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Old 11-30-2011, 01:09 AM   #16
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I use these to take out the slop, comes with various sizes.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...mm-Shim-Set-10

I put the shims between the hex, and hub bearing. Make sure everything rolls smoothly when your done. I went over board one time and removed all the slop, and found when I tightened down the grub screw in the hex that things bound.

Instead of special metal disks I use CD's
Ive done that on both my buggys, my Xray had slop from new but as you said you must make sure you dont make it bind on the bearing. Takes alot of slop out when shimed properly.
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:36 AM   #17
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As you all know our buggy tires have a little slop so you can move the top point of the tire inward or outward. This slop change the camber at least 1 degree. On which position do you measure the camber ? after forcing the top of the tire inward our outward?
The way wheels lever on the suspension places the upper links in tension. Same thing happens whether at rest or in cornering. So to answer your question you force the top of the wheel out. Although that's only necesary if you are using a hudy like setup station or discs, as they load the suspension opposite of what a wheel actually does. Negating thier usefulness IMHO.
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