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Old 07-11-2011, 08:29 AM   #1
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i am building a losi 8 kit and i have adjustable hinge pin braces. i noticed that i can slide one of the arms about 1-2mm more front to rear than the other. is the normal or is there something i did wrong that i can fix to have them both the same?
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From my experience driving losi cars for several years, they drove better with a little slop. Give it a few tanks and I bet the other side will match. Whatever you do, don't shim out the slop it makes the car very unpredictable. Get it together and run it.
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Make sure you tighten down your braces evenly right to left. Don't tighten the right screw all the way then tighten the left. Go back and forth. Make sure your inserts are seated all the way.

Frank is completely correct you want the slop. My 2.0 is on its third season and it just keeps getting better. Variable camber, toe-in, and wheelbase!
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...Variable camber, toe-in, and wheelbase!
LOL!!!!!
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Variable camber, toe-in, and wheelbase!
And he's not joking! LOL
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And he's not joking! LOL
I don't think its a bad thing. Since its hard to measure your toe in and camber with gauges you learn to adjust your toe in and camber by feel. I just make sure the links are the same length.
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