RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build

RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build

I’ve always been a fan of RC4WD’s Trail Finder 2 truck; the scale realism, aftermarket support and, of course, the bad-ass Toyota body. When the LWB (Long WheelBase) version hit our shores, I knew it was time to add one to my collection; I’ve never had a hard body vehicle before and, well, this one is simply gorgeous!

I also decided to do a full build on this truck as well – from opening the box to it’s maiden voyage – and here it is. Hopefully this will help you with any build issues you might have.

Here’s the list of parts we’ll be using in this build – click the links for more information:
• #Z-K0058 RC4WD Trail Finder 2 LWB Edition, www.rc4wd.com
• #FUTK1410 Futaba 4PLS 4-Channel Transmitter, www.futaba-rc.com
• #FUTM0131 Futaba S3470SV Steering Servo, www.futaba-rc.com
• #FUTM0098 Futaba S9405 Shift Servo, www.futaba-rc.com
• #PTK-5113 ProTek RC 2S 4300mAh Shorty LiPo Battery, www.amainhobbies.com
• #Z-E0007 RC4WD Outcry Crawler ESC, www.rc4wd.com
• #Z-E0041 RC4WD Brushed 45T Boost 540 Crawler Motor, www.rc4wd.com
• #85092 Tamiya TS-92 Metallic Orange Spray Paint, www.tamiya.com
• #248914 Rust-Oleum Truck Bed Black Textured Paint, www.rustoleum.com

Tools:
To painlessly build the Trail Finder 2, we suggest the following few basic tools, some of which you might already have:
MIP Metric Hex Driver Set (contains 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5mm drivers)
MIP 1.5mm Hex Driver
MIP 2.0 Hex Driver
MIP 2.5 Hex Driver
Xacto Hobby Knife
Scotch Mounting Tape
Tekton Needlenose Pliers

Ok, let’s get to the build. Use the links below to head right to the page you need!
Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build – Part 1 – Frame Rails
Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build – Part 2 – Radio Pad, Body Mounts
Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build – Part 3 – Gearbox
Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build – Part 4 – Suspension
Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build – Part 5 – Drivetrain
Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build – Part 6 – Steering, Shifting
Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build – Part 7 – Bumpers, Wheels and Tires
Trail Finder 2 LWB Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Electronics
















About Tony Phalen

Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet! More articles by Tony Phalen

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2 comments

  1. This is a very detailed guide. Thanks so much for this. How long did it take you to build the truck?

  2. With all the pictures, about 5 hours. Had I not had to take all the pictures, maybe 3 1/2-4. That’s taking my time and enjoying the build.

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