The transmission went together very smoothly. I didn’t have any doubt about where everything went. The bearings are all really high quality, they’re um rubber, sealed ball bearings, which is excellent. A lot of these tx4 sports are going to see water, so having uh steel, bearings out of the box is a real advantage. I enjoyed putting this build together over about three nights. So you’ll see my sleeves change color a few times during this, but the um. The whole thing was just a pleasure to build and i looked forward to every evening working on this thing. The portals i’ve worked with before this is my third trx4. They went together easily i’ve had others apart as well. I know that they’re high quality gear, the axle didn’t, obviously have the um diff locking mechanism. So they were one step simpler. Without the selector dog to engage and disengage, front rear went together just fine all the included hardware was clearly marked and quite enjoyable. I didn’t have to think too much as i put this thing together. So it was a very relaxing couple of evenings. As i went through this, the plastics included are uh they’re, just the nice traxxas quality that you’re familiar with the chassis itself. Is nice and stiff once it’s together, there’s, not a lot of flex in it. The radio box uh and the wire entry for it, i used a um white grease to help stop water ingress. The server that you see down.
There is the jx servo 46 kilogram, 7.4 volt brushless, waterproof servo, and i put a wp 1080 in there as well, and the bec that’s built in is running at 7.4 volts because there’s only the one steering servo to worry about, when i add lights, i’ll, make Sure i’ve i’ve got six volts going into the system. I use it’s, a 27 turn. 550 homes trail master and i used the stock 17 tooth pinion with that, so that all went together really easily routing cables is quite straightforward as well. I put a strip of foam underneath the the battery arm to help hold in smaller uh, smaller batteries i’m using a furtable system because i well, i had a spare receiver for that radio, so that’s, the one i’m using and getting that together and aligned was very Straightforward it’s, actually quite a satisfying little build i’ve built quite a few rigs in the last few weeks. Just well i’ve got an rc tnt set up as a channel and so building stuff is actually quite freshly. In my mind, i’ve done some very big, very complicated kits in the past, but this is just a little two axle. You know 110 scale rig, so it was pretty straightforward. Little details that the terex 4 kit has that others, don’t necessarily have were really nice, like the links were already pre assembled and that can be a bit of a pain, sometimes so that that was quite satisfying um.
You saw me just before setting up the esc. I made sure that everything was set up to my liking and a couple of times during setup. I had the radio connected to a battery just so i could make sure things were aligned, so i didn’t have to worry about them later on these drive shafts they’re metal at each end, but they’re plastic throughout they’re, actually, quite tough. Now the wheels uh i’m still using uh stock tyres the wheels that you see me loading up the plastic, uh they’re, actually, plastic bead locks, they’re the ones from the element send euro hd left over after the stage. One upgrades i did recently. I did this because i didn’t want to glue. The canyon trail tires to the stock traxxas wheels, which are not bead lock, wheels, be assured that i’m not adding weighted wheels. Here they are just the bead lock wheels, they’re plastic, but that’s that’s. All they are so they weigh the same as the stock wheels. I just didn’t have to glue them that way. The whole um plastic for the back of the um body were really cool. I was really looking forward to putting that together throughout. I really wanted to see what it looked like, but the rest of it went on together. Um i’ve left the stock bumper locations for now. I’Ll do a stage one upgrade video at some point and do all the standard stuff you’d expect and i’ll show you what i do later on.
But for now i wanted to leave this thing just bog stock, so that we’d be able to get a fair comparison between it and some of the ready to run vehicles. We’Ve been looking at on this channel recently, so i had all the plastics prepped. I put the cage together quite enjoyed, adding the plastics and i’m just seeing the whole thing go in and while i was doing this, i remember thinking about the paint scheme i wanted to use. I decided to go with a metallic blue with one yellow stripe and a couple of white stripes throughout again really enjoyed putting this together, and i just remember, while i was taking this b roll here, i was really looking forward just to getting the whole thing bolted Up couldn’t wait to get it on the rocks very nearly done with the build here had the whole thing sitting. I had all the plastics ready to go then that body did it up and got it out there. That was a whole lot of fun stay tuned.