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Old 11-23-2008, 09:28 PM   #1
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Default Lazer ZX5 Alum Parts in So Cal?

Looking to buy allot of aluminum parts for my ZX5. Steering parts, tower brace, hubs, battery posts, shocks etc....

Does anybody know a place in Southern California that sells these items? Having a hard time finding 1 place that has all parts online. Want to avoid paying multiple shipping fees.

Kyosho Aluminum parts in So Cal?
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:53 PM   #2
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You might want to try www.speedtechrc.com

Can I ask why you think you need all this alum stuff? The car is pretty strong with the plastic parts.
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i break something each time I practice at the track. I will cartwheel at least one time and snap shock towers or braces.

I Need the aluminum shock towers cause ive broken 3.

I Need Titanium turnbuckles/tie rods cause ive bent 4.

Id like to get aluminum turnbuckle mounts cause ive broke 1.

and... if im gonna guy all that ill probably get the steering kit, hubs and battery posts for the hell of it.
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thanks.... I work out in brea so im gonna drive out to speedtech tomorrow and get a few parts.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:24 PM   #5
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Do you have the original car or the SP?
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original rtr....

Only upgrade so far is Brushless setup and Holeshot tires.

Even stock im the fastest at my local track but.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:42 PM   #7
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i only go on practice days so im sure id get killed if i tried to race.

When i bought the RTR i didnt do the research to realize what i was getting. Ive changed the remote, motor, esc, metal cvd, metal diff cups and now im gonna guy aluminum stuff. Should have bought the kit instead.
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:49 AM   #8
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Rather then spend the coin on the Aluminum consider buying an SP. All the Aluminum you wan will cost at least half the price of the kit and is pretty darn tough.

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i only go on practice days so im sure id get killed if i tried to race.

When i bought the RTR i didnt do the research to realize what i was getting. Ive changed the remote, motor, esc, metal cvd, metal diff cups and now im gonna guy aluminum stuff. Should have bought the kit instead.
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Yeah the weak parts on the car are the front arm support (Should be a first upgrade and comes standard on the SP). Next the caster blocks are a little weak no the car and the shock stays have gone through three generations. The FS shock stays are a mm taller but fit right on the both the original and SP cars and are SUPER beefy. Much cheaper then the alum ones and MUCH stronger then the stock ones you have been using.
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Do you know what the part number is for the FS shock towers? Ive seen a few different ones but dont know which ones your talking about that are beefy?

Oh.... Do you know anything about the Titanium screw kit? The ones ive seen look like all the screws are fine threads instead of a mix of fine and coarse threads like what came with my kit? Is that right or did i just not look at the bag close enough?

I drove to speedtech today and got a few of the aluminum pieces i wanted and the titanium turnbuckles.
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I am trying to find the FS shock stay part number. I don't have an FS yet so I don't have the parts likst that it comes with.

The titanium kit will have all machined screws. The SP and FS kits have all machine (fine) thread screws in the entire kit. The original ZX-5 was the last kit to come with philips that have both machine and "wood" screws.
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thats cool. im going back to speedtech soon so they can give me the shock tower info i need.

So... if i buy the titanium screw kit i wont be able to use all the screws unless i replace some of the plastic parts. The parts that have already been threaded into with the wood screws arent going to bite on the machine screws.

Ill have to replace the diff cases, towers etc so they will have fresh holes to accept the new machine screws?
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No you should be able to thread the machine screws right in and they should hold fine.
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cool. Ill try it out.

ill stop buggin you now.

thanks for the advise
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Anytime. That is why we are here!
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