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    Ripping out lower shock screws

    Been having trouble with the lower screws pulling out of the a arm when they take a hit, forcing me to move over to a new hole. Still have stock arms on the front. Will rpm arms hold that much better, or is there any kind of mod to help this? I tried stampede shock guards but ended up ripping one of those off too... Ideas to make the front end a little more solid?

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    Didn't have this problem with my stock arms. Are you sure you're not over tightening the screws? 'Cuz if you are, you'll really have a Problem with RPM arms. Snug is tight enough.
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    I have rpm rears with no issues, but the fronts take more abuse obviously. I will be sure to make sure I'm not tightening too much and pulling the threads. Still don't like how the screws are just out there to take a beating tho. Might need to come up with a mod of my own to protect that area.

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    Can you drill all the way through the arm and use a longer screw with a locknut? I did that on my Sl2sh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by O.G. View Post
    Can you drill all the way through the arm and use a longer screw with a locknut? I did that on my Sl2sh.
    Thought the same, didn't want to weaken the arm since its kinda thin there anyway. Still might be the best solution tho.

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    OG is right...you gotta drill them. i did the same thing to my arms and it worked out great. they won't weaken... and i jump the crap out of my slash..big jumps. no worries there.
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    longer screw with a nut will solve the issue, no need to drill a hole just screw it it until it pops out on the back of the arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC-Fan View Post
    longer screw with a nut will solve the issue, no need to drill a hole just screw it it until it pops out on the back of the arm.
    Ok muscles... lol

    That would work too I guess.
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