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Hot racing/Vanquish or Axial Link set?

Discussion in 'RC Chat, Tutorials, Ideas, Requests, Etc' started by DetroitAxial, May 17, 2017.

  1. DetroitAxial

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    Just wanted to know if anyone had feedback on which link set would be better on my Axial deadbolt, all stock. Running with gensace 3s lipo.
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Hot Racing, and especially Vanquish are good quality brands, it really just comes down to aesthetics and pricing, how much you want to pay. Not sure about Axial though.

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    Make your own. Threaded rod, steel brake line, and Traxxas Revolution rod ends. You can make them any length you like, they are down low weight, and strong as hell. And the best part...way cheaper.

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    I run all custom made links on my 1.9 Wraith. Lots of metal parts, weighs 8-10 pounds, and I have absolutely no worry about bending or breaking them...

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  5. DetroitAxial

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    Is the inside diameter of 3/16 brake line m3 or m4?
     
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  6. DetroitAxial

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    I think I may build them, but I really like the set Hot Racing makes, thank you for your input!
     
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    No problem! Mark has a great idea that I wasn't thinking of at the time. Great way to save money and build them how you want!

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    I bought the Revo rod ends and a dremel knock off, just have to get the thread rod and steel sleeve tube, then on to building!
     
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    1/4" brake line, and 10/24 all thread...and it helps to tap threads into the plastic of the rod ends...

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    This is what the suspension looks like in the rear of the Road Hazard...all custom made... Second is what you end up with before you add the rod ends...[​IMG][​IMG]

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  11. DetroitAxial

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    1. I finished the links using brass tube and aluminum tube with thread rod. I will post pictures when I can figure out how too! Lol, thank you everyone who replied for the insight and help!
     
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    I wouldnt wast money on the HR 1 piece links, they don't last long. The ball will pop out of the end easily and then they are done.
     
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    I would strongly recommend steel brake line for the sleeves over the threaded rod. Both for strength, and also the extra weight, which helps lower your center of gravity. The aluminum is "sticky", and will rip and gouge on rocks, I know this from experience. Through my money away first on a set of aluminum links, then a piece of aluminum tubing for my sleeves... Changed over to the brake line, and haven't had an issue since. You can choose between stainless steel, black coated, or just plain steel if you want the rusty look...but ditch the aluminum. You'll need to replace it at the end of the season anyways...

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    well worth doing your own i well never buy a set agin
     
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