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Old 05-26-2011, 11:09 PM   #1
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The Honcho "kit" comes with alum links...is stock a 3-link or 4-link setup?? If only 3-link, can I get the 4-link truss only? Or do I have to buy the alum upgrade kit for it even though the rig kit is already including the aluminum links??
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:21 PM   #2
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Stock is 3-link "wishbone". The 4-link truss does not come with the aliminum link kit. You should have it in your Honcho kit, my RTR came with 2 4-link trusses.
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Stock is 3-link "wishbone". The 4-link truss does not come with the aliminum link kit. You should have it in your Honcho kit, my RTR came with 2 4-link trusses.
Oh, so all I need after I get the rig kit is the extra alum pipe and ends?
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:38 PM   #4
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I don't know if the kit has changed but mine didn't come with the 4 link truss. While where on the subject can someone tell me the advantage of a 4 link over a 3 link thanks.
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I don't know if the kit has changed but mine didn't come with the 4 link truss. While where on the subject can someone tell me the advantage of a 4 link over a 3 link thanks.
I think the 4-link keeps the rig from tilting to the side when the motor torques. I think there is some additional stability also.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:51 AM   #6
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My Dingo came with 2 4 link trus'
jammindriver, you are correct. It reduces torque twist and, IMHO, has more useable articulation... it's not so sloppy.
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You want to 4 link and don't have the parts, upgrade now.
R2J, DMG, Dinky and a few other's make much stronger and more adjustable versions. Check out the venders section. The DMG has a new 4 and 3 link with built in panhard bar anchor points... very nice.
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:55 AM   #7
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you can just drill holes in your servo plate and make your own upper links for the front, and find another servo plate at your lhs or one of those 4 link plates for the rear and make your own rear links. much cheaper if you like to tinker
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you can just drill holes in your servo plate and make your own upper links for the front, and find another servo plate at your lhs or one of those 4 link plates for the rear and make your own rear links. much cheaper if you like to tinker
I do like to tinker, but I'm also a little type-a when it comes to uniformity...if one pipe is grey, well by gosh, all the pipes have to be grey. Maybe I can make my own using Axial pipes though. Will def consider.
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My Dingo came with 2 4 link trus'
jammindriver, you are correct. It reduces torque twist and, IMHO, has more useable articulation... it's not so sloppy.
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You want to 4 link and don't have the parts, upgrade now.
R2J, DMG, Dinky and a few other's make much stronger and more adjustable versions. Check out the venders section. The DMG has a new 4 and 3 link with built in panhard bar anchor points... very nice.
Since I am a total noob, could you explain "panhard bar" or give me a pic?
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:55 PM   #10
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I just recently built my honcho kit and it only came with the 3 link!!
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I did purchase the DMG 3 link truss with pan hard but i'm not sure if I want to install it because I also purchased the Hand Bros CMS
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:54 PM   #12
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Jammin: if you get/have the KIT of the honcho. You will have to buy a 4link set up from one of the manufactures listed above. The plastic axial truss as a option part (dont have the part# on had for you sorry).

The RTR honcho/dingo comes with the 4link truss as an optional part included in the box.



As for a Panhard, it is to provide lateral support to the axle. Have a read of this if you're keen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panhard_rod
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:07 PM   #13
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Jammin: if you get/have the KIT of the honcho. You will have to buy a 4link set up from one of the manufactures listed above. The plastic axial truss as a option part (dont have the part# on had for you sorry).

The RTR honcho/dingo comes with the 4link truss as an optional part included in the box.



As for a Panhard, it is to provide lateral support to the axle. Have a read of this if you're keen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panhard_rod
Thanks much!
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I do like to tinker, but I'm also a little type-a when it comes to uniformity...if one pipe is grey, well by gosh, all the pipes have to be grey. Maybe I can make my own using Axial pipes though. Will def consider.
do the whole thing! uppers lowers, back and rear, and steering! I'm awaiting a 4 link plate for the rear to 4 link it as well
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do the whole thing! uppers lowers, back and rear, and steering! I'm awaiting a 4 link plate for the rear to 4 link it as well
So, to do the front, do I just use a 4link truss, or do I need to so something different for the front??
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:41 AM   #16
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4 link plate is like a servo plate without the servo, and drill holes in the servo plate

here, like this, instead of hijacking your thread, i have many photos of my 4 link front using traxxis rod ends and threaded rod with aluminum tubing

Spiike's SCX10 Jeep 4 Door (Caution Picture Heavy)

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4 link plate is like a servo plate without the servo, and drill holes in the servo plate

here, like this, instead of hijacking your thread, i have many photos of my 4 link front using traxxis rod ends and threaded rod with aluminum tubing

Spiike's SCX10 Jeep 4 Door (Caution Picture Heavy)
Very nice. I like what you've done. How does the velcro hold up? Does the body every pop off?
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:28 AM   #18
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I recall reading that some people used the same length tubes top and bottom with the stock axial 4 link piece which I think is bs. The aluminum links for my son's dingo are 91mm on the bottom and 60+20mm on the top. The plastic spare links that came in the box were too long (longer than the stock bottom links).

It was a little tricky to find this info when I was looking for a way to use the parts that came in the box.

4-linking the truck was worth it. My son can't turn too sharp and roll the truck like it would with the 3-link set-up. It's much more stable.

As for using the servo plate in the front..... In my AX10 I counter sunk the holes and used the tapered screws and mounted the links on the bottom. (I just looked at the link above, very similar but I used different screws) The scale scale in the roof rack is pretty cool

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Old 05-29-2011, 09:42 PM   #19
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I dont have my kit yet, so maybe it will becomemore evident to me then, but can someone explain why I can't simply use a truss to 4-link the front end a well?
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I recall reading that some people used the same length tubes top and bottom with the stock axial 4 link piece which I think is bs.
I'm using equal length links... It points the pinion up, but that's what I wanted
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