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    Noob Help with steering slop.

    Hi everyone. I bought a used MERV and I've just noticed alot of steering slop, its hard to drive even strait at medium speeds. It looks like all 4 tires are naturally a little loose, but the slop on the front tires seems to be at the linkages at the servo. The servo works great no slop, but the two arms that connect between the horn and the center hub thing (noob, dont know names) they seem to have a little slop which translates to a ton at the wheels. I can even turn the wheels almost all the way by hand and the arms just move up or down (the links that go from the servo to the center hub underneath) its hard to explain. Maybe I can get a video if no one understands me. Thanks for your help everyone I just wanna drive this thing!

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    get aluminum knuckles, get steel hollow balls, get aluminum or steel turnbuckles/pushrods

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    oo thanks, I have no idea what your talking about, but great

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    http://thetoyz.com/cart/thetoyz_deta...%201/16%20REVO

    need 2 pairs of those, one pair for the rear, one for the front

    http://thetoyz.com/cart/thetoyz_deta...%201/16%20REVO

    need that (comes with the steel hollow balls)


    http://thetoyz.com/cart/thetoyz_deta...%201/16%20REVO

    if you are just going to upgrade to get rid of stock, and keep the stock plastic links (although, i wouldn't)

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    Would you recommend the steel ones over these aluminum ones?

    http://www.thetoyz.com/cart/thetoyz_...%201/16%20REVO

    I was looking into the aluminum ones myself..
    1/10 ERBE|1/16 MERV|1/16 KB Fiesta|1/16 Rally

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    i've got the traxxas push and tie rods, and after almost CONSTANT bashing and countless somersaults, the left front push rod is only bent by an almost unnoticeable amount.

    the only thing i'd say, though, the black end pieces on one have cracked, so i'll check see if i can replace it with the ones from my xtm rage.

    i'd get the steel hollow balls, first. after a while the plastic ones will get crushed and will wobble about regardless of whether you have the aluminium knuckles or not.
    ... oh, and sorry about your wallet

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    i got the stainless steel gpm pushrods and turnbuckles, my truck is a basher and i wanted durability and the ability to bend it back should i bend it. aluminum would bend and probably crack as you bend it back

    the gpm rods come with steel hollow balls in them

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    Thanks for the links! but the tie rods for both tires meet at the middle section of the truck, thats where it seems to move the most...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedashford
    Thanks for the links! but the tie rods for both tires meet at the middle section of the truck, thats where it seems to move the most...

    that is because of the crappy hollow balls that are made of plastic, the aftermarket ones have steel hollow balls, or you can upgrade the stock rods to steel hollow balls

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