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Old 11-13-2017, 10:23 AM   #1
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I'm really hoping that I'm not the only one that has experienced this. so after getting my RTR bully2, and drooling over it for a few days I finally plugged in a 2s battery and crawled around inside my house over some pillows and a gym mat. did a couple front digs and admired the awesomeness of the crawler. then out of nowhere I heard a clicking. I could hear it and feel it in the front axle so I stopped and took the cover off where the motor and found a little piece of metal. now this thing is brand new so this was really odd..... I took the rest of the front axle apart and finally found a little bearing gone (messed up) and the transfer gear missing a tooth. after searching what bearing it is (5x9x3) I dug into my parts bin and grabbed some extra 5x9x3 bearings I had. then after comparing the one that was still intact from the bully 2 front axle I saw that this thing had 2 bearings installed that were the wrong size. any suggestions on how to get this resolved with rc4wd?


my spare 5x9x3 bearing is on the left beside what was in the axle.






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Old 11-13-2017, 10:35 AM   #2
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Someone else here had that same issue. Might be Yoda84 ? .
RC4WD should replace the whole deal , if under warranty


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Old 11-13-2017, 11:06 AM   #3
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Someone else here had that same issue. Might be Yoda84 ? .
RC4WD should replace the whole deal , if under warranty


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I certainly hope so. I just bought this last Monday. I talked to the hobby store and they said I should have a one year warranty.... so I emailed rc4wd and am awaiting a response.
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:15 AM   #4
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No it wasn't me but there was another member on here had the same problem. Contact Rc4wd, they will take care of it, but it'll take a while to get it in your hands.
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Old 11-13-2017, 04:26 PM   #5
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There has been a fair few people had this issue. It's rather common on the RTR set up.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:57 PM   #6
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It was me sent me new gears and bearings and a new housing because it chewed mine up luckily I was on day 28 of the 30 day warranty.

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Old 11-14-2017, 06:22 AM   #7
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It was me sent me new gears and bearings and a new housing because it chewed mine up luckily I was on day 28 of the 30 day warranty.

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okay sounds good. my housing is fine but I need new gears and bearings. I received an email back about the 3 position switch being bad but then I replied with all this and never got a response so I'm thinking maybe my response emails are going to their SPAM so I emailed RC4WD from their web form about the wrong bearings and bad gears. hoping I can get a quick resolution. Ill be honest though I am super bummed, I didn't even get to use it yet on some rocks and its broken I guess to no fault of mine but still.

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Old 11-14-2017, 11:48 AM   #8
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well I got a response back from rc4wd and looks like this is covered and they will be sending out my new bearings and gears soon, thank god!
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:56 AM   #9
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well I got a response back from rc4wd and looks like this is covered and they will be sending out my new bearings and gears soon, thank god!
Yeah they could've really expanded moa with this rig but they keep leaving a sour taste in people's mouths. Especially mine.
Some words of advice. Replace the bearings. And the small bearing can be replaced with a bushing for less chance of failure.
The knuckles need mechanical stops to keep you from breaking cvds.
Otherwise you'll be a sad panda.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:01 PM   #10
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Yeah they could've really expanded moa with this rig but they keep leaving a sour taste in people's mouths. Especially mine.
Some words of advice. Replace the bearings. And the small bearing can be replaced with a bushing for less chance of failure.
The knuckles need mechanical stops to keep you from breaking cvds.
Otherwise you'll be a sad panda.
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Ill def consider those bushings. I got a lathe friend so I'm sure he could make me some and I have steering set at 40% on the xr4 I think. tires just start to hit the links. I had the crawler off the ground and cycled the steering while moving to see if there is any binding and set the ep where I felt it wasn't too much. ill have to pull a cvd and see what kind of angle it will allow and match that.


I'm ready to crawl and kick some ass at a friends house on his indoor course.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:45 PM   #11
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The shafts will do 50 degrees iirc, but they need a stop a hair before that. Even if you have your epa set, that won't stop it from going over it in a bind. Steering stops will.
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:21 PM   #12
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Ill def consider those bushings. I got a lathe friend so I'm sure he could make me some and I have steering set at 40% on the xr4 I think. tires just start to hit the links. I had the crawler off the ground and cycled the steering while moving to see if there is any binding and set the ep where I felt it wasn't too much. ill have to pull a cvd and see what kind of angle it will allow and match that.


I'm ready to crawl and kick some ass at a friends house on his indoor course.
Well end points didn't help me. If pushed up against a rock it can still go past and when you try to throttle out you'll snap a pin then you replace it and the shaft snaps next. It's a good time. Lol

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Old 11-14-2017, 01:28 PM   #13
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post a link for your steering stops if you can. thanks!!! this thing is so badass. way more features out of the box compared to the xr10 I had
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:47 PM   #14
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post a link for your steering stops if you can. thanks!!! this thing is so badass. way more features out of the box compared to the xr10 I had
Don't think anyone makes them something you have to figure out. Or buy dlux knuckles


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Old 12-04-2017, 09:59 AM   #15
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Well, unfortunately I haven't received any parts from RC4WD. I have emailed them weekly and they have responded which is nice but basically keep informing me that the parts are being gathered for shipment and I will receive shipping information when they ship. I ordered and received my knuckle weights within a week so I'm really hoping the parts will ship out this week. Has anyone ordered gears recently and received them already?
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:21 AM   #16
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Took a little while for me to get mine when it got warrantied because they are usually out of gears and back ordered.

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Old 12-04-2017, 01:55 PM   #17
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Took a little while for me to get mine when it got warrantied because they are usually out of gears and back ordered.

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skylar responded. provided tracking number and they show as delivered !!!! hell yes!!!!! so stoked. cant wait to get the bully going.


Thanks RC4WD!!!
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