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So whats everyones thoughts on the RPM suspension arms for the Kraton? Is there a known weakness with the stock arms or Reason to buy RPM aftermarkets?
 

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So whats everyones thoughts on the RPM suspension arms for the Kraton? Is there a known weakness with the stock arms or Reason to buy RPM aftermarkets?
The stock arms actually aren't too bad unless you run into immovable objects or land at a downward angle onto the wheel.

My Rpms have held up fairly well, but after over a year of abuse I can see cracks starting in the rear arms where the hinge pins go through.
 

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Well I was looking to buy some Replacements and thought maybe I should swap over to RPM and keep RPM replacements if the stockers are known to have issues but if they should be good to go I'll just buy another set of stock arms as spares
 

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Well I was looking to buy some Replacements and thought maybe I should swap over to RPM and keep RPM replacements if the stockers are known to have issues but if they should be good to go I'll just buy another set of stock arms as spares
One thing I find helps prolong their life is to boil them for like 5 minutes let them cool down then soak them overnight in WD-40. Do the same thing with the stock wing mount.
 

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does the make the plastic more flexible?
 

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I have broken the stock ones trying to keep it landing on wheels but did a hard front slam and one broke. They are cheap to replace and keep from other things from breaking
 

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One thing I find helps prolong their life is to boil them for like 5 minutes let them cool down then soak them overnight in WD-40. Do the same thing with the stock wing mount.
Will the plastic hold locktite after soaking them in WD 40
 

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The stock arms actually aren't too bad unless you run into immovable objects or land at a downward angle onto the wheel.

My Rpms have held up fairly well, but after over a year of abuse I can see cracks starting in the rear arms where the hinge pins go through.
I have just put the rears on my kraton and I am feeling a hard spot in travel and it's not smooth did yours have the same problem or was there a break in time
 

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Thank you for the article. I have cleaned pins and I was hoping for a snug fit but not that snug
 

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Thank you for the article. I have cleaned pins and I was hoping for a snug fit but not that snug
Yeah just take some course grit sand paper or a file and sand them to fit. If you have a dremel the sanding drum works great.
 

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Was that just on rear and or front? I am installing the RPM kit..all of them
 

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I only had the issue with the rear on the outcast when installing the RPM arms. Guessing they are similar to the kraton.
 

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Yes it's on the rear and have not gotten the front on
 

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