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    Limiting Straps

    What size hardware (spacers and screws) do I need for installing the HR limiting straps on the rear (in order to try to limit rod ends stripping etc)?

    Also, how have you installed your straps?? Through the metal chassis brace or alongside the shocks?
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    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...9238/204986391
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/M3-0-5-x...2748/204283766
    I used 80mm straps, through the brace. I dont like the looks of the along the shock method.

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    I installed the metal brace OVER the plastic one. Some people choose to remove it... not sure why you'd want to reduce your chassis brace from 7 points of connection to 3. *shrug*

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N62UTAK/

    I used these 90mm straps through the brace with 20mm screws and no spacers and it's perfect. The suspension is stopped by the strap just a hair before full extension.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0178GRMK4/

    Here's what the install looks like:

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    one thing you have to take in to account is stretching over time.

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    Cheers guys.
    I have the brace and 90mm straps already. Was looking to install the way Atoms has above but wasnít sure which way was more effective. Hoping it does the job rather then go through rod ends!
    What I may do is if the 90mm are a hair long I may fold in half and sew the bend together to shave down a couple of mm to take account for stretching etc.
    Will pick up a set of 20mm screws!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IftiBashir View Post
    Cheers guys.
    I have the brace and 90mm straps already. Was looking to install the way Atoms has above but wasn’t sure which way was more effective. Hoping it does the job rather then go through rod ends!
    What I may do is if the 90mm are a hair long I may fold in half and sew the bend together to shave down a couple of mm to take account for stretching etc.
    Will pick up a set of 20mm screws!
    Like I said, there's a little room for stretching with the 90mm the way I have them setup... remember it has to OVER extend to pull shock ends, and it's not even fully extending now. I'd install as-is and just keep an eye on them. I haven't noticed stretching yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atoms View Post
    Like I said, there's a little room for stretching with the 90mm the way I have them setup... remember it has to OVER extend to pull shock ends, and it's not even fully extending now. I'd install as-is and just keep an eye on them. I haven't noticed stretching yet.
    Sweet. Thanks!
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    Traxxas aluminum spacers TRA2539.

    Used these between my strap ends. Used the 90mm strap (couldn't find the shorter ones) through the aluminum chassis brace. Then I added a couple of zip ties on the chassis brace to keep the limiter straps from sliding all the way down, effectively shortening them at little bit.

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    Question - so the chassis brace/limiting straps setup is to reduce (hopefully eliminate) what? Is it the shock rod ends or the rear toe link ends, or both??

    Has anyone tried aluminium rod ends with thread lock? Should save from stripping threads, no?

    Im thinking of doing all 3 - the chassis brace, aluminium shock ends, and limiting straps.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by IftiBashir View Post
    Question - so the chassis brace/limiting straps setup is to reduce (hopefully eliminate) what? Is it the shock rod ends or the rear toe link ends, or both??

    Has anyone tried aluminium rod ends with thread lock? Should save from stripping threads, no?

    Im thinking of doing all 3 - the chassis brace, aluminium shock ends, and limiting straps.....
    Pulling shock ends off by over extending when exiting a jump or landing funny.
    If it's not breaking, you're not doing it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atoms View Post
    Pulling shock ends off by over extending when exiting a jump or landing funny.
    Shouldn't metal shock ends solve this due to the meta thread?
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    Dam good idea to put the metal one on the top of the original brace I’m doing that for sure thanks

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    Good luck finding metal rod ends I havenít been able to find anyb
    Quote Originally Posted by IftiBashir View Post
    Shouldn't metal shock ends solve this due to the meta thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flores7261 View Post
    Good luck finding metal rod ends I haven’t been able to find anyb
    Was thinking these for shock ends - rod ends Ive not come across yet.....
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by IftiBashir View Post
    Was thinking these for shock ends - rod ends Ive not come across yet.....
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    I use these. Havent had any issues at all. I didnt with the original either because I never even drove it without the 80mm straps put on.

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    Atoms, i tried putting my brace over the existing but it looks like i need longer screws. Did you use longer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhinesvl View Post
    Atoms, i tried putting my brace over the existing but it looks like i need longer screws. Did you use longer?

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    Uh... I don't recall... I did buy longer screws for something.. but I can't remember if that was it.
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    Was working on mine today "unrelated to this" and I did confirm you would need longer screws to run both the stock brace with the aluminum brace on top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RICK DIZZLE View Post
    Was working on mine today "unrelated to this" and I did confirm you would need longer screws to run both the stock brace with the aluminum brace on top.
    Yep, M3x40mm. The M3x35mm that comes with the brace will work, but IMHO there is not enough threads in the bulkhead and may pull out the threads. The stock bolt is M3x30mm FYI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neileo View Post
    Yep, M3x40mm. The M3x35mm that comes with the brace will work, but IMHO there is not enough threads in the bulkhead and may pull out the threads. The stock bolt is M3x30mm FYI.
    odd, the old and new screws are the same length that came with it. The blue brace that is

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