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2017 2.2 Sportsman Build

24/01/2017 Post by : William Gauderman

Well its that time... Time to freshen up collection and build an new sportsman rig... 
This rig will replicate my last build very closely. It lasted nearly 3 years, never let me down and was the best driving comp rig I owned. This Spider build will see some small changes. I've learned that less is more sometimes, you won't see a ton of fancy bling on this rig, just components needed to be strong, light and preform well. 

Rough Parts Pile above includes:
Fast Eddy Bearing Kit (a Must)
Nylon Spur Gear (smooth as silk, thanks sourdojack)
Holmes Lockers
Axial UD/OD Gears
HR Aluminum Center gear set
RcBros Burly Tubes front
VP Knuckles and Chubs
Silver Voodoo's
Parma Xciter Body
Futaba HV S9177SV (stepping up to try something new)
Holmes BR Mini
CC BEC
Holmes Custom RcBros 520 Handwound Motor
Extreme Gear lube thanks for a random member
CI Foams as always 
RcBros Egressor Shocks with all the goodies
RcBros Knuckle weights
RcBros 3 Piece CF wheels 
RcBros Front and Rear 4 link mounts

Started with the rear axle as it was the easiest . Weight on this rig isn't my biggest concern, but it is fun measuring weight in different parts and not sacrificing strength in the process.

I had holmes and incision lockers to choose from so I decided to see where they compared on the scale.

Incision
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Holmes
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So we decided to use the incision lockers with under drive gears in the rear axle. 
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When we do the burly tubes up front and convert the sporty to XR10 width we have to do something to the rear to get close to the same width. 
You either flip your 3 piece wheels backwards, Run extreme wheel hubs or you can use yeti lockouts and curry center vp axles. I was curious to see where the yeti lockout combo compares to that of a stock or vp AX10 lockout. 

VP lockout and VP SCX10 Axle
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Yei Lockout and Curry Axle
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Stock lockout and VP SCX10 Axle
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Planning to use the RcBros 3 piece wheels, I chose to stick with my stock AX10 Lockout with the VP axle. 
To finish the rear end I'll be use the RcBros rear 4 link mount, but this go around I'm flipping the link mounts to the underside. This did require a slight modification to the delrin mounts, but a quick and easy task using the dremel. 

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