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Recommend FG Monster Truck?

Discussion in 'FG Monster Truck / Beetle' started by WoodiE, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. WoodiE

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    I'm looking at getting the FG Monster Truck as I've noticed pythonmotorsports.com has it for $1,100.00 with free shipping in US, however just wanted get some of you FG guys opinion on it.

    Also just a bit courious, is there a two speed out for this or a 4WD conversion for it?




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    Gr8 choice woodie.FG does make a 2 speed and a 4wheel drive conversion kit.It's a bit pricey around $1500.For that money you can almost get the MCD 4 WD MT:)
     
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    Frumpy,

    The 4WD conversion kit is $1,500 alone??? :eek:



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    i don't think the conversion costs that much not hold me to that though! It's made by kamitiro! and the 2 speed gear box wont work with the conversion! the 2 speed box is ok but it's very hard to tell when it's changing up, there is no engine note change like on the nitro's!
     
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    WOW - that's more then the kit itself and pretty much the cost of a MCD 4x4 - don't see much point in something like that.

    Are there any other recommended hop-ups I should get for the FG Monster Truck?



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    AHH i see why it costs so much it's been upgraded to alloy parts,and now is chain driven the standard one is plastic and belt driven! The alloy looks miles better!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Not for my wallet it doesn't ;)

    Looks like I'll be playing an order for an FG Monster then!



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    Woodie, I've had a two speed in mine since the first day I got it, in fact I never even ran it with the one speed. To me its the best thing I've done to the truck...I have the Stadium Hummer but they are basically the same thing. Only thing I recomend is getting steel gears...the plastics don't hold up very well....heres a pic of my setup.
     
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    On RCNuts website they are giving away a free alloy gear carrier - what's the big benefit of this part and is it really "needed" over stock.



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    No Melting

    :scooter: Hi Woodie, The Alloy Gear carrier dosn't melt like the platic one does sometimes! FGGearCarrierAlluminum.jpg
     
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    Will the fgmt wheelie in stock form?
     
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    Wheelie Prone

    Hi SIG943, If U put a Tund pipe on it U can't keep the front end down like the JetPro!:clown: JetProMine.jpg
     
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    NO, it will if you change gearing but stock as from manufacture no.:no:
     
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    I think the stiffness of the rear shock spings also affects wheelies...the stiffer the rear shocks(via spacers) the easier to make wheelies.
     
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    Ok here's what the order is looking like thus far...


    FG Monster Truck
    5745MG Servo
    645MG Servo
    Rear Alloy Carrier
    Alloy Rear Upper Arms
    Metal Gear Combo
    Metal rachet pullstart

    $1236.00 - Shipped to my door


    Is there anything else I'm missing and/or need?




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    Woodie are u getting the romote in the package too?
     
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    No, I've got a Spektrum DX3.0 I plan on using with the FG Monster Truck.




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