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Old 02-11-2010, 08:57 PM   #1
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Default Rear steer lockout so you can still mount stuff on rear axle

I wanted to lower my center of gravity and move some of the electronics around. The problem I kept having was with rear locked out the common way. Threaded rod with rod ends screwed to servo mount post. So i got to thinking and did some playing around and on whim tried something and to my suprise it worked. If you take a Traxxas rod end and pop out the center piece ( silver swivel piece ) the rod end will then slide over the top of the servo post. I then used a couple of the bushing I had laying around from bearing upgrade and drilled them out a hair to fill gap. You can then reinstall servo mount ( I removed both servo posts ). This gives you a flat service to mount second battery, ESC, or receiver on rear axle. It seems to be a little bit stronger then mounting link to top, as the plastic doesn't flex as much from being mounted up top. I also have broken a couple post off with it mounted up top.

Okay before you start asking for pictures, I will post them up this weekend when I find where wife hid the camera.
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:26 PM   #2
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I just did that last night to mount my battery to the rear... lol. To keep the battery from trying to turn, I just glued the servo post, in line with the gear box, on the servo plate. I've always had the steering lockout on the plate mounting posts though...
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:45 PM   #3
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yep, works great, I did this when I removed the rear steering from my CC. All I did though was attach the drag link to the opposite side post (popped the ball out and slid the link end over as mentioned). Then I adjusted my drag link to re-center (dubro turnbuckle and traxxas ends) and moved the tie rod to the inner holes on the knuckles to give it a little rear toe out (it helped with the reduced streering)
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:09 PM   #4
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How much did the toe-out help with the turning?
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:30 PM   #5
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Yep, thats how mine is done as well.
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:10 PM   #6
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Actually a lot more than I had hoped, it's not crazy tight turning radius but I don't need a parking lot to make a turn anymore. if you Click the CC link in my sig and the last update has a vid of my little girl bashing the CC. it was toed out and locked in that vid.

edit - just remembered you're in the land of youtube blackouts. let me know if it works ... if not I'll throw up a music free one of just the mid vid romp where you can see the turning ability

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Old 02-12-2010, 02:32 AM   #7
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OK, I'm sold... gonna get that set up tonight, but still waiting on my new shocks, so I'll try it when they get in...
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:48 PM   #9
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very nice idea and set up.... you ran it around much yet?
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:49 PM   #10
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Only tried it out in the basement a little bit. Not much to crawl on down there. But seems to work perfect to me. If the stinking white stuff would stop falling out of the sky, I could get out and try it on the rocks.
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