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Old 01-19-2012, 06:28 PM   #841
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:51 AM   #842
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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.
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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.

A flat servo can be done easily with top servo tape and shoe goo.

associated steering blocks are pretty sturdy. The best $2 upgrade . Check my wiki for part numbers
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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.
Hi Delawareguy
I had the same problem with my rebel . Just boil the parts in water for 5 min and Problem gone (worked for me)
Also to save yourself headaches you should get yourself the associated front camberlink turnbuckles as the rebel ones bend to easy
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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.
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Thanks for the tips. I've never heard about boiling the parts. I assume that will make them a bit softer? I'll give that a try. I've already put Lunsford axles, turnbuckles and camber links on after bending the stock parts. I'll try the AE blocks as well.

I don't want to shoe goo the servo because I'd be worried that I won't get it in the right spot. I was thinking that the optional servo mount would be an easy fix. Maybe I can shim it to get the clearance that I need.
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Are these the AE steering blocks that I want?

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Steering-Block
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Are these the AE steering blocks that I want?

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http://racerlog.com/wiki/T.O.P._Rebel#Hop-ups
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Are these the AE steering blocks that I want?

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Steering-Block
If you get those you will also need these.

If you get the steering blocks that Mike recommends, you will also need these or these.
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I'm using the upgrade servo mounts and a button head I trimmed a little off the lower arm mount for some added space. I didn't like the CRC mounts with added spacers when I saw them.
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Anyone know who stocks the Rebel body posts? Mine are getting bent up so it's finally time to swap em out.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:16 AM   #853
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Anyone know who stocks the Rebel body posts? Mine are getting bent up so it's finally time to swap em out.
Check out Speedtech RC in So-Cal, he's got them in stock.

http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...=1017&id=11098
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:24 AM   #854
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we have them in stock also...

http://www.timezonehobbies.com/store...&cPath=2_26_58
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