I purchased two set of Integy chassis rails, not to mention all the rest of the parts to build two aluminium LST with Integy parts, and when it came time to install the bellcranks and turnbuckles, things seemed a little off. The bellcranks seemed to be sitting a little crooked and once the turnbuckles were installed, I was checking to see if every thing was moving correctly and noticed I wasn't getting much movement left or right and it turns out the turnbuckles are hitting the bulkhead. Once I noticed this I went to my stock LST to check how things are set up on it, and I have everything in the right place, but no steering.
So I started to figures this one out and used the other Integy chassis rails that I have and installed one on a extra stock chassis, using nothing but the Integy rail on one side, everything else is stock. Once this was installed and the bellcrank and turnbuckles in place on both side, I checked for clearance of the turnbuckles and what did I see?? the turnbuckle on the side with the Integy rail hits the bulkhead and the side with the stock rail does not.
So at this point I checked the other Integy rail that I didn't install against a stock rail and noticed that the hole for the bellcrank pin is not drilled in the same location as on the stock rail. Its aboutt 3/16 of an inch out from stock, putting it closer to the bulkhead end of the rail, and at a different angle, thus making the turnbuckles hit the bulkheads.
Now I've also tried using Integys aluminium bellcranks on the extra chassis with the one aluminium rail, along with the Integy turnbuckles. and neither part made any differance, the turnbuckles still hit the bulkheads.
Now I have one all aluminium LST almost compleatly assembled at this point, but have yet to start on the second one untill I get this fixed.
I have taken many pictures of both the aluminium LST and the stock chassis with these parts installed as a log of this build for my own records.
Now about Integy.
I contacted Integy explaining my situation and at first all they did was offer me a discount on thier over priced parts from thier website, but made no attempt to rectify the real problem, so I addressed them again with some pictures and they said I had the turnbuckles installed wrong(no room to install wrong), so I sent them more pictures and a more detailed description and they then said I have the bellcranks on wrong(they will only go on one way because of the servo's).
I've been trying for over a week to get them to see the real problem, but they seem to be turning a blind eye to this one, saying I've installed the parts wrong.
So this is why I'm asking if others have come accross the same problems with these chassis rails. At $60.00 a set, they should fit like a glove and if there is a problem, one would like to think that Integy would stand behind thier product and fix the problem, not offer a bandaid and hope the problem heals itself.
I've added a couple pics to show what I mean.