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Old 09-26-2014, 04:55 PM   #1
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Default Quick, Easy, Cheap Torque twist Help.

So I was fed up with the torque twist on my TH. I looked at other ways to help with it.And what I could buy to help. So to me it seemed that from what I found. If the top links are up a little more it helps with the twist. So I came up with a way to not only raise them up but to do it cheap. And it looks kind of cool too...lol Here's what ya need. Eight Axial steering kingpins, four 3/4" m3 screws. That's it..

With the kingpins stacked up you get the lift you need.

So take out the screws holding the top link mounts and lift them up. Then stack two of the kingpins on top of one another. With the little ends in the middle (as shown) then just put the longer 3/4" screw in the place of the short ones you removed.And after you do both ends on both mounting brackets you get this.

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Old 09-27-2014, 08:01 AM   #2
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Very nice tiny. Thanks for the cheap upgrade idea!
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Very nice tiny. Thanks for the cheap upgrade idea!
No problem... I'm going to get some silver metal ones so they stand out a bit and match some of the metal upgrades I'm going to order...lol I have two now so I have a start. I can't remember what kit they came from. That way I could just order some. But that would be to easy... now I gotta search them out...lol
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:07 PM   #4
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I found where the silver kingpins came from...They came on a Duratrax cliff climber...So I found my old set of axles and robbed them of their pins....lol I'll just replace them with plastic ones.I also put in longer screws. Maybe 7/8 of an inch long..Here's the update pics...


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Old 09-27-2014, 05:27 PM   #5
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good thinking dude!
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Old 09-27-2014, 05:34 PM   #6
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Another installment of...TINY's TIPS c'mon man you gotta do it! It'll be a sticky And if you're wondering, no, I haven't built anything yet lol. Still debating about learning how to braze.
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Old 09-27-2014, 06:05 PM   #7
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Another installment of...TINY's TIPS c'mon man you gotta do it!
I do have a lot of "quick, cheap and easy" little tips and tricks I've came up with over the years.....LOL
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Old 09-27-2014, 07:37 PM   #8
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Add a sway bar it helps a lot.
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Old 09-28-2014, 03:43 PM   #9
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Add a sway bar it helps a lot.
Yeah but this is a cheap, quick and easy fix. Even if you had to buy the screws and the kingpins it would be less then $5. But thanks for adding your input. Maybe this with a sway bar would take care of it all together...
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:35 AM   #10
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The lightest sway bar really helps! Kinda actually even helps crawling too!
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