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Old 07-15-2012, 10:33 AM   #6856
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I think I can shed some light on this as I too used to say the same thing to my friends that were having trouble when I was not. Then out of the blue mine started popping off, and once they started it wouldn't stop. Then I replaced them and started having the problem immediately with the new ones and then again with another new one. I was really frustrated, so I started reading a bunch and figured out a few things:

Don't pop them off ever once you put them on!
Use the hole in the top with a wrench on each side when u r adjusting your camber. Once they have popped off a few times, they r probably going to start popping off all the time.

When you r putting them together for the first time, don't stick a wrench in the holes to hold them in place while you screw the camber link in. I know it is very tempting, but it will stretch them out and then they r junk.

Some have had success with boiling them. So u can try, but I have found it unnecessary.

Lastly, I think there is just a quality control issue with them, because that is the only way I can explain y I had brand new ones keep popping off. So if u get a bad cup, don't fight it just replace it.
That sounds about right. I put the lunsford kit on my desc about a month ago and love them I can adjust them with out have the ball cup pop off. I think I should get the kit for my dex so I don't end up having a problem
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:16 PM   #6857
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just use a metric m3 tap and use a little bit of grease on the turnbuckles when you screw them in the ballcups ( just like the durango site explanes )

I had just 2 times a ball cup popped off in 7 months, and I can adjust my links easy and smooth without popping them off.

no need for aftermarket balcups and studs
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Anybody find a decent roll pin replacement for the ones that keep falling out of the hexes?
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Anybody find a decent roll pin replacement for the ones that keep falling out of the hexes?
Just use lock tight on the pins and you'll never have a problem.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:23 PM   #6860
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I personally prefer a kyosho .1 or .2 shim (depends on the inner wear of the hex) right before the hex, keeps just enough pressure on the hex to keep the pin in nice and tight but doesn't cause any binding. There's always the Tresey clamping hex which imo is the best option if you are going to run only durango wheels.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:57 PM   #6861
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Anybody find a decent roll pin replacement for the ones that keep falling out of the hexes?
Put a dab of CA on the pin before you slide it in. It'll hold in there, but can be pushed out with a hex driver if needed. Pins definitely don't fall out with the Tresrey hexes though.

Also, try shimming the axle inside the outer bearing in addition to between the bearing and the hex. Takes up the bit of play and acts like a crush tube, allowing the wheel to be locked down without binding the bearings.
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:00 PM   #6862
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will these ball caps Lunsford "Super Duty" 4.8mm Ball Cups (12)
[LNS7998] be a direct replacement or i have to buy the whole kit?
Thanks
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:34 PM   #6863
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will these ball caps Lunsford "Super Duty" 4.8mm Ball Cups (12)
[LNS7998] be a direct replacement or i have to buy the whole kit?
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You will need ball studs also.
I went with losi turnbuckle/ballcups/ballstuds all around and was around $35 bucks.
I did this once I Lost a big race due to a rough rythum section that popped mine off like crazy and were brand new. I had the previous ones on for a long time 4 mo or so and never an issue during a race but Dropped from 2nd and 3rd in AAA mains to Last because a ball cup popped off.

3x http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...e-Set-2-TLR-22

and 8mm and 10mm losi ball studs
2x http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...d-Set-4-TLR-22
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http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...d-Set-4-TLR-22
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:37 PM   #6864
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Here, I have been using these for a while. there a couple in there that work just fine.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Roll-Pin-Set-6
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:26 AM   #6865
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I have got a 210 and what a car is so easy to drive and user friendly. I do have one question on the steering/ackerman link there are 3 holes what do they do? and how do they alter the streeing of the car.

Really happy with the car, and with the help of the team in the UK, i am hoping driving 2wd will help me in the end. Really looking forward to racing it even more

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Old 07-16-2012, 06:21 AM   #6866
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Guys,

I have got a 210 and what a car is so easy to drive and user friendly. I do have one question on the steering/ackerman link there are 3 holes what do they do? and how do they alter the streeing of the car.

Really happy with the car, and with the help of the team in the UK, i am hoping driving 2wd will help me in the end. Really looking forward to racing it even more

Cheers
Forward holes will make it make aggressive. Rear will give you smoother steering. I like the mid hole.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:08 PM   #6867
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Does anyone know which size ball studs I need in order to change my steering links to Losi ball cup ends? Are they the 8mm or the 10mm ones that i need?Thanks
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:51 PM   #6868
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You will need ball studs also.
I went with losi turnbuckle/ballcups/ballstuds all around and was around $35 bucks.
I did this once I Lost a big race due to a rough rythum section that popped mine off like crazy and were brand new. I had the previous ones on for a long time 4 mo or so and never an issue during a race but Dropped from 2nd and 3rd in AAA mains to Last because a ball cup popped off.

3x http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...e-Set-2-TLR-22

and 8mm and 10mm losi ball studs
2x http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...d-Set-4-TLR-22
2x
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...d-Set-4-TLR-22
thanks bro this is less then half a the price then lunsford
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:03 PM   #6869
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Here, I have been using these for a while. there a couple in there that work just fine.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Roll-Pin-Set-6
good tip thanks on order
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:28 AM   #6870
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thanks bro this is less then half a the price then lunsford
But twice the weight of the Lunsford kit.
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