Wheel wideners a must w/ Rage chassis?

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TIME MACHINE
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Wheel wideners a must w/ Rage chassis?

Post by TIME MACHINE » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:23 pm

Hello everyone,

I realize that this section is kind of slow, but I'm hoping someone might have an answer for me. I built a new Super Clod Buster with a new Rage chassis. I'm finding that the front wheels hit the servo and servo plate at full lock. It also has reduced steering because of the rubbing.

Are wheel wideners required? The manual didn't state this info. Pics attached.
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Re: Wheel wideners a must w/ Rage chassis?

Post by andymac0035 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:49 pm

I would say "yes", as I don't think I've seen one without them. The other option is going with some of the newer wheels offered by Jconcepts and pro-line racing, as there are different wheel-offsets offered now so you don't need a widener.

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Re: Wheel wideners a must w/ Rage chassis?

Post by Thunder VP » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:41 pm

The Rage originally sold with an old school in front of axle servo mount that could run without wideners. When those ran out, we decided to update the kit with the newer/better Aggressor BTA steering kit.

The steering parts have their own instructions in the kit. On the last page of the steering kit instructions is a note stating that wheel wideners or equivalent offset is required to clear the steering servo.

You will find the truck much more stable and will have much tighter turning once you add the wideners or wide offset wheels.
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Re: Wheel wideners a must w/ Rage chassis?

Post by TIME MACHINE » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:24 pm

Awesome info, thank you both. I guess I will hunt down the best wideners that will give me the widest stance possible 8)

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