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    Quote Originally Posted by NewGuy View Post
    Very nice build.
    Thank you!

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    With 10 trail miles under its belt now, I thought I'd write down a few thought about the li'l Bronco. I'm already addicted to this thing.

    Alan Man has a pretty sweet ride.

    I haven't pushed it too hard yet. Very scale driving for the most part. It is a little top heavy. That, along with the narrow track, can make side-hilling a bit of an adventure. Nothing major and certainly not a big deal for most of the trailing I do. The CMS has worked well. I haven't noticed any bump steer. The short wheelbase can make it a tad squirrel-y on long, straight sections. The benefit is that it is extremely nimble and maneuverable. It's diminutive size can cause it to pop its nose up and tumble back over itself if you're not paying attention and hit a taller-than-expected tree root head on at full throttle. Theoretically, of course.

    The little RC4WD Goodyear tires are the bees knees. They hook up great. The stock foams even work well with a light rig like this. The HobbyWing 1080 ESC, Holmes Hobbies Trailmaster and cheap-o servo are getting the job done. I did order a bigger pinion to get a tad more wheel speed. Hopefully I'll get that installed soon.


    MST CFX Ford Bronco by johnny anguish, on Flickr


    MST CFX Ford Bronco by johnny anguish, on Flickr


    MST CFX Ford Bronco by johnny anguish, on Flickr


    MST CFX Ford Bronco by johnny anguish, on Flickr


    MST CFX Ford Bronco by johnny anguish, on Flickr


    MST CFX Ford Bronco by johnny anguish, on Flickr


    MST CFX Ford Bronco by johnny anguish, on Flickr

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    This rig crossed the 20 mile mark out on the trails recently. It's been a great little runner, with only one minor issue (a nut holding on one of the links backed off).

    Time for another photo dump...


    MST CFX Ford Bronco by johnny anguish, on Flickr


    MST CFX Ford Bronco by johnny anguish, on Flickr


    MST CFX Ford Bronco by johnny anguish, on Flickr


    MST CFX Ford Bronco by johnny anguish, on Flickr


    MST CFX Ford Bronco by johnny anguish, on Flickr


    MST CFX Ford Bronco by johnny anguish, on Flickr

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    Looking great!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShopGTR View Post
    Looking great!!
    Thanks! This is a really fun rig to drive and photograph.

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    Right around the 35 mile mark I noticed I was in 2WD.


    MST CFX Ford Bronco Build by johnny anguish, on Flickr

    I think that dangling thing is supposed to be attached to something. Thankfully, I had heard the driveshafts were a potential weak point. They were cheap enough that I ordered a couple of spares back when I built the kit.


    MST CFX Ford Bronco Build by johnny anguish, on Flickr


    MST CFX Ford Bronco Build by johnny anguish, on Flickr

    Much betterer!

    Also, apparently we're living in the future. On the same trail run that proved the li'l Bronco a pretty capable RWD rig, I also lost a shock cup. I did *not* have a spare one of those handy. I do, however, have a brandy new 3D printamajig. Instant parts!


    MST CFX Ford Bronco Build by johnny anguish, on Flickr


    MST CFX Ford Bronco Build by johnny anguish, on Flickr

    With the truck all patched up, it was time to get it back out on the trails. So nice that the weather is finally turning...


    MST CFX Ford Bronco by johnny anguish, on Flickr

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    Awesome pictures...well they're all cool but it's the one right above. Ha

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    Nice pics of a great platform. The wheel and tire combo is so perfect for the body. Good choices all around.

    (Your pics on the first few posts are missing, just FYI)
    smallfactorystudio on instagram / lone wolf / doer of many things

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    Nice update. This is still one of my favorite Bronco builds. It just looks so right.
    -Jeff
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    IG: @RexRacer19

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    Just some great photography here to complement your great build. Makes me want one!
    Cheers eh!
    Todd

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