View Full Version : Need bullet proof body clips!
05-23-2005, 06:42 PM
What is it with the pede and body clips? It bends them like butter. Never seen a truck that can do so much damage to something that seems so insignificant??
05-23-2005, 06:58 PM
try evader body clips (http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXAMD8&P=ML) these things are a lot beefier, and go on tighter too.
05-23-2005, 07:24 PM
I use those, and for 6 months I havent bent a single one of them (even with multiple flips, crashes, mailboxes that seem to move right out in front of your car, etc). I personally can vouge (sp?) for their strength and durability.
05-23-2005, 08:49 PM
I just use the Traxxas Maxx body clips. They are a lot stronger than the stock body clips. I bought a pack of them (so I'd have extras) a few years ago and they have held up pretty good.
05-23-2005, 10:06 PM
I would recommend the Maxx clips as well. They are heavier wire and longer. That should help you out.
I pulled the pins through the back of the stock body on mine, so I have it pinched between two body washers. (The ones that came with the truck.) I can't use the Maxx pins because of that. There is no room to put the bigger wire through the holes.
05-23-2005, 10:09 PM
You could also get these (http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFRF9&P=7). Theyve already saved me a body clip and Ive only had them for about a week. I think the clips that come with it are maxx clips and thats what I was using when one came off.
05-23-2005, 10:13 PM
Good suggestion. However, he wasn't complaining about losing the clips. He was complaining about bending them. Heavier wire is about the only way to prevent them from bending. Other than not crashing, flipping, rolling, etc.
05-23-2005, 10:29 PM
Originally posted by batjerk
Other than not crashing, flipping, rolling, etc.
haha...and where's the fun it that? :p
05-23-2005, 10:51 PM
Honestly, I don't know.
05-23-2005, 10:52 PM
Oops:o Well if you ever start to lose them thats a good way to stop it.:D
05-23-2005, 10:56 PM
Sure. I believe you. But, the standard body clips and body washers have kept my body clips in place, even when the completely thrashed body didn't stay in place. Since I started using body washers, I haven't lost a single clip, nor have I bent one (while driving the truck, working on it, well... that's another story).
05-23-2005, 11:34 PM
I had the same problem with the stock clips. I switched to Losi body clips (not sure if they make differant ones, but these were for the XXX-T), just because I had some of those laying around. After that, I havn't bent a body clip yet.
05-24-2005, 02:33 PM
Maxx body clips are really good. I've seen them get pretzeled before, but that was on the E-Maxx, and that thing weighs a ton. They work well on the Stampede. I use them on my Nitro Evader now.:D
05-25-2005, 10:58 AM
I use the maxx ones too. They are much thicker.
05-25-2005, 12:51 PM
My LHS sells bulk ones that are MUCH heavier.... I know I really should get some retaining clips since I usually buy a dozen every two weeks or so....
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