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    Rusty veering

    My Rusty vxl has an issue with veering at speed that I haven't been able to figure out. I am leaning on fellow members to give me some advice. I have the trim set in the middle, and I am using the Slash 4x4 bellcrank with bearings, Protrac arms and links, REM shock towers, Proline tranny. Everything is tight and spins freely. When I start out slow it will veer to the right, but as speed is increased it will start veering to the left. I have to constantly adjust so I don't go off the road or hit a mailbox. Please help. Thanks, dc
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    I had that issue and one of my rear carriers had a crack on it, also check for a bad bearing.

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    check for cracked parts and stuff, test your bearings, ect. I would advice you go through an inspection of the whole truck. If you can't find it also check for excess toe-out in the front. this could cause the truck to want to steer constantly.

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    I had the same problem, it was my caster blocks. Check the bottom of it where the pin secures it to the a arm for any play or movement.

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    Which servo are you using?

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    I have aluminum rear carriers, so no cracks, bearings are good, caster blocks are ANZA with kingpins. I will check the toe out, that may be the issue. I am using the 2075 servo.
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    Odd that it goes in one direction when going slow and the other direction when going fast. How is the front toe in/out set up? Maybe you have some toe out, this will make the truck dive into corners harder but also tend to make it wander when trying to drive straight.
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    The front wheels/tires are angled \ / like such. Maybe I should minimize the angle or make it more toe in.
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    that's your problem. The wheels should be parallel, like this: | |. not so much like \ /. Adjust the steering linkage on both sides until they get perfectly parallel, unless you decide you want toe in or out. If you like agressive steering you could ad a degree or two out, but you never want a ton of toe out

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcsally97 View Post
    The front wheels/tires are angled \ / like such. Maybe I should minimize the angle or make it more toe in.
    I run a little toe in on my Rusty it makes it much more stable and tends to track straight easier. On my 4wd truck I run a little toe out like you have diagrammed, it makes them dive into corners better. I would say changing it to a little toe in is worth a try to see if it helps your issue.
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    The 2075 seems to center well, so that's probably not it. As far as the toe goes, toe in will probably help. Toe out does seem to make handling a little squirrely on the street, especially as light as the frontend gets on hard acceleration. Those Anza casters are the sauce, aren't they? I abandoned my "tuff kingpin" project since getting a set, and they look like hard-ano'd jewelry. Lengthening the upper camber link seems to have reduced that "hook" as the car sets into a corner- at first I thought that the loss in camber gain would be detrimental to the middle of the corner, but it really smooths the transition.

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