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Old 06-16-2013, 10:55 AM   #1
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I installed the rear sway bar, only to find out that it hits the battery tray. I am using 4000Mah battery, so trimming the tray in not an option, as it will still hit the battery.

Why is horizon selling $15 sway bar that is clearly not compatible with the car? Is it common practice in RC hobby to "fix" the hop ups? Searched the forums and there seems to be no fix for this issue.

For now I am thinking of removing the bar, as it limits the suspension travel and hits the battery all the time.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:54 PM   #2
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I trimmed mine to clear the tray as I'm running my batteries length wise. I have read on here that some peeps are bending their sways towards the shock to make it wider and clear the battery tray. In the years I have been into rock crawling, I have seen that not all upgrades are simple bolt on and go. Some require mods and tweaks to get them to work.

My favorite is when you buy a item that has a bunch of parts in the bag with no instructions on how to install...
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:30 PM   #3
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i had the same problem. although, i am running the stock battery in the stock position, so i just busted out the dremmel and trimmed it down.
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:03 PM   #4
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Yeah I thought that was really dumb when I bolted mine up to. I set on linemen's pliers fixed that right up thought.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:15 PM   #5
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I hate the way it's bolted to the arm. I'd rather see it bolted onto the rear of the frame and be mounted into the center of the trailing arms to keep the arms from twisting under flex. But dang it makes a huge difference no matter how it's bolted on!
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:58 PM   #6
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I hate the way it's bolted to the arm. I'd rather see it bolted onto the rear of the frame and be mounted into the center of the trailing arms to keep the arms from twisting under flex. But dang it makes a huge difference no matter how it's bolted on!
I just put some little orings on each side of the lower shock mount, it keeps the trailing arms from flopping around
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:45 AM   #7
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try trimming the ball cups to make them shorter, making the grub screw doesn't bottum out. bend the wire as needed to move freely.
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