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John Parks

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Yea those red links suck. The ball end is way to small. I have broke 2, both snapped off while running. Went to a bigger setup and no issues so far
 

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@Gaffle awesome looking truck. Couple of questions for you. Do you have a link for the wing you used? Is the 5ive-0 body the same blue body in the first post? If so, is it painted or vinyl wrapped?
 

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@Gaffle awesome looking truck. Couple of questions for you. Do you have a link for the wing you used? Is the 5ive-0 body the same blue body in the first post? If so, is it painted or vinyl wrapped?
Same as the blue body in that it is 30 Degrees North but it's a different color (black) with a custom wrap.

The wing is Triple-A Dominator Intermediate. Joker Design UK has/had them. I think they're out of stock currently but that's where I ordered mine from. The UK vendors seem to stock and sell the best in 5th scale stuff by far...
 

Gaffle

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Nothing extra special but here’s pics of the interior pieces:
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Also, I finally found a solution to the broken antenna plastic rod that broke seemingly on its own when I first got this vehicle. I used a mesh fuel-line piece along with the heat shrink on this antenna pole and it’s all good to go now:
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Gaffle

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So I ordered these on February 5 and I’m just now receiving them over a month later from Italy. On top of that, they only sent one of the front fender units! You can’t make this stuff up:

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John Parks

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Negative, those grafils are plastic with a carbon fiber sticker over them. Those ones I posted also are taller, work a little better and are real. The grafils work but are dam expensive for plastic and not legit.
 
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Gaffle

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Sorry about that mate. Hate when that happens 😠
Yep, I emailed the dude/company. If he doesn't fix it, his Ebay profile rating will suffer the consequences.

Negative, those grafils are plastic with a carbon fiber sticker over them. Those ones I posted also are taller, work a little better and are real. The grafils work but are dam expensive for plastic and not legit.
Ah, you're right. Well, this was a bad purchase considering the missing piece and the lonnnng delay.

Anyway... added some fancy linkage on the throttle servo w/ ball bearings. It makes the linkage really smooth compared to stock as I can truly tell and notice it in the smoothness of the throttle rod when actuating the throttle/brake compared to the old setup:
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John Parks

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Sorry man, I've made way worse purchases though so don't feel bad. don't mean to poop on your parade lol.

On a good note, that is a nice linkage setup. Who makes it?
 
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