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Old 05-09-2015, 02:38 PM   #1
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gpm kit is junk. need some ideas. like to get the bell cranks i think there called gone. ideas? thoughts?? pics would be great. thanks
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Old 05-09-2015, 05:04 PM   #2
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Hi: I have used the aftermarket cranks and find the problem is they never really tighten up to stop the slop. I replaced the steering arms with ball links and 4-40 rod. The modification that did it was to put just a dab of JB Weld on the bottom of the crank that goes through the body to the steering unit underneath or on the lower steering unit itself and put a dab of JB on long screw on bolt that connects the two and tighten them up. Make certain to grease the cylinder well. When everything sets it is rock solid. I have done this to three units and the steering is excellent.
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:33 AM   #3
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was thinking about getting rid of the crank steering
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Old 05-16-2015, 11:48 AM   #4
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I mounted a servo on a bracket across the ft fenders. ran a link to old buggy bellcrank mounted vertically on the "brick". I flipped the knuckles left to right so the steering link was on the front of the axles. Then ran tie rods from bellcrank to knuckles. With a little fine tuning I had much more steering angle than normal. I researched and found other setups like this and tried them but the bump steer when the suspension would compress made the setup useless. That's why i integrated the buggy bellcrank into the design. I had nearly no bumpsteer after a bit of tuning.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:19 AM   #5
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Just a random thought but could you not invert the servo basically In the same position it is stock and stop using the GPM or stock parts. Kind of like a Traxxas Slash from memory? Just an Idea
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:59 AM   #6
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any pictures? was thinking about removing some plastic.. mount the servo on the fenders. long servo arm. all thread links right o the knuckle
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:51 AM   #7
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No pictures just a total random idea but look up a Traxxas Slash chassis photo which will show you what I mean
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