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    So I blew out my fry steering knuckles

    After some serious bashing today the right knuckle blew out. Iím curious to opinions here. We have another slash ultimate with the aluminum ones that seem bullet proof. Are they worth the upgrade or are there other better options out there? Just curious on opinions


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    So I am curious if there are other better options to the steering knuckles and rear carriers than the plastic? I understand there need to be some point of breakage but just trying to minimize


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    I’ve had Traxxas and Hot Racing aluminum knuckles/carriers with no problems.

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    I have had Traxxas and Atomix and other cheaper options but I feel the finish of Traxxas AL parts is better and better engineered. I love the Traxxas AL steering parts and rear carriers. Atomix is lower priced but not worth it if you are an exacting person. They do work but I had the fronts get a bearing stuck and screw broke:


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    I had the atomik ones on my stampede 4x4 (same stuff as slash 4x4), the atomik stuff bent/broke pretty easily. I've since changed over to hot racing front c-hubs/axle carriers and rear axle carriers. So far, it's been fine. Just don't lose the brass bushings on the c-hubs. I haven't been able to find replacements for those.

    I just wish someone would come out with a set of front c-hubs that had bearings in them for the pivot as slop builds up there pretty quick regardless if you use plastic or aluminum.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A399ANQ
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A29B9YA

    These have the bushings I mentioned:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A29C99O

    I also have the HR servo saver/drag link:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0077EC3SO

    And the 12mm->17mm hubs. Since I run MIP X-Duties, I needed these adapters to run 17mm wheels:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XF89VJU


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    Thanks for everyoneís input


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    Quote Originally Posted by olds97_lss View Post
    I just wish someone would come out with a set of front c-hubs that had bearings in them for the pivot as slop builds up there pretty quick regardless if you use plastic or aluminum.
    Actually, GPM make C-hubs with bearings. But I can't vouch for the quality since I haven't tested them. And it seems like they only have bearings on the lower mount (to the A-arms).

    https://www.gpmparts.com/traxxas-110...a-p-11002.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    Actually, GPM make C-hubs with bearings. But I can't vouch for the quality since I haven't tested them. And it seems like they only have bearings on the lower mount (to the A-arms).

    https://www.gpmparts.com/traxxas-110...a-p-11002.html
    I didn't know anyone made such a thing. I had run across previous posts where guys were modifying alloy ones using a drill press so they could use bearings.

    I ordered a set of these. The only thing I don't know if I like about them is that they use stainless steel shoulder screws... may need to measure those and see if I can find some steel ones.

    Will see if they take away any slop from my current setup. Currently, my HR hubs have very little time on them, so slop is negligible. But if these fit with the HR parts, I may install them anyway and keep the HR ones for backup.

    Thanks for the link!
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    Quote Originally Posted by olds97_lss View Post
    I ordered a set of these. The only thing I don't know if I like about them is that they use stainless steel shoulder screws... may need to measure those and see if I can find some steel ones.

    Thanks for the link!
    You're welcome!
    Whenever you can, please give us an update on how they are holding up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    You're welcome!
    Whenever you can, please give us an update on how they are holding up.
    Will do. I'll likely install them as soon a I get them, but not sure when I'll be running them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    You're welcome!
    Whenever you can, please give us an update on how they are holding up.
    Figured I'd move my waffling into my own thread after installing them:
    https://forums.traxxas.com/showthrea...ngs-GPMSLA019A
    Last edited by cooleocool; 04-13-2020 at 11:45 PM.
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