View Full Version : To those running without bumpers: little hingepin tip
04-24-2010, 07:59 PM
I'm sure someone has thought of this already, but for those running their 4x4's as backslashes and what not without bumpers, try using rustler threaded hingepins on your arms. I tested them on the rear with a rustler rear a arm (already threaded) and they worked fine. I'm pretty sure you could just thread it into a 4x4 arm no problem, either front or back of the arm for the front or rear of your truck. No more metals pieces or chopped bumpers to hold the pins!
hope this helps ;)
04-24-2010, 08:02 PM
wow awsome tip vxl kid thx alot!!
04-25-2010, 10:49 AM
Good idea, can't believe that never occurred to me!
That said, one of the reasons to go to the captured hinge pins is so you don't weaken the hinge pin area on your arms. The threaded pins cut deeply into the arm at the critical hinge area, where all the stress ends up during a crash. On the older vehicles we used kingpins instead (http://www.misbehavin-rc.com/pit-lane/suspension-pins/es-suspension-pins.asp), but they are a pain in the butt because of those little e-clips. E-clips are hard to get on, hard to get off, and come flying off in crashes when something pokes them.
These captured pins are an improvement over all that crap. I'll gladly pay the asking price (messing with a little metal piece or whatever) to continue using the captured ones. Maybe RC-Bros or FLM or someone will come out with a pair of little metal retention pieces, pre-made. That would be handy for people who can't make their own!
04-26-2010, 01:23 PM
I switch mine back and forth from MT to SC configurations. I purchased extra front and rear bumper assemblies in an online auction so I could mod them for MT use. For the rear I just removed pretty much everything except the lower mounting bracket which holds the pins in place. Works great and only cost a few bucks!
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