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Old 05-14-2003, 10:12 AM   #6166
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How are you checking your tweak???

Make sure you have your batteries in when checking...
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Old 05-14-2003, 02:51 PM   #6167
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Not to change subject,I read a few posts back. A mod I do is take rocket city ball ends and short them a little. I cut with a dremel tool with cut off disk. I use them in my steering links. I have been using a comtronics servo horns. They are plastic, I may have spelled comtronics wrong? Any way the servo horn is the weakest link in my steering. I have broken them a couple of them during 8 months of racing...
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Old 05-14-2003, 03:47 PM   #6168
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Not to change subject,I read a few posts back. A mod I do is take rocket city ball ends and short them a little. I cut with a dremel tool with cut off disk. I use them in my steering links. I have been using a comtronics servo horns. They are plastic, I may have spelled comtronics wrong? Any way the servo horn is the weakest link in my steering. I have broken them a couple of them during 8 months of racing...
Yes, it is entirely possible that is your weak link... I used the AE ones until I broke several - now I will only run the Losi off road ones, or the Airtronics heavy duties...

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Old 05-14-2003, 07:58 PM   #6169
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The only tweaked chassis STLNLST has seen was mine.And it had a good reason for being tweaked.
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Old 05-14-2003, 08:45 PM   #6170
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Take another look at your shock shafts and make sure they are the same size left to right. I had my car stepped on and the chassis didn't take a tweak. There must be something very small that's making your measurements off.
I rebuild the car yesterday, re-measure all the shocks front and rear. Re-check the shock mounting screws and ball ends everything is perfect...

Then I found out what causing the chassis to tweak. The Front bumper is deformed, causing the droop to vary between left to right. I re-adjust the droop...and the chassis is fine now.

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Old 05-14-2003, 08:50 PM   #6171
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Or you can get rid of the bumber all to gether By using shock washers on the inside of the shock. The car will feel mor econsistant threw out the run if the plastic is old and bends.
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Old 05-14-2003, 11:04 PM   #6172
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I use shorter front shafts in my car, to balance car. I put a .120 internal spacer in rear shafts. (shocks) This really helped me...
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Take your droop screws out and Set Droop with your shock size.
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Old 05-15-2003, 01:11 PM   #6174
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Has anyone tried running the rear sway bar???
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Old 05-15-2003, 01:16 PM   #6175
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Old 05-18-2003, 03:04 AM   #6176
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I've run into a small snag which hopefully someone here can help me with.

My last race meeting I lost a wheelnut(forgot to check it beforehand) during the A final and pretty much ruined my weekend. I replaced the standard wheelnuts with the low profile Losi ones a week later and thought "Problem solved"...it would appear that my problems are only just beginning.

Now I know it's a budget way of doing it, but I've been using pliers to tighten the kit wheelnuts(til now)and it worked fine. The one exception was when I forgot to check one wheel(the one that flew off). The Low profile nuts are quite a bit softer/thinner than the kit ones and my pliers just aren't gonna cut the mustard anymore...

So, my question is this...
What do you use to tighten the wheelnuts on your cars?

Is there a brand of nut driver that fits the recess in the wheels better than the others? If so, please tell me the brand/part number/other identifying characteristic so I can buy one.

I used to have an RPM wrench(lost some time ago ) which I used with my XX-CR a few years back, does anyone know if one of these will work with TC wheels, due to the nuts being recessed?

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Old 05-18-2003, 03:29 AM   #6177
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Trinity 11/32 wrench will work.
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Old 05-18-2003, 04:30 AM   #6178
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Is that part number RC2074?
Will the quad wrench, part number RC7020 work as a cheaper alternative?

Just need to find out as it will need to be ordered in.


Forgot to mention...
I tried flipping the L.P nuts and threading them on backwards...that nylon is just a little to unforgiving for me to be able to do it easily(ie. without swearing and throwing them across the room )

Any suggestions or tips I could try?

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Old 05-18-2003, 07:26 AM   #6179
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i use the trinity quad wrench i cant remember the part# though, it works for tourer wheel nut, offroad wheelnut and shock nut.
for the wheel nuts i use some irs 12th scale diff nuts, they go on extra tight are lighter and come in lots of colour.
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Simon,

Eagle Racing also make a wheel 'wrench' that is a perfect size, even fits inside those Frewer wheels.
Not sure about what size, part number it is though. HD sells them, but I don't know if they have any at the moment. They may be easier to come by than a Trinity wrench though.

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