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    How to prevent the Prerunner body from cracking

    Have 2 new Desert Prerunner cars. Both original bodies and a clear lexan body are completely cracked.
    I have already enlarged the body holes and taped the body from the inside. still the lexan body cracked in a few crashed.

    Does anyone has some ideas how to create a better bumper? or is there an aftermarket body which fits?

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    i have not found anything that is a body or something that would work as one and fits(ive tryed everything! and ive looked everywhere!)
    your best bet is to go to walmart or retail stores with a measurement of the wheelbase and width and try to measure new bright rc's and other toy cars
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    I have the same issue with the SST. Traxxas told me that the prerunner parts work on SST including body.
    T-bone racing makes a bumper for the teton but not the prerunner and SST. They said they haven't started working on the SST/Prerunner model yet.
    I don't have a good fix for this problem either but would love to hear ideas from others.

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    What I do is cover the inside of the body with electrical tape right when I get it. You can cover old ones to, and it increases the strength a lot, and I recommend doing it.
    Doesn't need to be fancy. Just needs to run.

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    I got some Polyethylene stock and made a bumper for my kids trucks. Only have a few runs on it and will put some stress on the bumper it is attached to but if it takes it off the body that is ripped up on the blue one in the picture I am all for it.
    picture: https://www.screencast.com/t/cWfywRymU
    I like the electrical tape idea too. much easier than this overkill method!!

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    I fitted 1/16 Summit bumpers and its been good so far.

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    where they a direct fit?
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    Little mod

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    Not sure if this will work. I used to own one. Look into dromida body. I know that made one similar. It took a beating for sure

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    Are you able to put a 1/16 summit body on the sst/prerunner?
    Doesn't need to be fancy. Just needs to run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PecosBill View Post
    Are you able to put a 1/16 summit body on the sst/prerunner?
    Here it is.

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    Did you have to mod the chassis to attach the bumper?

    Quote Originally Posted by PFurlong71 View Post
    I fitted 1/16 Summit bumpers and its been good so far.



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    Just screwed right onto the stock bumpers.

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    How to prevent the Prerunner body from cracking

    Very nice and easy... just the way I like it.
    On the summit body is that the traxxas exocage? Is it rigid and heavy or soft and light?
    On amazon it says the weight of the cage is .32 ounces. Just wondering how it holds up if driving with it.


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    Did you just drop a summit body on? How do the body mounts line up? Looks like the mini summit's bumpers fit real easily, I think I'm gonna do that. The summit body looks real nice on the sst, I might possibly get one for mine. Are the stock body mounts the perfect length for the summit body, and how does the height line up?
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    I started using Gorilla tape. Gorilla tape is better than electrical tape and even duct tape. Its stickier thicker cheap and easy to put on. Gorilla tape will even hold a beatup cracked body with chunks missing together. Its what I line the inside of my basher bodies with. Try it if you do not like it just peel it off.
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    The summit body is just sitting on the SST to show how it fits. The body mounts donít line up so you would have to try and fit the Summit mounts on the SST or drill new holes in the body.

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    Shoe goo. It dries flexible but stiff. All the rc crawler guys use it and I use it on my associated rc18t with thin lexan bodies all the time. My friends prerunner cracked in the cold and shoe goo shure helped it out. You can also use it to glue led lights into place if the lexan was masked off. You can get it at Walmart near the shoes for 6 or 8 bucks.
    Also people have been using plasti dip spray or flex seal inside of the body to make them less prone to cracking or rips

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    T bone racing has an aftermarket bumper, they released it in the past couple months. seems like a good option.
    The LDPE front bumper I put on the SST did put too much stress on the stock bumper which caused it to break. luckily it is only a $5 part.
    Good to hear others ideas on keeping the body together.

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    How exactly did you put them on? I bought a set, and I can't just screw them on, cause they don't clear the body. Unless I bend the body or trim it, the bumpers won't fit.
    Doesn't need to be fancy. Just needs to run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelie View Post
    T bone racing has an aftermarket bumper, they released it in the past couple months. seems like a good option.
    The LDPE front bumper I put on the SST did put too much stress on the stock bumper which caused it to break. luckily it is only a $5 part.
    Good to hear others ideas on keeping the body together.
    I have the T-Bone bumpers and they are pretty hardy. Have saved the body a few times. Also I have started plastidiping the insides of the bodies instead of painting, seems to add strength but the long term jury is still out.

    Here are the T-Bone bummers on my SST.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PecosBill View Post
    How exactly did you put them on? I bought a set, and I can't just screw them on, cause they don't clear the body. Unless I bend the body or trim it, the bumpers won't fit.
    I put spacers behind the bumpers. I also cut notches in the rear to fit over the bumper posts.

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    Ahhh... Thanks Where did you get the spacers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PecosBill View Post
    Ahhh... Thanks Where did you get the spacers?
    I used shock pistons I had laying around.

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    For shocks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PecosBill View Post
    For shocks?
    Yes for shocks.

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    Do you think you could send me a link? Thanks If so and if not, thanks for your input
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