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    Proline Arms

    Hey guys,
    I put a new set of Proline A arms on front and back today on my Ultimate and noticed they were a tad longer than the stock Traxxas arms.
    I also put on new sets of Traxxas aluminium camber links and toe turnbuckles.
    Because of the extra A arm length I can't adjust the links and toe's to keep the wheels straight, at best I get both front and rear wheels angled inwards.
    The angle inwards is quite significant at the front moreso than the back and I can't adjust it out as the new rods are pretty much at full stretch now.
    To me there's way to much inwards camber and toe.
    Anyone else have this problem with the Proline A arms?
    Or am I worrying over nothing?
    Cant post a pic not sure how to.
    Thanks for any help.
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    That's because you bought the replacement arms for the ProTrac kit. You will have to get longer camber and steering links to fit the longer A-arms:
    https://www.prolineracing.com/perfor...nsion-kit-4x4/
    https://www.prolineracing.com/perfor...-turn-buckles/
    https://www.prolineracing.com/perfor...ks-70mm-x-4mm/
    https://www.prolineracing.com/perfor...ks-50mm-x-4mm/

    And stay away from the aluminium links. They are a lot weaker than steel or titanium.
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    It's easier to just buy new arms for now and keep all the links I have.
    A new set of RPM arms tomorrow, I'll grab the Proline stuff down the track.
    Thanks mate for the help.

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    No worries, mate!

    The RPM arms are great, but they tend to sag (especially at higher temperatures). It's recommended to store the vehicle on a stand to prevent them from bending.
    The RPM arms are not suited if you use the Tekno M6 steel driveshafts. Furthermore, there has been a few reports of problems when using the MIP X-Duty's aswell, due to the arms flexing a lot. Personally, I've used the RPM arms with the X-Duty's for several years without incidents.

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    A set of X01 links works also.

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    Thanks guys, I will get the Proline gear I need I just couldn't source it last night.
    Plus after spending a small fortune on the aluminium bars I need to get something out of them before I replace them.
    The X Duty's are next on my list so I'll update the bars I need then.
    So I understand what I have now isn't the best, but it will work, until I get everything sorted.
    Thanks again guys ��

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    Remember, if you plan on using NIP CVDs with the ProLine ProTrac A-arms, you need to piece your parts from MIP.

    Per ProLine's website:
    **While the stock axles will work with the ProTrac™ Suspension Kit, some customers may want a heavy duty CVD option for their truck (for Racing or Extreme Bashing purposes). The following MIP option has been confirmed to work with the kit:
    MIP #11104 X-Duty CVD Kit (2 Required for Front and Rear)
    MIP #10133 X-Duty Front Axle (2 Required for Front Left and Front Right)

    Additional note: If you already own X-Duty CVDs for the Slash®/Stampede® 4x4, you can use MIP #11105 Male bones to convert your drives to the new length. Axles can then be skipped in this case.
    https://www.prolineracing.com/perfor...nsion-kit-4x4/

    That is what I run on my YeSh .02:






    https://forums.traxxas.com/showthrea...=1#post6308516
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    Thanks mate, when I go back to the Proline arms the X-Duties should fit no worries.
    I wouldnt fit them with the RPM arms I got today which I might add came up quite good.
    Love the truck mate would love to know the parts list :P

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    Sorry, but I don't have a complete parts list on that build. You would have to go through my whole build thread. Some parts have changed over time, but just about all of what I've done to it is in there somewhere:
    https://forums.traxxas.com/showthrea...354-WarBAJR-II

    If you have any questions about it, please post them on my thread.

    Have a nice day and a great Easter weekend!
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    Thanks mate, have an awesome Easter with the family
    I can use the X-Duties as is with the Protrac arms all I need is the longer camber links and steering arms as mentioned in the second post here.
    Just making sure these are right before I buy them, I've had a nasty habit lately of buying wrong gear.

    http://www.mildtowildrc.com.au/mip-t...t-cvd-kit.html

    http://www.mildtowildrc.com.au/mip-t...r-cvd-kit.html
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    No. Read the first part of my post #7.

    Per ProLine's website:
    **While the stock axles will work with the ProTrac™ Suspension Kit, some customers may want a heavy duty CVD option for their truck (for Racing or Extreme Bashing purposes). The following MIP option has been confirmed to work with the kit:
    MIP #11104 X-Duty CVD Kit (2 Required for Front and Rear)
    MIP #10133 X-Duty Front Axle (2 Required for Front Left and Front Right)

    Additional note: If you already own X-Duty CVDs for the Slash®/Stampede® 4x4, you can use MIP #11105 Male bones to convert your drives to the new length. Axles can then be skipped in this case.
    https://www.prolineracing.com/perfor...nsion-kit-4x4/

    If you buy the kits you listed, you would still need MIP# 11105s to make it reach.
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    Sorry mate I clicked on the wrong link and was looking at camber links and toes.
    Thanks for the help.

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    Is it possible to buy the mip X Duty Drive kit with extensions included to fit the Pro-Line ProTrac kit

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    Sorry, but I don't know.

    Give MIP a call and ask. Let us know what they say.

    If yes, please let us know the new kit number for the front and rear sets if available.

    Thanks!
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    Idea I will call them tomorrow I'm sure I can get the number from their website and I will keep all of you guys informed

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    I hope they sell a kit with their 18104 male bones (65mm).
    That would save about $60 and keep extra parts out of your spare parts bin!
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    Absolutely i hear ya there. Im hoping to. Find out tomorrow. I spent the money on traxxas steel splines please buying four of the long male bones which cost way more than i though instead of buying a already existing kit. Ill let all y'all know tomorrow.

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