Discussion in 'Tamiya RC Monster Truck Forum' started by Heathen, Dec 27, 2011.
What alum knuckles should I get?
of those two, i say the integy over the hot racing stuff...the arms on the integy are a bit thicker than the hot racing ones...my hot racing ones bent easily, and one set had the wrong screw sent with it...when i tried to contact them for a replacement, there was NO reply whatsoever...
JPS makes a set, and if you can find them, JP customs has one with an oversized bearing- but the arms look small on that as well...mhesse also sells a set if i'm not mistaken...
Another vote for the Integy (can't believe I am typing that!) I have had a set on one of my Clods for a couple of years now and they have held up great, very uncharacteristic for Integy stuff. Not sure why these are so much better but so far they have worked really well for me.
thanks, I am going to get the Integy ones
I'm surprised to hear anyone mention integy. Lots of people don't like them. I have a few parts here and there by them. I like their products....for the most part. As long as you like the parts and are happy with the performance, its all good!
I like the integy stuff myself also but dont buy from them.
I bought some stuff and it arrived missing parts and they never contacted me or paypal and their contact info and customer service is all bunk.
buy from a truyed seller and they will take care of the problem but integy straight up certainly will not.
I just installed some knuckles on the tube's.
but my problem is if I tighten down the kingpins anymore then finger tight they seem to bind.
if I finger tighten them down there great but at dual brushless speeds it will blow them right off in no time so I am trying to figure out how to make them usefull but at this point thet only look good lol.
I just ordered 2 sets of Integy knuckles from RC Planet. The only reason I ordered from them was that they had the RC Screwz set for the Slash 4x4 in stock.
Are those steering stops on the Integy knuckles? They look beefier than my HR's!
the JPS ones are even beefier...
the ones in the background are the hot racing ones...
Yep I had my HR's looking like that at one time:mad
Man those JPS's are freakin beefy!! Now I most go hunt some down!
my HR knuckes were actually bent worse...that was after i just bent them back straight, and did another jump with them...i think for light bashing or crawling- they're ok, but i'd rather have the durability of stronger knuckles...i have them on the rear of one of my trucks- but it has a straight axle on there anyway...i just used the knuckle arms to provide an additional brace for the rear steer lockout...
here's another pic of the rear of the JPS knuckles...
if you go searching for them, i believe that rc4wd also sold them under their own name...that might help you find a set cheaper than what JPS sells them for...
don't you need matching tubes to put the jps one's to use?
they also have no upper and lower mounting holes either?
the integy steering stop's you see in the pic are not sterring stop's or they may be but serve no use I have the mip cvd's in mine and they bind and stop before the anything even toach's them stop's.
however they do come with small allen head screw's washer's and a nut's not pictured that you screw through the knuckles to adjust where you want the sterring to stop manually.
me I am just going to leave them out and use the steering limiter pot/trim on the radio gear.
jps I considered too but with no upper and lower mounting holes for the links I have no use for them.
i dont wanna come across as a JPS fanboy- just trying to pass the info around...
anyway, the JPS tubes do have holes...they are skewed a bit due to the design of the tube itself, but i have run screws and links through them before...
you can see them here:
and you dont need the JPS tubes to work with the knuckles...i have them on here with the integy tubes...i just used a nylon spacer to take up the space- similar to how to get the hot racing knuckles to work with the integy tubes...
It seems the integys are the only ones available any more. Tried tracking down the JPS ones but had no luck. Do they really bend that easy or does it take some real bashing to bend them.
JP CUSTOMS = beefiest ever
JP CUSTOMS front gearbox, Integy rear
Hi how can I find the JP-customs from it that set of pictures?
Im just build a bullhead, and keep brakeing every axle part but the center gear box!
You can also try Hesse machining. He makes some great parts too and beefy steering knuckles. http://www.hessemachine.com/RC_Part_Sales.php
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