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    Sway bars and shock protectors

    I am looking for a way to mount sway bars and keep the shock/arm protectors. It seems I have to get rid of the protectors to be able to mount the sway bars. Anyone with experience with mounting them both?
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    I just that mod on a LHS, they replace the screw on the sway for a longer one that attach both parts to the arm with the same screw.

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    I took the hollow balls out of rods I had laying around and put those in place for the pillow balls. They have the same length as the plastic busses. Problem solved
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    Or you could just move the protector towards the wheels and move the screw with the plastic boss next to it, that's what I just did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmaxxos21 View Post
    Or you could just move the protector towards the wheels and move the screw with the plastic boss next to it, that's what I just did.
    Not sure if I understand what you mean. I assume you have the shocks in the hole closest to the wheels then. Right?
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    I have the sway bar link in the closest hole on the arm, the shock in the stock position mine came with, and the other screw with the plastic spacer one hole away from the shock towards the wheel, this means you have to move the guard in that direction. I do like your idea better though since I do have some old shocks laying around with the ball inserts...

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    Got it. I just wanted the guards in the same position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petertje60 View Post
    Got it. I just wanted the guards in the same position.
    I agree with you there, it looks "normal" to have them there. I might swap out the ball screw and put a long one in there like you did, one less part to worry about

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    Thanks for this. Was just putting sway bars on my Stampede and was confounded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnh2005 View Post
    Thanks for this. Was just putting sway bars on my Stampede and was confounded.
    Cool. I was like when I saw this thread active again. Good thing you used the search function instead of starting a new thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petertje60 View Post
    Cool. I was like when I saw this thread active again. Good thing you used the search function instead of starting a new thread.
    Yeah, I usually try to. Though sometimes my questions are very specific. I try to encourage other people asking questions to use the search function. Just would not be right if I did not do it my self (at least sometimes). A LOT of useful information buried here...

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    Agreed. There is tons of information. I remember doing quite some searching before I started this thread.
    Nice to leave a message that the info was useful in this case
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    How about a picture of how to do this. I am having a hard time understanding this without a diagram or something.

    Please help, as I am little bit unclear on the solution to this problem.

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    Hi Peterj60,
    This is how I did mine on a slash 4X4 using the pede 4X4 shock guards

    I had maade my own spacer before the sway bar from tip ends of a ball end turn buckle ends; Since the sway bar it self is large enough, the spacer was no longer neede;
    On the RPM arms the sway bars on mine were all installed closet hole onto the arm with a slightly longer screw, not sure if it was 3x10 mm or 3x8

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanjanicki View Post
    How about a picture of how to do this. I am having a hard time understanding this without a diagram or something.

    Please help, as I am little bit unclear on the solution to this problem.
    Some has removed the screw and replaced it with the piece that is on your shocks lower mount that silver with hole on it that the screw goes in. You put that on the part that mounts to the arms of your sway bar then you can use the screw to go through the shock guard sway bar link then arm if this makes sense

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    This is the one you'll need to run sway bars with the shock guards:
    https://traxxas.com/products/parts/5529

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    Thanks! That is perfect I see now. Appreciate the help. Too bad this does not come with the sway bar set. Seems like traxxas could easily add part to the kit. Then again I guess this way they get another 3.99 out of ya.

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    Yeah i did replace mine with the holow ball ends
    Last edited by Jezza; 01-22-2015 at 09:40 PM.
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