Originally Posted by Delawareguy
A couple of quick questions... I picked up the alloy servo mounts the other day. I got them because the info I found on them says that it allows for the servo to be mounted flat. Has anyone done this? It doesn't look like there is enough clearance between the servo mount and the arm for the tabs on the servo.
Second question... I keep breaking parts... a lot. Mostly side links and steering blocks. Are there any option parts available that might be stronger then the stock parts? I'm mostly interested in the steering blocks. Otherwise, I may have to admit that 12th scale just isn't my class.
If you don't want to shoe goo the servo, then CRC vertical servo mounts (3355) with about 3.5mm of shims might work depending on your servo. I use a JR3650, see pic.
I have not broken steering blocks very often but the side links IMO are a weak point in the car. I've got a collection of broken ones from the few of us that run a rebel 12/10. Make sure your battery is straped in tight, it may have the tendency to move into the side links during a hard impact.
To help the situation, I boil the steering blocks and side links in water for 3 minutes, this seems to help quite a bit. Since doing this, theses parts have lasted alot longer.
Hang in there .. it is a good car, and no car is perfect. Just try to avoid the impacts as much as you can.