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Old 12-23-2012, 12:34 AM   #361
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Hello guys, How do you free up the lower a-arm pivot balls on the S120 front end? They are very tight fit on my car even without installing the 2.5mm screw and lock nut.
If you have a pivot ball tool so you can do it easily, pop the ball in and out several times. That will usually loosen it up. If that doesn't work, use a screw to mount the ball on a Dremal or drill and gently sand it down slightly. Use very fine grit sandpaper and go just a little at a time. Be sure you are using the correct balls. There are 3 types in the kit, 5 large ones for the links and center pivot, several medium ones for the tie rods and shock mounts, and 2 small ones for the lower arm pivot,
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:05 PM   #362
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Hello guys, How do you free up the lower a-arm pivot balls on the S120 front end? They are very tight fit on my car even without installing the 2.5mm screw and lock nut.
curious, serpent molded parts are usually pretty good, you want no slop but the ball should rotate smoothly.

rather than polishing the pivot ball, you can try opening the arm up a little, by sticking a flat head screwdriver in the slot where the 2.5mm screw passes and giving it a gentle twist.

if you open the slot up too much you can always tighten up the screw.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:06 PM   #363
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Hello guys, How do you free up the lower a-arm pivot balls on the S120 front end? They are very tight fit on my car even without installing the 2.5mm screw and lock nut.
Mine were the same but like the guys said you could work the stiffness out . Otherwise I am having a great time with the build .
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:36 PM   #364
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Got my car done and ready for the first track test this Saturday. Can't wait...so excited!

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Got my car done and ready for the first track test this Saturday. Can't wait...so excited!

What speed controller is that? Can't quite tell on my phone

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Old 12-27-2012, 09:43 PM   #366
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What speed controller is that? Can't quite tell on my phone

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looks like a speed passion.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:29 PM   #367
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yes, it is a speed passion 1S ESC
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:14 AM   #368
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very nice thanks for sharing
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:16 PM   #369
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yes, it is a speed passion 1S ESC
Did you drill new holes for the steering servo? As it is opposite to the stock holes ont the ltx.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:40 PM   #370
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No, I didn't drill new holes for the steering servo. my ltx chassis only allow me to mount the servo in that orientation only. I was wondering why the ltx chassis doesn't offer two choices of servo orientations.
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Has anyone converted their S120LT over to LTX? Just need chassis and pod plate?
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Has anyone converted their S120LT over to LTX? Just need chassis and pod plate?
Basically ALL the carbon pieces lol... Chassis, Pod Plate, top deck, shock mount, link top and cross brace.
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I thought I read some where that only the chassis and pod plate were 2mm the rest remained the 2.5mm If that is not the case better off just buying OP12C.1

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Basically ALL the carbon pieces lol... Chassis, Pod Plate, top deck, shock mount, link top and cross brace.
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I thought I read some where that only the chassis and pod plate were 2mm the rest remained the 2.5mm If that is not the case better off just buying OP12C.1
Can't disagree that :-)
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Had alot of fun building the car . I was wondering if someone could give some insight into trueing and filing down the tires . When filing should we be filing the inside as well and the outside and if so and special suggestions for filing .
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