Where to get Local RC18 Parts?
April 26, 2005 at 5:35 pm #12625
April 27, 2005 at 1:01 pm #59400
lol, good luck mate! One you know tell me!
If you’re talking about the springs that go in the outdrives and help hold the dogbones in place you can use mini-z front suspension springs, they work a treat…..
Give me a call on the mobile if you need any.
April 27, 2005 at 1:17 pm #59402
HAHAH I thought as much…
And bloody RCMart doesn’t stock em :angry:
Nahh what I am talking about is the little retainers at the bottom of the shocks.
Popped a front one on trial run number one, but that one turned up. Popped an other one a few days back, but that one has gone bye byes….
Tower stockes the damned things, but there is nothing else I want from tower, so not about to ship an order just for that.
April 27, 2005 at 3:36 pm #59406betty.kParticipant
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rcmart have just stocked up, although a full set of oil shocks is us$50+!! BEFORE shipping!:dead::8ball:
April 27, 2005 at 5:13 pm #59408kevstaParticipant
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I hope they come out with a part which shields the spur gear and pinion gears from getting bloody rocks into it…
Otherwise, an excellent little truck.
As for $50USD for some alloy oil shocks, man.. they’re more expensive than my 1/10 trf shocks.
April 27, 2005 at 6:07 pm #59409
Ahhh Man… you got my hopes up… Can’t see any Spring retainers in the 18T stuff
April 27, 2005 at 6:11 pm #59410
Try stormer hobbies, they’re loaded with rc18t parts.
Are you looking for one of these?
ASC21181 Associated RC18T Front SHOCK BODIES (2) 2.50 In Stock
ASC21182 Associated RC18T SHOCK CAPS (2) 3.50 In Stock
ASC21183 Associated RC18T Rear SHOCK KIT (2) 8.95 In Stock
ASC21184 Associated RC18T Front SHOCK KIT (2) 8.95 In Stock
ASC21189 Associated RC18T Short BALL CUPS for shocks (12) 2.95 In Stock
ASC21190 Associated RC18T SHOCK REBUILD KIT for 4 shocks 8.95 In Stock
ASC21191 Associated RC18T SHOCK ACCESSORIES 3.95 In Stock
Seem to be cheaper than tower too.
April 27, 2005 at 8:47 pm #59411
Yeah I noticed that stormer was stocked, but again the only things they have that I want are the Retainers (Rebuild kit and Accessories kit both have em)
If you price check between Tower and Stormer, sometimes one is better other times the other, though if you are purchasing enough to fit just inside one of towers discount bands, they usually work out better.
April 28, 2005 at 1:04 pm #59415
Well I sorta Side Stepped teh problem…
I know I didn’t want to alloy this thing up, but I bit the bullet and bought a set of Hot racing Alloy shocks.
Lets see how the Spring retainers on these hold in place… (Can’t be any worse than the stock ones)
Also they look to have a longer spring, because the stock springs I find are just way to short, so you have to screw the adjuster right down just to put some preasure on the spring at all.
April 28, 2005 at 1:14 pm #59416
Don’t those shocks come with an adjustable nut on a thread instead of spacers?
If you’re gonna get an alloy part, get an alloy front bumper man, saved my butt many times….
April 28, 2005 at 2:43 pm #59417
So that would be an alloy bumper like the
TOPCAD (#15214B) Alum. Front Bumper (BU) For RC-18T/18MT
That is on the order as well 😀
I just can’t resist Blue Alloy
April 28, 2005 at 2:54 pm #59418
yeah, that appears to be one of the better alloy bumpers at the moment, I’ve read favourable reviews of it.
It seems to cover the bottom shock mounts better, being that it’s coverage is quite wide with the two bars.
I bought the GPM, it’s been trashed pretty well, lol, but it still holds up. Have to reshape it at times with the pliers, lol…
May 4, 2005 at 1:40 pm #59441
Well got my parts…
The GPM Alloy Gear Meshes really smoothly, so I have dropped the bottom gear cover off, and hopefully will stop getting crap causght in there.
The Bumber is … Well it is a bumper, I won’t know how good it is till I hit something (Though it looks cool)
The shocks I am still undecided on. The write up I put on one18th reads as follows… (Would have put it here first but the site was being freshend up)
I am prety disapointed.
The spring on them is nice, and the construction is reletivly good.
The front shocks top mount is a nice design.
So why don’t I like em? well the rear shock has a static mount with no ball (Though they have a ball fro the front so can supply one)
The botom mounts use a smaller ball than the stock, which is fiddly and anoying.
The way the shocks are fited causes them to make it harder to fit the shell, and they rub on the shell at the front because of there fit.
And Lastly they came without Oil that is just one of those details that should be there.
Good Manufacture, but just a little missing in the detail… Now I’ll have to see how they perform.
May 10, 2005 at 2:14 am #59496
So how s your 18t going mate?
Whatever you do don”t buy the TOPCAD 300 pro motor from rcmart. It”s a total piece of crap.
5 minutes in the back yard running a 15t pinion and a gp1100 pack fried the bastard……
See attached pic….
Edited by – ph2t on 09 May 2005 22:14:58
May 10, 2005 at 2:16 am #59497
forgot to post the pic, lol…
May 10, 2005 at 2:26 am #59498
can t seem to post a pic, the arse end of the thread goes to shit….. hmmm….
May 11, 2005 at 4:26 pm #59506
Runing a Speed 300 as you sugested, and Thoroughly impressed with it.
When the little thing gets off the ground you can hear the engine spin up to insane speeds.
It has inspired me to get some 7 cell packs put together for my Maxx, because having my 1:18th outrun my 1:10th is not the way the world shjould be.
When are people next down at Templestow, I ll have to get down there and see how it goes with some compitition
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