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AXIAL OHOs Axial Yeti RTR

Discussion in 'Crawler Build Projects' started by OHO, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. OHO

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    Took the Yeti out for it's first proper run in quite a while.

    Had one of the most fun and action packed bashes I've had in quite a while.

    Total damage isn't too much, way less than expected, one of the rear upper link rod ends let go, no biggie, also found some premature wear on the rear axle gears, not sure why, think it must just be from the plastic flexing, but surely not everyone moves to a Vanquish, or at least a metal housing?

    Hmm, food for thought, but it did occur to me that I bought this almost two years ago as an RTR and I've never actually had the transmission apart or the front diff, so decided I'd give it a full strip down service, I've had some parts ready to go onto it for almost a year, probably time to get them on!



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    As you can see from the dirt, the breakage didn't stop me and I continued bashing for a while.



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    Strip down time for the old girl!



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    I've wondered for a while why my front suspension doesn't seem right, when I took the shocks off and the arms did this, it made me ponder even more....



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    Then I saw the hinge pins and suddenly it made sense!

    This is after I have straightened them a tiny bit to get them out, they were so bent I couldn't get them out.

    Time for a change I think lol.



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    Latest video is up, some footage from a little while ago of the Yeti in one of our favourite bash spots, hope you enjoy :)
    I'd also love some new subscribers, if you enjoy what you see, feel free to hit the subscribe button :D
     
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    Already subscribed! I'm amazed you were even able to get those screws out! That's insane!
     
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    Thank you for being a subscriber firstly :D that's awesome.
    Yes, they took quite a while, lots of swearing involved lol.
     
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    Had a few runs out recently, decided after the last snow bash I would strip the Yeti for a full rebuild, bought a complete bearing kit, going to switch any remaining plastic ball ends to metal and maybe remove the sway bar.
    Anyway here's some pictures from a recent bash in the snow.

    With our usual wooly crowd!

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    Then when you get bored, get a bag out of the car and slide down the hills.

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    Those are some awesome action shots as usual! Did you smash into any organic surprises plowing through the snow, cuz I see a lot of sheeps or goats in the background lol? I need to try that bag sliding trick!
     
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    Haha, no we didn't, it was actually quite tough getting through the snow, having such soft suspension set ups as our Yetis do, they don't deal well in snow, most of the speed stuff was on the road with just a little ice covering.
    The worst used to be with the Bajas, because they hit sheep crap and it goes off like a bomb lol.
     
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    Must have been tough on the Yeti on the last run out, I managed to break both these supports, somehow, not seen these broken before!




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    Sexy VP sway bar, matches the trailing arms nicely.



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    As you can see from how it's sitting, the shocks desperately need a rebuild or replacement.



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    Some photos from a recent mess around with my mate and his Timberwolf.

    Loving the Powerstrokes, wish I'd took the plunge and just spent the money a long time ago.

    Prop shaft broke, managed to bodge it, but it keeps coming off, well it's my own fault for running it overgeared, with a 4000kv Tekin motor on 3s!

    Any suggestions for a strong prop shaft?

    I've already destroyed two SSD ones, so want to avoid those for it.

    Even front wheel drive I still pushed my mate home when his LiPo died lol.



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