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  1. Your buggy was my favourite in the competition. I really like it's simplicity. Pneumatic dampers are IMHO best feature of this MOC.
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    [MOC] Jeep Wrangler Expedition - Update

    @BrickbyBrickTechnic Thank you very much!
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    [MOC] Jeep Wrangler Expedition - Update

    I have some sketch- builds finished yet, but I also want to let there some personality from my original version, because, maybe I did some mistake, but the new body looks too bulky for me to be satisfied.
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    [MOC] Jeep Wrangler Expedition - Update

    Thank you for invitation :D Your Video about rims persuaded me to try these rims. :D Updates are related mostly to body, I wanted more realistic proportions and opening doors.
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    [MOC] Jeep Wrangler Expedition - Update

    Thank you! I am glad that you like it. @Aleh and @Leonardo da Bricki : When i compare the two updated versions, I like the with smaller but wider tires more. But the current original LEGO 81mm tires (from first post in this topic) are too unrealistic. For me this pattern/tread on the 3rd party tires is offroad enough (so far). It has better grip, it is not too hard, and in case I would need little bit softer, I can always remove the foam from them. Nonetheless, I agree that aggressive tread would be nice, but it was not availible when I ordered these rims with tires. Maybe I'll check it later @pagicence :The roof rack is something that is necessity for the expedition event, but here it acts like some kind of design-breaker. I wanted to go for some kind of Jeep-Mopar Moab safari concept (?) look in this one. The race was aimed more for endurance than offroad capabilities, and in the hill-climb before the end my front HUB and CV joint reached it's fatigue level, so my victory has some blemishes... Smaller and more adhesive tires with updated axles (with U-joints) act even better, so the performance was improved with this MOD. The Fab Fours project is not completely declined as a future MOC. I have also had some sketch chassis and body for it assembled this winter, but it performed poorly, so I left interest. Because of use of huge wheels (108mm in diameter) that causes smaller traction force on wheel (large radius for output torque on axle) (in case i would like to stick to simplicity in the geartrain), and more stress on U-joints and gears, so it would require use of portals or planetary reductions, thus larger steering arms and some changes in body in order the wheels do not collide with the fenders, so it would make from this MOC just another brick in the wall (ha, ha) of slow rock crawlers. Right now I unfortunately feel slightly annoyed by all of existing crawlers.
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    [MOC] Jeep Wrangler Expedition - Update

    Sorry for bumping old topic, but it is update of this MOC. Hi, little update - I am sorry for promising the mad version with big tires, and not being able to finish this project. On the other hand, this Jeep is still assembled and I still rebuild it's parts from time to time. Here are two last iterations of the final version that might come this autumn, maybe later. Second iteration by Horcik Designs, on Flickr The first updated version got better roof, improved axles and old (but good-looking) tires. For next iteration I bought 3rd party tires and wheels, and added also windscreen and new bumper. rear tire has separate support structure like in real car, and it does not hang on the rear gate anymore. Slightly Heretic by Horcik Designs, on Flickr Slightly Heretic by Horcik Designs, on Flickr Plans for next modifications are better body - strongly inspired by Wranglers made by @Madoca 1977 and @rm8, chassis and colourscheme stays mine. Hope you like it.
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    [WIP] Tatra 6x6 midscale

    Oh, it has no difficulties with the terrain! And it is so fast. Maybe the chassis is too high for a scale model, but it does not matter, when it rides so good. Good job! The front axle idea is just flawless, inspiring, and thank you for sharing it. (but the springs are too high too call it proper scale-model Tatra)
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    [MOC] Retro-Futuristic Racer

    What a nice little racer! I really like the shape of rear window. The engine gives this car some Hot-wheels-ih look. :-)
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    [MOC] Learning Curve Tow Truck

    Something tells me that your building skills and MOCs were "EB worthy" long before this nice truck. I like the mechanical operation of the wheel-holder-frame ( - do not know the right name for that feature :( )
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    MOC RC Tatra 813 8x8

    Would it be possible to show us more photos (not only the videos) of the chassis? The worm gear solution of Tatra geartrain seems interesting.
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    [MOC] Cutaway Leadsled

    @rm8 Thank you very much. It is really old nickname, but I try my best to fulfill it's meaning both in aesthetics and engineering.
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    Vociferous AFOLs and World War III

    And I've seen a poster that said that the "Team Technic figs" is still hiring.
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    Lets talk color vomit

    The right question is stated inversely - what can't this part do that regular 4L can? And the answer IMO is: It does not require additional bracing, when built right, to secure it from slipping out of the hole, or application from @Meatman 's comment. And also to minimize friction in geartrain, and make portals in Crawler set nearly impossible to disassemble.
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    [MOC] Cutaway Leadsled

    Thank you. I am really glad you like it. :) I bet you'll end your research with many flaws, when looking closely. For example - the floor under the seats is too high, that it is impossible to imagine person driving it in comfortable, nor anatomically acceptable position. :D That is the reason I built it this way. :) I've been also thinking about making this with some of the original sets.