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Old 03-18-2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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Default What's the trick to beefing up rear turnbuckle on the MGT 8.0

What's the trick to beefing up rear turnbuckle on the MGT 8.0 , when ever I don't land right from a jump or do a back flip the ball end breaks off the rear turnbuckle.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
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hard to belive no on this forum has any idea's on this matter
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I never had that issue with my MGT when I had it. Mine always broke the carrier side of the turn buckle. I used a higher viscosity shock oil and it slowed down the compression of the shock. Also make sure that you have enough fluid in the shocks so there isn't any slack. I used a combination of red and blue springs with varying width spacers as well at times.
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http://www.rpmrcproducts.com/product...T.htm#carriers
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:25 AM   #5
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Lol, I read this yesterday and never realized it was your thread Doug.
I guess if I figure something out you'll be the first to know!
I'm gonna see if Savage turnbuckle ends will work, as I think you are going to as well.

Melonpeel - we's talkin about the turnbuckle ends, and anyone that's getting the RPM knuckles take note that you need RPM pivot ball retainers and bearings & spacer also.

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i know the mgt looks very much like a tmaxx. i dont know if it is possible to mod some rpm true trac arms. the true trac arms do not use rod ends. it comes with a fixed arrier.
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i know the mgt looks very much like a tmaxx. i dont know if it is possible to mod some rpm true trac arms. the true trac arms do not use rod ends. it comes with a fixed arrier.
Hmm that's interesting and not too bad for $50, I've got a Tmaxx at home so I may check and see if the arms are compatible...
http://www.rpmrcproducts.com/product...s/maxxpts3.htm
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Revo pivot ball ends are pretty stout. RPM makes some too, really long so they thread in deep. Add a drop of super glue before threading them on and they will hold forever. If you want to go super beefy, Losi 8ight turnbuckles are bullet proof.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:32 PM   #9
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all most forgot about this thread LOL , yep its me Tom , rebuild (Doug) LOL ,
true track I'll look into that ,but is'nt the T-max 1/10 scale , may be to small to fit the MGT 8.0 , time to do some home work

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