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Old 05-07-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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Hello all. New to the sport and I am hoping someone can assist me in cleaning bearings on the front suspension and also identifying a broken part. I have uploaded a picture for reference.

The part- In the picture, there is a small metal piece that wraps around the front of the car from an attachment on the a-arm. It connects to the same spot on the other a-arm. In the picture, the piece is broken off just after the second connection on the front. Can anyone tell me what that piece is and how I can order a replacement?

The bearings- I was told to check and oil the bearings since I just purchased a used car. I removed the wheel expecting to see some bearings exposed. Instead I just found the stub axle and wheel nut. On the inside of the steering arm/hub, there is a piece that the drive shaft connects to. No bearings are visible. This is a rookie question, but is the bearing location I am to be looking for? If so, how to I clean and oil?

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Old 05-07-2012, 08:30 PM   #2
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that is your front swaybar. go to your local Local hobby shop or since you are in CA you can order from Amain or Losi Parts house. they sell the swaybars in a complete kit. just make sure you get it for the front and not the rear as they are different sizes
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Thank you. Any advice on the bearings?
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If it's a used car I would put all new bearings in it.
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If it's a used car I would put all new bearings in it.
I was considering doing just that and working with the car to disassemble. I found a bearing set, but it has various sizes. Any suggestions on where I can look to find correct sizes for the various bearings on the car? I want to create my own chart with various part sizes listed for easy reference.

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Losi should have the manual for your car on their website.

Select your model in the drop down menus on the Avid website. It should list every bearing the car needs.

http://www.avidrc.com/flexkit/
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wow, never seen a broken swaybar, i would definitely look around the front and make sure other things arent broken. Cracked arms, bent axle, etc...
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I checked all over and did not see anything amiss. I had the same concerns.
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