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Old 05-26-2009, 06:05 AM   #1
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Default Chassis brace on RC8, how to take it off?

I kept popping out a hinge pin on one of my front a-arms on my RC8, because the screw that holds it in isnt doing the job. So I need to pull it out, add a washer and it will be fixed. I took the 4 screws out of the bottom of the front end, and the 2 on top the steering rack, but the steering rack is in the way of unscrewing the chassis brace, which is the last piece holding the front end on. Is there some trick to getting to that last screw?
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:27 AM   #2
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I kept popping out a hinge pin on one of my front a-arms on my RC8, because the screw that holds it in isnt doing the job. So I need to pull it out, add a washer and it will be fixed. I took the 4 screws out of the bottom of the front end, and the 2 on top the steering rack, but the steering rack is in the way of unscrewing the chassis brace, which is the last piece holding the front end on. Is there some trick to getting to that last screw?
Unscrew the other end of the brace near the center diff. There's no way to remove the screw on the brace in the front with the top plate still on.
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:34 AM   #3
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Unscrew the other end of the brace near the center diff. There's no way to remove the screw on the brace in the front with the top plate still on.
Ok, this makes sense. Thanks man.
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You can remove the whole front clip in one piece.
7 screws and the steering servo.
The trick to the chassis brace is:
You have to push down on the top of the chassis brace where it connects to the chassis while removing the screw from the bottom. If you notice there is a recessed cut out. This will grab the bottom of the ball cup(??) if you press down.

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Old 05-26-2009, 06:47 AM   #5
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You can remove the whole front clip in one piece.
7 screws and the steering servo.
The trick to the chassis brace is:
You have to push down on the top of the chassis brace where it connects to the chassis while removing the screw from the bottom. If you notice there is a recessed cut out. This will grab the bottom of the ball cup(??) if you press down.

Hope this helps.
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The ball stud that the brace fastens to on the chassis has flat edges on two sides that key into the recessed slot on the chassis so it won't rotate. When removing the screw from the bottom of the chassis, make sure you press down on that ball stud while backing the screw off so it won't start spinning around and keep you from backing the screw out...

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To remove the chassis brace from the top plate you will need to take the front upper arm off to get to the bolt.
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I guess I shouldn't assume everyone is using an aluminum top plate.
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I guess I shouldn't assume everyone is using an aluminum top plate.
I guess so!
But it is the number one mod you should do!
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I guess so!
But it is the number one mod you should do!

had a blonde moment I guess. The bolt i am talking about is to take the top plate off not the chassis brace. All though once you take the top plate off you can get to the chassis brace.
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