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    Gotcha when my drill is in the same place as my savage I'm going to mod mine.
     
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    Well ordered about everything I needed, probably close to $500 in parts. Some stuff wasn't needed but we know how that goes lol. Decided to do the flm extended tvp, and to do a hellfire fuel tank in place of the stock one. Not going to do a mid tank, to much hassle, plus I have a few ofna kits to use to might as well. Have more parts ordered from amain, and some more from a buddy ordered as well.
     

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    What company makes those front and rear purple knuckles? I'm looking to buy a set or two for my trucks and the only ones I've found are the integy/Chinese brand ones for $30+, Id rather make my own or get a set like that if possible, Thanks!
     
  22. parks450

    parks450 Well-Known Member
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    It's the hpi conversion kit. They are $170 if you buy them new, or better yet if you can find them. They are about the best you can get as far as quality and purpose and a very useful upgrade.
     
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    What are you guys running for bodies, XL size. Thinking about using a short course body, there are not many bodies I like that will fit the XL. Not interested in doing the side topkick body, post pics of your guys XL trio from, need some ideas.

    Found this body and love it, but not sure who
    Makes it, anyone know? received_10155650296124580.jpeg
     
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    Kinda looks like........ 5SC?
     
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    I'm really not sure, I looked that up and it's a little different. Still haven't found anything on it.
     
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    Yeah. I was thinking prototype 2018 body.
     
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    It's a proline desert rat. They are discontinued but I managed to find a few. Thinking it's the body I'll use.
     
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    got any new pics of your mtxl

    looks like you changed it from your sig
     
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    It did sure look very similar
     

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    It's a little different, those look like flm arms on it to. Mine has rpm arms, and the towers on mine are custom made, only one set like them. But it ujs very similar
     

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