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    Chassis Brace

    Have you guys seen the new chassis braces from Traxxas for the Rustler 4x4 and Slash 4x4 LCG? Comes in green, blue, red and orange.


    https://traxxas.com/products/search?keyword=6730

    Have fun!
    Last edited by Squeegie; 08-27-2020 at 10:58 PM.
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    Saw them on the Squid yesterday. I need the blue one something fierce

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    Too bad they didn't plan the front mount to allow for front radio box mounting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zedorda View Post
    Too bad they didn't plan the front mount to allow for front radio box mounting.
    This. I would have expected a factory option to have provisions for relocating the radio but I guess not this go around.

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    Itís going to fit under my outerwears perfectly. I agree though that it does seem to restrict the ability to have certain alternate motor/ESC combinations.

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    I will personally never run another chassis brace again! Most costly mistake I have ever made
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sob View Post
    I will personally never run another chassis brace again! Most costly mistake I have ever made
    Got a thread expounding on that?

    I run a T2T brace on my slampede, something to help deal with chassis flex on the big jumps and lawn darts.
    https://www.youtube.com/c/olds97lss

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sob View Post
    I will personally never run another chassis brace again! Most costly mistake I have ever made
    Quote Originally Posted by olds97_lss View Post
    Got a thread expounding on that?
    Here you go:
    https://forums.traxxas.com/showthrea...ansmitter!-!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    Ah, for that I can see. My issue was more the chassis cracking in half with the stampede where the center of the chassis floats and you land a big jump, then it flexes so much it splits.



    That was when it was a shorter stampede chassis. Now that I run a longer slash chassis, the flex was even more noticeable.

    With the way my brace is, it still allows flex, just helps limit it some. I'm also running RPM towers on it which likely flex more than stock towers would.
    https://www.youtube.com/c/olds97lss

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sob View Post
    I will personally never run another chassis brace again! Most costly mistake I have ever made
    I do agree that a chassis brace is something that can cause more damage but it is also a thing that can cure other problems if properly planned. A general basher/do-all rig should not have a chassis brace but a purpose built jumper can benefit greatly from one. I have yet to ever use a brace but have considered it for a low speed rig. (sub-30mph)

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    Guessing the arrma boyz will get all fired up over the brace... arrma trucks have had a very similar looking one for the past year or so. I run an arrma, but I don't care much about brands. I just buy what works for me usually and hope I get enjoyment out of it for years to come.
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    I'm really digging the orange color options!
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    Quote Originally Posted by olds97_lss View Post
    Guessing the arrma boyz will get all fired up over the brace... arrma trucks have had a very similar looking one for the past year or so. I run an arrma, but I don't care much about brands. I just buy what works for me usually and hope I get enjoyment out of it for years to come.
    Arrma’s design kind of requires a chassis length brace, heck even the pricier brands like tekno has a healthy after market for chassis braces on their mt410 type cars. flat metal chassis don’t do well bashing without an upper brace or at least crazy strong front and rear chassis-shock tower braces.

    Heck, I have an arrma or two and there are a lot of good proven ideas they leverage but I do see the merit of resilient plastic chassis that traxxas likes to use for people who launch their cars into orbit.
    Last edited by TwoBelugas; 08-30-2020 at 01:56 AM.

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    Brace arrived and installed - fits well underneath my shroud.


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