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  • "Scaler" BRONCO Scaler

    I have too many things I want to do and not enough time to do it, so I decided to only have a Scaler this year.

    I parted out my comp truck and started to piece the Bronco back together.

    I have a brand new body that will have full fenders...flairs and all.

    K2-4S chassis
    Mamba Max ESC
    Holmes Hobbies Scorpion Bruchless
    RC4WD R2 tranny
    RPP Hobbbies Beadlocks
    Mud Slingers
    Rs4-MT shocks with 4-links in front
    Mini-T shocks with leafs in rear
    Full Interior
    Full bed

    This is with my old cut up body as it stands now.


    I was going to do coil springs up front, but took the easy way out and just 4-linked it.


    It's got leafs in the rear with my own home-made shackles. Used a half-link from a bike chain.


    Hard to see in the pic, but the design lets the rear droop more than a normal set up.


    Mini-T shocks seem to be fine on the rear and look pretty scale. I used small springs inside the shocks and no oil. I'm probably going to do some sanding/grinding on them and the mandatory white paint.


    This setup gives me a full bed area...no wanna-be 1/4" deep bed here!


    Driveshaft angles seem fine. I had to tilt the trans down in the front a little to clear my links, but seems like it will be fine.

  • #2
    Re: BRONCO Scaler

    Nice...How do those Mini T shocks work? I have tons of them laying around and never thought of using them on a rig...

    Keep up the build for us...
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    • #3
      Re: BRONCO Scaler

      Wideners or NO wideners?

      With wideners, I get a little more clearance and a little more articulation. Don't know if it will be a big deal to give it up since it is a Scaler.

      Here are some comparison pics...let me know your opinions.

      FRONT - Wideners on pass. side. Don't forget, it WILL have flares on it also.


      NO wideners


      REAR - With widener.


      No widener

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      • #4
        Re: BRONCO Scaler

        Originally posted by Rckcrwlr
        Nice...How do those Mini T shocks work? I have tons of them laying around and never thought of using them on a rig...

        Keep up the build for us...
        I think it will be fine.

        With the leafs in the rear, they look to have enough movement.

        Even at full droop they rae not fully extended.

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        • #5
          Re: "Scaler" BRONCO Scaler

          Cool.

          You need to bring your truck anyway...Sunday is when we set our Benchmark on the RTI Ramp. I would like a nice sampling of rigs to get a good bench...

          Wideners!!!
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          • #6
            Re: "Scaler" BRONCO Scaler

            Here's a peak "under the hood".


            I bought this expensive electronics box and it came with a brushless motor...go figure!


            It won't be water-proof, but should be pretty water and mud resistent.

            I'll probably make a gasket and seal around all the wires...as long as it's not submerged, it should be fine.

            It hides all the wires and holds the battery.

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            • #7
              Re: "Scaler" BRONCO Scaler

              Originally posted by Rckcrwlr
              Cool.

              You need to bring your truck anyway...Sunday is when we set our Benchmark on the RTI Ramp. I would like a nice sampling of rigs to get a good bench...

              Wideners!!!
              I didn't worry about squeezing all the articulation I could from it. I'll bet it will be on the low side as far as RTI scores go.

              Here are my calculations just doing the math with no ramp:

              With wideners I can lift the front wheel 4.5".
              (4.5" / 11.25" WB) * 1000 = 400

              NO wideners I can lift 4 5/16":
              (4.3125 / 11.25" ) * 1000 = 383

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              • #8
                Re: "Scaler" BRONCO Scaler

                Watch the metal case for interference. May want to line it with rubber sheeting...
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                • #9
                  Re: "Scaler" BRONCO Scaler

                  Originally posted by MASCMAN
                  With wideners I can lift the front wheel 4.5".
                  (4.5" / 11.25" WB) * 1000 = 400

                  NO wideners I can lift 4 5/16":
                  (4.3125 / 11.25" ) * 1000 = 383
                  Wow...mine is about an inch...
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                  • #10
                    Re: "Scaler" BRONCO Scaler

                    Nice build!!!

                    My Rubicon 's stance is like that with no wideners, but I'm running a hard body.

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                    • #11
                      Re: "Scaler" BRONCO Scaler

                      Originally posted by Rckcrwlr
                      Watch the metal case for interference. May want to line it with rubber sheeting...
                      Do you mean if it rubs the other metal? Maybe some truck bed liner will help?

                      The antenna wire is in the bearing tube and will be mounted on the outside of the box so it should be fine.

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                      • #12
                        Re: "Scaler" BRONCO Scaler

                        Originally posted by Rckcrwlr
                        Wow...mine is about an inch...
                        Too easy!

                        I read your build thread and the Toyo' looks cool...nice job on the paint.

                        DRCMAN, Do you have a thread on your Rubicon?

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by MASCMAN
                          Too easy!
                          PG-13...
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                          • #14
                            Re: "Scaler" BRONCO Scaler

                            DRCMAN, Do you have a thread on your Rubicon?
                            I started building (hacking up c-channel and realizing I wasted another piece ) it before the new site was here. I'll get some pics up in the next few days.

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                            • #15
                              Re: "Scaler" BRONCO Scaler

                              A little update.

                              This Bronco will have a full bed and interior.

                              This is the start of the bed...a PVC pipe cap. The one in the pic is a 3", but for my truck I needed the 4".


                              First I cut it in half, then figured out how tall and wide I wanted it and cut it down to size. I laid it out on some plexiglass.


                              I bolted the fenderwheels down and then cut out the plexi.


                              Checking out the fit. Another couple pieces would complete the sides.


                              Sides are done.


                              Looks like a bed!


                              Shot it with some truck bed coating and set it in place.




                              More to come!

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