New era chassis

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Re: New era chassis

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Cable clamps would not be up to the task, or do a very good job.

These are the mounting plates I'm using: http://crawfordperformanceengineering.c ... cts_id=598


This is what many of us use as a tool to line up drilling the new mounting hole: http://crawfordperformanceengineering.c ... ucts_id=29


This is the upper 4-link mount I'm using: http://crawfordperformanceengineering.c ... cts_id=211


These are the wheel wideners I'm using: http://store.rc4wd.com/Mini-12mm-Wheel- ... p_273.html

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Thanks for the links I'll get those mounts ordered.

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Feel free to check out my thread. I too used Andys idea to an extent. I didn't want any extra mounting plates on my chassis, so I drilled holes in it big enough for the rocker arm posts then put m6 nuts on the back side to insure they didn't Waller out the hole.

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=28108&start=120

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Im moving the links and wanted to know should I flip the shocks. The ones I'm running are e/t maxx aluminum big bores. Was wondering does it make a difference.

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It does, and the way you have them is better. I would put mine that way if they would fit (but sadly they don't).

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This where I ended up tonight some improvement. Going to have to cut the upper links to level out the gear box. Had to flip the shocks cause of clearance. Try and work on the rear tomorrow evening.

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Looks better up front. To level out the gear box, you will need to shorten the upper links to pull the top of the axle back, thus leveling out the gear box. Have you tried mounting the upper shock mount to the 3rd hole?
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Haven't tried that yet. But when I cut the links I'll check that out. Time is going to be scarce next few days. After I posted that last night my wife went into early labor so spent the night at the hospital and they will be keeping her there till our son is born. But I'll update as soon as I'm able. id take it with me but she might not like that to much and I'm sure the hospital wouldn't be to happy. :lol: thanks for all the advice.

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:lol: No problem! Hope your wife and the birth of your son go smoothly! Exciting times! :wink:
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Thanks. And yea it is. My oldest son is all excited.

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wanted to give a quick update. Been an eventful few days. My son was born oct 2 he wasn't due till November 20. So he's still at the hospital while we are home. Sad but a good thing. He is doing well. Had a few min to lower the rear and level out the clod looks a lot better. Going to try and level out the boxes next and give it a test run. I'll get a couple pics next day or so.

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Congratulations! :airborne:

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Hey man congrats! I read through the thread, hopefully I didn't miss you saying that you like the wheelbase where it is - because if I were you, I would make some new lower links just a tad longer to level out the gearboxes. This will make the truck a tad longer but with that big 650 body on there I think it could use it.
Monster trucks rule :)

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Thanks fellas. Ill look into making the lower links longer. I'll post pics as soon as I can.

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Congrats! =D> Take your time on the photos too. Family first. :wink:
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