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    Axle carrier question

    I am not new to Traxxas products but the Summit platform is new to me. I was going through the truck and tightening some screws when I got to the pivot ball caps part 5378x The threaded screws behind the blue rubber dust caps. I snugged all of them down and when I went to drive I had no steering, so I went back and backed the ball caps out some and steering is back.
    My question to you guys is just how tight/snug should those pivot ball caps be? Front and rear.
    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan93civic View Post
    I am not new to Traxxas products but the Summit platform is new to me. I was going through the truck and tightening some screws when I got to the pivot ball caps part 5378x The threaded screws behind the blue rubber dust caps. I snugged all of them down and when I went to drive I had no steering, so I went back and backed the ball caps out some and steering is back.
    My question to you guys is just how tight/snug should those pivot ball caps be? Front and rear.
    Thank you.
    Just enough to remove the excess slop .I tighten them then back them off just a little bit

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    An eighth to a quarter turn out is how much I back them out.
    If all boots and plugs are intact, that area will hold powdered graphite. I have found with its use you can get the caps a bit tighter and still steer.
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    Thanks for the help. Learn something new everyday.
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    Yes very helpful. I was just wondering about this myself.
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