Originally Posted by grategenin
My TT-01 has an extreme amount of play on the front wheels. And I was advised to use shims. How do i use them?
in this application, 'shims' are nothing more than washers. when washers are referred to as shims, it usually implies that they are very thin/precise.
procedure: identify the axis that needs additional material to take up the 'play', and add washers (shims) in the appropriate location, being careful not to add more shims than the gap will allow for.
note: 'play' can come from more than just an unshimmed front end. old/worn ball cups, bearings, and poor part tollerances will all add up to a very sloppy car.
note 2: some slop is advisable as it allows for the racing surface imperfections to be absorbed rather than than transmitted to the chassis. how much depends on your ability and application.