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Old 01-16-2016, 02:38 AM
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Question wheel direction and orientation_ front compared to rear

I recently bought an ARR basher sabertooth nitro. Upon inspection, I noticed that the rear wheels have a noticeable difference in direction from the front wheels.

Is this how the wheels are intended to be oriented or was this just a sloppy build. I'd really appreciate any info you can provide.
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Old 01-16-2016, 11:55 PM
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Yes quite normal, the front wheels are toed out and the rear toed in.
Old 01-17-2016, 11:08 AM
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I can't remember when the last time I seen a RC with neutral toe-in/toe-out (tires pointing straight ahead), especially the rear end. The front tires "toe settings" are the easiest to adjust with the steering linkage. The rear toe-in (toe-out is almost never used) adjustment is a little bit more involved, and usually requires some wrenching to get the suspension arm mounts, or bulkheads/hub carriers.

Front toe-in is normally used to improve straight line stability, and toe-out will generally improve steering response in, and out of corners, but will make car harder to drive sometimes. There will be a trade off which ever direction you go with.

More rear toe-in increases on power traction, and increases understeer. It's all a give and take thing.

Normally I start with the manufacturer's stock set-up recommendations, and go from there. For general backyard bashing it's hardly and issue unless you have extreme toe settings.
Old 01-20-2016, 03:36 PM
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Thanks folks. I really appreciate the info. I feel a lot better about upcoming first run. Any thoughts on nitro engine break in. I've read about break-in procedures that recommend as many as 5 full tanks worth of fuel for the break in.

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