Independent Suspension Hilux

Independent Suspension Hilux

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Submitted By
Tristan Davis
Kensington, MD, United States of America
Build Information
Readers Ride Title Independent Suspension Hilux
Vehicle Class Scale, Other
Vehicle Class Other Fully independent suspension Trail/Scale Crawler.
Chassis Brand Traxxas
Chassis Model Telluride 4×4
Body Brand Pro-Line
Body Model 1985 Toyota Hilux SR5
Power System Electric
Electric Motor Brand and Model Hobbywing EZRUN 3300kv
Speed Control Brand and Model Hobbywing EZRUN MAX10
Battery Brand and Model Traxxas 7 cell 8.4 volt hump pack NiMh
Wheels and Tires Brand and Model stock Traxxas Kumho Road Venture M/T
stock Silver 5 spoke star wheels
Shocks Brand and Model Traxxas plastic Ultra Shocks
Axles Brand and Model no axles. fully independent suspension
Paint Brand and Model Tamiya PS-25 green and Tamiya PS-5 black
Graphics Brand and Model no graphics, just Hobbywing, Traxxas and Proline decals
Scale Accessories Brand and Model no scale accessories
Light System Brand and Model No LED lights
Radio System Brand and Model Traxxas stock TQ 2 channel radio and receiver
Sound System Brand and Model No sound system
Other Options Brand and Model custom made wooden ESC mount.
Further Description/Back Story started as a stock Traxxas Telluride 4×4 that I recieved for my 8th or 9th birthday. I ran it stock for 4 years. I later upgraded it to a Traxxas Velenion VXL 3s and 3500kv system. It was left sitting for a year, then I removed the velenion system and installed it into another car. I then decided I wanted the Telluride to be a trail/scale truck so I got a Proline Hilux SR5. I knew that that the Telluride could never crawl as good as a TRX-4 or Axial so I chose the Hobbywing EZRUN MAX10 combo to provide enough speed for entertainment and good enough torque for small rocks or tree roots. I love this Telluride for basic trail running, but I plan to buy a real 1.9 scale/trail crawler soon. After years of running the stock telluride in the street and yard, the tires became nearly bald and had no grip or softness to them. to fix that, I used a body reamer to poke holes in the tires and a pocket knife to scar the tread. I also soldered on a Traxxas plug for the ESC.
I AM 14 YEARS OLD. this telluride is very special to me because it was my 1st RC car and it taught me a lot about RC.

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