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Old 01-30-2008, 05:00 PM   #281
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The CVD's come with the appropriate spacer to take up the slack, and the MSD's are made with stock axles in mind, and it's not a big deal to drill out the hole a little
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:01 PM   #282
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What kind of drill bit (and size) would you recommend? I ask, because I am not a machinist and I do not want to F@*K up these GREAT rims from MSD!!!!!!
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The CVD's come with the appropriate spacer to take up the slack, and the MSD's are made with stock axles in mind, and it's not a big deal to drill out the hole a little
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:45 AM   #283
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In your shaggin wagon build thread you mentioned running the additional screws for the servo mount was not necessary
which was correct
but recently the 2 screw that go through the mount and screw into the axle have been backing out.

which causes the plate to move around

would one solution be to put 2 additional screws to hold the plate

or

buy another axle case?






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Old 02-09-2008, 12:54 AM   #284
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In your shaggin wagon build thread you mentioned running the additional screws for the servo mount was not necessary
which was correct
but recently the 2 screw that go through the mount and screw into the axle have been backing out.

which causes the plate to move around

would one solution be to put 2 additional screws to hold the plate

or

buy another axle case?






thank you for your great customer service

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I use the BENDER upper link mounts also . they are great mounts but the Axle Case hole are weak . this is what I done to mine . upper link mount mod
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:33 PM   #285
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would one solution be to put 2 additional screws to hold the plate

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buy another axle case?
I'd use all 4 screws if possible. Try a few drops of CA in the axles cases you have now, and run the screws back in. It should help fix the stripped threads. If that doesn't work, a new case should fix the problem.

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What kind of drill bit (and size) would you recommend? I ask, because I am not a machinist and I do not want to F@*K up these GREAT rims from MSD!!!!!!
I used a 1/4" drill bit on the center of my MSD wheels. I used an 1/8" drill bit for the breather holes, 1 per wheel.

I got a new Grappler body painted up for the Mid-West Comp next weekend. I'll also be swapping out to a new set of Rock Claws, probably while we're on the road.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:00 AM   #286
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Looking Good Bender, I like the clear windows instead of blacked out. If you need someone to train with this week, my schedule is open, let me know.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:13 AM   #287
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Looking Good Bender, I like the clear windows instead of blacked out. If you need someone to train with this week, my schedule is open, let me know.
I am planning on running a bunch this week up at the thornton location;)
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:28 AM   #288
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Looking Good Bender, I like the clear windows instead of blacked out. If you need someone to train with this week, my schedule is open, let me know.
Thanks man.

I'll be working a swing shift this week, so I'm not sure I'll have much time to practice before we leave.
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:23 AM   #289
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New body looks good, can't wait to see some Mid-West Comp pics.
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:39 PM   #290
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New lid looks sweet, have fun at the comp
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:17 PM   #291
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Good looking rig Brad Now go get em at the comp.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:27 PM   #292
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Where do I get one of those CO stickers?
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:57 PM   #293
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Rubbanecka.

Thanks for the compliments guys. I got my new MSD lockouts for the rear axle installed too. I'll post some pics in a bit.
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:42 AM   #294
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I finally got the MSD lockouts installed in the rear. Very well thought out design, rounded on the bottom and flat on top. The top of them would be perfect for extra stick on weights, if needed. They bolt right up with ease too.
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Those are nice
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Thanks Nathan, the lockouts are very slick.

I stripped the M3 threads for the kingpin screws in my modded RC4WD knuckles, so I drilled and tapped them for 6-32 socket head screws. Then I had to drill the kingpin holes in my original C's out to fit the heads of the 6-32 screws. Over time the arm on one of the knuckles has started to bend slightly, you can see it a little in the pics. So, it's time for an upgrade to the MSD axle C's and RCP's aluminum knuckles. I threw them together to see how the steering felt, it's very smooth with very little slop. The machine work on both these products is top notch.

I'll try and get them installed tomorrow, and maybe get a little testing in.
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I finally got the MSD lockouts installed in the rear. Very well thought out design, rounded on the bottom and flat on top. The top of them would be perfect for extra stick on weights, if needed. They bolt right up with ease too.
They do work nice for stick on weight . look in this pic you can see I have some weight on them .

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Old 03-10-2008, 11:51 PM   #298
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I like the MSD C as well, but had to really open up the cut out for the steering knuckle to max steer. Not a big issue, but I would check the fit of your alloy knuckles.

nice pics.

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Old 03-11-2008, 01:55 AM   #299
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They do work nice for stick on weight . look in this pic you can see I have some weight on them.
Very nice, your rig looks sick.

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I like the MSD C as well, but had to really open up the cut out for the steering knuckle to max steer. Not a big issue, but I would check the fit of your alloy knuckles.

nice pics.

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Yeah, I noticed that too, no biggie. At least the knuckles have a beefy arm.
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