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    Default Traxxas UDR

    Finally got a moment to take a few outside pictures. I've painted a couple pieces, removed a few stickers, added Yeah Racing harnesses and fuel line as breather hose, made a titanium skid plate, switched wheel nuts to Locked Up RC M5 Ultra Hubs, and added Baja Design headlights (a perfect replacement for the stock decals) and a Pro Line light bar. Need to make some battery terminals and wires for the Pro Line batteries as well. I had painted the stock batteries but thought the Pro Lines looked a bit more realistic.

    Love the truck. Much more fun off road. A brief run on pavement caused a traction roll and snapped the rear trailing arm. I filled the new set with a plastic epoxy in hopes to make them a bit more durable.

    Thanks,
    Cory









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    Painting those details really brings it to life Cory. Nice work so far. You're the first guy to break something I think!
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    Quote Originally Posted by imthatguy View Post
    Painting those details really brings it to life Cory. Nice work so far. You're the first guy to break something I think!

    Thanks!

    I'm not proud of the damage. I had been so good at keeping it rubber side down. I took it up to work to show everyone and when top speeding down the street a car parked on the side pulled out. I hit the brakes and turned but it traction rolled and hit just right to snap the right rear trailing arm.

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    Here's a couple pictures of the cut outs for the lights as I did rears today. I painted the lens with Tamiya tail light red and I have to say it almost has a hint of orange which I think works out perfectly on this truck.

    Lights are mounted to switch on passenger side dash. Looks somewhat scale and you can easily tap them on/off.






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    Changed the batteries to Pro Line yellow tops as there was too much red going on. Added a Rotopax I had laying around to cover some of the view of the speed control. Did some wiring on the batteries with terminals I got from Shapeways. Added some decals cuz I'm like a kid with stickers.

    Otherwise still loving the truck. Took it to some open fields over the weekend and had a blast. The skid plate has proven its value. Might try and make a rear diff skid plate as well.

    Did swap the servo again for a much stronger Savox 1270 with much higher torque than the one I had tried before. I ditched the stock one before it had the chance to break...the replacement was OK but needed more power. The 1270 is perfect.

    One more because I admit I'm a dork.

    Used some silver masking tape, like the kind you use on your attic air ducting, on the back side of the radiator behind the fans. It allows you to actually see the fans in there. Excuse my crappy flashlight picture. It's much better out in the sun.





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