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Old 01-26-2009, 04:21 PM
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I'm almost finished the build, however I have a few questions that are not covered in the manual.

1. There seems to be eccessive in/out play of the front axels - Is that normal or so I install shimms?

2. Which sway bars are most people using, heavy(gold) or the mediums (black).
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:45 PM
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shim between the hub/hex. Fast Eddy has a great shim kit available for this and its very well priced
sways depend. Most dont wont use them unless they are on HARD HARD ground or pavement.
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:49 PM
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Hmmm, I don't remember any kind of excess play in the front axles when I built mine. If there was, it wasn't enough to notice. As long as the wheel spins free and true it should be fine. I don't run swaybars.
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:03 PM
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+1 for Gribbles comments.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:04 PM
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+2 for gribble,sway bars are good for on road use
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:13 PM
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I don't remember any movement either. They spun easily without any slop. I am running the gold heavy duty anti-sways just because I run on the flat a lot and am in the process of building a large oval dirt track with a few nice jumps. I found the anti sways let the rear end slide a little easier into the turns (almost drifting).
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:07 PM
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I tend to agree here too. On my FGs, they come with anti-sway bars, even though the RCs are MTs. They work great on the road, (actually too goo, they are too stiff), but for off-roading, they really dont cotribute too much unless I ma turning tight on a very hard packed surface.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:28 PM
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I all ways run sway bars on all my 1/8 scale buggies so I am going to try them on my 5B SS. I am going to run the thinnest one on front and the medium on of the rear to start with. I shim my front wheel hexes with some shims I had but need to get some for the rear. Will be getting the fast Eddy shims. All so I recommend to do the e clip conversion on the front wheel hex!
http://www.asaad.com/eclip.htm
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:32 PM
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There was excessive play left/right with my front axles too. I wish I got the shim kit before I built it, but oh well. I'll order some when I do a tear-down next time.
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For those of you that are going to do the axle modd
Be careful of clearance issues between the bolt head and the a-arm.
I used 10/32 low head screw and a big steel washer with the flange ground flat to the hubs surface.
Shimmed the outside and put it back together using loctite on the threads.
The head of the bolt just barely clears the a-arm but works sweet!
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ORIGINAL: monsterbrad

For those of you that are going to do the axle modd
Be careful of clearance issues between the bolt head and the a-arm.
I used 10/32 low head screw and a big steel washer with the flange ground flat to the hubs surface.
Shimmed the outside and put it back together using loctite on the threads.
The head of the bolt just barely clears the a-arm but works sweet!
This is why I will be using a counter sunk washer.
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