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  1. #1
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    help shock screws

    so for the 3rd time i some how managed to brake both of the screws that old the back shocks on of in the bulk head. why is this happening anyone else having this issue. cause at this rate im thinking of buying stocks in rear bulk heads lol
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    what are u running for springs and how much preaload?

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    Never heard of this issue. The must be something wrong.

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    Wow first time I heard about it..what type of bulks are you running?
    Emaxx, Savage XL, Summit.

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    ^+1, I've never heard of this issue... Are you jumping your Summit? If so, the springs might be bottoming out transferring all the force into the shock mount/screws. Hope this helps!
    Sl2sh Slayer Summit Sl4sh 1/18 Rally/Teton T-Maxx

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    the bulk heads are stock, the springs are vary soft(could be the issue that there bottoming out) not jumping it just from driveway to lawn. using stainless screws
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Wolfslash16's Avatar
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    using stainless screws
    And... There's your problem. Stainless steel is made out of a softer metal than the stock screws, hence why there're breaking. I'd just go back to the stock screws.
    Sl2sh Slayer Summit Sl4sh 1/18 Rally/Teton T-Maxx

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    Yup... stainless is at least 30% weaker than stock screws.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    joy finding a set of stock screws i had to rebuild my summit it came in a box lol had to buy a screw set for it. anyone kno where i can get new ones
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedpro22 View Post
    joy finding a set of stock screws i had to rebuild my summit it came in a box lol had to buy a screw set for it. anyone kno where i can get new ones
    Yup

    http://www.dollarhobbyz.com/traxxas/...screw-kit.html

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    Here is where I get my screws:
    http://www.tonysscrews.com/

    I have heard that these guys have some wicked armor plated screws that are as strong or stronger than stock and don't rust:
    http://www.hexcrews.com/
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    I have the tongs screw kit that's what keeps braking
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