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Old 04-08-2021, 07:44 AM   #1
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looking at these but will need new end links

https://www.hobbytown.com/samix-scx1...5025fs/p991023
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Old 04-08-2021, 09:47 AM   #2
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looking at these but will need new end links

https://www.hobbytown.com/samix-scx1...5025fs/p991023
I to have wonder what the best alternative is, Does anyone have any experience with these?

https://www.amazon.com/Que-T-Metal-C...s%2C469&sr=8-5
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I to have wonder what the best alternative is, Does anyone have any experience with these?

https://www.amazon.com/Que-T-Metal-C...s%2C469&sr=8-5
In my experience, metal end links are a bad idea. They have a ton of slop in them.
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Old 04-08-2021, 10:24 AM   #4
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Traxxas rod ends are excellent, I've never had any issues with them whatsoever.

They use just the right type of plastic - not too rubbery and not too brittle.

The TRX4 rod ends are available in standard, extended length, angled, and offset.

(friends don't let friends use metal rod ends!)
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Metal rod ends - bad idea. Can lead to breaking more expensive parts like skid plates and axle mounts.

Traxxas rod ends are the best there is imo.
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Old 04-08-2021, 10:32 AM   #6
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how many of which do i need for an scx10ii?
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Old 04-08-2021, 11:41 AM   #7
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Traxxas rod ends are excellent, I've never had any issues with them whatsoever.

They use just the right type of plastic - not too rubbery and not too brittle.

The TRX4 rod ends are available in standard, extended length, angled, and offset.

(friends don't let friends use metal rod ends!)
So what is it I need for the wraith spawn?
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Old 04-08-2021, 12:27 PM   #8
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For a Wraith I would upsize to the Traxxas Revo and/or Jato rod ends - super burly!

My Bomber has been upgrade with them (among other upgrades) - they are of slightly different lengths - Revo ends are shorter and more commonly used, but if you need to add a bit of length to a link you can use the Jato ends.

https://www.rpphobby.com/product_p/tra5347.htm

https://www.rpphobby.com/product_p/tra5525.htm
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For a Wraith I would upsize to the Traxxas Revo and/or Jato rod ends - super burly!

My Bomber has been upgrade with them (among other upgrades) - they are of slightly different lengths - Revo ends are shorter and more commonly used, but if you need to add a bit of length to a link you can use the Jato ends.

https://www.rpphobby.com/product_p/tra5347.htm

https://www.rpphobby.com/product_p/tra5525.htm
Thank you for the feedback, Looks like I will be doing some upgrades. I have seen rod ends break on the trail and don't want to be towed back to the truck.
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Old 04-12-2021, 07:23 AM   #10
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https://www.hobbytown.com/samix-stai...bfs-58/p578279
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Like anything, there's a trade-off.

Those balls would last a looong time but they'll wear out end links quite badly.

I used run aluminum balls all the time (and I still do quite commonly), but I'm starting to see the benefits of running plastic balls because they tend to be cheaper to replace than rod ends.
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