I backed into a wall while playing tag with my brother and busted off the A-arm joint. I fixed it once with gorilla tape and it held for about 2 minutes. I also included some pics of the car itself 4 fun. New gearbox is on its way and I think I will dye it blue.
Last edited by seedorfj; 12-11-2011 at 06:58 PM.
Did you order stock or an Alum one ? I would have gotten Alum to help with motor temps if your getting warm at all. . I think you can get the tranny cases blue from one of the manufactures.
Oh also get a front and rear bumper. . RPM/T-Bone Racing/Slash rear. Any of those will help this from happening again.
You figured it out quickly. The a-arm needs to be a solid piece.... gorilla tape or even epoxy isn't going to hold that piece together. I'm using aluminum a-arms and never bent or broke one .
Be nice to your Rustler and clean her up a bit. She deserves good care and in return you'll get more and more fun from her.
Ever Evolving Rustler
Sorry fellas, the Rustler is an inanimate object. It has as much feelings as the rock you just ran over. Cleaning the toy will not make it feel better, bash better, or make it love you any more. Simple maintenance is one thing, treating it like a child or your new puppy is another.
Bash it, break it, fix it. Put a battery in it, squeeze the trigger and enjoy.
I shot an elephant in my underwear last night...
It is inanimate, but it sure does feel better to see a shiny car flying through air with sparkling rims, dusty wheels and a body that you just know looks right than a dirty one. Although, sometimes the objective is just to get the car as muddy as possible, which is understandable.
Make sure you get some good grease in that gear box! You don't want your gears to grind down or anything like that. Another reason to get an alloy gear box is because it's a lot more convenient to have an a-arm break than a gear box, which is a pain in the butt to replace.