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Old 03-21-2009, 09:26 AM   #1
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Questions?? Bandit/Rustler Spare Parts Kit

If you had to put together a set/kit of spare parts for a Rustler or a Bandit, what items would you definitely include? Currently, Im in Iraq, and dont have access to a hobby store to buy whatever I happen to need when the moment strikes. So Im looking to try and find what kinda items are must haves or I should have on hand just in case so when stuff does break on my beautiful new Bandit, I dont have to let my R/C car sit on the shelf in my office for a week or two before having the parts to fix it.

So far, I almost stripped out my spur gear but I caught it before it was a problem and fixed that. Dont think I will have to worry much about it, its adjusted correctly now. My big problem so far is the right rear tire (as youre looking from the front). The nut wont stay on, it loosens itself. Its come off three times now and while I havent lost anything, the one part I did I could make another, and I found a temporary replacement for the washer. Its not perfect but it will do the job. I know that side is getting more resistance than the other and I hope that doesnt cause any long term bigger problems...but for now it will do. The only fix I found for the nut though was to use loc-tite (basically a glue to hold bolts and nuts in place). Anyone else had this problem, and if so what was your fix?

Thank you for your time, I did get a lil off topic but I feel it is all related and Im eager to hear your input. I already have A-arms front and rear, shock rebuild kits, and a few other suspension related parts on order and about to order the replacement parts for the wheel as well. But thats all so far.

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Old 03-21-2009, 11:11 AM   #2
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bearing carriers and body clips. The third day I had my rusty I barely clipped a curb at really low speed in reverse and snapped the right rear barring carrier right off, leaving the tire flopping. Also I've already lost a couple body clips and bent another.

Also I'm a big fan of the bigger RPM front bumper on my rusty, it gives a little more protection to the front end.

By the way thanks for helping to protect us all!!

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If you are running brushless, i would stock up on a couple of sets of rear drive lines and axles. Also toss in a couple of bell cranks, or just upgrade to the aluminum one. If you are running the new VXL version, toss in a couple of sets of 5X11 bearings as those are run almost everywhere. Check out avid bearings for $1 a piece.
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:19 PM   #4
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The front shock tower is a weak spot. Get yourself an RPM unit.
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Front and rear shock towers. Front and rear a arms, spur gear, body clips.
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