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Old 11-12-2003, 08:33 AM   #106
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Will the Pro arms break? NOt nearly as soon as the stock arms. However, I did manage to pull the lower shock mounting screw out of one with just a little tap. Good thing the set isn't that expensive... Now if only they made that Full Option version somewhere, it would be nice. I plan on upgrading piece by piece over the off season.
By strengthening the arms you simply move the failure point to another area. The Pro arms are as strong as any you will find on say the V1RR. They are very reasonably priced also.

You will find the weakest point is on the A-arm mounts. The original plastic ones are not so good because the hinge pin is fixed to the A arm and the rotational movement is simply on the mounts. These are better candidates for upgrading as opposed to the arms themselves.
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Having ripped the hinge pins out of both the front and rear blocks during a crash with a 950, I would tend to agree. One question though: do the aluminum arm holders have the holed drilled for the sway bars?
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Old 11-12-2003, 09:00 AM   #108
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There are large holes cut into the alloy mounts because the hinge pin sits on a ball. This allows you adjust the kick up/squat angles of the A arms (unlike the plastic mounts, which tend to bind when you angle the A arms). Because the holes goes striaght through the mount, there are no problems with using the anti roll bars in the font or back.
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Old 11-12-2003, 10:19 AM   #109
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Good to know. I'll add that to the list of hop-ups I need to get!
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i did not know there was a difference between the pro arms and the nylon arms.. thanks for clarifying dtm! so, you are sugeting i get arm mounts instead and the pro arms right? any more suggestions on what other hopups i get for performance and durabily?
am not saying the standard ld3 is not durable, it is! the only thing that needs to be replaced (in my experience) are the rear dogbones, need to change them to the stainless CVDs and the shaft holding the 2 speed. this is after 3 weeks of driving around our street (with lots of pebbles)..
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Yes, if you check out http://shopping.rcmodel.com.hk, do a search for LD3 you will see the packet for pro arms and the front/rear nylon arms, price is also very different..

I didn't bother with the nylon arms for reasons stated above, I got the alloy lower arm holders. If you want the nylon arms get the alloy holders first (then maybe expect bent pins?)

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Very nice thread guys!I agree the ld3 is quite a very strong car!

heres a photo of my car , installed some of this and some of that...engine running it is a zac mod os tr!its quite good for a 3port!

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Old 11-12-2003, 08:18 PM   #113
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hey bulldog! lets trade cars! hehe! can you supply the pro arms? ill be getting the CVDs from you next week! i guess ill be getting the aluminum arm mounts 1st..
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Old 11-13-2003, 01:36 AM   #114
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sorry sup, im finished with importing rc's.nothing wrong with the manufacturers, Its just this parcel service(DHL!)Theyre so FU*@#*G SHREWD man!Looooong story!!!!!!



and ow I forgot to mention Customs!theyre so FU**^NG corrupt, no wonder our country is going nowhere!



But hey I still have my hobby....so let bygones be bygones!
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There are no Taiwan Limited Edition here.Hahaha....
See the advertisement on Taiwanese magazine.....

Sorry!The pix is too big....
Link here http://www.rctech.com.tw/supplier/img-01/hong%20nor.jpg

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i did not know there was a difference between the pro arms and the nylon arms..
The Pro arms are the same black plastic...simply thicker!
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There are no Taiwan Limited Edition here.Hahaha....
See the advertisement on Taiwanese magazine.....

Sorry!The pix is too big....
Link here http://www.rctech.com.tw/supplier/img-01/hong%20nor.jpg
hmmm....I'm not sure I like that orange colour?? Any news of a new centax clutch friction material...the original seems to wear pretty quick??
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hmmm....I'm not sure I like that orange colour?? Any news of a new centax clutch friction material...the original seems to wear pretty quick??


Some of racers at our track would rather use the mugen's centax clutch and 0.8pitch to get more speed.
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Actually, the standard arms and the Pro arms are the same material, just thicker webbing. The nylon arms are a totally different material
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Some of racers at our track would rather use the mugen's centax clutch and 0.8pitch to get more speed.
I did think about using the Mugen or Kyosho centax (since I have 4 of them)......what do they use for spur gears on the car?
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