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    Broken Castor Blocks and Carriers....Strong Upgrade?

    Well I haven't been around in a few months...
    I decided to take my car out and let my 3 year old have at it on "Training Mode".....Yeah still too fast!!!

    Anyways, after a whopping 5 minutes I'm down again....
    This time, I snapped the Castor Block, Barring Carriers and the Pin that goes in there......

    Luckily that was all....

    Anyways, in terms of making those parts stronger should I go RPM?
    What about the Traxxas Alum Castor Blocks......

    Still think Stock is plenty fast for me....I'm still using NIMH but since I'm replacing them, what are some thoughts?

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    Traxxas aluminum castors and rpm steering knuckles
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    Are we talking about a Rustler or Bandit?

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    Anything RPM is good, I run on 2s lipos, and nothing that is RPM has broken yet. Also, if it breaks, you can send it in to them and they will replace it for free lifetime warrenty! Anything aluminum doesn't have that and is more expensive from the get-go!

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    ANZA 0 caster blocks with the stock steering knuckle/carrier.
    Was an xl-5, now its vxl-ent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harry697 View Post
    Are we talking about a Rustler or Bandit?
    Sorry....Rustler VXL. Strictly a basher....Stock!!!

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    I switched to RPM and have bent pins but, not broken any castor blocks since. If you bend a pin bad enough where it comes out, just unscrew, straighten it, put it back in.
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    anza or strc hinge pin kit. if traxxas makes an aluminum replacement then get it. if not then go with rpm and you will be bulletproof. an rpm front bumper and rear mumper/motor guard is also good insurance especially if your strictly bashing.

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    Get Traxxas aluminum caster blocks and steering knuckles. Also get the Traxxas aluminum bearing carriers front and rear. Don't bother with the STRC bearing carriers, they bend easilly where the upright meets the bearing area. My son and I both bent one each the first time out. Went with Traxxas and they have been there for 2 years now.

    Match those parts with RPM suspension arms and Traxxas aluminum Big Bore shocks - You will be about as bullet proof as you are going to get.
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    I think you need more practice, like daily practice. lol

    I've never had a problem with STRC anything, PDMRACER should send his back to STRC and get them warrantied.

    I recommend STRC or TRX. The STRC bearing carriers come with new bearings.
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    I doubt that there is much difference in strength between the Traxxas and STRC caster blocks or bearing carriers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by O.G. View Post
    I've never had a problem with STRC anything, PDMRACER should send his back to STRC and get them warrantied.
    Why would I bother with sending the parts for a warranty replacement that I know for a fact will fail again? After bending four of them, there isn't any point in trusting them again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Petertje60 View Post
    I doubt that there is much difference in strength between the Traxxas and STRC caster blocks or bearing carriers.
    Doubt all you want. I have the proof of four bent STRC bearing carriers in a box at home. Over TWO YEARS of running the same sets of Traxxas bearing carriers in two Rustys, and they are still fine.

    End of story...
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    I have a hard time with believing strc dont hold up have them one five different setups and never ever had a single issue have however manage to break the traxxas ones in my 2400/mmp stampede

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    I have a funny feeling that inertia plays a large roll in these loosely controlled tests.

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    I have RPM and have not had any issues with bending

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    Traxxas aluminum castors and rpm steering knuckles
    I would go with Traxxas aluminum casters and their aluminum steering knuckles.
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