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Old 04-28-2004, 06:34 PM
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I just broke my body mount for the 2nd time in 2 weeks and i was wondering if there was anything I could do to reinforce or customize it. The part i broke was the little spacer that bolts to the shock tower and holds the body mount itself. Thanks
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Old 04-28-2004, 06:38 PM
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I have the same problem the onyl thing I can think of is maybe a rollcage or custom making a steel one
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Old 04-28-2004, 06:41 PM
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Thats probly out of the question. I was thinking of forgetting about that little spacer and just drill new holes on the body and bolt the mount directly to the shock tower.
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Old 04-28-2004, 06:43 PM
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You can also try pede body mounts I was told they bolt right on and are much more durable.
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Do you have a link?
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[link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXJK46&P=7]here[/link]

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I know figured that out hehe
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Old 04-28-2004, 11:07 PM
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bonified, file off the nubs that hold the body post mount in place. this will allow the body post cross bar to pivot left and right. Then pull the body posts themselves off and file those pins down so they pivot forward and backward. This will allow your body posts to move as the body moves and give in the event of a wreck. I did this to my body posts and it works very well.
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Old 04-29-2004, 04:54 PM
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First of all, how did the mounts break? If you are a heavy driver than I have a good way of reinforcing the mounts, but if it was just a flip or somthing and you are not a heavy driver then go with Dan's (mecky33) idea. I only find one problem with Dan's idea, correct me if im wrong but if you file down the pins the speed you are going at will/should shift the shell backwards and move down depending at what speen and direction you are going, and because of this, it might rub on the tires so it will cause much faster ware on the tires and case which will aslo slow you down. If you decide to go with his plan, I recommend putting some sillicone or some sort of gel compund in between the plates so it dosnt roll back, or just ask for my plan.

The sooner you answer back, the sooner I will show you how to reinforce the mounts. I dont have time to type it up now.

PS. Sorry I havnt been in the forums for a while, 4 quarter is driving me insane...[sm=tired.gif]
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Tony, you tighten the parts down so they move, but not a lot. I am running this on my truck right now and I have never had the tires rub. it holds really well at speed. and it also allowed me to land a jump with a peak hight of about nine feet on the body with out breaking any parts. This also allows me to roll the truck and the body moves with the truck which helps save the body as well as the truck. Try it out on one body post set, if you dont like it, its only a few bucks to get a new set.
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Old 04-30-2004, 11:35 AM
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Sweetshoes90210 could you show or tell us what you did>>>>
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Well Dan, your right. It actuly works fine on my truck. I got rid of my old Idea, it was to bulky so I recommend going with Dans Idea.

(I broke my truck wile trying it out. I had a run away and... Belive it or not, It broke an arm....)
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ORIGINAL: Sweetshoes90210


(I broke my truck wile trying it out. I had a run away and... Belive it or not, It broke an arm....)
WOW! Congratulation you are the first person I ahve herd of that has broken a arm

I'm going to try Dan's idea today

I had a bad crash today I was doing back flips over my table top so I decided to do one going down my hill Well I kart wheeled into my shallow pond upside down well ounce it landed in the pond the truck started going full throttle.I ran down into the water and through the truck up on the bank.No broken parts no damaged electronics[X(].I got very lucky on this one.
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So, I should go with mecky's idea then? How well will the stampede body mounts fit? I broke the rear mount when I went off a jump and the front end went up and it landed on its back.
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Old 05-02-2004, 06:30 PM
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ya go with mecky's idea.I put on my new body mounts(still need to order a set for the rear) an on the first jump was a back flip landed directly down the body posts and mounts didn't get harmed at all.
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Old 05-03-2004, 10:32 AM
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Let me know if my idea doesn't work. Like I said earlier, I have continually crash tested this set up and it seems to work really well. I just thought of another crash that I survived through. When I was breaking in my new piston and sleeve, on my second half throttle tank. I started to drive out of my garage, and my truck took off hit second and took out a cinder block at about thirty five. It hit so hard it tore off the right tire, bent both left shock shafts, flew about fifteen feet and landed upside down then slid about five more feet all with the body off. And no broken body mounts.

Another time, I was jumping a small bump on the edge of my driveway, and caught air and flipped the truck. I hit so hard upside down that it bent the rear shock tower about twenty or thirty degrees. It also bounced back up in the air about six inches after the initial landing again with the body off. And no broken body mounts.

I have also had countless rolls, flips and othe whip outs with no broken mounts. So I am pretty sure its durable. But please let me know if it doesnt work for you.
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Wahoo. I'm a first?
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ORIGINAL: Sweetshoes90210

Wahoo. I'm a first?
Yep you sure are

I really need to learn how to land my jumps I keep pressing the brakes to soon or two late either way I end up on my shell with no broken body posts
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I will try it. I have to wait for my rear mounts from ehobbies. Should I also do it to the front mounts?
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Yes, do it on the front as well. It will allow the body to move completely with a roll or hard landing.
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Is there a possibility that the body would shift so much as to cut a tire because that wouldn't be good?
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Hasn't happened yet. And I by no means baby my truck. Refer to above stories if you arent sure. I don't think my body really even comes close to the tires when I move it around. I will take some pics in the next few days of total body movement and post them so you can see.
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I ran my first quart of gas through my MT2. It's kind of scary how much power this truck is generating. It's tearing the hell out of the track and in the process breaking a few of usual suspect parts(Diff cups and dog bones).

Be that as it may, I find it very difficult to run the truck with the stock body. I almost choked to death on nitro fumes attempting to put the body on after starting the engine. It seems that I'll have to cut a sizable hoe through the roof to accomodate my glower driver.

Thanks for the wonderful insights guys. I appreciate it!

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Sownare, stay on the non-exhaust side of your truck and work up wind of it. I have the same problem when I am in a hurry and block all the exhaust from moving away from my truck.
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