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  1. #1
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    Not possible to adjust rear toe?

    Almost immediately after I bought my Jato, I noticed the rear tires have negative toe. I've checked and searched but can't find any way to correct this.

    I'm not sure if all Jatos are like that or I bent something.


    Anyone else have negative toe and is it adjustable?

    Thanks,

    Mark

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    yeah i just bought my jato 3.3 today and i see what your talking about, like the rear wheels are kinda alittle facing each other from the side? not up and down..? I dont see how you can fix that unless they sell a rear arm that is more of 0 degree toe
    They point them toward each other because they say it corners better when giving gas..i dont know...

  3. #3
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    Yes it can be adjusted using these
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKMG8&P=X
    and these
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKMH0&P=X
    I personaly have not changed it and yes it does help it track true on the dirt and pavement. I have won multiple races at the local tracks both dirt and concrete.
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    I think if the rear wheels were strait they wouldn't wear the tires down as fast.
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    I agree, although I'm wondering how much straight line tracking will suffer... I was thinking the same thing. Anyone know what the stock plate/toe is? This is the first truck I've had in a long time that didn't have turnbuckles all around. I'm used to MT's and I typically set them at 0 degree (or there abouts).
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    The reason the toe is set in (or negative) as stock is to help with stability and keeping the car in a straight line at high speeds. I think the stock setting for the suspension pin holders is 2.25 degrees negative but don't hold me to it. If you changed to a higher toe in i.e. 3.0 degrees, you would sacrifice speed to gain stability. If however; you changed the toe in to 0.0 degrees, you would gain speed but loose some well required stability.
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    Thanks Jato360, I'm not touching it. I figure the Traxxas engineers know more than I do. I guess if I was racing, it would be different but for my bashing, stock works well.

    Mark

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    The stock toe-in is 4. If you buy the kit to change it you will get a 3 and a 5 tie bar. No one I know of offers anything less than 3. If you want less you will have to build it yourself.

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