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Old 01-23-2012, 10:39 AM
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dont think im not watching you guys. just remember, spektrums dont glitch, so if i take you out, its on purpose.
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Mark,

please order 3 sets V2 lowered front arms and a packet of front ride height adjusters, (them red alloy hookey thingamejiggs ) and one of them new hardened left rear hubs please...........all for the Rebel 1/2th scale.

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Originally Posted by al dente View Post
dont think im not watching you guys. just remember, spektrums dont glitch, so if i take you out, its on purpose.
I been practicing my hacking skills on FJ since IIC, I hope you have a 2nd car to use........ Ur gonna need it.....
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I been practicing my hacking skills on FJ since IIC, I hope you have a 2nd car to use........ Ur gonna need it.....
Haha.. love u guys too.
Cya in a week Ficco.
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better bring lotsa spare side side links
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better bring lotsa spare side side links
Boys bring links
I bring rollers
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Boys bring links
I bring rollers
Rollers...

for your hair?
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Rollers...

for your hair?
YES. Gotta look good for the dudes...
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Speaking of side links ... V2's are on my wish list .. or at least sell them in a 10 pack.
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Speaking of side links ... V2's are on my wish list.
i don't want to say anything to jinx myself -- but there is something special going on at your track. must be a lot of slide slapping -- and blown out bearings.

another option is to build a set of links using rod ends and a tie rod (think speed merchant)
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Originally Posted by hanulec View Post
i don't want to say anything to jinx myself -- but there is something special going on at your track. must be a lot of slide slapping -- and blown out bearings.

another option is to build a set of links using rod ends and a tie rod (think speed merchant)
It must be the Colorado dryness, because this is not unique to just our track...The side links are crap and they need to be fixed. I am sure we are just a bunch of bashers compared to you pro drivers. Unfortunately, you cannot replace them with another brand like you can the steering blocks and axles.

It may in fact be unique to us, but it is sure happening a lot more often then I would expect. I can say this...since I stopped running 1/12th scale I have stopped breaking them .

I am glad no one else is having issues, but I cannot say the same for all of the TOPs at our track. Hard to promote a car that breaks...plain and simple.
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It must be the Colorado dryness, because this is not unique to just our track...The side links are crap and they need to be fixed. I am sure we are just a bunch of bashers compared to you pro drivers. Unfortunately, you cannot replace them with another brand like you can the steering blocks and axles.

It may in fact be unique to us, but it is sure happening a lot more often then I would expect. I can say this...since I stopped running 1/12th scale I have stopped breaking them .

I am glad no one else is having issues, but I cannot say the same for all of the TOPs at our track. Hard to promote a car that breaks...plain and simple.
honestly i don't think any car is prefect out of the box -- especially the first edition. all in all -- the Rebel 12 is pretty amazing.

if i where breaking links i'd HIGHLY recommend putting together side links with lunsford turnbuckles + basically whatever rod end + ball you like (just make sure all four are the same). this is _the_ way link cars started (remember the Speedmerchant/CRC Carpet Knife?). you could use dubro parts like speed merchant (std screws), losi type-r rod ends and balls (or CRC light weight balls) (std screws) or just use TOP Photon balls and rod ends (metric screws).

building side links is pretty easy -- and the large center football makes the adjustment easy even if they aren't 100% the same length. we made a replacement link for Larry this way once when he got the Rebel 12 before there where instructions or spare parts.
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Originally Posted by ByteStream View Post
Speaking of side links ... V2's are on my wish list .. or at least sell them in a 10 pack.
I use the associated links. They are a lot beefier.

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I use the associated links. They are a lot beefier.

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Are they the same length? I've never tried to measure them...
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Originally Posted by hanulec View Post
Are they the same length? I've never tried to measure them...
Same length, just have to use their ball stud's and put a little bit bigger screw in them.

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