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Old 05-30-2010, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default Can't get negative camber on RC8T - HELP!!!

I bought an already assembled RC8Te (upgraded to CE) from the forums and just finished setting it up today with an ESC and motor. It's a temp setup for now as the ESC/motor I bought for it seems to be taking a while to arrive. With that said, the new Xerun ESCs with the Neu-Castle 2200kV is super smooth! The old Ezruns cogged a LOT with the Neu-Castles, but the new Xeruns feel almost sensored with the Neu-Castles.

After I put the wheels on, I noticed the front has positive camber. I checked the build against the manual and it seems to be correct. The upper A-arm is shortened to the max, so I can't seem to see how to get more negative camber. I want to get it in running condition so I can run it tomorrow.

Any help is much appreciated!

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Old 05-30-2010, 06:43 PM   #2
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So you mean the area inside the circle, that turnbucle is adjusted as short as possible and you still have positive camber. Tires leaning out.

I didn't know you could do that with an Ae car? Can you move the link to another hole? Sounds like incorrect assembly. AE has thier manuals online you can download to see if something is installed wrong.

Bent wheel?
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:59 PM   #3
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Yes, the tie rod you circled in your picture is shorter on mine than it is in your pic. The upper arm is connected to the INNER hole in the hub though as opposed to your picture where it is connected to the outer hole. I tried connecting to the outer hole, but I couldn't lean the hub inward far enough as it hits the lower arm and doesn't let me lean it inward further.

I have the manual and compared it to what the manual says and it looks to be correct. The manual even shows using the inner hole in the hub. I'll try to look again to see if everything's correct, but more ideas/suggestions are appreciated in the meantime.

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you get this worked out at all ?
i'm kinda curious what it was since i'm pretty sure i didn't flub up the directions.

let me add.. the manual for the RC8 says to have them at 7mm, but i had to crank them down to 6.4mm to get the camber i wanted (on my buggy). the problem gets to be the nut on the camber rods ends up with such little clearance between the rod and the upper arm.

what's your positive camber now ?
i say crank 'em down to what you need.

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Old 05-30-2010, 09:05 PM   #5
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Ok figured it out. It was assembled correctly per the manual. Lesson though: DON'T FOLLOW THE MANUAL....HAHA. The A-arm hub link needs to be connected to the outer hole per the pic posted, not the inner hole per the instructions. And in order for the hub to lean far enough to reach the outer hole, the suspension must be partly compressed or else the hub will hit the lower arm. Now I have lots of negative camber and need to dial some out. Thanks for the help guys.
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glad you got it.
good luck tomorrow.
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