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Old 10-23-2012, 02:33 PM   #61
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HD gears went in last night 13/43. Stockers are poo. Looking for a new top gear for the tranny. A tooth fell off during assembly. Wish RRP made one...
Me too on the top tranny gear....come on RRP! NIce build man.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:44 PM   #62
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I have a lot of slop in the splines of my vp axles and chubs. I had stripped out 3 of the screws and ended up tapping them for 4mm buttonheads. Still don't trust the sloppy fit so I fill the gap with shoegoo. Not permanent and hold it nice and snug.
Yeah man there's a bunch o slop. I have one 4mm screw on the top right (front) hole. I thought about Goop as I use it for everything else. It should work fine. I wanted something with less compressive yield so that nothing could even start wiggling. I coated all of the screws before installing them and put some on the threads inside of the axle housing to keep them from backing out. I don't see how guys run the knuckle-on-tube setup on comp rigs without pulling their hair out.

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How much slop are you experiencing? I'm curious as I'm contemplating VP axles, chubs et al for a truggy build? T
More than I can tolerate. I had to tighten multiple screws every 10 minutes and that's even with properly installed Loctite 246 (strongest non-permanent). One stripped out and I upgraded to 4mm. I'll beat the crap out of the JB welded chubs and post up my conclusions. Hope it works. It should.

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Old 10-23-2012, 05:30 PM   #63
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Yeah man there's a bunch o slop. I have one 4mm screw on the top right (front) hole. I thought about Goop as I use it for everything else. It should work fine. I wanted something with less compressive yield so that nothing could even start wiggling. I coated all of the screws before installing them and put some on the threads inside of the axle housing to keep them from backing out. I don't see how guys run the knuckle-on-tube setup on comp rigs without pulling their hair out.



More than I can tolerate. I had to tighten multiple screws every 10 minutes and that's even with properly installed Loctite 246 (strongest non-permanent). One stripped out and I upgraded to 4mm. I'll beat the crap out of the JB welded chubs and post up my conclusions. Hope it works. It should.

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What do you mean by the knuckle-on=-tube setup? Wide Beef Toobs or?

With the 4mm screws holding knuckles on what do you do about the steel hat peice that is the steering pivot surface? Screw threads will eat the aluminum knuckles...
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:29 AM   #64
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Make your own parts... why didn't tell you that.
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What do you mean by the knuckle-on=-tube setup? Wide Beef Toobs or?With the 4mm screws holding knuckles on what do you do about the steel hat peice that is the steering pivot surface? Screw threads will eat the aluminum knuckles...
Knuckle on tube (2.2P comp rig reference) meaning putting axial or VP knuckles on a Berg tube with the stock forks lathed off. You're back in the same boat of attaching the chub to the tube with screw as with a Wraith. With the 4mm screws I meant attaching the chub to the axle housing not the knuckle to the chub. You are correct, not sure how to get a 4mm machine screw to hold a knuckle on.

Update: JB weld rocks! Whooped on it some last night and no movement at all. Problem solved for the front end at least.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:12 PM   #66
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Knuckle on tube (2.2P comp rig reference) meaning putting axial or VP knuckles on a Berg tube with the stock forks lathed off. You're back in the same boat of attaching the chub to the tube with screw as with a Wraith. With the 4mm screws I meant attaching the chub to the axle housing not the knuckle to the chub. You are correct, not sure how to get a 4mm machine screw to hold a knuckle on.

Update: JB weld rocks! Whooped on it some last night and no movement at all. Problem solved for the front end at least.
Thanks for the clarification. EDIT: 4mm buttonhead screws working better than the 3mm to attach chubs and rear straight axle adapters?

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Old 10-24-2012, 02:48 PM   #67
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Thanks for the clarification. EDIT: 4mm buttonhead screws working better than the 3mm to attach chubs and rear straight axle adapters?
I'll replace the rear 3mm with 4mm as they spit out.

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Old 10-24-2012, 09:05 PM   #68
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Maxx shafts are show no signs of wear or stress. They are overkill.
Must not being hard enough on it.
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Must not being hard enough on it.


Now that the front end doesn't fall apart every 5 minutes I can start putting a proper 4X whoopin' on it.

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JB Weld on my chubs solved the problem of screws backing out for sure. I beat the snot out of the rig and the chubs won't budge. VP parts are insane tough. Get 'em if you can. Installed a fine piece of craftsmanship from BGR Fab. Incredible looking work. Love it. Thanks BGR.

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Old 10-30-2012, 12:34 PM   #71
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having done thiS several times for the love of the build, I must be gettin lazy lately cause I sure buy a lot of BND and RTR's....Lately....Nice build thou brotha!!!
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Nice to know it's holding up good-n-tite for you...

Btw - I got VP trusses and their servo armor - no more runaway servo!

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Old 12-17-2012, 10:06 AM   #73
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Hey y'all,

Thanks BGR fab' for the stubby bumper. Nice work yet again. Just a pic to show the two versions side by side. Installed easily and is mucho tough. Got a set of SDS HD universals last week. Man they are beautiful. It's a shame to have to whoop up on but that's what they were made for. As you can see they come with a 7075 locker reminiscent of a Berg locker. Being a Bergophile, I like that design. In order to maximize their life I dumped the Berg stock brass bushings and made some that fit perfectly. Each one is polished to fit within a thou' or two. They were snug at the start but after one 2-hour pack they are butter. I love the extra steering throw and the smooth axle rotation at full lock. Really makes a differene in high speed handling.

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Very nice work.
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....Got a set of SDS HD universals last week. Man they are beautiful. It's a shame to have to whoop up on but that's what they were made for. As you can see they come with a 7075 locker reminiscent of a Berg locker. Being a Bergophile, I like that design. In order to maximize their life I dumped the Berg stock brass bushings and made some that fit perfectly. Each one is polished to fit within a thou' or two. They were snug at the start but after one 2-hour pack they are butter. I love the extra steering throw and the smooth axle rotation at full lock. Really makes a differene in high speed handling.

Thanks for watching.

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That's a very nice set up you have. :thumbsup:
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That's a very nice set up you have. :thumbsup:

Thanks Gents.

As you all know the stock seats are cool looking but weight almost a quarter of a pound between the two of them. I made set from 7075 (not bent yet, in foreground) and then realized one was a perfect template for making a lexan version that was even lighter and easier to make. I'll peel the blue and paint them in some cool pattern. With the mask they are 6.3g ea. I'll fasten them to the interior with some small nuts/screws.

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Great build. Love the custom work.
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Great build. Love the custom work.
Thanks Crit Rat.

I went out to my garage the other day and dangit if a couple of cookie monsters hadn't fired up my wraith and were playing RTI games. I left them alone for a bit as they were having a ton of fun but when they wanted to start jumping the rig off my toolbox to the floor I had to step in.

I'm loving my S300HD universals!!! Man are they smooth and tough as hell. Got some steel bushings to try out when the brass stockers are put out to pasture. Thanks John.
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Cookie monsters are insane!!! And whatever you do, keep'em away from the fridge... and cupboard

Nice to see it's holdin up well!

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