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    Rod End Alternative?

    My rear turnbuckle got yanked from the rod end (which I assume is now stripped). Is there a good aftermarket option, or should I stick with stock?

    While my wallet's open...what else should I upgrade in this general area?

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    Rpm makes extended rod ends

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyleb View Post
    Rpm makes extended rod ends
    Extended, meaning "less likely to strip?" Thanks...
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    Rpm true trac kit for the rear completely gets rid of that tie rod

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldblue72 View Post
    Rpm true trac kit for the rear completely gets rid of that tie rod
    Pros and cons? Difficulty of install? (I have the mechanical aptitude of a walnut )
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    Just as easy as changing the rear arms out. If you have never done that its still not to bad. Maybe 30 minutes

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    pros, The tru trac is simple to install. Keeps rear tires in alignment. Eliminates the rear tie rod. Cons, none I can think of.
    Rpm makes longer rod ends, I have them on the front of mine so theres no threads showing to get all the grip possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldblue72 View Post
    Rpm true trac kit for the rear completely gets rid of that tie rod
    + 1, you don't have to adjust toe in anymore, , bigger bearings, beefier carrier.

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    And as far as I know only pros

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    Sounds like a plan to me. Thanks guys!
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    Dont pay more than you need to. they have them in blue too.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RPM-True-Tra...item2c6c63f3b5

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMAXXBRUSHLESS View Post
    Dont pay more than you need to. they have them in blue too.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RPM-True-Tra...item2c6c63f3b5
    LOL! I'll definitely buy from eBay. Every time I'm about to order direct from some company, EMAXXBRUSHLESS swoops down from the sky and saves the day! While I'm at it, I think I'll replace the fronts too...

    As for the front A-arms: are these the ones I need?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RPM-R-C-Prod...item2ec66b8547
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    Yes those will work

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    yep, those are the ones. Free shipping

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    Thanks...I'm getting less bad at this.
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    i noticed another thing with the RPM true track for the rear is it takes out the need for the pillow ball as well right? or does the rear not have the pillow ball stock? Havent seen my maxx in a while now lol
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    The tru trac eliminates the bottom pillow ball. not the top.

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    From memory, you still have upper pillow ball with the tru tracs (which does not come supplied with so you have to use an old one).
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    you would have thought it would come with a pillow ball does it come with the hinge pins? lol.
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    Thankfully they supply at least that.
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    They way I looked at it with the tru track you end up with a couple spare pillow balls!

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