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Old 08-05-2008, 08:30 PM   #1
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Just curious as to what parts others are replacing either due to damage/breakage or wearing out?

Mine are:

#5- diff rebuilds
#4 -plastic outdrives
#3- caster blocks (until I got diggity)
#2 -front a-arms
#1 -steering blocks

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Old 08-05-2008, 08:40 PM   #2
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1 rear diff out drive(plastic)
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I don't own one but ive seen many people pour through spur gears if you consider that a "part".
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:13 PM   #4
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Just curious as to what parts others are replacing either due to damage/breakage or wearing out?

Mine are:

5 diff rebuilds
4 plastic outdrives
3 caster blocks (until I got diggity)
2 front a-arms
1 steering blocks
Me thinks thats too big of a list. Some one needs a 12th scale.
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1. Front arm mount screws (bend), just about every time I have a hard hit on the front of the car

Ive broken an A-arm twice in 8 months. Wore out a CVD. Thats about it. With the p-dub bumper its a very durable car.
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Me thinks thats too big of a list. Some one needs a 12th scale.
Comon man, its not a what I replaced just last week list More like what I have gone thru
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Ok edited my post. It wasn't number of parts damaged, just a top five of what I replaced from most to least
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Good one, that's the thing that wores the most on my TC5 / TC5R
After that i think rebuilding the diff, but that's more because I want to have a good diff. Besides that I didn't brake or wore that much in the last half year.

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I've broken about 8 front C-hubs, and bent about 5 or 6 rear mount screws. I did once actually BREAK the aluminum piece that the screw threads into for the suspesion on the rear. Oh yeah, i've twice now broken the center out of a rim. As you can see, i'm still a beginner when it comes to TC
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The list would be the same as any car. Arms, hubs ect..........

A better question would be if there are other not so common problems with this car that will create bigger more costly issues diffs ect.........
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is this a user abuse or crash related failure question, or a real one?


because I find that most breakage issues go down appreciably
when the driver decreases the amount of stuff they hit
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is this a user abuse or crash related failure question, or a real one?


because I find that most breakage issues go down appreciably
when the driver decreases the amount of stuff they hit
I totally agree. All of my breakages have been of my own doing. Less crashing=less breakage. And i don't care what car you are running, if you use it alot and if you drive hard, and you don't do maintenence, parts are gonna wear out/break, just like a real car.
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I totally agree. All of my breakages have been of my own doing. Less crashing=less breakage. And i don't care what car you are running, if you use it alot and if you drive hard, and you don't do maintenence, parts are gonna wear out/break, just like a real car.
I agree too. Parts wear just from use, and it doesn't matter the brand. Parts will fail, but I don't remember the last time something imploded on its own on one of my cars...... unless I previously slammed it into something that would have precipitated the failure.


Or as one old coot told me, "If you're gonna hit stuff, expect to break stuff. These little buggers ain't made out of Silly Putty!"
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