Here's the latest update on my custom Wild Dagger. It's now a full-fledged
Clod/USA-1 sized Monster Truck! The new chassis has worked out great and
preliminary testing has commenced. So far the truck really handles well
and it's weight and design really make it a very decent racer.
Here's a top pic which shows all the gear clearly. Check out the aluminium
chassis and A-arms.
Width: 15 3/4"
Ground Clearance (below gearbox): 2 3/4"
Middle: a side pic showing the cool clod wheels. With the adaptors there
are 5 bolts through the wheels that make the rims look realistic and mean!
If you measure the ground clearance below the gearbox, the dagger beats
On the right is a
pic showing the clod adaptors from J.J.
They are very high quality and the extra weight on the wheels have not
shown any problems yet.
Mounts and A-arms
A pic of the front end. Tamiya Super Low Friction Shocks, aluminium A-arm,
hex-adaptors and shock mount
These A-arms were
also from J.J. They made a nice
addition to my custom chassis. These arms allow the truck's suspension
to work a lot better. But they may damage the gearboxes in a crash - testing
will show. :)
I chose a racing truck
body mounted low to add to the sleek look of this truck.
As they are setup, the Fang actually has a little more clearance than
the Sassy A-1 and quite a lot more clearance than the Clodzilla IV. Of
course, it's a different story if you wanna compare breakover angle.
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