PunkTacoNYC

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  1. PunkTacoNYC

    [MOC] Lego Technic Chilli Crawler

    You could certainly try. It won't be ideal, but it should still perform quite well. You could also use larger/heavier tires for more weight on the axles and, thus, an easier time flexing with hard yellow shocks.
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    42099 Mods and Improvements

    These gears need more bracing. Any amount of torque will instantly push the gears apart, cause them to click, etc.
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    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    Also, while it costs US$250 to buy 42099 from Lego, its being sold new, sealed from sellers in Germany and Hong Kong for as low as ~US$177. Is the simple explanation for this price difference exchange rates?
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    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    Does anyone know how I could get ahold of the new planetary hubs and CV joints before getting 42099? They aren't even on bricklink yet and I'd imagine they'd be super expensive, anyway. Is it true that I could email TLG and order them individually this early?
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    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    I agree. This is why its great that Lego increased the RPM of the new motors. I'm still curious about the limits of the new CV joints. They seem promising!
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    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    Has anyone tested just how strong the new CV joints are? I'm really hoping they're better than the current U-joints. Also, is BuWizz planning on making a new version to accommodate for the new cables? Or is there an adapter? I'd love to make full use of the new motors.
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    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    Oh I was referring to requesting replacements for broken or missing pieces from sets through Lego's website. I wasn't aware you could actually order certain parts over the phone.
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    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    Lol yeah. I think they’ve caught on though, the best pieces and motors are “out of stock” for replacements.
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    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    Is the in-line clutch gonna be exclusive to the Liebherr? Cause if it is it’s gonna be priceyyyy
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    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    Wait what’s a biscuit? Is it a 3x3 pinhole beam?
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    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    As an off-road-focused builder, I am super excited about these new parts, especially the planetary hubs and possibility of a high speed motor output. LEGO U-joints and CV-joints are undoubtedly the weak link in any well-built off-road MOC. I spent months redesigning the front driven axle of my Rocket crawler simply because LEGO U-joints couldn’t handle moderate torque and custom planetary hubs were way too large. Something interesting I noticed in the video was when they put the 4x4 on the ground at first and the steering motor turned or calibrated the wheels - it moved so quick and with lots of power. It reminded me of an actual RC servo motor. I think this set is a must for anyone who enjoys off-road building.
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    Lego Rocket Crawler with SBrick and BuWizz

    @rzepa10 Awesome video! I'm glad to see its working so well for you. Besides me cannibalizing its BuWizz, wheels, and m-motor for other projects, it is still intact and spends most of its time on my bookshelf. I'm sure my crawler would be happy to hear it has sibling in Poland
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    Lego Rocket Crawler with SBrick and BuWizz

    If you mean replacing their thin plastic bodies with one constructed of Lego, thats not a bad idea. In fact, this would allow you to create any type of look you want. The downsides are that Lego is certainly going to be heavier than whichever body comes default on those crawler. Additionally, a Lego body will break apart when crashed, no matter how well you build. Also, mounting the Lego body to the non-lego rc chassis may be difficult, but achievable with adhesive velcro or double sided tape.
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    Lego Rocket Crawler with SBrick and BuWizz

    Wow, that looks so cool! I love the yellow. LMK how it goes!
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    Lego Rocket Crawler with SBrick and BuWizz

    Cool! I can't see the picture tho.