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    RC Racer
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    New Axle carriers from RPM???

    I've read some posts about rpm axle carriers ninety percent bad reviews, but none recently. Well I go to rpm's website and read this: ""RPM Axle Carriers have been completely redesigned for added durability and crash-survivability. RPM engineers found that the stock pivot ball opening could be reduced in size to help support the pivot ball better, meaning a significantly lower chance of pulling the ball through the hole."" Is this a redesign of traxxas or their original rpm carrier?? If theirs ill chance it cuz i like rpm, but if this is the original and only one they make than THATS BAD ADVERTISING!! Sounds like the complete opposite if what i hear.lol

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    Any pictures of the "new" axle carriers?
    200, 202, 420, humor 404, 301 to rc10talk, 410.

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    It would be great if what you found is true...
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    I'm wondering if RPM will replace the axle carriers with the new version if you get an old version from an online store or LHS... Do they have a different part #?
    200, 202, 420, humor 404, 301 to rc10talk, 410.

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. jimbo74's Avatar
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    they still look the same... at any rate, not only did i have issues with the ball pulling through, but the bearing holes turned oval and brought a lot of slop to the vehicle


    since going to GPM for a few dollars more, i no longer have any knuckle complaints


    don't get me wrong, not trying to bash rpm, but their knuckles jsut aren't any good.....

    their a-arms o nthe otehr hand.... are awesome and the only a-arms i will ever use

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    They look the same to me, but that doesnt mean much
    hey jimbo, new avatar?
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. jimbo74's Avatar
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    its the avatar i have on thetoyz and byt... finally got it over on here

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    RC Racer
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    where can i get those gpm parts online?

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    Night time running on the golf course, my son ran the truck right into the lip of a sand trap and pulled a ball out of the front
    knuckle. I see the little tabs on the knuckle that appear to open it up, but I can't figure it out. I just pushed the ball back in, but I'm sure this isn't the correct way....or is it? Are these supposed to open up? How do you get the larger bearing out?

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    I did not realize there were tabs on the RPM knuckle??
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    I did not realize there were tabs on the RPM knuckle??
    Sorry, I was talking about the stock knuckles.

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    RC Racer
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    yea there a pain i used needle nose and small screw driver while pushing ball outward but i mulled the plastic up pretty good but didnt care cuz i had 7033x to replace them with. but yea i just still push my pivotballs back threw when out bashing cuz i now the stock carriers are disposable at five bucks a set.

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