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    Steel Pushrods

    Would these steel pushrods be better than the stock ones? Push rod (steel) (assembled with rod ends) (2) (black) (use with #5359 progressive 3 rockers)
    Part Number: 5319
    Would they fit on the stock Summit too? Going down to the hobby store in a few minutes because I broke my stock pushrods and my front bumper connector. Is the steel worth the upgrade?
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    Um, I think the stock ones are steel... The only different ones that I know of that you can get are the hollow alumminum push rods, but those can bend easy, there're just made to save weight.
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    I bent my stock steel pushrods several times. I took them to work and straightened them each time. I bought two pair of the aluminum ones on eBay for looks as much as anything else. I've been happily surprised that I haven't bent one yet Lucky maybe, but I think they may also spring back a little better too.
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    Went and bought the stock ones again. Then I got home and remembered I had another part I left there that we were trying to find a replacement for. Good thing I only live 4 miles away from the LHS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayberry Kid View Post
    I bent my stock steel pushrods several times. I took them to work and straightened them each time. I bought two pair of the aluminum ones on eBay for looks as much as anything else. I've been happily surprised that I haven't bent one yet Lucky maybe, but I think they may also spring back a little better too.
    I had the same situation on my revo. I bent the stock set and went ahead and replaced with the aluminum rods.

    Never have bent them, maybe I've gotten better at driving though


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    The aluminum ones are prone ( well maybe not prone) but sometines break just where the threads start . I have broken two. I have seen titanium rods on the market but I dont feel they were worth the price.
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    Mine broke at the thread too and they are the stock steel ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noir 522 View Post
    The aluminum ones are prone ( well maybe not prone) but sometines break just where the threads start . I have broken two. I have seen titanium rods on the market but I dont feel they were worth the price.
    I could see that being the weakest part.


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