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Old 03-07-2013, 04:56 AM
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My throttle ball cup is getting loose and can comes off quite easily in a crash. How can I fix this? I don't want to buy the entire throttle linkage for just one part. Thank you.
Heres a link to just throttle ball cups http://www.wolfhobbies.com/Hardware-...all_Cup_2.html I have used these work great.Integy also make,s them http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p...3#.UTiOgXoo5ok .
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:20 AM
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dam them vcb's are just so expensive for 2 sets i can buy a who other buggy
I got mine off Ebay. The complete set up to my door for a hair over $100. If you can get a new buggy for $200 please PM the info
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by JonnyW View Post
I got mine off Ebay. The complete set up to my door for a hair over $100. If you can get a new buggy for $200 please PM the info
Lol at my hobby shop it's almost 200 for one set
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:41 AM
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who makes these VCBs? More Kyosho nonsense?
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by bohdi View Post
who makes these VCBs? More Kyosho nonsense?
Nope. They are associated.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:52 AM
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No this authentic Associated nonsense
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:10 AM
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vertical caster blocks???
OMG....nice to have but definitely not needed.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by bohdi View Post
vertical caster blocks???
OMG....nice to have but definitely not needed.
I agree in context but I like the king pin design better. I really had issues with the stock king pin screw and bushing. If you didn't use the proper amount of thread lock they will loosen up and fall out. The VCBs use a perpendicular designed set screw to hold the smooth king pins.

Has anyone replaced the king pins yet? It seems that they are designed to be replaced due to wear.
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I like them much better than stock
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My bushing wear in the VCBs isn't horrible but I also clean out the dirt and lube them after every race weekend. But as stated the biggest gain of them is the hardware doesn't vibrate out near as much as the stockers. And the steering is amazing with the VCBs!
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Originally Posted by buchanan88 View Post
My bushing wear in the VCBs isn't horrible but I also clean out the dirt and lube them after every race weekend. But as stated the biggest gain of them is the hardware doesn't vibrate out near as much as the stockers. And the steering is amazing with the VCBs!
I agree completely
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I like them much better than stock
Are you faster with them
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The only thing that is wrong about the Vertical blocks, is that they are not vertical. They are the same as the plastic ones, the entire hub carrier is tilted to the 16 degree caster. With the Kyosho hub (actual vertical) the hub sits perfectly straight up and down on the arm, and the spindle mounting positions are tilted to get the caster number. The kyosho setup on the front suspension is one of the few things I like about the car and wish we had. But ya essentially the "Vertical" hubs are not vertical and offer no difference to suspension geometry what so ever. There may be a difference in the steering angles, but that's about it.
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The only thing that is wrong about the Vertical blocks, is that they are not vertical. They are the same as the plastic ones, the entire hub carrier is tilted to the 16 degree caster. With the Kyosho hub (actual vertical) the hub sits perfectly straight up and down on the arm, and the spindle mounting positions are tilted to get the caster number. The kyosho setup on the front suspension is one of the few things I like about the car and wish we had. But ya essentially the "Vertical" hubs are not vertical and offer no difference to suspension geometry what so ever. There may be a difference in the steering angles, but that's about it.
I thought they were "vertical"/zero inclination kingpins were as the stock units are 4 degrees? inclination and caster are 2 different settings.
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Originally Posted by nv529 View Post
I thought they were "vertical"/zero inclination kingpins were as the stock units are 4 degrees? inclination and caster are 2 different settings.
Yes I realize that inclination and Caster are 2 different settings, but here's the problem. The associated hubs use inclination of the hub carrier to achieve the caster number. This results into binding in the front end. This is why with the plastic hubs, the bushings wear out so quickly, its because when suspension is fully extended, the geometry of the front hub is fine, but as you compress the suspension the upper arm or upper link tries to pull the top of the front hub forward.

When you think about it, we have the only car with this outdated design.

I'm not trying to be a downer, just seeing if anyone else agrees or thinks we can do something about it?
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