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Discussion in 'Rock Crawler Chat' started by Krent, May 22, 2018.

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  1. Krent

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    Finally picked up a TRX-4 -Defender. (Neighbor wants the Broncho and I wanted the scale look of the Defender)

    Don't hate, but before I even have run a battery through it, I have made some upgrades.

    Because we already know from reviews how top heavy the truck is, I know it needs some lower weight.

    Hot Racing Aluminum Front Bumper
    Yeah Racing Aluminum Rear Bumper with Tire carrier
    Traxxas Defender Light Kit
    (soon, bought and shipped but not arrived) CNC Heavy Brass knuckle weights
    soon to be bought: scale door handles and other scale accessories

    Pics/Video incoming. Can't wait to get it on the trail!
     
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    You know, I really want the Bronco for myself (brother owns one) but it’s really out of scale. It’s a little oversized.
     
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    That may be...but it still looks pretty awesome. I don't think it looks much out of scale though, no more than the Defender anyway. I'm putting it in a comp in June...wonder what class they'll put me in :)

    Also...realizing this is Traxxas and that the Slash is a "1/10 scale" car as well LOL
     
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    I think they look good even together [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    TRX4 is the greatest !!!


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    I find that Traxxas has their own form of scale. They look fantastic but I had one next to my White F-350 and the Bronco probably shouldn’t be bigger than the Truck.
     
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    True, it shouldn't...but the wheelbase is still 12.8 (adjustable) with a body to scale. I sometimes wonder how scale some bodies are when I find them for my SCX10...1/10 scale in general seems...rather arbitrary.

    Compare: TRX-4 Defender to SCX 10.2 Cherokee
    TRX-4 wheelbase 12.8 inch / SCX10.2 is 12.3.
    Length 23.07 inch / SCX10.2 - 22.1
    Width-9.8 inch / SCX10.2 - 8.9
    Height-11.5 inch / SCX10.2 - 10.5

    So it IS bigger, but not too much...Very comparable. So in scale an inch is what, 10 inches...round it to a foot. So it's a foot bigger squared then the jeep Cherokee? LOL
     
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    So I noticed a few high point issues when crawling on rocks...have you noticed that as much of a problem?
     
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    [​IMG]
    Me to it makes my f350 look like a 12th scale mini lol
    But it (trx4) looks great on 1.9s
    And the f350 looks good on 1.55s
    I almost think they need to classify them as 1.9 or 1.55s or 2.2 instead of the scale of the trucks



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    Decided to do the same for the Bronco to see differences...

    Compare: TRX-4 Bronco to SCX 10.2 Cherokee
    TRX-4 wheelbase 12.3 inch / SCX10.2 is 12.3.
    Length 20.6 inch / SCX10.2 - 22.1
    Width-9.8 inch / SCX10.2 - 8.9
    Height-10.5 inch / SCX10.2 - 10.5
     
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    Just a quick size comparison
    Who says size matters ???[​IMG]


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    admittedly it looks big...but full scale the old Bronco's look big too lol
     
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    I like it’s size and now that I got so much Weight in the rig it moves in a scale fashion it is my most favorite RC at this time


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    It looks fine next to my RGT FJ40 [​IMG]
    And I have owned both 79 bronco and 76 FJ40 in real 1/1 rigs



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    What did you do to add weight?
    I have some Brass knuckle weights on the way
     
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    The Tamiya F350 is 1/12 scale like the clod buster
     
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    Thank you for clearing that up Walter!
     
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    Now that makes more sense, thank you for clearing that up!
     
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    Got some pics from a wet Memorial Day crawl [​IMG][​IMG]


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    Good looking pics


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    Thanks! Expect more lol


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