Originally posted by budlightnmyhand
First off get rid of the dog bones in the front, you will loose them or they will fall out for sure. Buy the super hard Universal joints part number is k1462 that is from www.teamtrinity.com's website.
I have had many flips and crashes. Dog bones or driveshafts in front have never came out. If you have a manual, you should go through that car (being used and everything) with a fine tooth comb and get it to stock condition. Just a precaution so you won't pre judge the car without assembling it the way it was meant to be.
The next thing that broke for me (when car flipped over) was the rear shock / body post assembly. it snapped in half. very thin/cheap plastic used on that piece. you should replace this with the G4 Rear caron shock tower ( with aluminum siffener) part number k1437
Now those body posts, the little notch on them will break often. You'll just have to keep a couple for backup. The rear shock tower hasn't broke on me though. But if you crash hard enough anything will break.
Also the centrax clutch has a weak link to it. The thrust bearing seems to get chewed up very easily. I have not experienced this problem yet since i only have about 3 tanks of fuel through my motor but eventually the thrust bearing will wear out. just buy one off ebay for 6.99.
You have to keep that thrust bearing lubed. It will heat up from the friction and perform erratically if you don't. Fortunately, I caught on to it before I lost one of my bearing balls. Use at least some associated black grease after a day of running and your thrust bearing should last at least four months or more. I'm still using my original thrust bearing.
There has also been some problems with the steering assembly. It may seem very stiff at first but it will break itself in. Also there have been problems when turning it doesn't like to come back to center. So basically your car will be stuck turning even though you let off the control. Just make sure the rails are lubed sufficiently.
Your steering should always return to center, especially with on-road cars. Not so critical with off-road. You can test that before you get on the track. At least i do. It sounds like your rail mounts are not tight enough or something is flexing. This will cause your steering alignment to become tweaked. Your servo saver does not need break in, just proper adjustment. It should stay tight but smooth, at least after one day of racing.
I hope this has been helpful