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  1. #1
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    All my broken MERV parts

    This is spectacular proof that I'm a terrible driver. This all happened in 3 months. This is every part I've broken.

    1 front body mount
    2 chassis
    4 bulkheads
    1 battery door
    2 steering arms
    1 battery
    2 stripped servos
    1 rear A-arm
    2 rocker arms

    15 total parts. Thats 5 parts a month. Over 1 bulhead per month.

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    Maybe if you go the a big open field or area and get some good practicing
    I like to take my daughter to the baseball diamond a lot when she first started
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    Either that or upgrade every part you can afford with stronger parts!

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    Those are weird parts to break.

    I broke a front A arm and a couple bulkheads where the arms mount to the tires(think that what they are called).

    I replaced the A arms and bulkheads with RPM parts for pretty cheap,got a tbone front bumper and never had to worry about
    smashing into stuff anymore(even on 3s).

    I gave up on my Merv because of the diffs blowing apart shimmed or not on 3s and 2s was boring at that point.

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    Add another chassis, steering arm and bulkhead.

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    Wow, with that many broken parts, you need to post some pictures of them!
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    Lol, all I've ever broken is a front upper a-arm when my friend had a go and jumped it on to a roof then into a tree and also @mrwesson - that's a knuckle your thinking of, not a bulkhead.
    "With Great Speed Comes Great Repair Bills!"

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    I went the first two months of owning a merv without any broken parts( jumping 35 FEET in the air, slamming into fences!!! then i decided to make a series connector and run two 2s lipos (i watched my temps. very closely and had very short run times) and the diffs were torn to @%#@ from standing flips and curb crashes blasted my chassis and bulkhead apart. My addiction to speed came back to get me. I was hitting the LHS 4-5 times a week. sure was fun though! As they broke i just replaced them with upgrades and ended up with an awesome rc!

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    Heres some pictures, add a shock mount and 2 rocker arms.










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    If you're not breaking parts, you're not having enough fun!!!

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    I drive/bash My merv for one year, Skatepark and so on.. I never break My Chassis, how Does it happen?!

    Buy the Tbone Parts and you save money for replacements. Hitec Servo 5085 mg would be also a good Investment.

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    Either you live way up north or you just love running into walls lol!

    Awesome thread
    What's a coffee if it aint Irish

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    Quote Originally Posted by TQi View Post
    Either you live way up north or you just love running into walls lol!
    Are you referring to the colder temps? As a fellow Canadian, I haven't broken a single chassis or suspension part on my merv since I bought it this summer, Until the last 3 or 4 days. I've now broke 3 front a-arms and a knuckle in 2 days, in 3 separate incidents that weren't even that severe. I figure it's because of the cold, plus these stock arms just feel brittle to begin with. RPM arms and knuckles are on the way!

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    TQi, actually, it's both.

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    where do you drive?

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    Lol yeah the cold massacres stock parts
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    I drive at my house. The last crash happened when I let my friend drive. He crashed it into the curb at 25 or so.

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