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    Slash Steering

    Hi,
    I have a question about the slash 4x4 steering compared to the 2wd slash (This is my first car and my friends have 2wd slash).

    Issue: Upon working on my steering bellcranks, I noticed the caster blocks to steering blocks are both stiff and hard to turn (when steering links are disconnected) for each tire compared to my friends 2wd slash.

    Question: Is the slash 4wd connection between caster blocks and steering blocks supposed to be stiff compared to 2wd slash? (I have tekno rc driveshafts).

    Thanks!!!

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    Welcome to the Traxxas forums!

    Try loosening the shoulder screws on the top and bottom of the steering block. Not much, just a nudge at a time and see if that helps.

    Good luck!
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    Hi Squeegie, thanks for the reply. The problem appears to be the bottom shoulder screws are tighter when inserted into the caster blocks causing the friction (without the steering block installed - the shouldered portion of the screw).

    So I was wondering if the design of the 4wd is supposed to be like this compared to the 2wd. I only have 1 car so not a lot to compare to. Maybe it's fine I don't know....If it was stiff I figure I'd try to correct prior to damaging the servo. My servo isn't getting hot when I'm running though (socal desert).

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    I had the same issue with my 4x4, I just put a bit of thread lock on the shoulder screw, tightened all the way down and backed it out until it was perfect

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    Hi, thanks for the info. I put some emory cloth on the shoulder bolts and added a drop of oil to the shoulder bolts and it seems to have fixed the problem of tight shoulder bolts. Maybe I got some thread block in there on the caster block and that tightened it up. Cheers,

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