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Old 03-14-2017, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default Looking for some better trailing arms.

Seen the gumetal aluminium ones the had in "Hot Deals" section of Rc4wds site, but wondering if anybody had experience with these.. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:24 PM   #2
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Default Re: Looking for some better trailing arms.

If you can afford the Vanquish trailing arms, or another solid trailing arm I'd recommend those.

The reason is that the Vanquish trailing arms are solid, not assembled with threaded rod ends. Those threaded rod ends are one more threaded connection that must be Loc-Tited and looked after to keep tight, whereas the solid ones are simpler, and have no threaded connections to potentially loosen up over time. That threaded connection is also a weak point that solid trailing arms won't have.

Proper Loc-Titing and assembly can certainly make the threaded rod ends just as reliable as the solid ones, but if the cost is similar, I'd recommend skipping the extra hassle and going for the simpler parts.

On my Twin Hammers I have the Hot Racing trailing arms, which use the threaded rod ends. Proper assembly & Loc-Titing has kept them trouble free, but it took me a few tries to get there. After those few tries, they've been reliable enough that I can't financially justify replacing them. But if I was starting from scratch, and knew what I know now, I'd look for solid trailing arms.

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Old 03-15-2017, 08:22 AM   #3
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Default Re: Looking for some better trailing arms.

Are you having a problem with the stock arms?
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:14 AM   #4
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Default Re: Looking for some better trailing arms.

Thank you Fallen, I now know what to look for, means saving up a little more to lol..

jgrim, no problems, just looking for more bling to add to the rig.. kind of unnecessary but hate stock especially in this hobby..

Mind you this is the V2
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Old 03-19-2017, 03:48 PM   #5
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Default Re: Looking for some better trailing arms.

The stocking arms are cheap, light, durable, and long wearing at the pivot balls. Took me 3 years to wear out the stockers. A full set of all 4 line was like $10, so more stock links it was.
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