I wouldn't really call that crawling, more trail running up a Rocky hill. That doesn't mean that it doesn't look like great fun, but they look like they're struggling a fair bit, and it's only really the height of the tires and locked diffs that's helping them out.
Rock crawling is more about set lines with tricky gates to get through. This means you not only need to be able to go up over ledges, but down them as well, and sidehill and make tight off camber turns and other fun things like that.
You can clearly see plenty of times in the video where the suspension let's the diffs drop all the way down and hang up, or where more steering would help, or more droop would let a wheel drop down and get traction instead of floating it up in the air.
There's nothing at all wrong with trail running though, I do it all the time and do it with vehicles that are absolutely not designed to be driven in that manner (independent front and rear suspension, rear motored mf01x for example). That's also part of the reason why I love my leaf sprung Sawback too, because it isn't anywhere near as good as my scx10 so it's more of a challenge.
The crawling video I posted above is barely what I would call crawling either, it was just a video to show off how well Sensored brushless handles it. The wraith was set up for u4rc style driving so struggles a fair bit at times.
I do understand the difference though. RCsparks Studio did a rock crawling thing with a TH using gates and all that and it was very technical. I can see the difference
I want to setup my TH for U4RC without actually racing in it but I can't see the pictures of people's setups. I don't want to spend much money either (for example, I wana keep the front end stock). I'm just interested in suspension setups (most important) and good all-around tires to use. I plan on switching over to the Titan 12T for sure for the extra torque. The ESC can handle it. It'll be slower but more efficient
My rear sway bars just arrived today. I plan on using the medium or hard ones. I hate rollovers.. I'll try medium first and go from there. My Gens Ace battery and TH should be in by next week I hope. I hope Gens Ace is right about the battery weight on that 2s 3500mah 60C. 144grams is crazy good for a hardcase in that size.
I too like a challenge which is another reason why I chose the TH over the Yeti and Rock Rey
(Last edited by DeathVirus : 8.12.17 at 12:39 pm)
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