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42114 VOLVO 6x6 Hauler Mods and Improvements

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Update after switching differentials,

Model still drives, 1st is fine for driving around, crawls okay, and can cover carpet no issue, 2nd is fine for medium resistance driving, thick carpet, short grass, etc. Anything more and it doesn't have the torque. 3rd gear is fast! Drives along at a good lick, will drive with minimal turning on carpet, works best on hardwood, tile or pavement. Can still drive and dump well and has not impacted palatability much IMO. Now I can use these diffs I'm locking axles for an off-roader, better suited to rough terrain than the volvo would be with it's low hanging nose and drive train. The back two diffs were a snap to change the front one required a fair bit of disassembly to get it swapped. 

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Would look much better if the bonnet is raised by 2 studs and bigger wheels used. I still have not increase the distance between the rear wheels and they are rubbing.

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23 hours ago, ikdo said:

Would look much better if the bonnet is raised by 1 stud and bigger wheels used. I still have not increase the distance between the rear wheels and they are rubbing.

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On 1/15/2021 at 6:56 PM, ikdo said:

Would look much better if the bonnet is raised by 2 studs and bigger wheels used. I still have not increase the distance between the rear wheels and they are rubbing.

I did that.

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Lockdown induced boredom swung me back to Lego, for the first time in 35 years. 100% Technics so far.

So my tiny winy little mod for the 42114 Volvo Hauler is to get little better off-road capacity. A variant of this Limited Slip Differential.

I slid two small rubber o-rings into the differentials. Seems to work ok in my test trip out into the snow on the balcony. Also seems to work ok driving at the living room floor. Turns ok.

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