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Man, I had a shit ton of those back in 99-00 when techdeck first came out. I remember being on the hunt for all the Hook Ups boards, because, well, I was a semi-nerdy anime fan teenager, and their boards all had scantily clad anime chicks on 'em. Had a couple BMX bikes, too.

Kinda funny seeing them making a comeback

 

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I used to skate a lot now I cant right now...discovered fingerboard a few months back.

Now i plan to build me a sweet miniature park in my garage and stuff...I love it its really fun.

I link also a cool quick video for you guys to watch at the same time if you don't know, just watch its pretty awesome and certainly worth the 4min of play time!

Please feel free to post anything and your setups and parks/obstacles youve made or bought....I made my quarter pipe myself and it works really well..


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It's really interesting, I'd like to try it, but I don't have the time((
 

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Very nice!

Eventually I want to get into 3D printing. Don’t have much time now but eventually want to use the 3D printing for model cars and RC cars.
 
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Very nice!

Eventually I want to get into 3D printing. Don’t have much time now but eventually want to use the 3D printing for model cars and RC cars.
Me too...my TRX4 would LOVE for me to have a 3d printer...i would go nuts 😂
 


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Me too...my TRX4 would LOVE for me to have a 3d printer...i would go nuts 😂
Today I think the TRXm 1/18 scale goes on sale. Not sure which body you have but you could do a mini me if you had the Land Rover or new Bronco TRX4 1/10 truck.

Amazon has the FMS 1/6 Jimny trail/crawler on sale for $140 which is a really good deal. Has working steering which is. Cool. People put 12” GI Joe dudes in it. Needs some easy free mods to make it really functional and a new set of crawler tires will make it much better looking imo. I ordered one last night and a set of Black Friday crawler wheels/tires for $17. Mods involve flipping the axle blocks to above the axles to get more articulation and ground clearance than putting spacers for the steering linkage.

Here’s a video showing the before and after if the mods.

 
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Today I think the TRXm 1/18 scale goes on sale. Not sure which body you have but you could do a mini me if you had the Land Rover or new Bronco TRX4 1/10 truck.

Amazon has the FMS 1/6 Jimny trail/crawler on sale for $140 which is a really good deal. Has working steering which is. Cool. People put 12” GI Joe dudes in it. Needs some easy free mods to make it really functional and a new set of crawler tires will make it much better looking imo. I ordered one last night and a set of Black Friday crawler wheels/tires for $17. Mods involve flipping the axle blocks to above the axles to get more articulation and ground clearance than putting spacers for the steering linkage.

Here’s a video showing the before and after if the mods.

the big one is 140$? Wow you guys are lucky ..
I've been thinking about getting the white bronco trx4m with the trailer? Not sure...been also thinking a 3d printer instead to print a sick trailer and stuff...a few scale bikes and sleds to put in it and shit...

here's my boy:

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Originally was a blue TRX4 Traxx, still has the blue body but plasti dipped, and there's a piece of grass on it it's not ''that'' teared up, but it is somewhat...a new body would be nice on this...but i like how it looks.
Got these white beadlock wheels just today, it's nice.

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the big one is 140$? Wow you guys are lucky ..
I've been thinking about getting the white bronco trx4m with the trailer? Not sure...been also thinking a 3d printer instead to print a sick trailer and stuff...a few scale bikes and sleds to put in it and shit...

here's my boy:

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Originally was a blue TRX4 Traxx, still has the blue body but plasti dipped, and there's a piece of grass on it it's not ''that'' teared up, but it is somewhat...a new body would be nice on this...but i like how it looks.
Got these white beadlock wheels just today, it's nice.

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Whoa that’s pretty sweet! Nice job on that! So unique. I still have the stock red LandRover body on my TRX4.

Actually there is a Cyber Monday sale on the 1/6 Jimny so the price dropped from $140 to $119 so I’m returning the first one and ordered another. They wouldn’t do a price adjust meant so I have to return one and get another. Coming on Tuesday.
 
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Whoa that’s pretty sweet! Nice job on that! So unique. I still have the stock red LandRover body on my TRX4.

Actually there is a Cyber Monday sale on the 1/6 Jimny so the price dropped from $140 to $119 so I’m returning the first one and ordered another. They wouldn’t do a price adjust meant so I have to return one and get another. Coming on Tuesday.
Honestly, 119$ is such a good deal...you bought directly from the FMS website mate? I should look more into it and see how it would end up costing having one shipped to me...probably closer to 300$ CAD I would assume but still a banging deal for a 1/6 scale jeep hey
 

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Honestly, 119$ is such a good deal...you bought directly from the FMS website mate? I should look more into it and see how it would end up costing having one shipped to me...probably closer to 300$ CAD I would assume but still a banging deal for a 1/6 scale jeep hey
You're in Canada? I’m in the US. I got it off Amazon. Maybe you can get it for the same price? Not sure if there is a different Amazon site for Canada, I’ve seen different sites for other countries.

Here’s the link for where I got it from. Hope you can get a good price! There’s other RC deals going on too. Hope you find something fun! The Losi no prep drag Camaro I saw on sale for $250 which is really good.

Deal of the day: FMS 1/6 Jimny LJ10 RC Crawler RC Car Official Licensed Model Car 15km/h 4WD Hobby RC Crawler RC Cars RS Remote Control Car with LED Lights Vehicle 4-Ch 2.4GHz Transmitter for Adults… https://a.co/d/720LbSG
 


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You're in Canada? I’m in the US. I got it off Amazon. Maybe you can get it for the same price? Not sure if there is a different Amazon site for Canada, I’ve seen different sites for other countries.

Here’s the link for where I got it from. Hope you can get a good price! There’s other RC deals going on too. Hope you find something fun! The Losi no prep drag Camaro I saw on sale for $250 which is really good.

Deal of the day: FMS 1/6 Jimny LJ10 RC Crawler RC Car Official Licensed Model Car 15km/h 4WD Hobby RC Crawler RC Cars RS Remote Control Car with LED Lights Vehicle 4-Ch 2.4GHz Transmitter for Adults… https://a.co/d/720LbSG
the 1/6 FMS jimny would've been 222$CAD to my door which was INDEED a fabulous deal, BUT i wanted a smaller scale truck to carry around and play inside with my boys and stuff and i saw THIS THING which is i think pretty cool and it was 99$ instead of 160$ and no shipping cost so yeah :)
Keep me up to date on your jimny i'd like to see pics of it with the flipped leafs and better wheels on it!

take care man!

https://www.fairrc.com/products/rochobby-1-18-fire-horse
 

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the 1/6 FMS jimny would've been 222$CAD to my door which was INDEED a fabulous deal, BUT i wanted a smaller scale truck to carry around and play inside with my boys and stuff and i saw THIS THING which is i think pretty cool and it was 99$ instead of 160$ and no shipping cost so yeah :)
Keep me up to date on your jimny i'd like to see pics of it with the flipped leafs and better wheels on it!

take care man!

https://www.fairrc.com/products/rochobby-1-18-fire-horse
$222? Hmmm, thought it would be cheaper? US the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal was $119US.

Those are really good trucks for the money. The 1/18 scale is getting more and more popular lately. Traxxas has a TRX4m that’s coming out soon that one of my friends really likes. Did I mention this already?She likes the Traxxas brand. That scale is very convenient to just throw in a backpack and just ring it with you to fool around.

A while ago I picked up a used 1/16 scale Traxxas Slash. The brushless version stock uses the smaller 380 size motor. This kid modded his brushed truck which for this size was already huge with a 550 motor but then put in a 540 large can brushless motor. It’s really fun but traction can be tough even with 4wd.

Yeah 1/16-1/18 is cool. are you mostly into crawlers?
 

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Finished the 1/6 Jimny mods. Stock I wouldn’t be very happy with it. It needs some tweaking and also some modifications to make it perform better. The suspension is really stiff and its leaf spring suspension with five leaves at each corner.

So the first thing I did was lifted the suspension and removed three leaf springs in the front and four in the back to get some articulation, which was very limited in stock form. Also, when doing that it’s recommended to extend the wheelbase a little bit. It helps with clearance and the longer wheelbase is better for crawling also. It’s not much, maybe half an inch at most? Did it by moving the front axle forward. Has beefy metal diff gears.

I found that the steering was binding and also the suspension was binding because as far as the suspension goes some of the screws were over tightened and didn’t allow the suspension to move that well. Also, because I lifted the suspension, I had to modify the location of the steering servo to drop it down a little bit so the steering linkage wouldn’t have any binding issues. The steering servo is dropped in from the top under the hood from the factory. It’s in the engine compartment. I had to open up the area on the chassis for the servo and put the servo up from underneath which drops the servo down about a third of an inch or so. Did some detail work with the paint brush and painted the grill. I’ll stick with these tires for now, but may get a set of 120 mm crawler tires in the future.

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Here’s a video showing the steering wheel action. It’s cool seeing the dudes arms move when you are driving around.
 
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Finished the 1/6 Jimny mods. Stock I wouldn’t be very happy with it. It needs some tweaking and also some modifications to make it perform better. The suspension is really stiff and its leaf spring suspension with five leaves at each corner.

So the first thing I did was lifted the suspension and removed three leaf springs in the front and four in the back to get some articulation, which was very limited in stock form. Also, when doing that it’s recommended to extend the wheelbase a little bit. It helps with clearance and the longer wheelbase is better for crawling also. It’s not much, maybe half an inch at most? Did it by moving the front axle forward. Has beefy metal diff gears.

I found that the steering was binding and also the suspension was binding because as far as the suspension goes some of the screws were over tightened and didn’t allow the suspension to move that well. Also, because I lifted the suspension, I had to modify the location of the steering servo to drop it down a little bit so the steering linkage wouldn’t have any binding issues. The steering servo is dropped in from the top under the hood from the factory. It’s in the engine compartment. I had to open up the area on the chassis for the servo and put the servo up from underneath which drops the servo down about a third of an inch or so. Did some detail work with the paint brush and painted the grill. I’ll stick with these tires for now, but may get a set of 120 mm crawler tires in the future.

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Your new truck looks sick man :) love the laptop and everything it's super sweeet :)
Yes 222$CAD which you need 1.35$CAD to make 1$US so yeah it was very cheap i had it in my cart and almost pulled the trigger on it but decided to go with a smaller machine instead...

Yeah i'm into crawlers big time the last few months but i also have a Arrma BigRock but it comes with plastic differential gears and it's always chewing them...i'll need to drop big bucks into it this spring to make the drivetrain full metal and stuff cause right now even if i'm careful with to not land on the trottle and stuff it's always chewing up gears within 5 to 10 packs, every time...so yeah :p

I can't wait to pick a figurine for my little crawler and paint some accents on it and make it my own like you did yours, probably will do the roof and fenderd with black plasti dip and stuff... :)

 

 
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