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    Unhappy Aluminum turnbuckles snapping

    Does anyone else have trouble with the Traxxas aluminum turnbuckles. Both of my front camber turnbuckes snapped. They didn't just bend, but broke into two pieces.

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    no but you have to be hitting some prettyhard jumps

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    I broke mine from running into a feince.

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    I broke mine from hitting a Toyota Tacoma when I looked the brakes. Are you running aluminum caster blocks on yours? I think that is why the rate of breakage is greater for me.
    wanna race?

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    The alium turnbuckles are not made for straight bashing, but more for racing in mind. You should of stuck with the stockers or have gone with the Lunsford Titanium Turnbuckles instead. I use the Lunsofrd ones and they have held up to tons of abuse without a scratch...
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    ....and they come with a warranty.

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    Originally posted by Heavy Throttle
    The alium turnbuckles are not made for straight bashing, but more for racing in mind. You should of stuck with the stockers or have gone with the Lunsford Titanium Turnbuckles instead. I use the Lunsofrd ones and they have held up to tons of abuse without a scratch...
    what is the warranty, did u get the hinge pins and the turnbuckles or just turnbuckles.... what are the hinge pins

    how hawd were they to install
    If your jato is grey, then you are a jatomachine

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    Originally posted by Porsche
    ....and they come with a warranty.
    Which ones come with a warranty? If they are the upgraded traxxas ones that have warranty, that would rock. I will also have to let the LHS know that there are lunsford ones avaliable for the JATO.
    wanna race?

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    I was adding to Heavy Throttle's response. The Lunsford's come with the warranty.

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    nice. i think ill get titanium
    At least my engine didn't break yet.

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    I got the entire kit, Turnbuckles and Hinge Pins. Install was easy, I put on all new ends on the titanium turnbuckles.

    Didn't know about the warrenty, nice to know...
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    i hit a parked car befor lol


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    from what i understand traxxas is backing up its own parts and taking care of bust alum turnbukles. i got one that they will be getting a call about when they get back.

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    the traxxas turnbuckles are meant for light weight not durability!!!
    big air /track jato&b4

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