Originally Posted by HarKonnenD
AI- Are the CG arms more durable than the stock ones? Where are they sold. I'm trying to get my real car completely ready to hit the roads since I'll be journeying to much farther tracks for other races. For the moment I'll visit my two home tracks. PS YGPM
I guess there more durable. I was told by hpi when I asked them why they didnt have the 2004 here , cg arms etc etc. I was told the CG arms are brittle. But I havent had one issue.
The only issue with using them is.
1. Its harder to thread in the pillow balls cause you have to be very exact and precise, otherwise the arms will bind terribly. I had to take my arms for about 2-3 days or working them really hard to get them to finally loosen enough to be acceptible.
2. I ended up blowing/ripping out my rear lower suspension blocks when I got in accident. Guess it makes it the weak point. The suspension arm shaft ripped right through it. After I replaced it with the 3racing aluminum rear blocks. Havent had one problem since.
But it was pretty funny , I could move the rear hub all around and bend it forward probably a good inch. After with the cg arms and hubs it wouldnt bend forward but maybe 1/10th an inch. Much more solid and I figure probably better at keeping its suspension geometry.
But I havent really had any problems except for the rear camber links. Which I replace with new hpi ends and some lunsford 1mm longer (should have gone more) turnbuckles.
The only thing that really happens is the nut/screw that holds the hubs/knucles against the pillow balls, sometimes come loose and I have to snug it back up to remove that slop. Which I always seemed to have this trouble with plastic arms...probably a little worse.