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    T-Bone Chassis Brace & Bumpers Installed

    After having a major collision breaking my chassis, front bulkhead, steering assembly, and aluminum toe link, it was time for some chassis reinforcement. This is a must have modification that I should have done awhile ago. Everything fits great and it's pretty light weight.










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    i love my t-bone, for extra protection, of breaking both bulkheads and my chassis, i added the DP aluminum chassis braces as well

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    Good to see how that fits. I have one ready to go on but am waiting to get my RPM arms and traxxas CVD's on first so I only have to install it once. Looks good. And looks strong.
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    love mine, saved my merv a number of times. jimbo74, the rear braces, do you think i can use them with the castle 5700kv motor?

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    i am not sure.... but if it fits with the stock shock mounts, then yes... thease actually replace needing the stockers, and its an extra half in further back, behind where the stockers were

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    Are those Exotek big bores? I was looking at those but went with GTR's because of the $20 lower price tag...
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    Fastmachine im guessing you have wheel spacers on your merv. If so how do they handle and which ones are they. Love the wide stance. Really nice looking merv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavmentsurfer View Post
    Are those Exotek big bores? I was looking at those but went with GTR's because of the $20 lower price tag...
    Yes, they are. Awesome shocks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Braulito422 View Post
    Fastmachine im guessing you have wheel spacers on your merv. If so how do they handle and which ones are they. Love the wide stance. Really nice looking merv.
    I don't have wheel spacers, it definitely looks like it though. It's the wheel that has a very wide offset. They're RC4WD Rock Ripper beadlocks. The difference in handing and stability is huge. Thanks.

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    fast,
    +1, i just installed my t-bones yesterday after breaking the chassis and rear bulkhead. it doesn't weigh all that much and the 2 bumpers giving much better protection. it doesn't seem to affect speed or performance, but gives that extra confidence when a jump goes gnarly.

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    where can I get this t-bone. that's exactly what I need!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdiddy13 View Post
    where can I get this t-bone. that's exactly what I need!
    No links are allowed on this forum, so just google T-Bone Racing.

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    which aluminum knuckles are you sporting? lots of debate on which ones to get . . . i think i am leaning toward the gpm knuckles. heard hr had some quality issues and rpm round out after awhile and pop out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdiddy13 View Post
    where can I get this t-bone. that's exactly what I need!
    google it or look on ebay for t-bone racing.

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    don't mean to be a jerk, but are those tires on backwards? also take in to account I'm an idiot mostly, so I am probably wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdiddy13 View Post
    don't mean to be a jerk, but are those tires on backwards? also take in to account I'm an idiot mostly, so I am probably wrong.
    nope they are fine.

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    Those tires are indifferent to directional installation. Some on here claim noticeable gains with one way or the other but I think in the end it's up to the users asthetic preference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katz View Post
    fast,
    which aluminum knuckles are you sporting? lots of debate on which ones to get . . . i think i am leaning toward the gpm knuckles. heard hr had some quality issues and rpm round out after awhile and pop out.
    I'm using GPM knuckles which are great.

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    my rpm left front kept popping out too . the gpm unit is great, strong and light

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    What size motor is in your truck I've been looking for a mamba monster but I can't find one that fits my merv. Also if I use the t-bone chassis brace would I be able to fit a slash bumper or would I need a e revo bumper.

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    This thread is over 2 years old... lol

    Monster motors are 1/8th scale... way too big for the 16th platform.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    It looks like he's running a monster

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    Looks like a 10th scale 5700 or 4600kv to me.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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