Firstly not a a great deal new on the rear brace. I have seen a couple of front ones, but thought they could be a little weak, due to the chassis mounting point (body mount post).
Therefore I thought I'ld share what I did.
This installation is on the purchase of one set of Traxxas Pushrods (#5359). I chose this set as were the best length for the rear brace mod, and they look nice.
Only tools used, Junior hacksaw, screw driver and drill.
Front Mount first:
Seeing a couple of interpretations of mounting points to the chassis, i thought this would be a weak or stress point of the installation. Most installations I had seen had a rod end bolted to the top of the body mount, with a big bash the bold could get pulled through.
This is what I came up with
I think it looks neat. Did take a little work as the push rod had to be shorted etc. However, the whole body mount when flex's pushes against the push rod.
Stage one, I had to cut the Pushrod to length, decided to use the same pushrod as the rear, as had one spare following the rear istallation. When cutting the Pushrod, I cut it a little short, as wanted to place a plastic (thick) washer inbetween rod and upright (measure twice cut once).
Stage two, drilled a new whole in the center of of Pushrod to take a 3mm allen (hex) bolt. just a normal 2.5 / 3mm drill bit. took it slow as wanted to insure a straight hole ( took about five mins to drill ).
Had this mod on for a while seems to work well.
The rear mod is pretty standard to all previous ones i've seen.
Again all this done with only the tools mentioned above.
Last edited by Yip-man; 12-13-2012 at 02:44 AM.
Would you go flip my truck back over??
5359 is traxxas rocker arms!
Whoops 5319x took wrong code off website
nice braces notice any difference in the truck at all
It's likely to saved a couple of breakages with hard 6 foot nose dives onto concrete. And it looks nice on the truck