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Old 01-06-2007, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default Non steering aluminum rear axle knuckle conversion?

Does anybody make anything like this? Since you can't have rear steer in the 2.2 class it seems like this would be a good product to have. A bolt on rear knuckle that attached like the Fat Rock Cs. No king pin. All one piece for more ground clearance and so you didn't have to use tie rods to keep your rear tires straight.
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That's a great idea!!!
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I'd personally rather see a change in the rules. But until then that is a good idea. They could still be affordable in a bolt-on format like the Fat Rock C's.
What I have in mind would require welding, though. It would not be as easy to make as the C's, cause they would also have to be machined to carry a bearing.
You'd also need to make longer inner axles.

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I edited yours to one with more clearance

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Something like this?

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thats fantastic... did you make those yourself?
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That is SWEEEET! More info pleaze.
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I was thinking about this the other day while I was looking at the scaler forum. This is what I drew up. Not to scale or anything. I was thinking it could be made out of a piece of aluminum square stock.
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Dumpster I was thinking the same thing. Wouldn't be hard to make just a little time.
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Someone could just machine a small spacer that would fit over the shaft between the axle housing and the knuckle and that could keep it from turning. Would be a really cheap way to get rid of running a tie rod back there.
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Someone could just machine a small spacer that would fit over the shaft between the axle housing and the knuckle and that could keep it from turning. Would be a really cheap way to get rid of running a tie rod back there.
you mean like this ?
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Old 01-06-2007, 06:42 PM   #12
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Somebody should produce these. I know I'd buy them.
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:37 PM   #13
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i like the ones eric llinked to, that way, you could remove them if you wanted rearsteering
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thats fantastic... did you make those yourself?
Thanks....yes. I made a small cylinder to hold a bearing and brazed that to a sheet metal formed C that clamps to the axle housing.

Brazed an inner axle to an outer with a piece of tubing to get rid of the dog bone joint.

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Thanks....yes. I made a small cylinder to hold a bearing and brazed that to a sheet metal formed C that clamps to the axle housing.

Brazed an inner axle to an outer with a piece of tubing to get rid of the dog bone joint.

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Dude you should Get a vendor star and start producing those
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Old 01-06-2007, 10:45 PM   #16
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nice i need a set
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Something like this?

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Dang Jay you always come up with some great ideas...from Yotas to RC! Those adapters are rockin! I've been thinking about the best way to do this for several days, and this is the best way that I've seen yet. You need a vendor's star...I'd buy a set of these.

EDIT: How long are Tamiya Hornet rear inner axles?

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXLDZ3&P=M

Tamiya Shaft Bag 58347...no dimensions given unfortunately. Who's got a couple to measuer?

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