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Old 02-25-2015, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default Wraith knuckles bearing slop

I have excessive slop in the front wraith knuckles. I have the Axial aluminum wraith knuckles/chubs. While driving I noticed it more now these parts have a few years of abuse in them. What is everyone's thoughts? New bearings? I checked them out and they seem ok, spin fine etc. I have thought of putting a few shims between the axle pin and outer bearing. Any ideas?

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Old 02-25-2015, 07:12 PM   #2
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From my experience I get slop where the c-hub attaches to the axle housing. The screws there work their way loose, and lets them wobble around. Also, check the bushings between the knuckle and the c-hub. Known wear spot.
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Old 02-26-2015, 04:00 AM   #3
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I have found the brass? inserts where the knuckles mounts to the C-hub actually wear the aluminum. All my alloy knuckles have slop in that area. Poor grade material. :(

There are the ones on my SCX!


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Old 06-29-2017, 08:20 AM   #4
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I have had my No slop knuckle bushings not more than 2 months on my Wraith seems already worn out. I wonder why these No slop knuckle bushings got slop so fast?

It could be the weight of my Wraith was too heavy?
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Old 06-29-2017, 04:40 PM   #5
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It may not be the bushings like stated above by sevastra but the actual knuckle wearing out. I find I have to check the c-hub screws all the time to ensure they're tight
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:45 PM   #6
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old thread but still relevant, i have a wraith with a lot of slop in the connection between the c-hubs and the knuckle. I have upgraded aluminum hub/knuckle, not sure what brand. There is a black bushing in there, maybe plastic, i'm not sure but whatever it is, it's not enough to take up all the slack. I suppose it's not a race car so it doesn't really matter that much, but it kind of bothers me. Is there any solution?
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:56 PM   #7
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old thread but still relevant, i have a wraith with a lot of slop in the connection between the c-hubs and the knuckle. I have upgraded aluminum hub/knuckle, not sure what brand. There is a black bushing in there, maybe plastic, i'm not sure but whatever it is, it's not enough to take up all the slack. I suppose it's not a race car so it doesn't really matter that much, but it kind of bothers me. Is there any solution?
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Old 11-06-2019, 09:11 AM   #8
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I have had my No slop knuckle bushings not more than 2 months on my Wraith seems already worn out. I wonder why these No slop knuckle bushings got slop so fast?

It could be the weight of my Wraith was too heavy?
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:08 AM   #9
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The no slop bushings do wear the aluminum knuckles, which sucks. I eventually went to Dlux knuckles which solved my wheel bearing, axle shaft (going to the 8mm stub shafts at same time), and kingpin bushing issues all at once. Not cheap, but they've been abused for years now and the kingpin bearings have just a hair of play, and rust has taken out one wheel bearing. For me that's phenomenal, as I was breaking axial universals almost monthly, and trashing wheelbearings in just a few packs, plus worn out multiple sets of aluminum knuckles at the kingpin bores.
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:49 AM   #10
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ive been running cheap extra peed bushings they light duty so they ware before the aluminum i just replace them when things get sloppy also cheap aluminum wares alot faster than quality aluminum and bushings are cheaper than knuckles and c hubs
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:53 AM   #11
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Iíve been using vanquish brass bushings and have never had an issue except for normal wear! And thatís after a year or so of driving a lot, but no wear on the chubs or knuckles, but my rigs are all light as possible..
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