Go Back   RCCrawler Forums > RCCrawler General Tech > Newbie General
Loading

Notices

Thread: Best way to shorten Wheelbase to 12.5

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-03-2010, 11:42 AM   #1
Pebble Pounder
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Shelter Cove
Posts: 115
Default Best way to shorten Wheelbase to 12.5

i just finished building a berg on the Droid chassis. I used the recommended links and rod ends by CKRC. The wheelbase still comes out around 12.75 to 13.0 inches when compressed. What's the best way to shorten it? I imagine it would be to grind down the links a bit. Which end would you grind down? The ends on the chassis, or the ends that go to the axles? Thanks. This is for comp rules.
skkeeter is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-03-2010, 12:07 PM   #2
Rock Crawler
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: boise
Posts: 587
Default

i would take off a little from all the links on both sides
thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 12:11 PM   #3
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 1,594
Default

Take a few measurements, do a little math, and trim evenly from both ends of the links.
Good luck
Gimp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2010, 11:43 PM   #4
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Longmont, CO
Posts: 413
Default

Raising your shocks will also shorten it up.
Fattymojo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 06:21 AM   #5
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 16,953
Default

If possible, you can widen your lower links at the axle ends. Just put a spacer between the rod end and the link mount.
JeremyH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 10:46 AM   #6
Pebble Pounder
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Shelter Cove
Posts: 115
Default

^^^^Good info guys, thanks for the tips
skkeeter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2004-2014 RCCrawler.com