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Old 09-02-2014, 04:15 AM   #1
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Default TLR 8ight 3.0 buggy Aluminium parts

Hay, just wondering if anyone has seen aluminum rear hubs and aluminum front spindle carriers and hubs for the TLR 3.0. If not can the 2.0 hubs be made to fit?
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Most would not recommend those specific parts to be switched to the aluminum one. The front spindles have no need to be aluminum and the rear carriers will only benefit by a small margin in consistency. Must have's are the aluminum servo saver and the aluminum top plate. Just my .02
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And also yes all losi aluminum parts from the 2.0 are direct fit for the 3.0.
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On the 3.0, Alum are not needed.
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And also yes all losi aluminum parts from the 2.0 are direct fit for the 3.0.
False. The 3.0 uses a updated front carrier hub and knuckle. The arm also won't accept the 2.0 front carrier as it's too wide. The 2.0 aluminum hub for the non inclined spindles can be used but the carrier will need slight dremaling to it where the knuckle steering arm hits at full lock. The 3.0 knuckle arm is lower hence the full lock groove also being lower in the carrier. It is straight forward when you have the parts in hand.
Rear hubs are a direct fit.
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Aluminum rear hub carriers are the same 20 to 3.0. Front end no one has made aluminum spindle n carriers. Aluminum spindle carriers are not necessary but would improve strength, the 2.0 stock spindle n carriers were very weak as I broke the spindle arm countless times and also the carrier 1 time. Also the aluminum will push through stuff like bumpy corners 'catching' less on the square edge where as the plastic components create flex that can increase flat corner traction. It's give and take but fit me I preferred the standered billet pieces over stock before the inclined hubs came out back in the early 2.0 days. The new 3.0 plastic parts are considerably stronger then the old plastic spindle n carriers but are not bulletproof.
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