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Old 01-30-2010, 07:06 PM   #1
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Default Installed Aluminum kit... rear links seem to bind on shocks

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I installed the aluminum upgrade kit with the RTR hardware upgrade kit on my RTR AX10, and the rear bent-links seem to be limited in travel due to binding with the shocks. Is there anything I can do to fix this? I saw that some front axles have a 1mm spacer, so I tried that, but that doesn't help. Am I doing something wrong?
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:09 PM   #2
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should'nt be got a pic?
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:27 PM   #3
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i had the same problem i just let em' rub!
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:50 PM   #4
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Make sure the links are on the axle in the correct place,also the shocks. They shouldnt hit at all. Pics will help....
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:51 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies- I really appreciate it! Here's some pics:

This is the rear axle with no articulation, front and rear are level:


This is with a remote (~2.5" tall on the opposing wheel), at which point the bent link is touching the springs:




Side view with remote used for articulation and the link brushing the spring



Another view of the spring touching the link.
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:48 PM   #6
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mine did that. i switched them so the shocks are inside and the arms are outside
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:07 PM   #7
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You could also move the links inside.


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Old 01-31-2010, 11:48 PM   #8
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i always ran my bent links the other direction it eliminates that bind..
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:46 AM   #9
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It's OK the way it is. They touch on mine but they don't affect articulation at all. Here's a link to an easy way to mount your links in your skid plate. It will help a little.

How I mounted my links in the stock skid plate
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:39 AM   #10
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If you notice on the pic "the one with orange links" he is using the rod ends with a slight bend ..This will help relocate your link down some. Try those instead of the straight ones youre using.
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If you notice on the pic "the one with orange links" he is using the rod ends with a slight bend ..This will help relocate your link down some. Try those instead of the straight ones youre using.
Should I flip the rod ends to lower the lower links and give them more space from the spring/shock?
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:44 PM   #12
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DO NOT put them more inside! Well, unless you want to raise the roll center (floppy under load), get way too much flex (a deep hole's best friend), worse torque twist (higher roll center means more load transferred to the chassis)and a host of other VERY non compworthy results. Put your links as "outside" as possible on the axle (you'll need longer screws since the links will be outside the usual spot).

Your links won't rub, and you'll have more triangulation reducing axle steer and torque twist a bit more as well as slight lowering the roll center (more stable). Ideally you want to bring the lowers in as far as possible on the chassis and as out as possible on the axle with the stock axial chassis. Don't even get started on UPPER geometry, just worry about your axle's pinion angle for now but as far as the uppers go, try to get them parralel to the ground if possible.. The rest will come in time.
Do this......seriously.


There are also double triangulated skids for sale made for the stock chassis in the vendors section. A VERY worthy improvement to the stock geometry and the next best thing to an entirely new chassis for way less coin lol. http://http://www.rccrawler.com/foru...hlight=skid%2A

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Old 02-01-2010, 06:27 PM   #13
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Put them outside of the shocks.
I did that and it works well.
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I ran my shocks more inboard and have no rubbing problems with the links..
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