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Re: trailing arm rc10

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I love the mix of parts on this car an awesome hybrid.

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thanks guys........i'll try and get some body off pics today.

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Re: trailing arm rc10

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I have the same chassis as the one in the first picture, with Andy`s a-arms in the front, and trailing arms in the rear. It also has the original 6 gear tranny. Are there a-arms that will work with the chassis?

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I'm not positive, but I think standard type rear arms (Associated, Andy's, RPM, etc.) would fit fine (or so it looks in the second pic I posted on page 1). If a rear arm mount lines up with the chassis holes, you're probably all set.
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bscotti wrote:I'm not positive, but I think standard type rear arms (Associated, Andy's, RPM, etc.) would fit fine (or so it looks in the second pic I posted on page 1). If a rear arm mount lines up with the chassis holes, you're probably all set.
Would it be worth it to switch out the trailing arms?

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I guess it depends. If the car will be a runner, the standard arms would probably be better. In addition, you don't want to damage the trailing arms or the chassis (mounting points).

If it was going to be restored as a display piece, I would definately keep the trailing arm suspension. You can probably find a ton of graphite chassis rc10s with the standard arms, but the trailing arm set up is getting pretty rare.

my thoughts/opinions....

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highwayracer wrote:I guess it depends. If the car will be a runner, the standard arms would probably be better. In addition, you don't want to damage the trailing arms or the chassis (mounting points).

If it was going to be restored as a display piece, I would definately keep the trailing arm suspension. You can probably find a ton of graphite chassis rc10s with the standard arms, but the trailing arm set up is getting pretty rare.

my thoughts/opinions....

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I`m not sure if its going to be possible or not...the guy I bought it from doesn`t believe the stock rear a arms will work..I have them, and the 2 mounting holes line up, but he thinks the "upper link" may not have a place to mount...

Is carbon/graphite the same thing? I believe this has a full carbon chassis...and it has andys a-arms in the front..also has the original 6 gear tranny..

I don`t plan on restoring or racing it...just tossing the sidewinder/5700kv in it, taking it to the beach and bashing in the sand, hitting small jumps, etc...

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Re: trailing arm rc10

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NEK5, is yours like this?
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Re: trailing arm rc10

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That's an early MIP trailing arms setup...you might want to reconsider its fate with that BL setup. You've probably got a few PM's I guess...

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Hmmm...no PM`s here...

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Re: trailing arm rc10

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well, I just sent you a PM :lol:

Looking at the picture, it looks like a standard chassis with the MIP suspension.

You should be able to use the standard a-arms for the rear. The only thing you may have to do is to drill a hole in the rear bulkhead (if there is no hole). From the photo, it looks like the previous owner cut the sides of the bulkhead.

Good luck with your project.

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Re: trailing arm rc10

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ya, i think i'd swap that mip trailing arm setup for a pair of standard a-arms.

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scr8p wrote:ya, i think i'd swap that mip trailing arm setup for a pair of standard a-arms.
i agree. and then he should send me that trailing arm setup ASAP.

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Re: trailing arm rc10

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That conversion always looked a little fragile to me.
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