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Should I keep these on?

Old 09-21-2019, 12:49 PM
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Should I keep my pedal side plates on? Any reason to keep them? They get in the way sometimes.
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Old 09-21-2019, 06:48 PM
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I, personally, would keep them on. Without them the vehicle is much more likely to tip over sideways. Noticed my Axial UMG10 didn't have them, most likely because they would have taken away from the scale appearance. I thought that the vehicle would be more likely to tip and/or the body would snag on stuff. Watched videos on the UMG10 and sure enough one mentioned the higher frequency of side tip overs. Got a set, did some experimenting in my basement crawling stuff, and sure enough they definitely help. That's my 2.5 cents (extra .5 cents for conducting experiments to confirm suspicions).
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:47 PM
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If your crawling on rocks or even scaling on rough terrain sliders are a must, just like their name implies they help your rig slide over an obstacle instead of getting hung up. If you notice the ones you have are getting in the way there are a multitude of options for smaller/higher mounted sliders.
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:20 PM
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I’d leave them on also.. helps keep the body from catching and instead of sliding on those over rocks it would be your body
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If you have access to a 3D printer there are tons of good options that you can print out there as well.
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:41 PM
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Can't hurt..at least they're angled, it looks like.
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