Axial Wraith VXL boggin at Crawler World Oct 26, 2011
Backyard TTC course
Mudpit revised with 100lbs of clay
120mm Hot Racing shocks
Traxxas VXL-3s system(motor/esc)
Normal gearing 16/87 48pitch
Hot Racing knuckles and c-hubs
Hot Racing 120mm shocks
Toward Pro MG946R servo @ 7.2 volts
Kimbrough 1/4 scale servo saver(black) or Traxxas "large" saver (white)
Robinson Racing transmission gears
Axial 43/13 HD differential gears
RC4WD frt diff cover
Vanquish rear diff cover
Custom shock mounts and upper tie bars
Custom straight links, 8/32 mild steel all-thread w/6mm brakeline, Traxxas
Custom length 4 link bars approx 5mm shorter front, 10mm shorter rear
Custom 4 bend steering link using the XR side of knuckles and lovin' the
Custom aluminum axle toobz
Custom aluminum body with integrated inner fenders and 2 piece aluminum
Custom tonneau cover made from wax coated paper, under coat, and gloss
JB Welded or epoxied Axial HD lockers, currently looking at solutions for
the weak stock lockers
May be seen running an HPI open front differential with silicone diff
Modified stock driveshafts, dual females w/aluminum inner tube
Stock plastic rear axle lock outs
Stock dog bones
Battery in rear, 5000mah 2S or 4000mah 3S
Weighs approx 8lbs with the CAC's @7.5lbs with the Hammers
Trail set - CAC EZ locks w/Super Swampers, memory foam, no vent holes, no
weight added, approx 8oz each total, installed with the "narrow" offset
11.5" from edge to edge.
Crawl set - Axial 8 holes wheels with half spun hex mod :D Super Swampers,
no foams, sealed with airsoft pellets, fronts weigh approx 12oz and the
Speed set - RPM Revolvers, crawler wide offset with Proline Hammers and
memory foam, 7oz fronts and 6.2oz rears.
BMW vs Volvo
A good film about BMW and Volvo. I hope you like then...
4x4 Fails 2012
This is our group's 4WD Fail Compilation of 2012, OK - fun times of 2012.
That is over a one year period of regular wheeling. All vehicles are daily
Vehicles featured (in order of appearance):
- Jeep Grand Cherokee WH HEMI (locked front and rear) with AT's
- Toyota Land Cruiser 100-series (open diffs) with HT's
- Toyota Hilux 2010 - silver (locked front and rear) with AT's
- Nissan Navara 2010 (open diffs) with MT's
- Daihatsu Feroza 2nd Gen (open diffs) with MT's
- Toyota Hilux 7th Gen - black (open diffs) with MT's
- Toyota Land Cruiser 80-series (open diffs) with MT's
- Toyota Land Cruiser 80-series (open diffs) with MT's
- Nissan Patrol GU (front locker) with MT's
- Jeep Wrangler TJ (locked front and rear) with MT's
- Toyota Land Cruiser 200-series (traction control) with AT's
All ALL WHEEL DRIVES are NOT created equal. (Subaru Vs Other
Check out these unbiased experiments.
Subaru AWD against other popular makes in slippery road simulations.
In response to video comments: This is not a rigged setup. There are no
chains holding back the competitors cars. This was also shown live to an
audience for training purposes. Sorry to bust everyones doubts.
Top 4 Brand New Small AWD Crossovers Driven, Tested & Reviewed
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) What's the best Brand new small off-road worthy
Crossover that you can buy? In other words, what's the best all-wheel-drive
brand new Crossover this year? We at The Fast Lane Car are lucky to drive a
different car every week so we've had the chance to drive many (if not
most) of the best top new all-wheel-drive Crossovers on the market. So
without further delay here are the top 4 new Crossovers that we've driven
in 2012 that we think are best off-road worthy new rides to buy this year.
2013 Volvo Car Group starts production of the new engine family VEA
Volvo Car Group starts production of a new engine family
Volvo Car Group is now starting production of the first engine variants in
the new, high-efficiency four-cylinder engine family. The development and
production take place in-house at Volvo Car Group and form a vital part of
the company's strategy for independence.
The strategy of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines and driveline
electrification is the path that Volvo Cars has chosen for the future. With
total control over the development and production of engines and drivelines
and by reducing the number of engine variants, the result is increased
flexibility and greater ability to influence quality.
"This marks a milestone in Volvo Cars' history. With our new engine family
we are focusing on two additional vital properties - driving pleasure and
fuel efficiency," says Derek Crabb, Vice President Powertrain Engineering.
Modern production plant with efficient assembly
In Volvo Car Group's engine plant in Skövde, preparations for the
production start of the new Volvo Engine Architecture (VEA) engines have
been under way for about two years. One of the highlights is a brand-new,
state-of-the-art addition to the plant for assembly of the new engines. All
the engine versions are built on the same line, which runs through the new
part of the plant and makes for very efficient production.
"One of the biggest challenges was the remodelling of the line for cylinder
block processing. 30 machining cells were replaced or converted at a cost
of about half a billion kronor," says Oskar Falk, Vice President Global
Billions invested in a competitive engine family
Development and investment in the new engine family is part of a
comprehensive expansion plan at Volvo Cars. About two billion kronor was
invested in the Skövde plant. This secures operations there and a large
number of jobs for a long time to come. The investment is the most
important in the engine plant's history.
Developed at Volvo Cars
The new VEA engines were developed by a Swedish team of engineers. The new,
smaller engines are optimised and deliver higher performance than today's
six-cylinder units, while offering lower fuel consumption than the current
generation of four-cylinder units.
"During the development of VEA the starting point was our customers and
what we wanted to offer them in regard to good fuel economy, low
environmental impact and immense driving pleasure at an attractive price.
At the same time, however, it's also about the fact that Volvo Cars gets a
sound basis for developing future-generation technologies featuring fuel
economy of absolute world class," says Derek Crabb.
Launched this autumn
VEA consists of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. Together with
driveline electrification, VEA replaces the previous eight engine
architectures on three different platforms. The new engines will be
introduced between 2013 and 2015. Almost 20,000 engines will be produced in
2013, and by the end of the year the production pace will be 2000 units a
week. The first variants will be fitted to the Volvo S60, V60, XC60, V70,
XC70 and S80 in autumn 2013.