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    Pivot Balls

    Should I get aluminum or steel?
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    Steel. The aluminum ones are lighter, but they are normally weaker and they can sheer off, leaving the threads suck in the A-arm. Hope this helps!
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    Another option:
    TITANIUM. Just note you need two of the below sets.
    http://www.lunsfordracing.com/mm5/me...Code=TRUC-TRRE
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    Thanks guys. I'll go with steel. I can't not justify spending $100+ on titanium when steel pivots are $11.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stampedenit View Post
    Thanks guys. I'll go with steel. I can't not justify spending $100+ on titanium when steel pivots are $11.
    Awww, c'mon - they're "only" $80.20 for two sets @ Tower Hobbies.
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    If you care about weight and gimmicks, go for titanium. Otherwise steel, just don't take aluminum for tasks like these. Same goes for the rocker posts, don't take aluminum for those.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Traxxas-REVO...item5655adee12

    Only 70$ for a set





    Way too much if you ask me
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    Yup, I have not broken, bent, or stripped one pillow/pivot ball in almost 4 years. I have broken ONE Revo rocker post: last night, doing backflips. (These are also available in titanium, but not relevant to Maxx trucks.) I think I'll keep steel on my trucks.
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    Hot racing, $20 for Ti pilliow balls. I bought Al pilliows by accident broke one off not even jumping, just racing around on the lawn. I bought 4 Ti pillows for the front and 2 steel in the rear ( I have true tracks)

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...ow+ball&_rdc=1

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    It was a bad day for these steel pivot balls (and every other part in the near vicinity), I did however inflict a nice wound on that mailbox post.
    No slipper/tall gearing/power = broken parts.

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    ^ Wow... When did you do that? How fast was that going?
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    Pretty much wide open. Thought I had the post cleared by a foot, by my old eyes were wrong. Never swerved, just hit it straight on with the left front. Lots of pieces to pick up afterwards and an eye exam soon to follow.
    No slipper/tall gearing/power = broken parts.

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    Pivot Balls

    Good story and photo. I'm sure my eyes are no better so I must have less aggressive mailboxes by me.

    Thinking more about it, two pivot balls I can accept. THREE is just plain showing off!
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    Oooh it took out the whole left side, front and rear. 1 left rear pivot did manage to survive the hit though, that was about the only thing.
    No slipper/tall gearing/power = broken parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxx_Adam View Post
    Hot racing, $20 for Ti pilliow balls. I bought Al pilliows by accident broke one off not even jumping, just racing around on the lawn. I bought 4 Ti pillows for the front and 2 steel in the rear ( I have true tracks)

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...ow+ball&_rdc=1
    That's more like it. I've had good luck with HR on my stampede.
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    Are the aluminum cups worth it? I would think metal on aluminum would make them wear faster
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    I have aluminum in front. But I might switch to the rpm or tekno eventually. Si far the metal on metal has been fine.

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    I once bought Lunsford Titanium Pivot Balls for the 2.5 Maxx Line of trucks and they ended up being too small for my Emaxx .
    Will those Titanium Pivot Balls your guys listed up above work for the Emaxx 3908? Did Lunsford just market them towards the ERevo but would work with the Emaxx?
    Maybe I didn't realize that Lunsford did make Titanium Pivot Balls that would work for my Emaxx. So far I found that everything that is made for the T-Maxx ends up being to small for my Emaxx.
    If those Lunsford Titanium Pivot Balls listed above work for the Emaxx, I'm getting them. Anyone know the cheapest place to get them? Big Help !

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