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Old 05-14-2008, 04:27 PM   #1
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Exclamation parts breaking!!!

is it normal for a new car with plastic suspension arms and other parts to break after the first few jumps!?
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:30 PM   #2
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What kind of car is it then someone would be able to tell you.
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:54 PM   #3
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It really depends on what style/brand of car; as well as your landings...so long as you're not going sky high and cartwheeling the car really should stay in one piece for the most part.

However; one arm landings are pretty brutal.
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well the car is a 1/10 exceed rc buggy and the jumps weren't very high, there may have been a one arm landing but still
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Cheap brittle plastic. Try boiling the plastic bits to soften them up a bit.
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how long, just a quick dip or leave it in a little

also, do i do this to every plastic piece
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About ten minutes.
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ok cool ill try it
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i believe this is one of those cases where you get what you pay for! good luck man
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i believe this is one of those cases where you get what you pay for! good luck man
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i agree as well but im new to rcs and didnt want to spend a lot of money and not like it

do the better buggies come with aluminum pieces instead of plastic?
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i agree as well but im new to rcs and didnt want to spend a lot of money and not like it

do the better buggies come with aluminum pieces instead of plastic?
damn man, you sound exactly like me.

I was new one day, I bought a junk ass RTR himoto for 500$, didnt know a single thing about it, it was junk I was breaking parts every half a tank, I wasnt enjoying it AT ALL.

then one day I bought an actual nice car mugen mbx5, cost me 400$ for the roller, 300$ for the engine LRP.28, and 400$ for the electronics spektrum dx3.0. ontop of all that ive put about another 1300$ into it with extra parts and gas and tires etc..

If you spend a lot of money, you will like it. If you spend 400$ on a junk car, you will eventually spend 1000$+ on that car and no offense, but It will still be a junk car. its better to just get a nice one right off the bat, a 1000$+ car then it will take a ridiculous beating, its so much better with quality parts, fast sharp steering, ballistic power in your engine, its awesome. too bad im done.

some buggies have a lot of metal parts, for the most part its plastic, but its strong enough. pieces will break no matter what, but with some cars its 2 parts per tank, others its 2 parts per year.
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nobody wants to take a chance and spend a grand when you may not like it.. next time you are ready for a car you will know to buy a more name brand rig.. if you are on a tight budget consider a used car. alot of racers sell there perfectly good cars after one year of use.
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nobody wants to take a chance and spend a grand when you may not like it.. next time you are ready for a car you will know to buy a more name brand rig.. if you are on a tight budget consider a used car. alot of racers sell there perfectly good cars after one year of use.
well I spent 500$, decided I liked it, then had to spend like another 2000$ for a new decent car, and just to keep the old POS running.

and when I bought that first POS himoto and had things break every 30 seconds... I hated rc cars.
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The best thing to do to get into the hobby in the first place is to stay away from the high dollar rigs all together. 1/8 scale buggys (brand name ones) are expensive, and yes very tough, but when you do and you will break things those parts are also very expensive. Where as if you buy a vehicle aimed more for bashing or beginners (again brand name stuff) the parts are cheaper and by design they are designed not to break as easily.

Things such as the savage, MT2, LST2 (expensive yes, but still noob friendly), aftershock, and even though I cant stand traxxas products because they just break so damn easy the parts are dirt cheap though. All of these vehicles can be purchased for under $500 (Except for the LST2) brand new ready to run.

Once you decide you like the hobby, then you can look at the more expensive stuff, I hate it when I see people jump head first into this hobby with an 1/8th scale buggy or truggy with these dreams of bashing the hell outta it and they end up spending way more money than they ever dreamed of and give up on the hobby way before they should.
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