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Old 11-01-2005, 06:23 AM   #1
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ok, heres what i did. instead of using the bic pen or sharpie wheelbase extend method i decided to try something different, i did this because when i tried the pen way it allowed too much side to side movement of the rear axle. so i chopped up the rear arm assembly and took 2 caps from 2 highlighters i had and attached them to the ends of the arms via one screw (i had spare from the headlights i removed) and a little silicone.
the pictures dont show it, but after i took them i flipped the rear arm assembly so the arm is up higher, more parallel with the ground, giving me better clearance. the setup has worked great and i havent had any issues with it

and by the way, over the wheels i just threw together some cardboard paper beadlocks - nothing fancy, they are just puched in snug inside the tire lip.....

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and as far as performance goes - its amazing how much better it climbs stuff now, really alot more stable.

i have got a couple short vids if someone can host them for me, im not too sure on how to do that.....
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Good idea, however, I think that you might want to consider moving adding atleast 3/4" of sharpie pen on the link connecting to the axle. The axle housing hits blue cross bar on the link set-up when it flexes. I think a mix between your set up and the other way might be it!
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yea, i bet that would help alot - but its got just about as much flex as i want. i dont want it to have too much. so those can act like my bumpstops -
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and lets see if i figured this out

heres a few short clips

http://rccrawler.thefordmccord.com/emily%20010.mov

http://rccrawler.thefordmccord.com/emily%20003.mov
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Ya got a point about the bumpstops. I might have to re-work mine if I can get the rear axle working again.
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