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spitty
12-18-2008, 11:43 PM
has anyone made a crawler with a nitro rc?

ive got a tmaxx and i was playing with the idea of putting lockers in it, longer wheel base, lower gears, "dual" exhaust, tubed, but probably stick with ifs/irs

BC_4RUNNER
12-18-2008, 11:48 PM
There is a write up on one of the RC sites about one. It sounds and looks cool but burns up gears and clutche like crazy apparently.

spitty
12-18-2008, 11:54 PM
There is a write up on one of the RC sites about one. It sounds and looks cool but burns up gears and clutche like crazy apparently.
mines got all metal gears, pretty much everything you can get thats metal for it, it has haha, and for the clutch, you can also special order a heavier clutch, although they still burn out, ive broken pretty much everything thats breakable on my tmaxx... became to much of a money pit when it was all said and done and lost interest in it because well.. it wasnt really controllable with the lockers and bigger motor

Josh_M
12-19-2008, 12:21 AM
hahahaha a nitro crawler would be funny. Wouldnt work properly, id rather run an electric :)

Cankickr
12-19-2008, 01:00 AM
New era has one coming out..
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i29/mjh_bucket/nitro_crawler11.jpg
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i29/mjh_bucket/nitro_crawler_51.jpg
Heres a vid! & the build thread this is the most succesful atempt I've seen....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l8zhbnR7lw
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=140650

Go elec you get 2x the rig for 1/4 the cost...heres a link to get ideas going for your chassis parts.....sell off the nitro parts to fund the elec parts...
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=13

Hope this helps....
Cheers.....cankickr[drunk]

littlekidbigrig
01-21-2009, 07:18 PM
a nitro crawler would basically be useless. it would have too much speed. plus you use the battery on an electric to balance the truck. plus if you have a nirto truck you're gunna want to go fast. i wouldn't advise a nitro crawler.

Ugly
01-22-2009, 12:34 PM
Holy Hell a nitro crawler would drive me insane, i had a headache after watching that short video of it, plus did you see it stall out on that little hill? do you know what a pain in the ass it would be starting it every 10 seconds? plus does it have reverse? better stock up on clutches as well, i couldnt see you having the low end torque like you could with an electric cant go slow with nitro, even in the video that was very fast for crawlin