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    Power of castle 3800

    This what happens when you hit something solid at full speed. List of broken parts
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    Shock tower
    Rear shock shaft
    Servo
    Front camber links bent
    Front skid plate
    Sheared screw in aluminum bulk head(so possibly a new bulk head if I can't get the screws out.
    Any suggested upgrades?

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    Looks to me like you should rekit...find a roller and swap power plants and keep what is left of that one for spares.

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    That<s what I call carnage, been there, you may want to explore aluminum chassis like FLM, but in due time you hit less walls too so maybe another stock for 15$.
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    Any ideas on how to remove the sheared screws from the bulk head?

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    Rem also makes a nice extended chassis. Tap and drill set. Easy out.

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    Very nice carnage indeed! What exactly did you hit?

    For the broken screws, as snowfighter said, Proper size drill bit and Easy-out should do the job.
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    You can buy a new servo case and swap the other servos innards in.

    I can imagine the sound it made...
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    Defiantly a big crunch. I hit a parked car😬

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK Mamba View Post
    Defiantly a big crunch. I hit a parked car��
    yikes no damage to that we hope.....insurance claims
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    It was my own car. No damage.

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    Wow! At least when you break it you really break it lol. No ca, tyrap or duct tape going to fix that lol. Now the fun begins, well if your like me and enjoy wrenching .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK Mamba View Post
    Any ideas on how to remove the sheared screws from the bulk head?
    Normally I'd say to just toss it and get a new one, but that is tough in your case. Is there any of the sheered screw sticking out? If so, a small pair of needle-nose should do it. If not, you could try drilling a pilot hole and using a small easy-out. If it is sheered flush, you could try to cut slot in the screw and use a flat tip screw driver.

    How about posting some pics so we can see what we are dealing with?
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    The first picture is of the sheared screw in the bulk head

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    Ouch!

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    Before and after

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    ooooo nice! how was the FLM chassis installation process? any fitment issues?
    Last edited by G-Rustler; 05-18-2014 at 08:20 PM.

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    Yeah flm, I cannot part mine away.....I changed the rear shock tower back to RPM though, made my truck to rigid and all the shocks transferred somewhere else, the two screws holding the tower snapped from the chassis.

    What gear are you running, mine I have 58/14 32pitch on 3s...I have gone up to 18 max but too much power.
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    Power of castle 3800

    The skid plates don't fit the best, but everything else went we'll. I was able to put the battery closer to the front end. No more wheelies., but it is nice to put all that power to the ground. I think I am running 54/13 32 pitch 2s.
    Last edited by BLK Mamba; 05-19-2014 at 11:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK Mamba View Post
    The skid plates don't fit the best, but everything else went we'll. I was able to put the battery closer to the front end. No more wheelies., but it is nice to put all that power to the ground. I think I am running 54/13 32 pitch 2s.
    Are you using the stock transmission case? Sorry for the questions, I'm just used to hearing fitment problems with FLM and wanted to see if they fixed the problems.

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    Yes, stock transmission case. I plan on putting on flm skid plates. The stock one seem to be the weak link

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    Rpm skids are a great choice for the stock chassis. Much better mount setup using the slash front skid on the pede.
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    I had mentioned the stock skid plates were the weak link. I just snapped the rear. Time for flm skids.

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    I got strc skids, no flex what so ever anymore

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