A bit of a camber issue...

Trip

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Is there anyway to adjust the camber angle on the FG MT? I have a bit of a pos. camber issue that looks terrible. I know there should be a bit of pos. camber, but I have like 5 degrees on each front wheel!

Another question... I have a Jet Pro silenced pipe (which I love, so much quieter than the ddm dominator,) but after installation I have NO steering in the dirt, (like in a baseball field) any ideas? But, it is an absolute wheelie machine. I know I just added 2 pounds to the rear, but I can't steer in loose gravel. I am running a Hitec 5745 (steering) and a 5955 (t/b)

I am the only one (I think) in a 50 mile radius that has one of these, so I don't know whom to ask! Ha... Ha... Get this... The local hobby shop guy, told me to get rid of it and buy a Savage!!!!! I laughed in his face and walked out of his hobby shop! What an uninformed loser!

Are there any U.S. websites (or places) to buy a wheelie bar, not the FG, but a good wheelie bar that will actually be stable during a hard launch? My $200 pipe and $140 body would appreciate it!

One more thing, then I will be done... My MT bounces like a super-ball over every little bump, I am NOT running foams and I do not have any vent holes in my wheels, the wheels are right out of the box, glued of course! Any ideas? :helpsmilie: Should I blow holes in them?

I am not new to the hobby/sport, just new to this scale... I have a bunch of nitros, but 1/6 is the way for me! My $1000 Savage is a joke by comparison! Not to mention Glow plugs are for Diesels!!!

Thanks everyone,
Trip.
 

RAMTech-RC

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Welcome. I removed your phone number. People will PM you .

For the bounce, most people are changing the shock oil first thing. You can drill a hole in the rim, or slice a triangle in the tire to let air out.
 

ScooterTrash

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Remove it

Hi Trip, The FG trucks have way to stiff of a suspension as it is. Take the sway bar off and it makes a huge improvement in the handling It makes for more of an independent suspension. I feel it tips less without it as well & less bounce I use fome in my tires & U can change the Shock oil weight 80 in the rear & 50 in the front. It will make it handle like a whole diffirent Truck! Mt home made bar PS" click on a Pic to make it larger.->

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k51/MY88HD/New Paint/9-29-2006-25Medium.jpg
 

Trip

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Welcome. I removed your phone number. People will PM you .

For the bounce, most people are changing the shock oil first thing. You can drill a hole in the rim, or slice a triangle in the tire to let air out.
ok thank you! but as far as the phone number... it is ok It my work number, but, you tell me should I leave it or not?

thank you so much for this great forum!
Trip...
 

Trip

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Hi Trip, The FG trucks have way to stiff of a suspension as it is. Take the sway bar off and it makes a huge improvement in the handling It makes for more of an independent suspension. I feel it tips less without it as well & less bounce I use fome in my tires & U can change the Shock oil weight 80 in the rear & 50 in the front. It will make it handle like a whole diffirent Truck! Mt home made bar PS" click on a Pic to make it larger.->

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k51/MY88HD/New Paint/9-29-2006-25Medium.jpg
I have seen many wheelie bars, but I like your design... Would you be willing to sell one?

Thanks,
Trip...
 

ScooterTrash

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To Many Hour's!

:eek:ff-topic: :scooter: Hi Trip,It took me 4 or 5 try's to get it the way I wanted it. :cursing: I made the shock & all!, It is adjustable for the front end height, I got a set of FG ST beadlock wheel's on it. I am a machinist & have the machine's but lack the time! I thought about it & making 1 more:confused: It is a 1 of a kind & work's great! E-mail me if you want.
I have seen many wheelie bars, but I like your design... Would you be willing to sell one?Thanks,
Trip...
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Trip

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Well, after a month worth of searching, I can find nothing to adjust the front camber on my MT. So here comes the Dremel!!! I plan to cut the upper A-Arm in between the the curve for the shocks and the bolt for the upright. Then I will drill some holes and stuff a Ti turnbuckle to rejoin them.

Ya know, it really burns my ass, that a cheap P.O.S. smart-tec comes with adjustable upper arms, on a $700 truck, but my $1,100 FG does not!!!
F#@kin' Germans!
 

afc

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My FG had a similar camber issue. To reduce it, I did the following:
+reduced the castor angle
+reduced the toe-in
+reconnected the steering tie rods above the wheel's steering arm rather than below it.
+ make sure the suspension travel is fully extended.
After these adjustments, the camber seems visually more neutral. But I agree with you, the FG should come with adjustable upper armss.
~A
 

Caad5

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If you buy the FG alloy front A & B axle mounts, they do have a negative, nuetral and positive camber adjustment that you can set. No need to dremel anything. FG Part No :6496
 
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