Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Las Vegas, NV USA
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Okay folks, here is what we have or has broken on this model after a 6 tanks of fuel.
EZ-Start: Slips at times. A good cleaning fo all components seems to be the fix. The instructions call for a light, hi-temp grease on the gears but, we think this is working it's way down to the one way bearing that engages the crankshaft.
Body mount pylons: We broke one and constantly bend the others. I don't think the cage depicted in another post protects this are adequately.
Fuel Inlet and High Speed Jet: We ran the truck without the body a few times. On one event, we did a very nasty top speed, end over end flip. I think the car slammed on the top a little too hard and as a result bent this piece which also damaged the threads on the carb body.
Lower, Right, Front A-Arm: We broke this at the link pin on the inside. Reflecting damage on real off-road race cars, this is common on A-Arm cars when hitting huge, imoveable objects. We have done a lot of that.
Overall, this car is still extremely rugged. Unfortunately, the Traxxas parts line is a total and comlplete frustration. I have yet to make proper contact with anyone at Traxxas.
Patrick J. Chicas
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