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Old 11-05-2012, 05:46 PM   #1
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So I looked up the Axis rc stand and while it's amazing stand it's also $350!
So I did some more poking around and found the Rigid stand folks have been buying and picked 1 up for $25 and change.
I'm just looking for ideas on how folks have tweaked this stand to meet their needs. Do you have one? Have tweaked it in any way to better suit your 5ive?
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:54 PM   #2
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I put some foam tape on mine to keep my Losi from sliding off. A rubberized coating on the top would probably do better.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:19 PM   #3
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I posted this before, it a cheap and easy way to add to it tr587
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:43 PM   #4
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One of my buddies had his top sprayed with line-x and it worked great to keep his Baja from sliding off
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:50 PM   #5
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I think I'm just going to pick up the Axis top fixture for the Losi and mod the Rigid stand to accomodate it.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:20 PM   #6
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I don't know if I'm allowed to say which rc magazine but the Jan issue has a write up on how to modify the Rigid stand.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:35 AM   #7
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I use the Home Depot Husky red and black stand. Folds flat. tires hang off nice.

I plan on just putting some beads of GE silicone on it's top so I can flip the truck over for the bottom body screws without it sliding off.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:43 PM   #8
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I don't know if I'm allowed to say which rc magazine but the Jan issue has a write up on how to modify the Rigid stand.
Figures when I just let me subscription run out.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:58 PM   #9
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Ranger if you can swing it, get the Axis stand. Its a true work of art. I use the Rigid stand at the track. I was on the fence also getting one because it was so expensive. You wont regret spending the cash. Scope and I bought them at the same time.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:12 PM   #10
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You already paid 4 digits for an RC car. Might as well get a stand to help take care of it. I'm sure Scope will chime in and talk you into spending the money like he does me all the time. (I like to let him think it bothers me, but really I love the advice!)
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:07 PM   #11
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I just got the axis stand too, and wow, is it nice...
Definitely better and more useful than just about anything else I have for the truck.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:58 AM   #12
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Oh, I'm sure the axis stand rocks balls, but like you said, after spending 4 digits on the truck itself the coffers are empty.
The only thing I can't gather from the web site is does the stand tilt? It doesn't look like it does. If it tilts I might ask Mrs. Claus if she needs Xmas ideas. But if it doesn't tilt I can't justify $350 when my $25 stand does.
T'would be really cool if someone could post some good close up pics of how the 5ive attaches to the stand and if it tilts. I think I saw on the site you have to drill some holes in the chassis. Is that true?
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:08 AM   #13
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The stand does not tilt. There are no holes to be drilled. The truck gets clamped in and all the underside bolts are accessable. When you get tired of using the Rigid stand is when youll get the Axis bro.
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When you get tired of using the Rigid stand is when youll get the Axis bro.
I know. I'm such a sucker.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:35 PM   #15
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Now your making sense. Ill post some picks this weekend when I get my garage update finished. Ill have you buying $300.00 workbenches also. I also picked up some strip LED lighting for under my overhead wall shelving. If you drop a nose hair youll find it.

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:08 PM   #16
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I took some 5/8" square tube .60 thickness and first made a rectangle say 6" x 24" . Then on each corner I butt welded 1 piece of the tubing on end to the top of the rectangle. Those stub up pieces were about 2" tall. I set the truck on it and the "posts" stick up just behind the steering linkages and right in front of the rear tires. I then took some 1/16" flat stock and made pieces similar to how the ridgid plate attatches to the stand. Drill some holes, done deal. Bolt it up and you can create your own pivot angles by where you drill your holes. I have made a couple so far and am looking to figure out how to flip it and hold it to make easier access to bottom bolts. The thing about using tubing instead of a plate is you can get to most of your bolts while in the stand.
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