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I broke a rim on my rustler today for the first time. It was a 2.8 traxxas wheel with talon tire. I've never had this happen before. Anybody else with a similar experience? It was about 40 degrees outside and no jumping was involved.
 

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I broke a rim........ It was a 2.8 traxxas wheel .
you answered your own question. I have had nothing but bad luck with traxxas rims.

since you didn't post a pic, i will. This is from hitting a piece of rebar sticking out of cement. (HPI wheel and tire)

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you answered your own question. I have had nothing but bad luck with traxxas rims.

since you didn't post a pic, i will. This is from hitting a piece of rebar sticking out of cement. (HPI wheel and tire)

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HOLY CRAP! thats bad.

How new is the truck? / wheel? Contact traxxas, maybe theyll send you new rims?
 

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Ouch. Mine broke in the center hex hole. Blew it apart. 12t Titian and 8 cell pack. What gives? Only 2nd time I ran them.
what do you mean center hex hole? you stripped the hex? cracked the center? a pic would be great
 

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Don't have a camera. Cracked and split the hex and cracked in four places almost all the way to the outer edge. Broke the hell out of it.
 

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I could understand some carnage if I would have hit something. Only thing being hit was the throttle. Finally found some rims and tires I like and they end up being junk. Oh well, that's how we learn sometimes.
 

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put a bandaid on it to hold it together... like new!
 

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Yeah... savage, 30F, jumping, off camber landing on concrete from snow pile:

Made a nice cracking sound... Think I'll give RPM rims a try. 2 out of the remaining 3 are showing cracks... I removed the tire from the worse of the two, so I'll snag a set of RPM's and give them a try at least in a pair.
 

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You simply cannot beat a RPM wheel. I have only managed to break one rpm wheel in all of my bashing. That one was at a skate park, i hit a grindrail coming off a launch ramp.
Barely cracked the wheel on the inside where the foam sits. A bit of CA and the wheel is still holding up to this day! Even the mighty STS .30 would not strip the hexes.
 

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