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    Need Help Sorting Out A Front Suspension Issue

    When you lift the front end the suspension on the right, ( facing front of the car), doesn't come down---You can pull it down---It's not the shock as it does the same with the shock off---The left side works normal---The plastic part that holds the tie rod end on the wheel is noticeably higher than the left one---Will try to post pics---Thanks

    Can't find where to upload pics from browse/attachment???--At the bottom it says, "you may not post attachments"???

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    Song like you bent the hens pen , This will cause the arm from moving freely . Part 3739
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    It's hard to help with no pics. HERE is the tutorial thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhardy60 View Post
    Song like you bent the hens pen , This will cause the arm from moving freely . Part 3739
    Sorry for misspelling . But is sounds like you bent the hens pen , This will cause the arm from moving freely . Part 3739[/QUOTE]
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    Found the part damaged---Not sure if it's the 3739 mentioned above--Don't think I can salvage this--Do you have a link to parts fiche and where is least expensive online parts place---Thanks

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    That parts is 3740 Suspension pin & 3632 Caster block Hv fun with the c clips . you can get them at your lhs or of ebay .
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    It would be a good idea to upgrade to VXL knuckles while you're at it. Those 5x8 bushings won't get you very far before they get all kinds of sloppy. Pus, bushings cause considerably more resistance than bearings.

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    A quality alum c-block will help here...
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    Also RPM Caster block , witch is better an stronger than the Traxxas Caster block + the RPM is cheaper . jmo
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    Here is a pic of what rag is talking about. I have them on all my 2wd trucks... stick with TRX or STRC.



    Use the two short screws in the castor blocks to eliminate that e-clip. Part #3640.

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    Those pins bend constantly, so get a few pairs. I always have them on hand as well as an extra pair of castor blocks since I still use the stock plastic ones.

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    Got the new ones in but the holes where the axle goes through are huge compared to mine---It would need a sleeve to make it fit---Mine has a metal sleeve but still way smaller---The swing on the new ones is also way shorter---And the axles are a full 1/8" longer---Thought maybe the sleeve from my old one but don't think it would fit as that hole is huge---Here's a link of what I ordered and a pic of what I got---Thanks

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...:X:AAQ:US:1123


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    looks to me as you need the bearings for those hubs, the difference in length for the axle is of no issue to the geometry of the suspension

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    You got some pre 2000 bearing carriers that snuggle 5x8 bearings. those are around 15 yrs old.


    The rpm c blocks are not stronger than the stockers. they are more flexible. The originals are stiffer. Get alum c-blocks for stiff + strength, the rpm c-blocks flex more, allowing the steering pin to bend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudrat13 View Post
    looks to me as you need the bearings for those hubs, the difference in length for the axle is of no issue to the geometry of the suspension
    They are calling plastic part the hub bearing---What is the blue inserts that go in that big hole???

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RPM-80372-Tr...item27cb874e36

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    traxxs part number 5116 5x11x4 bearings

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudrat13 View Post
    traxxs part number 5116 5x11x4 bearings
    Thanks----I see them now---I found part #1675 oilite bushings---I guess that is the cheaper nylon version.

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    Oilite bushings are metal, impregnated with lube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happyharold4 View Post
    Got the new ones in but the holes where the axle goes through are huge compared to mine---It would need a sleeve to make it fit---Mine has a metal sleeve but still way smaller---The swing on the new ones is also way shorter---And the axles are a full 1/8" longer---Thought maybe the sleeve from my old one but don't think it would fit as that hole is huge---Here's a link of what I ordered and a pic of what I got---Thanks

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...:X:AAQ:US:1123



    What vehicle do you have? Looks like your original axles may be for a Bandit and the new ones are for a Rustler. Maybe not though. Looks like the only actual difference is the threads are longer on the new axles. Shouldn't be an issue.

    Also, the holes in the knuckles are much bigger because they're for the newer VXL models that use 5x11 bearings (the ones I recommended earlier in this thread).

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    FWIW, the new Bandit axels are a little longer than the older ones. This is how I was able to use hex hubs when I couldn't with the originals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    You got some pre 2000 bearing carriers that snuggle 5x8 bearings. those are around 15 yrs old.


    The rpm c blocks are not stronger than the stockers. they are more flexible. The originals are stiffer. Get alum c-blocks for stiff + strength, the rpm c-blocks flex more, allowing the steering pin to bend.
    Wow!---Never would have dreamed the car is 15 years old---Everything on it looks pretty good---I'm pretty sure it's a Russtler.

    I've gone ahead and ordered the #5116 so should be good to go when they get in.

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