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    Maxx pulls to right and issues turning left.

    Maxx has the widemaxx kit on. It constantly pulls to the right. Even with steering trim all the way left it still slightly pulls right. Nothing is loose or broken that I can tell. Have taken it apart. Also because of whatever is wrong I'm assuming. It barely turns left like wide wide circles, compared to making a right nice tight circle....well for the Maxx anyway lol.

    One more thing sometimes the throttle has a delay. I squeeze it and theres like a second it just sits there and then takes off. Please help.

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    Pulling means there is drag. Remove the steering servo and either the pinion or the motor entirely and push with your hands. You'll have to figure where the friction is coming from. Also, make sure that the tie rod and turnbuckles are the same length and all four corners are properly aligned. Verify that no pins are bent which will cause alignment issues.
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    Replaced both lower pins because of a bend. I'll try removing servo. I just was messing with it also. And sitting still if I turn left and let go the wheels return straight. If i turn right and let go the wheels turn back some but are still pointed very right. Possible serve issue?

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    Hmm I also just pushed the car hard and it rolled straight as an arrow. Messed up servo?? I'm kind if new to rc cars.

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    Mine was doing the same thing. Went to the hobby store where I bought it, they said if it happens while the Maxx is moving then there's concern. If your Maxx is stationary, no problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by summitbasher240 View Post
    Mine was doing the same thing. Went to the hobby store where I bought it, they said if it happens while the Maxx is moving then there's concern. If your Maxx is stationary, no problem.
    Yeah i expect it to not turn all the way sitting still. But it happens while running. and like i said if car is off and i push it it rolls straight as can be. And then noticing the wheels don't turn back straight when turning right. I am probably going to replace the servo and see what happens.

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    Go to talk to whoever you bought it from.
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    "One more thing sometimes the throttle has a delay. I squeeze it and theres like a second it just sits there and then takes off."

    Sometimes this happens to me as well
    Not every time I pull the trigger, but often enough to be noticible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimsdale View Post
    "One more thing sometimes the throttle has a delay. I squeeze it and theres like a second it just sits there and then takes off."

    Sometimes this happens to me as well
    Not every time I pull the trigger, but often enough to be noticible.
    If this is when you're switching from reverse to forward (or forward to reverse), it's pretty normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorRC22 View Post
    If this is when you're switching from reverse to forward (or forward to reverse), it's pretty normal.
    To mine it happens from a dead stop sitting there sometimes. But anyway pretty sure i found out the issue!! i have a bearing cracked in half somehow and the bearing balls were falling out. It has even scored the plastic!

    Last edited by Robski; 01-28-2020 at 11:46 PM.

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    Nice find! Hope it'll run better now!

    Which bearing was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TraxxasTigger View Post
    Nice find! Hope it'll run better now!

    Which bearing was it?
    Bearing under the steering bellcrank! New one should be here tomorrow i hope. Then we shall see. Hope it fixes the issue. It was eating away at the plastic pretty good. That stuff hanging off is plastic strips not just random debris lol. Had to cut it off.

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    Had this thing less than a month and dang bearing cracking in half. Highest in the air its been is like 3 ft.... oh well.

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    I'm having the same problem. Have widemaxx kit installed.

    --When car is propped up off the ground so wheels aren't touching, if I steer full-left and let off steering, wheels return to dead-center. If I steer full-right and let off steering, wheels just barely don't return to all the way center.
    --When I'm driving and I turn full-left then let off steering wheel it tracks very slightly to the left. If I just barely tap the steering wheel to the left and let off, then it'll track dead straight.
    --When I'm driving and I turn full-right then let off steering wheel it tracks a somewhat harder to the right (compared to left). When it's tracking right if I barely touch the steering to the right and let off, it still tracks right.
    --Checked the steering bell horn bearings and they're fine.
    --I tried disconnecting the steering servo and moving the wheels left/right and feel no resistance/binding.
    --Toe links are exactly the same width on either side, measured with digital calipers. I tried to tweak the toe links to give it a slight bit of positive toe-in and the behavior is about the same as when there's neutral toe-in.
    --Front wheels appear to have a very slight bit of negative camber equally on both wheels (just visually, I don't have a camber guage or anything) however I never did anything to adjust that, it's just like that and I'm not sure why. Is there any way to adjust the camber on the wideMaxx suspension? Would making it neutral help with this or does that not seem related?

    At this point I'm starting to suspect it's the servo but I don't have enough experience to be sure. Any ideas?

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    OK here we go.

    1. With the radio system on and the truck upside down, set your steering trim according to it's marks on the radio in the center, make sure by turning the wheels right and left and do not worry where they end up. If they are not straight adjust the linkages and turnbuckles so they are.

    Does this fix your problem if no next step.

    #2. Get a piece of cardboard wider than your suspension to make a template. Use a square drawing a straight line across the cardboard from on side of the wheels to the other so it looks like this |---------|. If there are rear turnbuckles do the same.

    #3. Now grab a protractor and take the front wheels and measure 1 degree so the front wheels at the front of the R/C is going to be the widest point that would be 0 - 1 degree positive camber on the front.

    #4. If you have a rear turnbuckle, take that same template this time the widest point will be the very back of the wheel, use a protactor and mark 1 or 1.5 degrees inward.

    At this point the servo and turnbuckles have been straightened up with the Trim at 0 on the steering and your vehicle is aligned.

    If this was an issue with alignment it shouldn't anymore.... Any bad bearings, replace of coarse and good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitronaught View Post
    OK here we go.

    1. With the radio system on and the truck upside down, set your steering trim according to it's marks on the radio in the center, make sure by turning the wheels right and left and do not worry where they end up. If they are not straight adjust the linkages and turnbuckles so they are.
    NO! Never adjust your center by adjusting your turnbuckles, you want to do it the other way around. Steering turnbuckles should always be the same length left/right. To make the truck go straight, you use the trim. That's what it's there for. It doesn't matter where the trim knob ends up, the servos are never perfectly centered and the trim is to account for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tallguydirk View Post
    I'm having the same problem. Have widemaxx kit installed.

    --When car is propped up off the ground so wheels aren't touching, if I steer full-left and let off steering, wheels return to dead-center. If I steer full-right and let off steering, wheels just barely don't return to all the way center.
    --When I'm driving and I turn full-left then let off steering wheel it tracks very slightly to the left. If I just barely tap the steering wheel to the left and let off, then it'll track dead straight.
    --When I'm driving and I turn full-right then let off steering wheel it tracks a somewhat harder to the right (compared to left). When it's tracking right if I barely touch the steering to the right and let off, it still tracks right.
    --Checked the steering bell horn bearings and they're fine.
    --I tried disconnecting the steering servo and moving the wheels left/right and feel no resistance/binding.
    --Toe links are exactly the same width on either side, measured with digital calipers. I tried to tweak the toe links to give it a slight bit of positive toe-in and the behavior is about the same as when there's neutral toe-in.
    --Front wheels appear to have a very slight bit of negative camber equally on both wheels (just visually, I don't have a camber guage or anything) however I never did anything to adjust that, it's just like that and I'm not sure why. Is there any way to adjust the camber on the wideMaxx suspension? Would making it neutral help with this or does that not seem related?

    At this point I'm starting to suspect it's the servo but I don't have enough experience to be sure. Any ideas?
    Have you tried to turn TSM off?

    Also the alignment using the stock parts doesn't allow any adjustment. No camber or caster adjustment. Front toe-in, toe-out if you purchase other toe links.

    The best you can do with non-adjustable parts is servo end points and use the steering trim.

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