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  1. #1
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    My cars first major crash X(

    Sup peeps...


    Well is not as bad as compared to others iv seen on here but its my cars first big crash.



    I had gone to a mall parking lot that was nice and empty of any cars. Gave it afew speedy runs whale doing some long wide turns going as fast as it can when i desided to do a straight line speed pass just parallel to traffic on the other side of the sidewalk when all of a sudden out of the corner of my eye i see the big slab cement block thats the base of a street lamp so i give the car a hard left but wasnt soon enough.


    Broken bellcrank

    Broken chassis altho it is still useable

    Broken bulk head , camber brace and turnbuckle

    esc electronics popped off its box X(



    That thing just hit nearly head on and came to an instant stop. the rear end didnt even flip up nor did it bounce around or flip everywhere..... it just was instant stop and what sounded like a pop at the same time. the battery and esc are fine that god and so are the shocks and motor. whats cool tho is that the stuff that broke was all stock stuff i had planned on replacing anyway with upgrades so i now have a fleet of hop ups coming my way in the mail.


    Can i have my grats?

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    Congrats!!! i think the stock turnbuckles are the only thing i have stock on my truck still and man they go through a beating! You definately did a swell job there, my first break was only a rear shock and arm!
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    That is some nice carnage. And well photoed.

    Grats to you.

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    Those turn buckles dont look stock to me, WHat are they?
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    sweet...this will also be my first "grats" for breaking stuff

    this is not really the first time something has broke on it.. iv broken carriers, a rpm bumper and a shock tower but they were due to winter temps and they broek on the stupidest things like hitting a speed bump whale not even at half speed.


    i dont know if this is a normal feeling but i felt like crap when it happend..i fel like i was the only person to make this sort of mistake and crash it lik ethis..but then i remembered that peeps on here have done much worse so then i felt better XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by noll1
    Those turn buckles dont look stock to me, WHat are they?
    they are indeed stock.... altho im happy to say that the replacements i bought are much more beefy then these ones are keep in mind this is a xl-5 last years model X)

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    nice wreckage.

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    Way to go all out! Upgrade time!
    No matter where you go there you are.

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    Nice!
    WE went out messin around the other day.... Found a 6 foot dirt hill with a perfect lip... Launched it a few times and Broke my bellcrank as well....
    I replaced it with a Traxxas aluminum one... I should be good now... I hope..
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    Nice carnage man, welcome to the club.
    An injured friend is the bitterest of foes

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    thank you peeps...thank you :`D

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