Shakedown complete

Yesterday I did a shakedown run on Roznik to iron out all the kinks and test the new components.

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The run was a 2.5hour for 4.2 km . I went with a strict no hand of god policy and used it only 3 times , because Roznik is still impassable in some areas after the sleet downed trees.

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The new lights look great and the bumper lights are now remote switchable thanks to the Turnigy remote on/off switch.

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I have to repaint the rear wheel wells as the primer i used was shit and the paint just flakes of.

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the winch line snapped on the first winching and i didn’t have any needle nose pliers in the trail pack with me so i couldn’t fix it . I did order some better wire on wednesday .

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the left front wheel hub kept slipping of , i almost lost it the first time . ill try some thread lock to see if it helps.

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The metal work was really really worth it , the compact front one allows a much better approach angle. And the sliders now actually slide instead of bending in.

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The wheel weights and the extra weight of the metalwork moved the balance a bit rearward and it really shows on the descent.

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im really thinking of going to 3s as the truck is not as peppy as it used to be with the new extra weight . a double of 2200 3s should be enough since this run today was on a single 5300 2s and it wasn’t even at the LVC when i was done .

 

 

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