Slash bell cranks
I had installed some new bell cranks in one of my 2wd Slashes yesterday. After our Saint Pattys day friends and family race/bash event, my son-in-law had the same sloopy front end and here is what I did to correct his issue since we did not have another new set of bell cranks.
I did not know that the bell cranks had a removable plastic bushing/bearing on each end, once noteing this I remove the defective insert and just happen to have some 8mm x 5mm bearings that fit perfectly.
I only had 2 ea of the flanged and 2 ea with out...Here is a couple pics.
This is the plastic bushing removed.
And this is the flanged bearing installed.
I did this to the other side as well even though it seemed ok.
After dinner we drove again and what a difference it made in his truck.
I really liked how nice and smooth the steering turned out that I'm going to do the same to the LCG chassis I just completed.
First thing I did to tighten up the steering for racing. Metal bearings instead of plastic bushings. How did they think those wouldnt wear out I dont know.