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    Broken Chassis...

    Crashed dead on into a parked car's tire going about 50 mph...broke my chassis and warped my driveline Has anyone else ever broken a chassis? I'm not looking forward into transferring all the parts to a new chassis.







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    RC Champion RazorRC22's Avatar
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    No. But I've never driven into a parked car at 50mph either.
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    I broke a chassis, well it was a bulkhead and 1 screw off the chassis for the swaybar... so the chassis had to be replaced also..... still didn't take long

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    Tedious, but not very difficult...
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. El Sob's Avatar
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    It is not a hard thing to do. I have broken more chassis than I care to remember! Is your truck and Ultimate Edition? If so just be careful of the wires.
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    Its not hard to transfer everything over, just time consuming. I haven't broken mine but then again its been sitting on a shelf for 2 years
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    I just went through this myself, its a little annoying, but not terrible. It is a good time to take a look at all of the parts you don't normally see, inspect them, and see if they need replacing. If you bent your center shaft, recommend taking a hard look at your diff inputs for cracks. When I had my crash I sheered the front one clean off, the back one had a hairline crack that likely would have failed in the near future.
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    If you did bend your center shaft, I would upgrade to the tekno big bone.

    As for the chassis, it happens. Now you have a reason to rit-dye the new one! It's pretty easy to change but I highly recommend a good set of tools before you start. I use the mip speed tip set #9512 and a cordless drill.

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    Get a hot racing inner roll cage or vg racing brace...toughens up the lcg chassis

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitie_bear View Post
    Get a hot racing inner roll cage or vg racing brace...toughens up the lcg chassis
    In a event of a high speed crash this can be bad because it spreads the damage elsewhere instead of letting it flex with the impact.
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    I found a seller on eBay that sells 4x4 LCGs for 20 dollars. I thought it'd be about 50. Looks like I'll start the project soon!

    Thanks for the tips!


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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. billy-bones's Avatar
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    With the modular designee of the rig the job will be easier then you think.
    Also as mentioned above its a good time to check out a lot of other things that may have needed attention before or after the incident.
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    If I were you I would say it's upgrade time to go with I think it's Strc has an aluminum chassis I would be going with that


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    RC Qualifier whitie_bear's Avatar
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    i hit my trucks diff cover travelling top speed with 3s , disintigrated my roll cage but not one thing was messed up on the car...the aluminum gives, now if it was a steel roll cage i agree that might be too unforgiving, but in my big accents my aluminum cage has always given before anything else...then im left bending it back in the vice (after the diff issue there was no bending it back to normal hahahahah)

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