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Old 09-04-2008, 02:51 PM   #16
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I just got an SP and i am going to be doing a build shortly, are these the same parts to look for when running a SP version?


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I just got an SP and i am going to be doing a build shortly, are these the same parts to look for when running a SP version?


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i WOULD JUST UPGRADE TO KMC MOUNTS AND b3 TITANIUM TURNBUCKLES.... AE carbide diff balls and maybe the the kyosho grey ball cups.

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no breaks yet on three outings and I am crazy wild...

I think I have jinxed myself...
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What degree caster blocks do I want? 4,7,10 etc?
7 and 10 degrees is included in the replacement part# KYOLA254 Steering Knuckle and Hub Carrier. I forget what I have in my SP.

Nevermind, I re-read the first post, you have a non-SP. That part number will not work.
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7 and 10 degrees is included in the replacement part# KYOLA254 Steering Knuckle and Hub Carrier. I forget what I have in my SP.

Nevermind, I re-read the first post, you have a non-SP. That part number will not work.
I found out very quick that the caster blocks and front shock towers break.....I just ordered $100 in parts and most of them were SP parts (caster block turn knuckes and arms).
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I can't find the aluminum hubs or knuckles on a-main, does anyone know where to get them or the part numbers?
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I've been racing off-road nearly every weekend since January. I've broken mostly front arms due to bad landings, clipping the track's barrier pipe from to not paying attention, or driving in the street and clipping a car's front tire by being stupid driving under people's cars.

Another part I broke was the rear shock tower mount from a very very bad landing. It also broke along with the rear plastic hinge pin holder when someone rammed sqare into the rear of my car; turn marshall put my car back on a high speed straight when cars just turned the corner.

In the beginning I broke an SP kit steering knuckle and castor block. I haven't broken since, I think like everyone mentions, Kyosho beefed up that part.

So my list of my replacement parts so far are:
Front arms, shock tower mounts, castor block/steering knuckle, and rear hinge pin holder.

Some solutions that have worked or my driving has gotten a little better is that I replaced all my shock tower mounts with the aluminum KMC mounts front and rear from speedtechrc.com. I also replaced the rear hinge pin holder with Kyosho part #KYOLAW37 aluminum hinge pin holder.

As for the front and rear shock towers, they havent failed me since. I think they are the most durable part of the car. I've even seen people crack their chassis in half towards the front. I've been waiting for them to break so I can get the cool looking carbon fiber ones. Oh well, at least that saves me some $$$ for now.
I have been running ZX-5 RTR at the same track he is running and I think my tamiya breaks parts more than that car. Ok, I do not have any 10.5 brushless in it either but the car would do double with ease. I bought some shock towers just incase for next weekend's race.

I think in stock form, the car is fine but what you want to do is to set up the electronic as forward free as possible so you can roll the jumps.

I think I am almost ready for a front one way on the car and I might replace the stock motor with a CO27...heck I'm only running it in the rookie class anyway
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I must be an idiot cause I can't find the aluminum front hubs/caster blocks on rcplanet or carolina.....
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Na... me either.
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I must be an idiot cause I can't find the aluminum front hubs/caster blocks on rcplanet or carolina.....
RCKenon has everything...

http://www.kenonhobby.com/

The 7075 stuff is spendy, but if you use them it makes the original front suspension a LOT stronger. You really have to whack it hard to break an upright with some beefy c-hubs.
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RCKenon has everything...

http://www.kenonhobby.com/

The 7075 stuff is spendy, but if you use them it makes the original front suspension a LOT stronger. You really have to whack it hard to break an upright with some beefy c-hubs.
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