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Old 04-19-2019, 09:58 AM
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New Taigen Sherman chassis and worn in Taigen chassis. All I can say is DANG....
And no I cannot tighten them up by removing a link. They would compress the suspension just a tad. One reason why I liked the idea of the adjustable idler on the mato, its only good attribute. Ive discussed previously why I wont buy mato Sherman chassis any more.
Taigen, pay attention and add an adjustable idler or eventually the tracks will start to jam and or detrack.


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Old 04-19-2019, 10:03 AM
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Noted. I've never seen some track sag like this. PM me ok?
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:22 AM
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Similar issue with a Taigen PzIV f2.
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:43 AM
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Rich, Are you sure it is stretch? have you laid new tracks along side the old to see if it has gained length? or possibly just wear on the drive sprocket and links?

Just curious, my Taigen Sherman lies in between your old and new pics. My PIV's look the same as Dusty's, they have just the right amount of droop over the return rollers.

On my JS2, the idler adjuster was too coarse and I had to remove a link, so I had to slot the gearbox holes to slide the gearbox just slightly forward to prevent track jamming between the sprocket and metal overhang. I've done this technique several times before when the adjustment wouldn't quite meet my wants.....

I hope Erik has addressed your needs.

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Yea I talked to him and am going to take a look
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