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Old 01-15-2017, 03:48 AM   #1
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I'm currently building my kit and I am working on the from end. When I add the two white shims to the post for the front axle, I'm not able to screw the housing on on both the left and the right knuckles. Am I supposed to use both White shims or am i missing something on the assembly?
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I'm currently building my kit and I am working on the from end. When I add the two white shims to the post for the front axle, I'm not able to screw the housing on on both the left and the right knuckles. Am I supposed to use both White shims or am i missing something on the assembly?
Could you post a picture? I can probably help if you do.
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Hi Old Dude,

Thanks for the reply. When I was going to take the pic for the post., I put a little bit of force on the ring and got it to slide in.
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On the kingpin, those shims can be used to adjust ride height, droop and spring preload. With the battery in the rear of the car and with the kit .45mm springs, both spacers go between the knuckle and the lower arm. With the battery full forward I move one shim to between the spring end and the eclip to raise the front end ride height. Fine tuning can be done by adjusting the length of the kingpin. Be sure to start with them the same length from the knuckle.
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Cool - Thank you.

Any recommendations for Servo placement when usign a 1/10 low profile servo?
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Cool - Thank you.

Any recommendations for Servo placement when usign a 1/10 low profile servo?
I have mine setting on their bottom with the links swept forward in the center. I used taller ball studs so that the steering link angle matched the upper arm angle. It took 3/8" tall ones on the steering knuckle and 1/2" tall ones on the servo saver with the servo I ran. I just switched to a Solar 658 which is a standard mini size and the ball studs on the servo are now 3/8".
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