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04.13.2007, 03:29 PM

I think CF hingepins might be helpfull. Haven't tested it yet, need to order a set of them.
   
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04.13.2007, 04:57 PM

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I think CF hingepins might be helpfull. Haven't tested it yet, need to order a set of them.

Serum,

Have you had the same trouble the others mentioned? Specifically, I am curious if you have bent lower front hinge pins with the Flex Tek A-arm setup?

CF hinge pins....hmmm. Is that CF as in carbon fiber? If so, I am not sure I can embrace the idea of using a composite for that type of application (hinge pins). I know that everywhere you look...in every industry...people are using it to achieve amazing results....but wow, sure is a lot of friction and trauma that a small pin has to suck up....

I won't doubt you if you test them and say its the way to go. I wonder if the guys at Beat Your Truck have tried them out?
   
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04.14.2007, 05:40 PM

These hinge pins are made by Jd carbon. jhauts has used some of these carbon fiber hinge pins and likes them because they do not bend like aluminum.
   
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These hinge pins are made by Jd carbon. jhauts has used some of these carbon fiber hinge pins and likes them because they do not bend like aluminum.
I wonder if they hold up to the big jumps?
   
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04.14.2007, 06:44 PM

Check there website...The have 200+lbs. hanging on one of them...
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Check there website...The have 200+lbs. hanging on one of them...
Wow...impressive. I am a believer now. But, I didn't see any offerings for the Maxx chassis hinge pins.
   
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04.14.2007, 07:51 PM

Thats because the Maxx doesn't have captured hingpins. You have to drill and tap a hole for a setscrew.
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Thats because the Maxx doesn't have captured hingpins. You have to drill and tap a hole for a setscrew.
I see. More mods and more mods.
   
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04.14.2007, 09:12 PM

for your truck to stand out mods for uniqueness is nessesary
   
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04.16.2007, 12:08 PM

Why not just go G3 suspension? It's so sexy and it performs great. If you just want durability, why not just spend 10 good bucks per side for some RPM arms. A much better deal I think than spending 220.

I'm sorry, but I just can't justify that much money for those arms.
   
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I am on my 3rd set of Ti pins with my FlexTeks and I don't even bash the damn thing.
I would love to try out those carbon pins though.
   
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I am on my 3rd set of Ti pins with my FlexTeks and I don't even bash the damn thing.
I would love to try out those carbon pins though.
Wow, that is alarming. I do bash mine and I don't have the patience to deal with that (3 sets of bent ti hinge pins). I like FLM...but I already have one truck with FLM arms and was wanting to do something a little different...more exotic this time. It looks like UE is going to be my course of action. I notice that UE has several options...does anyone have a recommendation?
   
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04.20.2007, 10:10 PM

Hey Guys,
I believe I sold my FlekTeks to Serum, the hingepins being the main reason. I saw this over at UE and the guy said it makes a huge improvement.










Worth a shot for those who have them.
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04.20.2007, 10:26 PM

Thanks for getting that out RcBros! But I already posted it here on the first page. Hopefully it will help someone else with the arms, and bring there faith back in them. Mine are still holding up great!
I even ran straight into a metal light pole with my front left wheel and all it did was pull my pivot ball out of my carriers!
Its crazy all these arms needed was a little hing support and now the are wonderfull!
   
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what brace are you using and exactly what mods did you have to do. Also are the braces used for the back only. Part numbers or links would be good on the brace. thanks
Sorry for the late responce! I didnt get any emails of reply here.

This is the brace I bought:http://cgi.ebay.com/ALUMINUM-REAR-LO...QQcmdZViewItem
It says rear brace but it works on the front!
All I had to do was grind the ends down thin enough to fit the e-clips on and clear the steering bellcrank. You can kind of see in the pictures.
   
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