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    Broken Piece Today

    I was at my track with my revo vxl and I broke a part. I broke the axle carrier on one of my wheels. Should I replace them with the RPM version since I have the RPM a arms or what other one should I replace it with?

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    I would definitely replace it with rpm. All four of mine are rpm and i have not had a problem with them

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    The RPM's are definitely superior to the stock ones.
    I'll be putting them on 3 of my 1/16 cars soon.(the Merv already has billet ones)
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    I wouldn't buy rpm carriers. The large bearing seat gets ovaled out and develops slop over time
    Go for aluminum like gh or gpm

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    Okay cool guys. Thanks for your input. What other parts should I get for my merv??

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    What about hot racing?

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    Those should work. Thought you said you were getting rid of the car. Change your mind?

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    Hot racing is ok but they have a round pillow ball seat and gh and gpm are square. Some have had pillow balls pulling through when worn

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinspeer810 View Post

    Just make sure that you order some additional pivot caps or get the alu ones. The plastic ones are easily striped even if you are careful....

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    haha yes I changed my mind. I was just really frustrated but once I figured out what had happened and fixed it I realized that what I had to do to my car would probably be the hardest thing I would have to do besides rebuilding the whole car from a serious crash which that would be from me being dumb and crashing it into a brick wall

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    I would pretty much buy everything RPM makes for the MERV and put it on, I'm really happy with all my RPM gear. And a T-bone kit

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    What is a t bone kit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinspeer810 View Post
    What is a t bone kit?
    This:

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    No this is a T bone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtc777 View Post
    Just make sure that you order some additional pivot caps or get the alu ones. The plastic ones are easily striped even if you are careful....
    i've had my gpm carriers for a while, when i bought mine i read about the plastic caps wearing off, but the aluminum ones bind the pivot balls, you have to be so precise about tightening 'em, and if you don't use enough threadlock on the caps, they will back out a bit causing slop. the plastic caps are fine if you screw em slowly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaas View Post
    but the aluminum ones bind the pivot balls, you have to be so precise about tightening 'em,
    You can add a piece of stripped plastic cap in-between or drylube it

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaas View Post
    the plastic caps are fine if you screw em slowly.
    I screw them like snail on sedatives but still manage to strip them, it looks there is something wrong with the thread, it seems kinda sharp...

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    Can we all get a reason for this delicious looking steak appearing on this thread? It seems just a slight bit off topic.

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    Im guessing T-BONE LOL
    MERV, Broken Alias.

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    We have a winna'

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    My Tbone skid held my truck together and nothing broke when I slammed into a semi wheel laying on the ground at work. The impact did bend my motor plate but nothing on the truck broke.

    They are amazing. Only down side is if you need to work on the truck you typicaly need to take it off and that means every darn screw on the bottom it coming out.

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