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Old 02-02-2012, 08:41 PM
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One born every minute....lol.

Needle nose pliers do the same thing, and a Hobby knife for removal...lol. Work on a pit towel your chances of finding them increase, but then you can always buy the captured ones. Next on my list. I hate them too. So RTR'ish to have e-clips.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:54 PM
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Has anyone else had problems with the Tekin RS receiver wire not reaching? I just purchased one used and it barely reaches to the receiver but its really tight.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by z400jt View Post
Has anyone else had problems with the Tekin RS receiver wire not reaching? I just purchased one used and it barely reaches to the receiver but its really tight.
I just add a short 1" extsnsion to it, fits perfect. I use a servo connector kit to make my own
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Originally Posted by z400jt View Post
Has anyone else had problems with the Tekin RS receiver wire not reaching? I just purchased one used and it barely reaches to the receiver but its really tight.
Your receiver wire has been shortened. Very common when used for on-road due to how close the ESC is mounted to the receiver. A new lead can be soldered onto the receiver but requires good soldering skills.

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Old 02-02-2012, 10:01 PM
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Anyone have pics of rear arms? I think I might have something wrong back there... I would post up a picture but it's to late..

Once I figure out the arms... I should be able to finish that day..

(well after I go buy some e-clips)[Where did that stupid bag go?]



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NM I figure it out thank you though

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Old 02-02-2012, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by kmags View Post
Your receiver wire has been shortened. Very common when used for on-road due to how close the ESC is mounted to the receiver. A new lead can be soldered onto the receiver but requires good soldering skills.
That's what I was afraid of. My soldering skills are not great. I guess I'll be using an extension.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by z400jt View Post
That's what I was afraid of. My soldering skills are not great. I guess I'll be using an extension.
I have used Futaba servo extenstions for years in XXX cars so I didn't have to run the lead under the battery. Never had a single issue with one.
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Originally Posted by zspeed42 View Post
No they dont fit,, and yes the stockers do suck, brand new truck on the first run and had 2 pop off on a light rub of a pipe.
The stocks don't suck . I've had my share of tumbles and yet to pop one off .
When a cup pops off it it for one of two reasons , it is either worn out or you crashed causing it to pop off .

These trucks are not like SCTs that you can get away with crashing and bashing into everything . If the cup didn't pop you more likely would be replacing a hub , arm , and etc .
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:10 AM
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Hey guys,

What size turnbuckles does the truck have, out getting a wrench and forgot to check what size. I have a 4mm and 5mm option, or a 3.5mm and 4mm.

Thanks

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I'm about 1/3 of the way through my build. Really easy kit to build. Got the front and rear suspensions complete. Need to do the tranny and shocks and I'll have a roller.



Couple questions:

Anyone have some sticking in the steering rack? I had to scrape and sand a bit to get it to move freely.

Diss appointed by the turnbuckles - seem like chrome plated lot metal? Look and feel cheap. But I guess they'll do the job until I replace with Lunsford.

Other than that - solid kit, very nice.
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:11 AM
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The steering rack is tight at first but it'll work itself in.
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Is everyone running the rack dry? I would believe so since it seems like a whole can of issues would occur with dirt build up.
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Yessir, dry.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:42 AM
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Ball cups are fine. If you hit a pipe they are supposed to pop off. You eff'ed up hitting the pipe. Hard landings, off kilter could pop one off also. Again your error. I had one pop off last weekend, hitting a pipe. I tried to pop it back on by handm, but i was too weak, used a plier and it didnt pop off again that day. Of course I corrected my mistake and no more pop offs...lol.

Any ball cup will pop off within a collision, if their is excessive failure, get new cups. Energy has to transfer somewhere, I rather have a popped cup than a bent turnbuckle, or broken bulkhead.

I hit a pipe with my buggy and tore my front camber block, does that mean the block is weak? I did however replace with the AL version but, didnt really need to.

Hard landings and pipes do cause stress, something has to give.




Also, I have ran where my steering rack did stick when ran dry. I dropped some drops of shock oil to free it up. A little dirt did accumilate but nothing for me to ve concerned about. I did had to bevel the AL rack to keep it from digging into the slide. I think the angle of the servo was to high pushing it into the slide instead. So for me oil and a file helped keep my steering rack moving freely.
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Originally Posted by Peff View Post
Hey guys,

What size turnbuckles does the truck have, out getting a wrench and forgot to check what size. I have a 4mm and 5mm option, or a 3.5mm and 4mm.

Thanks
4.0 mm
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