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    aluminum upgrade recommended or to avoid

    Hey!
    I just broke my right rear a-arm today on a curb(Funny thing: I also bent the right rear wheel of my car doing hand brake on a curb...)

    So, I would like to know if aluminum a-arms are worth it, because I prefer to brake a 5$ piece than a 20$ one. I learned that the worst aluminum piece to buy was the spur gear.
    Also, what about aluminum stub axle?


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    I suspect the consensus of opinion will be stay away from aluminium a-arms - RPM is the way to go for arms.

    Based on my Slash experiencess and what I've read for that platform alloy should really be reserved for; Bulkheads, Castor Blocks, Carriers/Steering Blocks, Steering Bell-Cranks, Drive shafts and maybe Shock Towers.

    Whilst this is slash based experience i get the impression that the same applies to many of the traxxas models. read more of why I think this here: http://slash5803.wordpress.com/2012/...galore-part-1/ (shameless plug for my intermitent blog posts)

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    tachikoma1373 is correct. As for your question about the stub axle, no one makes an aluminum stub. It would snap very easily.

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    This is exactly what I wanted to know and it make much sense. Thanks tachikoma and Slaughter!!
    I almost bought a aluminum one....
    tachikoma, your blog is very interesting!

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    Nylon all the way. Had aluminum on my nitro. Cost me a couple of shock shafts, bulk head, hinge pins,and a shock tower.
    Hope this helps.

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    No aluminum A-arms... Just go RPM.
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    RPM already bought. thanks guys. I hope the instant glue will hold everything in place until my RPMs arrive!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmanhello View Post
    This is exactly what I wanted to know and it make much sense. Thanks tachikoma and Slaughter!!
    I almost bought a aluminum one....
    tachikoma, your blog is very interesting!
    Cheers for that more to come as my experience grows - got a custom build in its early stages using a slash base and an SC8 roll cage if your interested the post is over at URC here but it will be appearing on the blog soon as well :-)

    Hope your parts arrive before the glue breaks, its so annoying waiting for parts :-( Planning on doing a post on the essential spares soon :-)

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    With some parts its better to stock up on them so if it breaks you have got instant back up especially bearing and a arms ect ect...peace
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    Yeah, as my experience grow, I realize that! Glue is pretty strong, as everything was good until I broke another one today... A tree just popped up in front of my car!!!

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    dude dont worry it happens to the best of us and remember if you play hard you pay hard...peace
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