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FAN FRIDAY FEATURED BUILD BY NATE FORSHEY

FAN FRIDAY FEATURED BUILD BY NATE FORSHEY

The fleeting Friday’s of summer have brought us Nate and his labor of love build..

 

 

 

NATE’S BUILD INFO:

“While searching YouTube for Jesse Jones/Fox Shocks Mint 400 footage, I stumbled across these great 1/10 scale trophy truck videos by user “Cyconxc”.  The cinematography, the scale details, the suspension plushness; it was amazing and I had to build one.  Being a first build and having very little resources for fabrication, I opted for a RTR Losi Baja Rey; but that wasn’t going to stop me from making it my own first and foremost, it needed new shoes.  After a couple different alterations, Axial Method 105 shod with Axial BFG KR2’s struck a balance between scale and fit. Using Vanquish SLW 225 hubs, the axials allow for full travel all while keeping the stock disc rotors and calipers in place; a nice detail. While on the Vanquish site, a pair of stainless upper links made their way into the cart as well.  The lower links, upper track rod axle mount, upper & lower bulkhead mounts, and front shock mount are all Losi aluminum options.  The finishing touch of aluminum comes in the way of lower A-arms from Metal Concepts.  Suspension duties are handled by Pro-Line Powerstrokes up front and Powerstroke XTs out back, using a combination of Pro-Line springs and RPM dual stage pistons.  The electronics and drivetrain remain stock for the time being or until bashing gets the best of them.  The body is a custom painted Losi Baja Rey replacement with decals from MCI-Racing. Not having scale aftermarket bodies available, I added a dual spares, faux shock reservoir, Associated window nets, Yeah Racing extinguishers, spare drive shaft, “Lowrance” GPS dome, custom-made dry break, and desert lights for scale points. The grille and rear light bars come from Gearhead RC while the front lightbar is a Pro-Line 6″ curved model.  The Baja Rey has been a great first build and provided a ton of bashing fun.  Now it’s time to step up to a custom TT build!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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