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    Locked Up's Trail Finder 2 Build Thread

    I got the box tonight but won't be able to get into it until Saturday.



    They come with 1.55s but I'm actually planning on it being a SORRCA class 2 rig with 1.9s (after the initial build), so I'm putting it in here.
    Stay tuned!
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    Sweet!

    Sucks you don't live in Austin anymore, I come over and help you build it.

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    I am excited, look forward to this build. I might have to get one of these.

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    Eric ... or anyone ...
    Feel free to come to College Station tomorrow. We can build, drink beer and eat pizza.
    :thumbsup:

    I am excited, look forward to this build. I might have to get one of these.

    IF you decide you want to predorder one ... let me know.
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    And so it begins...

    All the thumbs:

    http://www.lockeduprc.net/tech/trail.../1/Thumbs1.htm

    Opening the box the first thing I notice is that I like the layout of the parts. The instructions are pretty simple and easy enough to follow and I'm happy to report there were no surprises.



    I took the tranny and transfer case out and I like em! The transfer case looks really sweet and operation of both units is very smooth.

    Following the instructions is, as I said earlier, really simple. I took pictures after each set of steps but honestly, there isn't much reason for me to repost them all in this thread, so I'll just post a few...


    One thing I did differently from the instructions is that I assembled both sides together. the instructions have you attach all the cross members and such to one side first, then go back and add the other rail. I didn't and it was probably more difficult for me because of it.


    As I said the t-case & trans are really nice...




    Pretty much fully assembled other than electronics:


    My plans are an FXR, 35 or 45t motor, servo winch, full interior, ccBEC and a 3s 1600 30c lipo. Servos are Towerdpro MG946rs and running at 7v should put out over 210 in/oz.


    One thing I will make a big deal of is the tires. They feel AWESOME and VERY sticky.


    And I am impressed that there is no shortage of spare parts.


    I dropped the body on just for kicks and I think it's gonna look bad arse!



    I'm going to try to finish up the electronics in the morning then pick up some acrylic. Our weather has been horrible so I may have to hold off on paint for a little while though.
    Either way, I'll try to get some action shots up as soon as I can.

    Overall, I'm impressed with the fit and finish of everything. Like I said, no surprises and when you are building a kit that is awesome!

    Thanks RC4WD!
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    WOW! built in a day :SpicyPBJ:

    I would have loved to come drool all over it but I had to put in some hours at the shop today O.T. BABY :thumbsup:

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    Thumbs up TF2

    Love it!

    I have one ordered already; can't hardly wait for it to be ready!

    Looks like many of the components are Pre-built? If so, assembly should be quick! The SCX-10 I am building now is SOO Slow! It's O.K. because I like to put everything together myself, but sometimes in all the little bags of screws and whatnot I can't find the one's I am looking for. :brickwall: I will look for 10 minutes, then put that part to the side and work on another part of the truck and as soon as I do the parts I was looking for previously, magically appear!! Weird and magical, if slightly annoying! :evil:

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    Patrick, what kind of winch options are you seeing for this truck? is there room for a servo winch or will it need to be bumper mounted???

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangercat23 View Post
    Patrick, what kind of winch options are you seeing for this truck? is there room for a servo winch or will it need to be bumper mounted???
    Good question.

    It's probably going to depend on how they do the interior and what size batts you run.

    With enough fiddling you can fit anything. :mrgreen:
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    I finally got the body parts assembled & got the initial primer coat down on the TF2.

    I'm going to have to go back over the back of the cab to fill a few small gaps but no big deal.


    Hopefully I can get it painted for Saturday but I may have to skip Forza Night to make that happen!!!:hot:


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