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Steal Tuber Direction Dilemma

Discussion in 'Scale Build Projects' started by jowilson275, May 24, 2011.

  1. jowilson275

    jowilson275 New Member

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    That's right. Steal. Because I got it for a great price!
    These are the pics from purchase- I didn't take them.

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    All I need to do is clean it up with an sos pad to get the oxidation off. Prime and paint!

    I haven't gotten it in the mail yet, but...

    I know it is solid steel rod. It can take the weight of the previous owner standing on top of it. So it is more than likely heavy.

    Should I;
    -make this my trail truck? (keep scx10 chassis for FOFF)
    -make this into a FOFF? (keep scx10 for scaler)
     
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    Looks like it would look good as a FOFF!
     
  3. RC Bashist

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    I say keep the SCX10 for scaling, use this for FOFF.
     
  4. jowilson275

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    I was actually looking for an FOFF chassis when I stumbled across this.

    I would love to throw in one of those Fracture V8's. But for the price, I highly doubt I could come up with a good enough excuse for my wife...
     
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    i haven't on of it but i like. in Italy tuber are few...
     
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    thats a sick lookin tuber man.cant wait to see the rest of the build.
     
  7. jowilson275

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    Well, it's settled. FOFF!

    :yuush:

    The chassis originally had an RC4WD Planetary trans (16:1) and Killer Transfer Case (1:1). Sounds nice but Axial transmissions are a lot more prevalent and cheaper (so I wouldn't feel as bad ripping on it). So I may just throw in the Axial axles as well with a matched set of their 36/14 Gear Set [AXI30401].

    Now as far as the paddle tires are concerned, is there a certain shape/contour I should buy?

    I really like the way the 2.2 HPI Sand Throwers [HPI4412] look, but I know you can't base performance off of looks.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
     
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    ahhhhhh yea a foff question i can answer!! anyways. as far as paddles. ive run both panther paddles and proline sand paws. the panthers work way better. imho i think you should run an scx chassis for a foff. the reason being. its will be easier to get it moving because its light compared to a steel tuber. i was thinking of converting my wreckluse chassis to foff but decided not to because of this very reason. foff builds shuld be light, strong and crazy powerfull!! pm me if you have any more question about foff. or my build, i did post up a thread on it.
     
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    aaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnndddddddddd. ive seen the hpi paddles in action, not very good, too narrow. wider tires float better.
     
  10. jowilson275

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    Well the weight issue is rather discouraging. I had the same thought in the back of my head but I figured that I would just compensate with more power. But then I guess I would just dig in.

    I will just do a mock-up transplant everything from my scx chassis to this since I already have it to see how it does. Then I will decide on improvements and make purchases from there.

    Stay tuned for the mock-up and final build!
     
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    cant wait to see it. allways good to see a foff build come to life.
     
  12. jowilson275

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    I got the chassis in today!!

    Overall it is pretty decent. Fairly straight and it really can take some weight. I didn't put my full weight on it but it is solid.

    You can tell that it was built by eye for the most part. Some things aren't even from side to side. But I only spent $40.00 on it so I won't complain! A couple well aimed thumps with a hammer and I got everything just about lined up. There are some nicks caused by a grinder. Nothing I can't fill in and grind smooth.

    I am going to start the cleaning and mock up soon. After that, I'll break it back down and that will be the point that I'll need some ideas for paint color. I will get pics up soon!
     
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    sounds great, cant wait to see some pics. i love tubers!i like the paint color LOUD!
     

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