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[WIP] 4x4 Crawler (More or less done!)

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Hey everyone,

This MOC is being built for 2 reasons: 1, to celebrate 3 milestones- Canada's 150th anniversary, Technic's 40th anniversary, and me hitting 1000 subscribers on Youtube.

In fact, a comment suggested I do this. The second reason is to cure the errors that my 2 previous crawlers had:

-weak axles (very weak in fact)

-low climbing power

-messy building 

-inefficient steering (used an M motor)

-no additional RC functions

So here's where I'm at right now:

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Above is the motor housing. I'm going with 2 L motors for the drive because they have good speed at a sufficient torque.

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That is the gear housing. Frames are abundant.

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Now the whole front axle. You can see that it is compact and yet very, very durable.

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The rear axle.

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And the two together. This crawler is being built for max performance but awesome looks. So I want to (but may not) do a Tacoma body:

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Update tomorrow, thanks for reading!

BrickbyBrickTechnic

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Good start despite fact that real Tacoma does not use torque tubes, but it is just a chassis :wink:

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On 10/22/2017 at 3:30 PM, IA creations said:

Looks very nice!

Thanks!

9 hours ago, I_Igor said:

Good start despite fact that real Tacoma does not use torque tubes, but it is just a chassis :wink:

Thank you! I'm not at all going for an accurate chassis, just a bodywork.

Anyway... there will be 1 more update before I might put this on hold.

Here is a chassis outline:

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Leave a comment! Thanks.

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6 hours ago, aminnich said:

Why a Tacoma of all trucks :sceptic:

But hey, if that's what you want to build, awesome! It is looking good so far!

Thanks! If you have a better suggestion, please please please tell me. I have no desire to build a Tacoma but Had to choose something.

9 hours ago, I_Igor said:

Chassis is simple. I suggest black rims :wink:

Red rims and CLAAS tires :classic:

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1 hour ago, BrickbyBrickTechnic said:

Red rims and CLAAS tires :classic:

This is also an option, but IMHO black rims with Unimog tires are most realistic tires for off-roader :wink:

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3 hours ago, BrickbyBrickTechnic said:

Thanks! If you have a better suggestion, please please please tell me. I have no desire to build a Tacoma but Had to choose something.

Are you looking for just a lifted truck? Or like monster truck lifted pick up truck? I could give you a suggestion for both. 

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So personally I am a Chevy guy, no Toyota Tacoma in my future :classic:

Here is an example of what I think of when I hear monster truck pick up...

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I have wanted to build something just like this, but I think with my bodywork skill, it would not look good at all.  

If you would like another example, let me know

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With CLAAS tires it would something look like this but without portal axles (ignore chassis manufacturer)

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8 hours ago, aminnich said:

Here is an example of what I think of when I hear monster truck pick up...

I could do something like this :classic:

7 hours ago, Aventador2004 said:

Nice crawler! I am a Toyota guy though (Sorry aminnich), so either way is fine.

Thanks! To me, the Tacoma is not the most appealing.

2 hours ago, I_Igor said:

With CLAAS tires it would something look like this but without portal axles

I see. In the end, it will come down to offroad performance. Whichever is better will remain.

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Just now, BrickbyBrickTechnic said:

I see. In the end, it will come down to offroad performance. Whichever is better will remain.

That is logical thinking. :thumbup:

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1 hour ago, BrickbyBrickTechnic said:

Thanks! To me, the Tacoma is not the most appealing.

You could try any truck, but remember, it is your opinion.

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UPDATE TIME!

I added a winch and the engine. @I_Igor I havent done the offroad test to choose tires yet, but I will soon.

The winch has a mechanism allowing it to be pulled out easily and retracted with lots of torque.

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So that's it. Offroad stuff tomorrow!

BrickbyBrickTechnic

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53 minutes ago, I_Igor said:

Progress of your moc is remarkable :thumbup:

Thank you!

Also, update on the winch- the string is twice as long and the assembly does not strain the m motor while pulling the car.

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I like, but here is my criticism. 

  • I like the head lights the most, nice a square (goes well with older style trucks)
  • As for the engine, adding a blower on top would look really good
  • I am not crazy about the grill

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4 minutes ago, aminnich said:
  • As for the engine, adding a blower on top would look really good
  • I am not crazy about the grill

1. I plan on doing so

2. I can see why you would think that. I'll change it somehow.

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Not so much a comment on the body work, but more so on the 'placement of the body on the chassis'. 

  • It appear that the body is lifted too far above the chassis.
  • The top of the tire is far below the bottom of the quarter panel

This unnecessarily raises the center of gravity and presents this image.

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6 hours ago, BrickbyBrickTechnic said:

I started the bodywork. It's rough, criticism please.

It's a great start, but it is a bit too square...

As for the body being too far above the chassis, I think it will look great!

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