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Old 09-14-2004, 09:27 AM   #1
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Unhappy bought a new duratrax st (1 day old) - need some help?

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i just bought this duratrax st (1 day old) and have only ran it once and the front inside rims of the tyres are rubing and have worn down the inner arms a little (see pics - white dust from tyres rubbing etc) i have losend the bolts on both wheels to the point where one more half rotation will leave the nut half off.



am i entitled to exchange it for a new one cus its so new as im pritty thsure the tyres are not molded correctly??





thanks, mark
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Old 09-14-2004, 11:44 AM   #2
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just buy some shims to space the rim out a little
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Old 09-14-2004, 12:32 PM   #3
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just buy some shims to space the rim out a little
any idea how much?

its brand new it should be working fine straight out of the box wouldnt u think
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Agreed on that but remember this is a RTR kit, they are exactly assembled by racers here. I would recommend that you do a complete teardown of your vehicle and rebuild it so you:

1. Know how it goes together
2. Find any problems that are lingering so Duratrax can correct them
3. Have it built by someone who cares about it.

It would be good to call duratrax about this and see what they say . Maybe they sent you the wrong rims?
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mine did that, i just loseded the wheeles 1/2 a turn and it was fine
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mine did that, i just loseded the wheeles 1/2 a turn and it was fine

oh ok cool thats good to know.

do you think it has weakend the steering arm (buckle i think its called)?

did urs rub about 1mm away of the arm?


i used some fibre and metal washers/spacers that has made it better but it still just barely touches a bit.

think thats ok?

cheers, mark
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It should be fine, there is a good sized notch out of mine. Check, but i'm not sure, i think its under stress tech warrenty if it breaks
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