Bender’s Formula Offroad Build: Part 2

By Axial Staff on Apr 06, 2011

I have been driving the heck out of this rig for the past month or so, with little issues. But, there were a couple things I wanted to change/add. One was our OD ring and pinions for a little more wheel speed. I also replaced the stock 3 link with our 4 link parts tree for added durability and a more scale look. Last few mods, I bent my drag link at a slight angle so I could remove the spacer from the knuckle. That spacer adds a lot of stress to the knuckle, by basically acting like a pry bar every time the rig takes a hard hit on the front wheels. With the drag link bent it removes that stress, and will be more reliable over time. Then, I installed a short M3 set screw to the unused holes in the knuckles. These will help stop the knuckles from bending/breaking while tumbling down the hills at speed.

A few shots of the most recent mods:

Front axle and 4 link truss
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Rear axle and 4 link truss
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Bent drag link
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A few action shots:
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See Part 1 of the build HERE.


3 Comments:

  1. Default_avatar Gaban Posted on 2011-04-06 18:50:17

    Thanks for sharing this info. we are trying to promote this type of “speed demon” to our crawler community here too :)

  2. Default_avatar pat Posted on 2011-04-13 19:28:56

    what did you use for a spur and pinion combo?

  3. Default_avatar Bender Posted on 2011-04-14 09:58:56

    I am running a 87/20 combo in this rig.

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