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Old 12-28-2011, 12:52 PM   #1
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A quick fix for those pesky bottom bolts that hold the body on......
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:53 PM   #2
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:54 PM   #3
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:55 PM   #4
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:59 PM   #5
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Thread the new studs in with locktite. Put body on, put clip in and tighten stud with clip until snug on plastic underbody.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:00 PM   #6
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The studs keep the threaded metal inserts from ever falling out again.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:03 PM   #7
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Make the studs from longer bolts (same size as shorter stock bolts but a half inch longer. Cut head off bolt, shape on belt sander, drill hole and de-bur.)
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:04 PM   #8
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I just got mine yesterday, first thoughts were "someone is going to come out with a fix for these damn bolts right away". Voila, simple yet effective. Thanks for the idea!
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:40 PM   #9
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2 Epic fails in one day.
This is a flat pan chassis that is designed to scrape the ground.
These pins will dig in and mess to all up every time you land a jump or turn a corner.
The hairpin cotters will be gone in less then 2 seconds..........
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:57 PM   #10
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2 Epic fails in one day.
This is a flat pan chassis that is designed to scrape the ground.
These pins will dig in and mess to all up every time you land a jump or turn a corner.
The hairpin cotters will be gone in less then 2 seconds..........
x2, my thoughts the same.
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:01 PM   #11
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2 Epic fails in one day.
This is a flat pan chassis that is designed to scrape the ground.
These pins will dig in and mess to all up every time you land a jump or turn a corner.
The hairpin cotters will be gone in less then 2 seconds..........
Why do you feel the need to jump on him when he is trying to help people out? I agree the body pins MIGHT fall out once and a while. But the belly of the losi isn't exactly flat, so the center section will hit first...For the sacrifice of 4 bolts I will be trying this out.
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:10 PM   #12
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Don't mind Eddie, he knows everything AND he's a "glass empty" kind of guy.
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:11 PM   #13
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Why do you feel the need to jump on him when he is trying to help people out? I agree the body pins MIGHT fall out once and a while. But the belly of the losi isn't exactly flat, so the center section will hit first...For the sacrifice of 4 bolts I will be trying this out.
A photo speaks a 1000 words.
Look at the chassis and side plates.
What the photo cant show is you see the yellow zip tie? Its the 4th one I have used because they get scrapped off. Its a secondary mounting for my transponder.

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Old 12-28-2011, 03:13 PM   #14
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seems like a decent idea to try... just make sure the "OPEN" end of the pin is towards the back of the truck.. that way if nothing else the pin gets puched ON farther intead of knocked off....
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:15 PM   #15
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Don't mind Eddie, he knows everything AND he's a "glass empty" kind of guy.
You have a brilliant mind and make great products.
Go drive it before you start to claim you have a fix for something.
There is a need for better way to remove the body but this isnt it..
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:18 PM   #16
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I've gotta agree with Eddy. I dont like the bolts but dont think this is the fix either.
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:25 PM   #17
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Just an idea though!

Try using an longer stock bolt, drill a hole through it, drill hole through the black plastic above the threaded coupling, use a pin on the inside.

Whala!!

Should work but will be tight for fingers to get in there with body on. Some short tethers would be handy if did it this way.

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Old 12-28-2011, 03:34 PM   #18
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I've got 7 hours on the truck with this mod. No issues whatsoever.

Now if you're rock climbing at 30 mph or driving your 80lb dog around on the hood of the truck on pavement you'll have issues.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:25 PM   #19
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I've got 7 hours on the truck with this mod. No issues whatsoever.
Ill call BS
Post photos of your truck after 7 hours of run time with this setup please.
You took those photos TODAY.

Ever hear of EXIF? Google it.

Im out of this thread.
Way to many good things going on.

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Old 12-28-2011, 05:35 PM   #20
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Ill call BS
Post photos of your truck after 7 hours of run time with this setup please.
LMAO

I was thinking the same but not really considering this solution. I only have about an hour on mine and can tell from the scratches that the pins would either be filled with mud or might have possibly gotten beat up pretty good. It bottoms out on any decent jump (havent upgraded to red springs yet but prolly still would). And jumping the road in front of my house with these wouldnt turn out too pretty I would imagine.
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