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Old 01-26-2016, 11:17 AM  
Jorge T
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Originally Posted by Bracket View Post
I picked up a used R5.2 for some light racing, and while I was giving it a once-over for dirt/damage/slop, I noticed that the aluminum part of the tube dampers is flared slightly. It looks like a repair was attempted as well, but that could just be from aluminum fatigue or something.

I don't really understand how the tubes could have sustained damage in this way, as the open ends are mounted inboard.

It's my first time racing 1/12th anyway, but is this something I should be concerned about?
The tubes may have been damaged by hitting something and making the pod twist.
The aluminum tubes are $6 a pair, I would get new ones to be sure both side have equal dampening.
Also make sure the damper tube shaft part is not damaged or scratched.
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