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Old 09-13-2013, 10:14 AM   #1
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Questions?? Grinding noise when steering, please help.

Hello. I have bought a Sakura Ultimate and finished it up yesterday. Today I put a battery in it, put it on a stand and accelerated. Then when I steer to either side, the front left wheel only makes a horrible grinding noise.

It's not touching the body since I'm doing this without it and there seem to be no marks anywhere. No marks on the inside of the wheel, no scuff marks on the arm, absolutely nothing. I tried doing it without the wheel and nothing happens, no grinding noise. I put the wheel back on and it comes again. I need someone who maybe had the same experience cause I'm going mental here.

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Old 09-13-2013, 10:28 AM   #2
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The noise you hear when you go full lock on steering is the CVD's and is common. The only solution is to use a set of the double jointed CVD's or just don't use full steering lock.
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Yeah this happens on full steering lock. Ok then dude much appreciated for the quick reply.
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Yup, perfectly normal with stock CVDs and when using a spool up front. You could get some DCJs (double cardan joints) for the car which would completely eliminate it. Spec-R sells some that are very good.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:15 AM   #5
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I just realized that my car already has double jointed CVD's

These are currently in the car. (Came along with the kit)

http://os.3racing.hk/products.php?products_key=5888

Should I go for the ultra wide angle drive shafts like these?

http://os.3racing.hk/products.php?products_key=6086

But if this doesn't cause any problems, just the noise I guess I should leave it as it is.
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check that the wheel spokes inside are not rubbing on the A-arm or the wheel rim rubbing on the shock end at full lock.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:50 AM   #7
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Nope nothing rubs.
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Dry, loose or spun bearing in the hub perhaps...(?)
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