NM, i ended up threading them into the ball cups as per the length on the Losi spec sheet and tho you do have to thread past where you see the threads on the TB, the cups actually have a space to allow for the non-threaded part to start to enter the shank of the cup.
i set the rear camber link @ 49.40mm for 0*, front camber link @ 38.22mm for 1* and steering links @ 39.25mm for 1* toe in.
am i the only one who uses a digital calipers to assure total length exactness? i was being made fun of the whole time i was assembling them....
5'16", 154.2 kg