The infamous $5 rockl crawlers from Walmart finally made it to the east coast!
First pic is mine, second pic are matt's two. Bryan bought a red jeep the week before, and already modded his. Today he went so far as to cut the hard top off!
I decided after a couple runs that they couldnt crawl enough, and proceeded to chop a whole bunch of rubber out of my tires....cut off every other lug, and cut alot of supports out of the inside opf the tire so they flex better. Matt too it one step further, and cut the outside sidewall off. His tires flex about the same, but the flex is spread out more evenly across the tire..
We ended up spacing out our tires, i tried adding pennies to the tires for more weight (works), we all cut the front springs abit to make em softer & changed the way the rear links mount to the body. I trimmed the underside of my body a bit where the links rubbed. Matt took it one step further and removed the shocks completely, and runs just a fishing line limiting strap in the front. it crawls over some stuff better, and doesnt roll backwards as much.
Last couple pics show matts new stance, and the difference in travel a 'stock' Crawler has over a modded one.