Lose the Panhard Bars
The MC’S 5-link suspension is a big improvement over the 2-link setup of the past, but it’s more complex than it needs to be because the parallel links don’t keep the axles centered under the chassis. To do that job, the MC gets a Panhard bar on each axle. To simplify the suspension, I removed the Panhard bars and triangulated a pair of links for each axle. To do this, I swapped the front axle’s suspension mounts and attached the upper links to the outside of the mounts, and triangulated the lower links to keep the axle from moving side to side. A few 1/4-inch spacers between the link and chassis and the link and axle mount were all that I needed. On the rear end, I simply triangulated the lower links. A nice thing about the front suspension mod is that it tucks in the links and provides more steering clearance for the front tires. The one downside to this mod is that you can’t use the optional Kyosho swaybars to keep the chassis flat under acceleration because the links and swaybar rods interfere with each other.
See that bar going across the front of the Mad Crusher? That’s a Panhard bar, and it’s there to keep the axle from moving from side to side.