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    Cheap way to add toe-in at the rear?

    What is the cheapest way to add 1-2 degree toe-in at the rear of a Rustler?

    Don't want as much as 3 degree...
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    STRC makes rear axle carriers with toe in.
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    In your case, I would just run some slash rear arms since you already have front offset wheels all the way around your truck.

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    Thanks very much

    Rear Slash arms will give me 1.5 degree of toe-in right?

    Should I use stock or RPM ones?
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    To be honest i have never had a good experience with rpm but EVERYONE else does. I usually buy traxxas stock parts because -38'c makes any plastic very breakable and traxxas parts seem more durable in Canadian temperatures.

    Bottom line: both rpm and stock are good parts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caprinut View Post
    Thanks very much

    Rear Slash arms will give me 1.5 degree of toe-in right?

    Should I use stock or RPM ones?
    They'll give you 3 degrees of toe in each side.

    There is a small issue with running the RPM Slash rear arms - they have a strengthening cross brace that only allows the lower holes on the rear bearing carriers to be used. This lowers ride height and ground clearance by 5mm. It's never bothered me because I wanted lower ride height for track racing.

    The stock (Traxxas made) Slash rear arms are quite chunky and very durable (more than Rustler ones in my experience) so don't feel a need to go with RPM.
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    I thought it was 1.5degrees also. My bad.

    Anza makes a set of 2deg rear carriers. They include oversized bearings and offer a lot of camber link mount options.

    What makes you want to stay under 3 degrees?

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    Tire wear and I think it looks x-eyed with the wheels with so much toe-in

    Stock Traxxas part it is then.
    Canadian and norwegian weather is very similar.

    Forecasted -8C tomorrow (17.6F)
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    Proline protrac arms worked well for me.

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    Do all of these options require adjustable turnbuckles?

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    I don't remember if I had to adjust my camber links when I swapped to protrac arms, but the stock vxl links did work so you might be ok with fixed links.

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    Caprinut I run the Slash rear arms and they are great You will need the adjustable links.

    Massenrg4, Why would you not want to add adjustable links, they are a cheap upgrade and you can tune your suspension.
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    If you're going from Rustler to Slash arms you'll need different links. I'm pretty sure the Slash links are shorter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerrysMaxx View Post
    Caprinut I run the Slash rear arms and they are great You will need the adjustable links.

    Massenrg4, Why would you not want to add adjustable links, they are a cheap upgrade and you can tune your suspension.
    JerrysMaxx I'm just trying to nail down exactly what pieces I need to add rear toe in. I'm beginning with the Rustler XL 5 platform (fixed camber links).

    what rear axle carriers could i pair with these http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXSGY8&P=ML to add rear to in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by massenrg4 View Post
    JerrysMaxx I'm just trying to nail down exactly what pieces I need to add rear toe in. I'm beginning with the Rustler XL 5 platform (fixed camber links).

    what rear axle carriers could i pair with these http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXSGY8&P=ML to add rear to in?
    Proline protrac rear arms are your cheapest option to add 3deg of toe in.

    Most of your carriers to add toe are aluminum in order to be durable and cost 20-30 plus dollars. If you are set of adding toe thru carriers, I'd recommend looking at Anza products.

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    I have just installed stock Traxxas Slash arms

    Forgot to buy Slash turnbuckles, so I made my own (coming from the crawler community)

    Rustler turnbuckles are 5-10mm too short to run Slash arms even adjusted to the shortest length..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caprinut View Post

    Rustler turnbuckles are 5-10mm too short to run Slash arms even adjusted to the shortest length..
    They do fit teh Slash arms when used with the short TRX rod ends though (like the ones on VXL steering arms) - trust me I've done it.
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    I was running #5347 Revo ball ends and 49mm turnbuckles, no way it would fit the Slash arms.

    5347 are the shortest of the Revo ball ends (4mm thread)
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    See my post #8 on this old thread.

    https://traxxas.com/forums/showthrea...64#post5082164

    The centre turnbuckle is a Rustler one using short rods ends, the bottom one is stock Slash one using the stock long rod ends. They're the same length.
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    Hmmm, mine being longer, think I got some other ones..

    Shall measure a bit tomorrow..
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    Nice move Caprinut. The tire wear caused by having toe in gets washed by the increase in forward traction. I think you'll like the additional forward bite

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    4-TEC Rear stock axle carriers will fit the Rustler, add rear toe-in (1.5˚), and will give you more tuning options. There is a blue aluminum version as well.
    And there he goes with the carbon...

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    I just put the 4-Tec rear carriers on today. Made a significant difference in drivability. I just got the plastic ones to start because I wanted to see the effect. Even with the crappy Talons from my son's p2de I got way better control. You will also need a bag of the fiber washers that go on the axles. I think I added three or four washers on the inside of the carrier because as someone mentioned on another thread the rustler stub axles are longer than the 4tec. For a total of $8 it was a good upgrade.

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