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    Default KhyzerSoze's GMADE GOM GR01 Build

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    So... finally getting around to my GMADE GOM GR01 build. Just started today, and I'll post up progress as I go along.

    Build Details:
    GMADE GOM GR01 Rock Buggy Kit
    GMADE GOM Sway bar set (Titanium gray) GM30115 (available on eBay)
    GMADE GR01 Aluminum rear shock brace (Titanium gray) GM30080 (available on eBay)
    GMADE GR01 Aluminum slipper plate GM30073 (available on eBay)
    GMADE GA60 Brass steering knuckle bushing (4) GM30076 (available on eBay)
    GMADE GR01 Machined M4 99mm Upper Link (Titanium gray) GM30105 (available on eBay)
    GMADE GR01 Aluminum trailing arm (Titanium gray) GM30107 (available on eBay)
    GMADE GR01 Aluminum HI/LO Shift Fork GM30087 (available on eBay)
    GMADE GA60 CVA kit GM30062 (available on eBay)
    GMADE GR01 Aluminum Skid Plate (Titanium Gray) GM30111 (available on eBay)
    JunFac GA60 Aluminum Panhard Bar Axle Mount (Titanium Gray) J30009 (available on eBay)
    JunFac Hardened Universal Shaft for GMADE GOM Rock Buggy J90036 (available on eBay)
    GMADE Aluminum Shock Upper Ball 8x8.5mm Red GM0020095 (available on eBay)
    Vanquish 25T Aluminum Servo Horn (available on eBay)
    Pro-Line 2.2 Single Stage Rock Crawling Foam (for use with stock GMADE MT-2202 Tires)
    Pro-Line 2.2 Dual Stage Closed Cell Crawl Foam (for use with Axial Ripsaw 2.2 Tires)

    Brushed - Traxxas Titan 21T
    Brushless - SkyRC Ares Pro 540 Modified 8.5T (4100Kv), or Holmes Hobbies PULLER PRO BL 540 STANDARD (3500kv)

    Hobbywing WP-1080 Brushed ESC Or Castle Creations Mamba X
    FlySky R6B 2.4GHz 6-Channel Receiver
    FlySky GT-3C 2.4 GHz Radio
    Savox SC-1283SG Servo - (for steering)
    Savox SC-0254MG Servo - (for shifting)

    Tools / Materials:
    Versachem Brake Caliper Grease
    45 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Set
    Hakko FX-888D Soldering Station
    Tamiya Side Cutter
    DEWALT DCF610S2R 12V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Hex Chuck Screwdriver Kit
    MIP Metric Speed Tip Set MIP9512
    Noleen SF3 Grease (on eBay)
    Tamiya PS-30 Brilliant Blue
    Tamiya PS-5 Black

    Last edited by khyzersoze; 01-07-2018 at 01:32 AM.

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    I forgot to take some photos during the beginning steps, but I'll remember going forward.

    Steps 1-13: Front and Rear Axles

    GMADE GA60 Brass steering knuckle bushing (4) GM30076

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    Used Versachem Brake Caliper Grease to grease the gears.

    Steps 14-18: Transfer Case

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    Used Versachem Brake Caliper Grease to grease the gears.

    Also added the GR01 Aluminum slipper plate (GM30073).

    Temporarily using a SkyRC Ares Pro 540 Competition 8.5T (4100kv) brushless motor for now. If I use this, I'll be using the Castle Mamba Monster X Esc.

    If I go the brushed route, I'll probably use the Hobbywing 1080 Esc + Maybe the Traxxas Titan 21T.

    Steps 19-27: Transmission

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    Steps 28-37: Links

    Bought the upgraded trailing arms

    Comparison of stock trailing arms with the upgraded ones

    Links attached to skid

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    Steps 38-45: Lower Chassis Part 1

    Transfer case, shift servo (Savox SC-0254mg), and transmission attached to skid. Using a SkyRC Ares Pro 8.5T (4100kv) brushless motor for now.

    Shift servo calibration using the 3ch 3position switch on the FlySky GT3C

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    Steps 46-54: Lower Chassis Part 2 - Lower and upper front cage, battery tray, driver's side chassis rail.

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    Steps 55-60 - Drive Shafts, Attaching Axles to chassis.

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    Step 47: Steering Servo

    I skipped this step earlier, because I'm using the Savox SC-1283SG Servo.
    The kit comes with pre-molded servo spacers that encase the servo ears. They are pre-molded to fit most servos that use thinner plastic servo ears.
    The Savox 1283 is metal cased, and has thicker servo ears so the pre-molded servo spacer didn't fit.

    What I ended up doing was to use Yeah Racing M3 3mm spacers to space the servo up.

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    Steps 61-68: Shocks

    I really need to get some more specific tools to do some of these build steps like the shocks. I'm sure I can do a much better job, but for now I'll keep winging it and improvising with the tools I have.

    Applying some Noleen grease (found on eBay) (thanks Jato!)

    Bought the upgraded metal rear shock brace for the GOM

    Last edited by khyzersoze; 11-18-2017 at 01:54 PM.

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    Steps 69-74: Steering & Panhard Links/Rods

    So, I did run into a snag here. The panhard axle mount that the panhard rod attaches to on the axle uses a countersunk screw to secure it into place. The "eye" of that mount for that countersunk screw isn't very sturdy.

    Well... like someone from another forum that did the same thing that I didn't really remember until I did it myself.... I overtightened it by hand and "split" goes the eye of the panhard mount. Grrrr .

    It will hold for now as the other half of the eye is not broken.

    Anyway, I ordered the sprue that contains that particular part for now, while I wait for the upgrade metal part to show in stock at vendors. The panhard axle mount metal upgrade is one part that I WILL BE DOING.

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    Steps 75-86: Cage/Body/Cockpit

    I'll add pictures of the body panels later, but was playing around with the cage to see what woudl be involved in getting to certain areas of the truck during maintenance.

    So you can take the cage off as a whole piece. There's gotta be a way we can make this work by a hinge and fasten right?

    Will be painting more details to the cockpit later.

    EDIT: Here are the rest of the body pictures.

    Painted with Tamiya PS-30 Brilliant Blue and Tamiya PS-5 Black

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    Some work under the hood.

    Picture of the Mamba X just fitting into the spot above the receiver box.

    So as mentioned the receiver box is quite small. I'm using a FlySky 6ch receiver and it's just a tad too big for the box so I had to modify the receiver casing.

    The receiver will only fit by putting it on its side.

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    Steps 87-91: Wheels and Tires

    Stuffed the stock GMADE MT-2202 Tires with Pro-Line 2.2 Single Stage Rock Crawler Foam

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    Added a few more things...

    Aluminum Shock Upper Balls (available on eBay) (one is already on the truck)

    GMADE GOM Sway Bar (available on eBay)

    Last edited by khyzersoze; 11-30-2017 at 04:53 AM.

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    It's starting to get to the finish line. Minor decals added. I really love the way this truck looks.

    By no means complete yet, as I still have some parts to put on..... but I will be running it soon.

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    Finally decided on a driver for my GOM.

    Tunnel Rat from GI JOE Sigma 6 line

    On Another note... I spent time thinking about how to protect the shifter slot for the 2-speed transmission.
    Do I cover it with lexan, somehow make a rubber boot?
    In the end, my head was already fatigued from work and I just thought... 3M Tape.... piece of felt.... it'll work. LOL

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    Finally installed the last 2 upgrade parts that I have on hand. (Although I'll probably upgrade some more parts as they are released in the future).

    First was the GMADE Aluminum Skid Plate (available on eBay) to give the bottom a little more protection and give the bottom sides an angled flat surface to prevent getting hung up. It also has a minor protrusion to protect a little of the 2-speed transmission area.

    Also got around to installing the GMADE CVA/CVDs. Holy Moly what a difference in steering angle!!! I'm going to need to spend some time adjusting my steering end points.

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    very nice build , truck looks kewl

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