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#1
Does anyone here have any special things they do to their bodies or somethin to keep the bodies on. With my maxx, even with 4 body clips in, the smallest jumps throw off the body, usually losing some body clips too. In the last 2 weeks I lost 20 body clips, and having the body constantly come off is kind of annoying.
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#1
Does anyone here have any special things they do to their bodies or somethin to keep the bodies on. With my maxx, even with 4 body clips in, the smallest jumps throw off the body, usually losing some body clips too. In the last 2 weeks I lost 20 body clips, and having the body constantly come off is kind of annoying.
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#2
thats wierd. maybe the clips your using are to big???
Gamer.
~Noto
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#2
thats wierd. maybe the clips your using are to big???
Gamer.
~Noto
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#3
You can get locking body clips, they help a lot. Also, to keep the body from ripping through the clips, they have body washers. If you can't find the body washers, you can always make a few from the extra lexan when you paint a new body.

Locking body clips

body washers
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#3
You can get locking body clips, they help a lot. Also, to keep the body from ripping through the clips, they have body washers. If you can't find the body washers, you can always make a few from the extra lexan when you paint a new body.

Locking body clips

body washers
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#4
Sounds like the body clips you are using are too small and are loose when attached. Won't take much for them to fall out. Get some thicker body clips (or the locking kind) for a more secure fit and it will cure your problems.
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#4
Sounds like the body clips you are using are too small and are loose when attached. Won't take much for them to fall out. Get some thicker body clips (or the locking kind) for a more secure fit and it will cure your problems.
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#5
i use a small zip tie. drill a small hole in the body put the clip thue the eye of one tie, then put the othe end of the tie thru the hole in the body and use another zip on the other side and trim them bolth.
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#5
i use a small zip tie. drill a small hole in the body put the clip thue the eye of one tie, then put the othe end of the tie thru the hole in the body and use another zip on the other side and trim them bolth.
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#6
paper clips all the way!
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paper clips all the way!
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#7
you just need quality clips or quit crashing Smile

I like the "Serpent 1/8 scale body clips" ,They are the strongest clip and don't fall out easy at all, yet they are easy to pull out. The locking clips aren't the easiest to put in/take out.
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#7
you just need quality clips or quit crashing Smile

I like the "Serpent 1/8 scale body clips" ,They are the strongest clip and don't fall out easy at all, yet they are easy to pull out. The locking clips aren't the easiest to put in/take out.
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#8
if ur dont need to take ur body off to start i or anythign while ur running it take a small ziptie and fasten it around the open ends of the body clip after u put it on. It will pinch it tighter and will prevent it from backing out
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#8
if ur dont need to take ur body off to start i or anythign while ur running it take a small ziptie and fasten it around the open ends of the body clip after u put it on. It will pinch it tighter and will prevent it from backing out
Here is a link to my website-
http://www.czech-it-out-graphics.com
1/29/07 never forget....TTT Confusedalute:
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#9
ive seen people running velcro on maxx trucks along with the body clips dont kno if it works all that well cuz i dont own a maxx.
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#9
ive seen people running velcro on maxx trucks along with the body clips dont kno if it works all that well cuz i dont own a maxx.
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#10
I used to use some steel rod and redrilled the holes in the body posts.. here is a pic of what I'm talking about on my old JT Supermaxx Hybrid I used to have...

http://home.comcast.net/~sixvi6-camaro/JTmaxx_10.jpg
Also if the long one still came off or I wanted to be sure the body stayed on I'd put a linkage collar on the end.

If I didn't do the long single body clip I use extra large 1/8 scale body clips.
http://home.comcast.net/~sixvi6-camaro/JTmaxx_12.jpg
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#10
I used to use some steel rod and redrilled the holes in the body posts.. here is a pic of what I'm talking about on my old JT Supermaxx Hybrid I used to have...

http://home.comcast.net/~sixvi6-camaro/JTmaxx_10.jpg
Also if the long one still came off or I wanted to be sure the body stayed on I'd put a linkage collar on the end.

If I didn't do the long single body clip I use extra large 1/8 scale body clips.
http://home.comcast.net/~sixvi6-camaro/JTmaxx_12.jpg
-- John --
1:1.. 01 Z28 Camaro A4 Sure.. its stock.
1:8's.. K3, Inferno GT, and a straight line beater car
1:18.. RC18t Mamba and 3s lipo
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#11
the velcro thing is very popular in offroad electric 2wd buggy etc...most of the guys dont even run body clips just velcro
Here is a link to my website-
http://www.czech-it-out-graphics.com
1/29/07 never forget....TTT Confusedalute:
Bringing old know-it-all blow hards back to reallity at a forum near you

"Always Imitated, Never Duplicated"
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#11
the velcro thing is very popular in offroad electric 2wd buggy etc...most of the guys dont even run body clips just velcro
Here is a link to my website-
http://www.czech-it-out-graphics.com
1/29/07 never forget....TTT Confusedalute:
Bringing old know-it-all blow hards back to reallity at a forum near you

"Always Imitated, Never Duplicated"
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#12
how exactly are they being throw off? i wonder if your not havingit clip on and ur just stickinng the end through it...ya i use zit ties dsometimes...or get a roll casgte and dont run a body.
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#12
how exactly are they being throw off? i wonder if your not havingit clip on and ur just stickinng the end through it...ya i use zit ties dsometimes...or get a roll casgte and dont run a body.
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#13
I gave up on mine. People want to see big jumps so I know stuff is going to break. I have lost countless body clips and ripped the body off with body washers... I just need duct tape I guess...
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#13
I gave up on mine. People want to see big jumps so I know stuff is going to break. I have lost countless body clips and ripped the body off with body washers... I just need duct tape I guess...
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#14
Maybe velcro, body clips, body washers, and support lexan will keep it on.
FS-Sportwerks 1/8 Hauler
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#14
Maybe velcro, body clips, body washers, and support lexan will keep it on.
FS-Sportwerks 1/8 Hauler
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#15
a wing and driving more carefull will make the body last all winter Smile
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#15
a wing and driving more carefull will make the body last all winter Smile
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#16
Me and Rob got the wing covered already. Except I won't be driving this winter at all.
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#16
Me and Rob got the wing covered already. Except I won't be driving this winter at all.
FS-Sportwerks 1/8 Hauler
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#17
Ever since I put the wing on my revo, I haven't lost a single body clip, and I'm still on my first crowd pleaser body.

For the first time ever I'll be getting a new body not because it broke, but because I got tired paint job :joy:

The 20 bucks I spent on the setup saved me at least 80 worth of body and paint...
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#17
Ever since I put the wing on my revo, I haven't lost a single body clip, and I'm still on my first crowd pleaser body.

For the first time ever I'll be getting a new body not because it broke, but because I got tired paint job :joy:

The 20 bucks I spent on the setup saved me at least 80 worth of body and paint...
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#18
I havn't lost a clip since I got the wing either.
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#18
I havn't lost a clip since I got the wing either.
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#19
Tex Wrote:you just need quality clips or quit crashing Smile

I like the "Serpent 1/8 scale body clips" ,They are the strongest clip and don't fall out easy at all, yet they are easy to pull out. The locking clips aren't the easiest to put in/take out.
You so crazy
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#19
Tex Wrote:you just need quality clips or quit crashing Smile

I like the "Serpent 1/8 scale body clips" ,They are the strongest clip and don't fall out easy at all, yet they are easy to pull out. The locking clips aren't the easiest to put in/take out.
You so crazy
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