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Old 11-10-2008, 10:56 AM   #1
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has anybody else experience a slop between the steering post and the bearing that holds it vertically?
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Just add a shim or two to take out the slop.
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im talking about the steering post going through the bearing (asc31403) that holds the steering post vertically.

its not a place to shim-not from what i can see. maybe some foil to fill in the gap? i dont know.
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Im confused by where the slop is. Is bearing too big for your post or is there a gap at the top of the post after the bearing is in? There is a shim that comes with the kit for the second. There is also a problem with the ITF chassis and the screw that holds the steering post to the chassis. It wont allow the post to sit fully against the chassis sometimes. I've had to shim that between the chassis and screw at the bottom of the chassis.
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im talking about the steering post going through the bearing (asc31403) that holds the steering post vertically.

its not a place to shim-not from what i can see. maybe some foil to fill in the gap? i dont know.
Yes there is "slop" in the area you are asking about and it will get worse as the anodizing wears off. I checked all of my stock as well as what are installed in my car as well as my sons ( both are TC5's, not R's or F's) and they are all made with excessive clearance between the post and inner race of the bearing.

Loctite makes a product ( bearing locker) specifically for this and it is used in industrial applications were bearings have spun in their housings. You may also be able to use a removable thread locker to achieve the same result.
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i think my slop is larger than normal. either a defect in the bearings or the steering post.

the liquid solution should not work-due to the size of the slop.

the liquid threalock around bearings is not a good idea when i think about it.

im gonna jam some foil in there and see what happens unless anybody else have a better idea?
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maybe you got a defective piece or something.. Contact Associated and see what they can do for you.. I have not had any issues with slop in this spot. My slop is the ball cups going to the steering.

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yeah mike-thats normal slop.
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I had a similar issue with my previous FT TC4, I dropped some CA on the shaft which made it a larger dia and reduced some of the play. I would say try another shaft as well. My TC5 only really has slop at the ballcups as well.
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I put o-rings on the ball ends to reduce the steering slop at the crank, but they rubbed and caused the servo to not be able to re-center, which led to lots of banging into the pipes. The servo has more than enough torque, and it's digital, but still affected by the o-rings rubbing together.
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i think my slop is larger than normal. either a defect in the bearings or the steering post.

the liquid solution should not work-due to the size of the slop.

the liquid threalock around bearings is not a good idea when i think about it.

im gonna jam some foil in there and see what happens unless anybody else have a better idea?
http://www.henkelna.com/cps/rde/xchg...UID=0000000HWQ

This works for up to .015/.4mm
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is there a better ballcup that will reduce the slop?
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is there a better ballcup that will reduce the slop?
Put O-Rings under the ball cups.
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These work really well on all cars to help eliminate steering slop, also you take them off by unscrewing, so no more slop in the ball cup develops by removing them when you take the turnbuckle off.

http://www.nexusracing.com/product_i...roducts_id=180

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i think my slop is larger than normal. either a defect in the bearings or the steering post.

the liquid solution should not work-due to the size of the slop.

the liquid threalock around bearings is not a good idea when i think about it.

im gonna jam some foil in there and see what happens unless anybody else have a better idea?
Maybe you have an standard bearing instead of a metric bearing?? Do you have calipers?

What kinda foil were you gona try?

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