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Old 05-08-2008, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default Bellcrank slack in my 8ight

Ok,I bought a Losi 8ight kit a few weeks ago. Since this is only my second car and first kit, I had a guy with about 25 years experience put it together and set it up on his Hudy System.The first time I took it out to the track, I had it sitting on my bumpbox,which also serves as my carstand, and was going over the car checking for loose parts or slack .Just giving her the once over one more time when I noticed a lot of slack in my left front. Remember now this is a new car. I started holding both wheels while moving them back and forth to try to find it. I found that the large amount of play was coming from the bellcrank on the left front. I took off my steering servo horn to make sure nothing binded while I started tightening different screws to see if I could get the slack out of the bellcrank..nothing. I did it one screw/bolt at a time, the only thing I achieved was binding up my steering. I tightened all of them to the point of binding up the steering yet still had that left and right play/slack in the left bellcrank. There is just a tiny amount of slack in the one on the right with the servo saver but the left has so much that that the left front wheel wobbles extremely on the car especially while entering the turn. What do I do? I could understand if it was just normal wear and tear but it has been that way from day one. Any suggestions,tricks, obvious solutions I have overlooked.
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thats normal for the losi cars... dont worry
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90%+ of the play is actually in the acherman inserts, which suck. The eck tech achermans are never in stock. The car actually drives great with this slop though, so no need to even worry about it.
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Thanks guys and I agee with you, it's a rocket even with the slack.
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there's still a Little slop...but u dont have to maintain anything....and there strong toboot.


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