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Sep 10, 2016, 07:22 PM
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3D printed 1/16 car needs Dogbones to finish


I need help with finding DogBones for my project.

It's a 1/16 scale buggy based on an Associated R/C-10.

I need 4.5X28mm DogBones(28mm pin-to-pin center, 4.5mm ball dia).

I'll be uploading this to

The transmission uses gears from an ECX 1/24 monster truck.

Thanks in advance.
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Sep 10, 2016, 07:38 PM
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you need db's 1.10" good either make your own i dont know any thing that small..piano wire and some ball bearings and silver solder..
Sep 10, 2016, 08:04 PM
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Do you have access to tools that would allow you to modify something like this?

Sorry, not sure what diameter they are.
Sep 10, 2016, 08:05 PM
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I found 18mm and 33mm, but nobody makes a 28mm Dogbone... I find that hard to believe.
Sep 10, 2016, 08:10 PM
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OK, this may be a little bit of a long shot as it is hard to tell exactly from the pics and this is an expensive way to go because you have to buy the whole thing but the dogbone looks to be the same length as the arms and the arms look to be about 28mm pin to pin.

Maybe you can find the dogbones separately elsewhere.

Good luck, I love seeing people try this sort of stuff.
Sep 10, 2016, 08:12 PM
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Worth a try to test, or maybe slightly modify your design. Downside is they are plastic.
Sep 10, 2016, 08:13 PM
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I have the stock DogBones, and yes i could part them on a lathe, and splice them... but i want to make it easier for the people downloading this on thingaverse.

The other option i have is to make the lower arms wider, and use the 33mm ones i found on ebay... But i don't know if the balls are 4.5mm.
Sep 10, 2016, 08:19 PM
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I just bought the SUBOTECH 1/24 CJ0021 arms on ebay.

hopefully the plastic will hold up... LOL.

Thanks "emu26"

I'll post again when I get them.
Sep 10, 2016, 08:21 PM
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Those Subotech might be your answer if you are happy enough having plastic ones.
Sep 10, 2016, 08:21 PM
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Sorry typing while you posted. Good luck with it, hope it works out.
Sep 11, 2016, 03:18 AM
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That is fantastic!, an old school 1/16 2wd buggy!
I wish they were commercially available!
Sep 14, 2016, 06:15 PM
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Alright, first of all, looking for off the shelf parts that fit is really frustrating

I have the chassis printed, along with most of the suspension parts.

I'm waiting for the 7X4X2.5mm bearings.

I'm having Big Systems print my tires on an SLA printer

I'm not sure if the Dogbones i ordered will work ... I haven't received them yet, but the ball OD looks bigger than 4.5mm... If not, I can use them on another project.

What I need now are shocks that actually fit WITHOUT modification.

This is what I need:

1/24 or 1/16 scale shocks, 45mm up front, and 50mm in the rear.
The rear CANNOT extend past 50mm.
The front CANNOT extent past 45mm.

I took pictures so you can get a better idea of how they mount.

Sep 14, 2016, 06:49 PM
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Are those eye to eye lengths?
Sep 14, 2016, 07:03 PM
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According to this the fronts from a TA RC18 should fit your rear, assuming you do mean eye to eye lenghts.
Last edited by emu26; Sep 14, 2016 at 07:14 PM.
Sep 14, 2016, 07:07 PM
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Here's some more 50mm from a HPI RS4 Sport 3 so they are "on-road shocks"

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