Today I took my radio controlled 1/10th GMC crawler out for some slow speed thrills, its a bit of a home brew on a steel chassis and is too heavy really, but it has phenomenal torque and hill climbing ability - it is however bloody slow 🤣 Locked diffs and coil over shocks on each corner, 540 motor and transmission in the middle and battery and steering servo both over the front axle for weight distribution. It still cocks a front wheel in the air regardless! You can happily go up to about 60 degrees before it wants to cartwheel backwards.
The truck is a GMC K10 replica, it has a lexan (clear plastic vacuum formed) Jconcepts shell, which is supplied clear and you spray from the inside. It will scuff, but it’s pretty flexible when you crash it. This means the white stripe and chrome were masking inside out and right pain, before the green was sprayed over the top - but from the inside! I then weathered the outside of the lexan and sealed with a flat top coat. It’s a scale 10 footer 😉
These tyres are just for trailing and not great for hill climbing as the gentle tread pattern isn’t ideal - the 8 spokes are proper split rim beadlock stop the tyres spinning in the rims to keep the traction coming. They also rub the arches as the diameter is too large really.