View Full Version : A or B ? (rear suspension mounts)
12-21-2002, 01:00 AM
I bought some new rear suspension castor blocks(?), the little pieces that bolt to the chassis and then the rear a-arms connect to them. The previous owner of my Sport ran some larger diameter bolts through them to keep them in place but one side split and that side tire is pointing in at a sever angle and is causing some handling problems...
My question is which one goes on which side, the ones I got are traxxas pieces, they are marked each with 1' and one has an "A" the other a "B". Which one is left and which is right?
I would like to get the rear wheels pointing as straight as I can get them.
Also, another quick question, is the wheelbase longer on a nitro rustler than the sport?
Tazz R/C owner
12-21-2002, 01:17 AM
Looking at the car from the rear, you will want the "A" mount on the right (gear side), and the "B" mount on the left (exhaust side).
The Nitro Sport and Nitro Rustler have the same wheelbase (287mm); they also have the same hight, front track, and rear track, the only measured difference is the overall legenth, the NS is 5mm longer.
12-21-2002, 01:27 AM
Hrm... I took some iniatitve and looked at the traxxas website at the exploded view of hte rear suspension, and to me it looks like the "A" piece goes on the driver's side (left looking from rear) and the "B" goes on the pass side (right).
The "A" piece goes on the exhaust side and "B" goes on the gear side.
I am not calling you a liar, but looking at the traxxas diagram and hearing your advice I am now confused, logic tells me to go with traxxas on this...
Here's the link:
Reguarding the length, maybe its just an eye trick, right now I have a funky body on my nSport that is too short for the truck, I also have an electric Rustler and the rustler just seems longer, but I'm thinking its in my head because of the body differences.
Thanks for the help!!!
Tazz R/C owner
12-21-2002, 01:35 AM
You said you want the wheels to be as straight as possible. Installing them the way the exploded view says you should will give the most toe in. You need to switch them to get the wheels straight.
Traxxas says the sport is 5mm longer, but they also say that the NR is 6" and 7" tall and that the front track is both 12.25" and 12.5" and that it uses 48 pitch gears.
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