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pivot ball caps loosening

Discussion in 'Outcast' started by robl45, Apr 29, 2018.

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  1. robl45

    robl45 Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much every run I have to tighten the pivot ball caps. Is there anyway to stop them from loosening every time? They don't do this on my 1/16th traxxas so I assume its not normal.
     
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    Paultro84 Well-Known Member

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    Try putting plumbers tape on the treads.
     
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    As @Paultro84 said a little teflon tape around the threads will stop them from comming loose.
     
  4. robl45

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    Cool I got some lying around
     
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    I used blue loctite. Put a good amount you will be fine
     
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    Arent the hubs plastic? loctite eats plastic
     
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    Never locktite plastic. Only when a metal screw goes in to metal.
     
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    That's really interesting. I have not know about that!
     
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    Ouch...I did not know that!!!!!!! Thanks
     
  10. moparpaul

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    All good to know. Mine were loose. Just got my Kraton a couple days ago. Have 2 6S batteries through it. This truck definitely deserves all the hype it gets. Not sure why the tires get the bad reviews. Seem to perform well in many conditions. Are other tires really that much better?
     
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    They lend themselves to the street more so than dirt. The badlands style really does perform much better in the dirt, but some guys love watching their truck spinning wheels in the dirt so there is a bit of preference. Its one of those things that you wont realize the difference until you have seen it with your own eyes. If your happy with the stockies, rock them until they burn up and then think about upgrading. Too many people (myself included) are quick to just make thing better because that's the community consensus. I had to stop myself from buy 300 bucks in gka aluminium parts the second I order my outcast.
     
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    Backflips make a HUGE difference when running in grass especially. You would be surprised how much power you are losing at the tires.
     
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    Yeah, for metal to plastic, use super glue/CA glue instead of locktite. Works fine and still lets you remove the screw when necessary.
     
  14. arrmaracing

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    O
    Oh i thought it strips it.
     
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