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    Slash Steering Knuckle Pins

    mine always bend on me. Should I get a lot of them or how can I fix this? I have aluminum steering knuckles, red anodized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkUnderglow View Post
    mine always bend on me. Should I get a lot of them or how can I fix this? I have aluminum steering knuckles, red anodized.
    When they bend, is your steering binding? Or do you remove them and can see they're bent?

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    Which style of pins are you using? Screw in? Or E-clip?
    I prefer the E-clip style pins with alum. castor blocks and plastic bearing carriers.
    That way the pin goes through plastic that will flex a bit in an impact.
    With alum. bearing carriers, there’s no give and pins will bend more.

    Try to not hit things...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fortunespoonz View Post
    Which style of pins are you using? Screw in? Or E-clip?
    I prefer the E-clip style pins with alum. castor blocks and plastic bearing carriers.
    That way the pin goes through plastic that will flex a bit in an impact.
    With alum. bearing carriers, there’s no give and pins will bend more.

    Try to not hit things...
    I was using plastic bearing carriers and I just broke one i clipped a tree going like 30. I had traxxas ones and they dont fit good with the traxxas castor blocks. I had to trim this spot off flush with the bearing carrier part so the steering would work.

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    The pins are bending because the plastic c blocks are flexing. Use alum c blocks and the problem goes away. Even with screw in pins. If the pins back out they will bend, so use threadlock. I don't fancy those pesky e clips...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    The pins are bending because the plastic c blocks are flexing. Use alum c blocks and the problem goes away. Even with screw in pins. If the pins back out they will bend, so use threadlock. I don't fancy those pesky e clips...

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    I 2nd this for sure. I havent bent any steering pins since I put in aluminum castor blocks.

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    I prefer alum c blocks and rpm carriers. That combo has not failed me in the better part of a decade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    I prefer alum c blocks and rpm carriers. That combo has not failed me in the better part of a decade.

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    Yeah, and you probably didnt have to dremel off 1/10th on an inch for yours to work either..

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    Nope. When I ran trx alum c blocks with rpm carriers everything fit like Legos.

    Solid for many years.

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    I concur with the aluminum castor blocks. Stock parts break the castor or carrier. RPM parts bend the pins. Aluminum parts win.

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    Last edited by Spechal; 08-27-2020 at 01:44 AM.

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