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Old 08-27-2008, 07:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for a tube chassis

Looking for a tube chassis for my AX-10. I can't stand the stock body, so I want to change it for a tube one. Who makes a good one?
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This is Pirate, make it your self...j/k

Check out tcscrawlers.com They make one. I built mine from 3/16" steel rod, welded together. I have also used 3/16" brake line and brazed it.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Here you go http://www.shop.rpphobby.com/product...&productId=625

and this is what they can look like finished up...



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the first one I ever saw was Jay Kapinskis a few years ago. is he still around in the RC game ?
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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this is a badass 2.2 tuber chassis, looks like a poison spider bruiser.
http://www.rcpcrawlers.com/product.p...age=1&featured
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Old 08-28-2008, 03:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Check on RCP crawlers.com they are building a cool tube frame with jeep skins. My son built a 2.2 replica of our f=toy that bolts to a top banana frame
there are several companys that make tube frames tho. I guess I should have read the post before mine
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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one little thing to think of is that allot of "tube" chassis out there are NOT tube they are solid rod which IMO makes a heavy pig. they may look cool but all that extra weight sucks.
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one little thing to think of is that allot of "tube" chassis out there are NOT tube they are solid rod which IMO makes a heavy pig. they may look cool but all that extra weight sucks.
That all depends on the suspension the heavy cars (to a point) work better most of the time. the car that Jake(lazybum) ran to the SOcal championship was a brick weight wise but it worked well
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A Samauri is not an f-toy
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A Samauri is not an f-toy
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heavy overall on the scale is one thing but heavy up high is anther. was the weight down low (at axles or in wheels) ? or up high in the chassis...my bet was down low....
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the first one I ever saw was Jay Kapinskis a few years ago. is he still around in the RC game ?
Yep, This is the latest one I saw him building.
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=106244
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Looking for a tube chassis for my AX-10. I can't stand the stock body, so I want to change it for a tube one. Who makes a good one?
www.ckrccrawlers.com
they have a few comp buggy bodies. just ordered the ax10 scorpion last night should be here in a couple days. i wheeled a highly modified wheely king last night so i had to get one.
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guy goes by Ecoli, great to deal with and great at lines....
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Ecoli's are definitely sweet!

For a more aggressive look check out Death Metal Garage, These things are built for abuse and lightweight. The workmanship on mine is outstanding. (However, in true Pirate form, I cut it up the minute I got it)

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83451

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