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Gauging interest: Losi mtxl aluminum steer rods/turn buckles

Discussion in 'General Large Scale RC' started by John Parks, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. John Parks

    John Parks Well-Known Member

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    Ok fellas, since there are zero options for aluminum turn buckles like dgi has for the dbxl, I am having a set made for myself. I spoke with this gentleman and he will make more if there is more interest in them. I have broke a few tie rods now, and Losi doesn't sell them individually and they do not sell the turnbuckle ends separately either. It is $60 to purchase the stock ones and I for one do not want to do that for them to keep breaking.

    His price is going to be around the same as DGI is for a pair at $45. I will have pics in a few days when he completes a set.

    If anyone is interested pm me or comment here and when it's all in motion it will be a go. Will likely be around 2 weeks, as he will send them to me for testing and I will have to report back if changes need to be made.
     
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    Sweet let's see what they look like
     
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    t2boats Well-Known Member

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    Nice one! I did this years ago with the 1st & 2nd gears off an old nitro monster truck, would chew plastic gears for breakfast. I'd had enough.. so approached my local machine shop where I gave him a pair of new original plastic gears for him to replicate out of ali - they were spot on! Looks like I'll be doing this again for my CEN Matrix 5SC, cos I can't find anywhere which stocks the upgrade steel gears.
     
  4. John Parks

    John Parks Well-Known Member

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    I will have pics in a few days, waiting on parts still .
     
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    Let me know when they are ready I've actually been working on making my own but its not going to good.put me down for all 6 I can't wait to see them thanks
     
  6. John Parks

    John Parks Well-Known Member

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    Ok fellas, right now I'm debating on carbon fiber rod or aluminum rod. I'm leaning towards carbon fiber for the purpose of being lightweight and strong. It will have inserts in it likely for added strength.
     
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    Hey any progress on them turnbuckles ???