I noticed quite a bit of slop in my LCG Slash 2wd's steering. I assumed that the plastic bushings in the stock bellcrank were getting worn out. So, I ordered this alloy bellcrank from Atomik:
After installing it, I assumed that the slop would be reduced because of the ball bearings replacing the bushings and the fact that alloy is stiffer than plastic. Unfortunately, the exact same slop problem remains. It has nothing to do with the part from Atomik however. The lower plate on the LCG Slash has two rods that locate the bellcrank. On the upper plate, there are two circular indentions that are supposed to "catch" and positively locate the rods coming up from the lower plate. On my truck, the rods don't seem to be long enough to fit snugly into the upper plate. The result is that the top of both bellcranks are loose and move around causing slop.
I have tightened all the screws that keep upper and lower deck of the chassis together. The truck still drives fine but this issue is annoying, especially since I got the new bellcrank! Anyone else have this issue? I'd like to fix it if I can.
(Last edited by St. George : 6.21.17 at 11:13 am)