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Old 04-16-2004, 06:41 PM   #976
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This is Josh Cyrul's setup
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Old 04-16-2004, 08:53 PM   #977
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Default Bulletproof Steering: UPDATE

I've further bulletproofed my steering with the following modification:

I pressed out the POS "bushings" that come with the K factory aluminum steering slider and made my own bushings out of leaded bronze bushing material (McMaster Carr P/N 8971K311, $4.55/ft). The diameter of the holes in the steering slider is 5.0 mm (.1969"). I turned the 1/4" bronze rod down to .1975", which is a good press fit, then drilled a 2.9 mm dia hole through the bushing (drill bit P/N 30565A248, $1.09/ea) and finished by reaming a 3.0 mm dia hole through it (reamer P/N 8851A14, $8.24/ea).

I then pressed the bushing into the steering slider and reamed the I.D. a final time as the press fit will pinch the I.D. slightly.



I've been running this mod for three weeks and it hasn't loosened up yet. Normally, I would have to retighten the steering rack after every weekend of running to keep the steering tight and it was a losing battle. This mod is well worth the cost of the materials and is much, much more durable than those weak a$$ pieces of crap that came with it. I also made 2 additional sets of bushings for future use if the originals begin to get sloppy.

Note: when adjusting the steering rack you don't want it as tight as you do with the standard slider or it will bind. Just loosen the adjustable front steering guide rod at both ends, slide the slider over to one end, tighten it, then slide it over to the other end and tighten it. No tensioning of the rods necessary; you can't get it wrong!
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Old 04-16-2004, 09:11 PM   #978
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Kmac that's AWESOME........ Can I find this stuff from Home Depot??

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Old 04-16-2004, 09:20 PM   #979
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No.
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Old 04-16-2004, 09:42 PM   #980
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what kind of speciality shop??? How can find the leaded bronz????
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Old 04-16-2004, 09:45 PM   #981
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http://www.mcmaster.com

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Old 04-16-2004, 09:56 PM   #982
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Old 04-16-2004, 11:24 PM   #983
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Hey Kmac, you shoulda posted this, a month earlier so they could have implemented that into the G4 EVO.

If that works the way you say it does, that's how it shoulda been out of the box. STock G4 steering system that anybody can setup. What a concept!
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Old 04-16-2004, 11:37 PM   #984
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kmac- Sorry to be stupid about this but you need a metal lathe?? Right? You have to turn down the bushing, correct?
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Old 04-17-2004, 08:09 AM   #985
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That's right. You also need it do drill the hole with.
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Old 04-17-2004, 02:35 PM   #986
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Hi
Could any one tell me where i could buy the G4 evo on line
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Also could i use a front diff out of a V1R or a team magic diff.

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Try Rcnut he'll have them www.rcnutshobbies.com or Border R/C.


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Old 04-17-2004, 03:09 PM   #988
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Thanks for that, do you know if i can use the V1R front diff in a g4
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Old 04-17-2004, 03:24 PM   #989
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Kmac... That looks like some great work you did... I'm still usinig the K-factory Alum steering servo saver for the past 3 months now... One thing I found out is that anyone using the stock steering servo saver or the K-factory is that you'll have to lube the rails and servo saver with some Synthetic lubricant of some kind. I tried the graphite powder,but liquid lubes work way better. I have no binding of anykind and the alum inserts still look like new... I have an extra Steering servo saver that I might give your re-build a try... I must say, yours looks way better then stock!!! Oh, one thing of note... My K-factory steering servo saver didn't come with Alum arm attachment so I just used the GPM Alum steering servo arm, so there's not chance breaking like the plastic ones... Perfect fit too. Before I hit the track, I just spray the rails with a 2 quick burst of spray and that's it... After I'm done racing, I'll use the compressed air sprayer to blow and dirt and debris away... Works for me... Not to knock the stock steering setup, I just wish TM and Trinity did some more RD research before the released the car... I know this is a hobby and it's great to see the true hobbyist like us dig deep into the car to make it better then from the Manufacturer... Great work Kmac....

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Old 04-17-2004, 03:28 PM   #990
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V1R Racer... I believe you can use the front one way in both the G4 and V1R... As for the standard front diff.... Not sure... I always run with a front oneway and both cars can use the same one.
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