View Full Version : Getting e-maxx to track stright?
01.08.2006, 07:22 PM
I have a time getting my e-maxx to track stright is a after market Chassis etc easier to allain?
01.08.2006, 07:26 PM
Are you talking about how the wheels are alligned? OR when your driving it drives away to another side, if so, i dont think it makes a difference, but if you get g-maxx chassis, the better COG might help it allign itself.
01.08.2006, 08:01 PM
the chassis isnt the problem. its your camber and toe in. set the camber at about 1 to 1 1/2 degrees in the front and 0 to 1/2 in the rear with a VERY slight toe in if you dont race but a VERY VERY slight toe out if you do race.
01.08.2006, 08:35 PM
Do you have problems when on the gas or coasting? If you have more weight to one side or you shocks and springs are differnt it will track funny.
01.08.2006, 08:45 PM
If i set the camber right the steering don't work right. For example when i turn right and go straight again the wheels wont come back stright because that hex screw that adjust the camber is to tight and if i have it loose the steering is fine but then the truck wont track right and the wheels will wobble. I have luped all the steering parts and it seems to make no differance.
And for toe in both tire rods are the same length, i don't know any other way to check it.
01.08.2006, 09:58 PM
sounds like a dirty pivot balls. Check the shocks to. Make sure springs have about the same preload on them. If a wheel has more traction it is going to track funny. The back end is just as importans as the front. The servo saver makes a difference to. The kind of servo helps.
01.08.2006, 10:19 PM
I think it has did this since i bought it new but has gotten worse over time. I'm ready to take it to a hobby shop and let them firgure it out or buy a new one.
That's how tired i am of trying to figure out what's wrong with it.
btw does the G3 Race Suspension keep the same ride hight?
01.09.2006, 08:28 AM
You can adjust the g3 for same or lower ride hieght. It has more adjustment than the stock. Make sure you turns buckles don't have to much plat to. Are you running the stock servo saver and stuff. The ue servo saver is much better. Make you think you have another truck.
01.09.2006, 11:34 AM
What's a good set of Axle carriers/ steering blocks and Pivot balls to use with the G3 Race Suspension?
01.09.2006, 12:08 PM
Mike has got this Integy's, those come with bigger bearings as well. pivot balls; the best available money can buy are the UE steel ones.
01.11.2006, 12:04 PM
this says (http://www.rc-monster.com/proddetail.php?prod=slvrtype2steeringmx&cat=47) to use plastic pivot ball caps where do i find thouse?
01.11.2006, 06:07 PM
the stock are plastic
01.11.2006, 08:13 PM
The stock emaxx ones are plastic squee. You can get the alumium with o rings on them. Mike has these. I used the stock ones with loc tite. have had not problems yet.
01.11.2006, 08:21 PM
oops...:o :o i was thinking revo. i remember there aluminum now that you mention it. i think that the aluminum ones with the o-rings would be fine. i run plastic ones on my revo with aluminum knuckles and they stay fine.
01.11.2006, 08:37 PM
It is okay squee. Is the revo and the maxx the same size. Maybe they interchangible or something.
01.11.2006, 08:56 PM
i dunno. ill check later if i get a chance.
Are you guys speaking about Pillow ball cups? If so I think the platic ones would be better. My reasoning is that with metal pillow balls rotating in metal cups their is bound to be excess friction and bind. Think of a hip joint, ball and socket replacement in humans the socket is lined in " plastic".
01.12.2006, 08:10 AM
not sure about all but i have seen some with a plastic piece on the end for that very reason.
01.12.2006, 10:51 AM
Are the Integy' Axle carriers/ steering blocks the only choice? I heard they don't hold up very well?
01.12.2006, 11:04 AM
I have not damaged a integy knuckle yet. I have tore up some other stuff but not an integy knuckle. There are other choices out there. I don't recommend the rpm knuckles.
01.12.2006, 02:48 PM
Are you useing the stock servo for steering? I had the same problem untill i got a stronger servo. the traxxas servo really isn't strong enough to handle an Emaxx at full speed. may want to check into a new servo.
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