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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Wolfslash16's Avatar
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    Unhappy Slash VS Brick...

    Well, it finally happend. I broke my first part on my 11 month old Slash. Me and my friends (the same ones building our rc car track) were out bashing my Slash, and all was well. Untill a brick jumped out in front of me. Guess that's what I get for driving in grass, at night, with no lights. Not much damage, but it's the first part I've broken on my Slash since I got it for christmas last year. Oh well, it's only a $3.00 part, not bad. I still have to check and see if anything else is bent or broken. I'm impressed with how tough my Slash is. I was going full speed (20 mph ) when I hit the brick. It sent my Slash flying through the air, at least 5-10 feet. I'm glad only the caster block broke, not the a arm or shock. But, if at least if the shock broke I could have fixed that leak... Here is some pictures of the damage.



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    I've never broke a castor block.
    One of my friends actually bent an aluminum one though..
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    Dang,
    that is one clean bashing machine.
    Is it all stock?
    what is that red washer around the hingpin?

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Wolfslash16's Avatar
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    Dang,
    that is one clean bashing machine.
    Is it all stock?
    what is that red washer around the hingpin?
    Yep. I was bashing is grass, that way I don't have to clean it every run. Yes, it's all stock, 100% original parts, execpt the servo saver, and now the castor block. Even the motor, battery, tires, EVERYTHING is stock, and original to when I bought my Slash new. The red fiber washer is to remove the play between the castor block and the a-arm. You can also see another one between the fiberglass tie rod, and blukhead. Works great to tighten everything up.
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. billy-bones's Avatar
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    Broke my first caster block, Thanksgiving day. but um running the velineon brush less system. and we were jumping it for some time on black top. Didn't break on a jump,my son in law put it in the woods, carried it out with the right wheel hang en there.
    But mine is only two weeks old. those 3s lipos can do real hurt!

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    Broke a stock caster block, eh? Pretty easy to do, really. I've moved to more advanced status.


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    Might want to check all of your pins to make sure none are bent.
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    How did you bend that Doc?

    WOW.

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    It still drove, too. Didn't bind or pull, either. I had to cut the caster pin in two places to get it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Isotope View Post
    Broke a stock caster block, eh? Pretty easy to do, really. I've moved to more advanced status.

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    I went full speed head on into a curb and only broke a castor block. Really lucky. Last wreck was bulkhead,shock,hinge pins,a arms and body mount. It was only like 10mph, but right into a corner of a triangle at the skate park....

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    haha wow that must of suck my truck is durable but not that durable the sec day i got my truck stripped the gears but wasnt really my fault it was the servo fault

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    Time for some sweet red STRC bearing carriers. And I agree that is one clean truck.
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    Great. I went to my lhs yesterday, and I picked up a Summit roof rack LED light bar, the double orange springs, a parallel connector, (Future gift to my friend ) and the replacment castor blocks for my Slash. But, as I started to take it apart, I found that the rear shock shaft is bent. I have $0, so I can't replace it. I know I can bend it back, and I did try to bend it back, but now the shock leaks. Oh well. Just another day in the life of waiting.
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    WOW Doc,looks like it needs surgery.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Isotope View Post
    Broke a stock caster block, eh? Pretty easy to do, really. I've moved to more advanced status.

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