R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-25-2006, 10:11 AM   #1
Tech Addict
Iceracer's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 656
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default Seperating ball joints

What's the proper way to remove a plastic socket end of a tie rod from a ball joint in order to minimize wear and tear. Does it wear out the socket every time you pry one off?
Iceracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2006, 10:34 AM   #2
Tech Elite
JayL's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Ca
Posts: 2,880

3racing has a cool tool
precisionrc has them
JayL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2006, 12:25 PM   #3
Tech Master
timmay70's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,701
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)

I use a pair of locking needle nose pliers, however, I don't let them lock on the rod end... Grip the rod end where the turnbuckle goes in so that you are gripping the plastic over the metal.... this way it won't crush, and it allows you to add more pressure if you find the pliers slipping. Next, rotate the pliers the same as you would as if you are making a turnbuckle adjustment. The sucker should pop right off.

I replace my rod ends (ball cups) whenever they are showing excessive wear, or when one pops off. I usually replace all of them at once, as they are all probably worn to some extent. It also keeps the chassis nice and tight.
Speed Merchant Rev7, Tekin, TQ Racing (wire), Team Tamale
RC Excitement - Buy where you race, support your local tracks.
ROAR #105242
timmay70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2006, 09:04 PM   #4
Tech Elite
Yeti35's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: SL, UT
Posts: 2,804
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)

I personally just use a curved pick, for I just happened to have one in my box. I just get the pick under the ball cup and pry up and it pops off.
JRXS Type R, I have four of them!! ;) ( Yes, I still have them!!)And racing one of them again!!
22 3.0SR
22T 2.0 w/ Exotech chassis
Yeti35 is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Breaking Universal Joints racer12306 Monster Trucks 3 07-07-2008 09:37 AM
AD1 CVD joints/uni's gatermaxx Electric Off-Road 4 05-24-2007 02:34 PM
new motor? better ball joints? yo_man_will Rookie Zone 3 08-09-2005 10:04 PM
Oiling all the joints?? vti-chris Electric Off-Road 3 02-11-2005 05:04 AM
Lubing Joints jforkner Electric Off-Road 3 01-05-2003 02:03 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 08:46 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net