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Old 02-28-2022, 08:56 AM
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I've got a cheap PR401 type R for my son who has just started racing and he has busted a front arm, just wondered if any other brands of front arms fit the car? Supply seems patchy in the UK
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Old 03-01-2022, 04:45 PM
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That is not a very popular brand. Therefore, finding aftermarket arms will be hard to find, if they are out there. You might have better luck looking on eBay for PR spare parts.
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Old 03-01-2022, 05:20 PM
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I don’t think I’ve seen anything about other brands fitting. I’ve been running the SB401R for bit over 6 months. Got two sources for parts in the US.
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Originally Posted by Headling
I've got a cheap PR401 type R for my son who has just started racing and he has busted a front arm, just wondered if any other brands of front arms fit the car? Supply seems patchy in the UK
Vendetta Hobbies https://vendettahobbies.com/product-...-racing-parts/
Nemo Racing https://www.nemoracingusa.com/collections/pr-racing
RC Pro Shop https://shop.thercproshop.com/pr-racing/pr-racing-parts
FierceRcSolutions https://www.fiercercsolutions.com/pr-racing-parts.html
Sorry just saw you're in the UK ..

6K Racing https://6kracing.com/collections/pr-sb401-r


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Old 03-02-2022, 07:41 AM
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Thanks Clint, yes 6k dont have any of the med arms but will check out postage on the shops you suggested, cheers for the info
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Old 07-27-2022, 08:56 PM
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Picked the 2022 version SB401-R up from Ausrab Industries in Australia after seeing Mark Lim's youtube unboxing vid. Seriously amazing how many options are included out of the box in this kit.. I've got to assume it's an attempt to make up for their weaker availability but it's what sold me on the PR.

Question - the 2022 version only has 100% plastic lock nuts for the top shock mounts (step E2). This is new to me. Why would this be?

Previous version seems like it had both conventional metal or plastic options, and given that they're giving you metal/plastic options for stuff like hubs I don't see them suddenly cheaping out on four extra locknuts.

My best guess was it's intended to be a sacrificial part in a crash? Seems a bit extreme for weight saving...

PS. For anyone who wasn't aware, 2022 version includes both centre diff & centre slipper clutch.. so that complaint seems to have been fully addressed now.
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Maybe the lock nuts are there to stop them coming off but a nyloc would do the same but tbh its a small thing and the car is pretty awesome, I am loving our 401type r, really good spec out the box and up there with the other big brands
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Originally Posted by pache
Picked the 2022 version SB401-R up from Ausrab Industries in Australia after seeing Mark Lim's youtube unboxing vid. Seriously amazing how many options are included out of the box in this kit.. I've got to assume it's an attempt to make up for their weaker availability but it's what sold me on the PR.

Question - the 2022 version only has 100% plastic lock nuts for the top shock mounts (step E2). This is new to me. Why would this be?

Previous version seems like it had both conventional metal or plastic options, and given that they're giving you metal/plastic options for stuff like hubs I don't see them suddenly cheaping out on four extra locknuts.

My best guess was it's intended to be a sacrificial part in a crash? Seems a bit extreme for weight saving...

PS. For anyone who wasn't aware, 2022 version includes both centre diff & centre slipper clutch.. so that complaint seems to have been fully addressed now.
Glad you enjoyed my video and are we impressed with the car as I am. The guys at the local track love how it handles out of the box.

As for the plastic nuts, I suppose it's just a design decision. I've seen factory kits over the useYears use both plastic and metal locknuts. Both work, I've preferred plastic ones when the shock caps are metal but PR uses plastic shock caps so it's not that relevant in this case.

The slipper and diff inclusion is really great value.
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