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    Problem: Bent Steering Pins

    One thing that i always manage to damage on my Digger are the vertical steering pins that connect the steering blocks to the castor blocks. All it takes is a hit to a curb or the tree that jumps out at ya and then you have a bent steering pin. Im currently using RPM plastics and they do a great job of holding up. My question is if i upgrade the steering blocks, castor blocks, or both, will that help keep the steering pins from bending?

    Just wanted to know what everyone's experience was regarding this issue and if they had come up with a better solution in keeping the steering pins from bending.

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    I upgraded to aluminum castor blocks (TRX) and RPM steering blocks and haven't had a bent pin since. I haven't gone to aluminum steering blocks yet, I don't know as that will help. Something has to bend in those instances, I think the RPM steering blocks do well in that setup.

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    Thanks WD. I might just try using the castor blocks and see what happens. Sounds like you have had some success with that setup.
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    oh and for the pin setup if you go with aluminum cater blocks I would advise you to get the vxl version "pins"
    they just screw in...also strc and proline have aftermarket harden steel "pins" so you don't have to buy the hole stock hinge pin kit
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    So, those "pins" your referring to replace the vertical steering pin part#3740? Also, do you have part numbers? Thanks!
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    yes they replace the pin that is circled in red it basically one of the vxl vs xl-5 things
    (the vxl pedes have them but the xl-5/m-j pedes have the e-clipped pin)

    im not at my computer so I cant get the part #'s ...look at traxxas pdf for the vxl stampede or go to strc and the pin should be easy to find there
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    yes they replace the pin that is circled in red it basically one of the vxl vs xl-5 things
    (the vxl pedes have them but the xl-5/m-j pedes have the e-clipped pin)

    im not at my computer so I cant get the part #'s ...look at traxxas pdf for the vxl stampede or go to strc and the pin should be easy to find there

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    edit here are the strc pins
    strc pins

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    Ok, yea, i got it. I was able to find the parts online. Thanks for the update.
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    You also have the options of getting mix pins in the traxxas 3739 , I changed them only once and ever since no problems, even after hitting a curb head on. The pins in this set are huge and long, so it really supports the caster block without a hitch
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    So, they will just screw into the stock hole without any mods?
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    Yea, the aluminum caster blocks are threaded for them already.

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    What if you try to use them with the stock plastic castor blocks?
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    Should work, they'll thread the plastic. Though I think you'll still run into the bending issues. The aluminum casters is what really affects that issue.

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    Ok, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixx4 View Post
    What if you try to use them with the stock plastic castor blocks?
    You will end buying too many of the caster blocks. I have gone trough three plastic ones. These are the parts that are a must in aluminum...
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    I still use the plastic ones, but I have a v shaped bracket I use to bend the pins back pretty straight. I do it enough that im getting good at it, hehe. I will say tho that the stock pins are too soft.

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    I've heard of using rpm casters and drilling the kingpin hole to accept stock a arm hingepins for a sturdy setup also. Using a stock hinge pin requires the pin be cut to length and the steering knuckle has to be drilled to accept the hingepin. It sounds pretty durable tho and I intend to try it out sometime.

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    I use aluminum for the castor blocks because of bent pins. RPM is too soft and allows the pins to bend.

    While you're at it, get the STRC hinge pins and bulkhead.
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