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Old 11-29-2022, 01:01 PM
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I have a Traxxas Sport kit with 1979 Bronco body on it. I see people add brass weight to their truck. I understand that they add brass thru axle housing cover. And the portals and caster blocks. My question is you add to the front of the truck. But do you add any to the rear? Or any where else? And how much weight?

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Old 11-29-2022, 05:45 PM
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You can add some to the rear, it helps with side hilling and reducing endos going down hill. But you deffo want a noticeable front weight bias.
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I put brass portal covers front/rear on the TRX-4, painted them black and you can't even tell the difference from stock except it helps it stick like glue to the rocks.
Portal cover is as low to the ground as you can get, good place to add weight.
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I've gone mental with the brass I should point out. I run an IFS rig tho. Brass for the following: Front knuckles, front skid and front lower arm brace, rings in all the wheels, wide hexes all round, rear axle at the hubs, rear diff cover, and rear link mounts. It was awesome at rescuing endos, could descend any hill I fancied, but it tended to bog down alot on soft surfaces and hampered hill climbing a little.

I've since removed the brass rear diff cover and gone back to stock plastic. Also removed the rear brass hexes and went back to stock narrow hex. and reduced rear track and increased front track to improve turning radius, as a current experiment.
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