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Old 06-24-2015, 01:25 AM   #1
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Default Yeti with very little front suspension travel

Hey all. I am building the yeti from kit, and it's my first Axial ride. I have associated and traxxas kits, and old Optimas from the 80's, so this isn't my first rodeo.

This kit, I imagined when I bought it, would be all about suspension articulation. However, it appears that the kit doesn't have much in the way of travel up front.

Am I just getting some binding, or is this the range axial expects?

Thanks.

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Old 06-24-2015, 02:54 AM   #2
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Looks like your axles are bottoming out in your drive cups. I had the same problem. The axial drive axles are too long. Some people have called axial and got replacements. I took the advice of another member and ordered GPM axles. They have been working great so far
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Old 06-24-2015, 01:26 PM   #3
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Hhhhmmmm, let me see if I can guess this one....

known issue, contact Hobbico support.

Camber causing universals to bend?

Have you bent your front Universals?
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Old 06-24-2015, 04:04 PM   #4
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Don't be a snarky jerk. I said "am building" not "have built" so how could I have bent the uv's?


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Hhhhmmmm, let me see if I can guess this one....

known issue, contact Hobbico support.

Camber causing universals to bend?

Have you bent your front Universals?
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Old 06-24-2015, 04:07 PM   #5
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Good info! Thanks so much! For the time being, I modified the suspension geometry to travel in an arc more perpendicular to the ground and things have freed up. It was the ball cups. If I modify anything, it will be metal knuckles or rpm arms, so I won't explore other options until then.

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Looks like your axles are bottoming out in your drive cups. I had the same problem. The axial drive axles are too long. Some people have called axial and got replacements. I took the advice of another member and ordered GPM axles. They have been working great so far
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:35 AM   #6
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Well, I too found the issue while building a yeti and I did a ton of work to help everyone out.

As for being a snarky jerk - maybe...but if you're upset from my comments, I'll just stay out of your threads.

However, if you search the forums, you'll find a ton of great information that will help you find and fix any and all issues you come across in your build.

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Looks like your axles are bottoming out in your drive cups. I had the same problem. The axial drive axles are too long. Some people have called axial and got replacements. I took the advice of another member and ordered GPM axles. They have been working great so far
Drive cups are to long? Do you have a part # for a shorter/deeper drive cup?
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Old 06-26-2015, 10:22 AM   #8
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Dog bones or universals??
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