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Old 01-19-2004, 02:19 PM
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My 3 year old Tmaxx needs front and rear metal bulkheads and $150 is a scary price. Does anybody make bulkheads for a reasonable price. I notice ebay has them for about $60. Don't like buying stuff on ebay. I don't need the blue stuff just plain aluminum. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 01-19-2004, 04:50 PM
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Default RE: Cheaper Metal Bulkheads???

I'm looking for the same info too....
I recently started a thread about a similar topic... but didn't get much info from people...
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http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/TMAX...1442679/tm.htm
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Old 01-19-2004, 05:39 PM
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go to www.acncm.com or www.integy.com

ACNCM bulkhead's are $31/pair + hinge pins and e-clips!
Integy's are $29.99/pr and don't come with hinge pins or e-clips

They have good prices on bulkheads, and they both seem like good products.
I would be happy with either one. And for a complete set for under $70, that is a steal!
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Old 01-19-2004, 05:52 PM
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a steal? So you mean its a steal to us? are them! lol

Well, E-bay might seem a little scary, but E-bay is actually the best way to go! I bough a front aluminum skid plate, a rear aluminim skid plate, a Transmittion skid plate, a front aluminum bumper, and a rear aluimunum bumper off of 4 different adds!!

Its the best way to go!! and cheap to!
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Old 01-19-2004, 07:47 PM
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First of all, he asked about BULKHEADS... Not skidplates, not bumpers, BULKHEADS.

You will not get the bulkheads I mentioned cheaper on Ebay- why? Because Integy
and ACNCM sell factory direct!!! If you buy on Ebay, you have added a middle man
who is going to mark it up!

Ebay isn't the best way to go for these particular parts, and again **MilkMachine**
interjects another bit of empty rhetoric.

Do you ever think and read before you post? Try it! GD!
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Thanks everybody for the response. Its appreciated. Pete, I will give the ACNxxx company a call tomorrow. Those prices are very reasonable. Thanks again everybody.
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Old 01-20-2004, 05:41 PM
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I buy off EBayy all the time. No EBay does not mean you have an added middle man. ACNCM sells on EBay for a few dollars less than their website. I bought their bulk heads and barnstormers bulk head braces and bumper mount set.

I have not been able to test the durability because I been running my electric instead of nitro right now.
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Man, when people think there right they really know how to wack at it!
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Ordered rear bulkheads yesterday. Anxious to see how good they are..
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ORIGINAL: studysession

I buy off EBayy all the time. No EBay does not mean you have an added middle man. ACNCM sells on EBay for a few dollars less than their website. I bought their bulk heads and barnstormers bulk head braces and bumper mount set.

I have not been able to test the durability because I been running my electric instead of nitro right now.
1. They are not cheaper then on their website. The Buy It Now is $55 + $7 shipping = $62. The website is $62, and if you read the fine print, shipping included. The only caveat is if you buy them at end of auction for $49-$54 and they don't bid to $55 (which the usually do), you will save a few $$$'s.

2. There are exceptions I will agree, but a majority of the parts on ebay are marked up through wholesalers or hobby shops, because the manufacturer's don't sell direct, and if so, they don't sell on Ebay. So, you can venture to save a few $$$ if you shop at the source.

I was responding to MM's statement, ebay was and I i quote 'the best way to go'. That is misleading, is all. I disagree, sometimes it is a good way to go, and sometimes it isn't. End of subject.
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Old 01-22-2004, 12:40 PM
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I paid like 50 or 55 including shipping and got a set of 4 aluminum bulk head from them. It was a while back and it was less than their website at that time.
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ORIGINAL: Hiflyer001

Ordered rear bulkheads yesterday. Anxious to see how good they are..
Hiflyer...
lets us know how you like them when they arrive.... I'm looking at ordering some from them as well....

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Ordered the bulkheads tuesday and they arrived this morning USPS. Machining looks very good , everything went together easily. Just got the rear bulkheads....$31 dollars. A bargain compared to traxxas prices. Will try the truck tomorrow....
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Old 01-25-2004, 07:10 PM
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That's good enough for me....
I went ahead and ordered the front and rear bulkheads and also the aluminum chassis brace.....

I'll let you know how it goes when they get here...
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Old 01-26-2004, 01:42 AM
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Bulkheads worked great.. Tightened up the differential assembly... just what I was hoping. Will order the front bulkheads Monday.. Good luck Goku with your bulkheads.
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Old 01-30-2004, 08:52 PM
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Ordered front bulkheads Tuesday ......they arrived USPS Thursday .... to me that is not snailmail but pretty quick delivery. They are installed and ready to go. Its gonna be snowing Saturday. Will try truck out soon. I don't expect any problems since the bulkheads went together with very little trouble.
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OK, so I'm slow to get back... but at least I have pics!

I got front and rear bulkheads and also Chassis braces... All were easy enough to install.. the only hitch was they sent the wrong size pins for one of the bulkheads, but after a quick phone call, the correct pins were on the way.
nice people to deal with.
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The Chassis braces are pretty cool looking.... I just need to get some loctite now.... the screws keep getting loose


...I know, I know... I need a servo saver...!
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Here are the rear bulkheads...
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What shocks are those?
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The shocks are by Team Associated.... The piggyback reservoirs are by Progressive Suspension...
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YOU NEED A SERVO SAVER!!!!! lol jk. nice pics. ken
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I don't run with a servo saver either. What use is a high torque servo if you can't get the power to the ground?
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funny that you mentioned it! I used to have a servo saver on there...mostly because its a REALLY spendy servo (Hitec HS-945MG) But, I noticed I didn't have as much control steering...so off it went!
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Goku...nice pics... your suspension looks great. I got rid of my servo saver too. Instead, I put a Futaba metal hitork servo on the steering. Works great.. Still waiting for the road to the track to dry out so I can try mine out. Good Luck!
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