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Old 04-12-2008, 05:32 AM   #1
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since thay have been discontinued will it be worth it to put 200-300$ into mine? i dont wanna turn around and be stuck with a truck i cant get parts for latter on if somthing breaks..:? just kinda torn since i just bought this thing a day or two ago
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:06 AM   #2
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You shouldn't have any problem getting TLT axle parts for some time to come. The TLT kit is discontinued, not the axle parts.
I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:04 AM   #3
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there are plenty of aftermarket parts available from various online stores
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Just check with the vendors here on RCC. Most of them have all the parts to rebuild the axles.
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:49 AM   #5
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I would definatly say they are worth it. First off you could state your plans. Most go with a diffrent chassis anyway with aftermarket links etc. The axles are very easy to get parts for too.
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awesome that makes me feel better i was gunna do the tracer kit and beadlocks and a few orther things cause i really like this thing.
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Go for it man. Plus when you start changing things out I found that all them little spares come in quite handy lol
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:23 PM   #8
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awesome that makes me feel better i was gunna do the tracer kit and beadlocks and a few orther things cause i really like this thing.

I would do some reading on here 1st. Don't go off looks.
IMO the Tracer doesn't make a very good crawler. There are much better choices out there.
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:27 PM   #9
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well any thing is better then what i have now its the stock chassis with longer links making it 12.5wb..it rubs on every thing and gets stuck..also stock shocks
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well any thing is better then what i have now its the stock chassis with longer links making it 12.5wb..it rubs on every thing and gets stuck..also stock shocks
So why not a better aftermarket chassis then the Tracer?
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well the only reason i was doing the tracer is that it came with every thing..didnt have to buy little parts and plus my links are pretty beat up so i thought i'd just spend 100 for that kit that came with every thing..but if i can get a better after market chassis for about the same i'll do it.
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well the only reason i was doing the tracer is that it came with every thing..didnt have to buy little parts and plus my links are pretty beat up so i thought i'd just spend 100 for that kit that came with every thing..but if i can get a better after market chassis for about the same i'll do it.
You can get the axial chassis for about 40 bux and I'm sure all the links etc won't cost 60. Maybe even a pede trans too with that 100.00
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make sure to get bearings, cvd's, and alluminum axle c's or you will be kicking yourself like i am. I have broke 4 axle shafts and an axle casing in the last couple of months so dont go cheap because you'll end up paying the money in replacement parts anyways.
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So why not a better aftermarket chassis then the Tracer?
freetime has a legitimate question. X2
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make sure to get bearings, cvd's, and alluminum axle c's or you will be kicking yourself like i am. I have broke 4 axle shafts and an axle casing in the last couple of months so dont go cheap because you'll end up paying the money in replacement parts anyways.
Thats insane. now your scaring me. I've had absolutly zero problems with mine in the few months I've been driving it and I give er all she's got. But then again I don't have wideners yet
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^ what kind of tranny/motor/battery are you using? wheelbase etc...?
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^ what kind of tranny/motor/battery are you using? wheelbase etc...?
Pede locked with all steel gears, 12.5 wb, integy matrix 60 t motor. Tekin rebel 2 esc. Ib4200 batts, no bec yet ( i still don't understand the whole deal lol)
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I'm runnin a novak 55 with an R2 and 4200. super rooster ESC. That thing has enough torque to pull stumps(and break axles obviously)
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I'm runnin a novak 55 with an R2 and 4200. super rooster ESC. That thing has enough torque to pull stumps(and break axles obviously)
cool, Probably just a matter of time then before I snap one lol Probably at the first summer comp lol
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cool, Probably just a matter of time then before I snap one lol Probably at the first summer comp lol
too true. one of the major downsides to this hobby is the breakages. I just hope my cvd's will hold up for the whole comp:neutral:. if not im gonna be makin some gheto little replacement parts for the rest of the day.
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