Up­dated Sus­pen­sion

RC Car Action - - PROJECT -

In the front of my Bomber, I in­stalled up­per and lower links from Van­quish. They are made out of strong stain­less steel and are bent to pro­vide plenty of clear­ance for the tires and chas­sis. That, along with Traxxas rod ends, will give my truck’s sus­pen­sion a boost in dura­bil­ity. In the rear, I used the stain­less-steel links to re­place the stock up­pers but stuck with the stock low­ers. I like how the plas­tic slides over the rocks com­pared to alu­minum, which will gall and slow it down. Ax­ial braces add strength to the lower links. Damp­ing is now con­trolled by a set of Pro-line Ul­tra Reser­voir Shocks. They fea­ture a func­tional reser­voir, and threaded bod­ies al­low for quick ride-height ad­just­ment; setscrews in the bot­tom of the reser­voirs let you ad­just re­bound. A prob­lem that I had when test­ing the stock Bomber was that it would tip eas­ily when climb­ing steep rocks. I wanted to re­duce the chance of that hap­pen­ing, so I out­fit­ted the rear of my Bomber with a sway­bar from Ax­ial. I went with the small­est one it of­fers so that the rear axle would still be able to move freely on the rocks but keep the chas­sis from rolling as eas­ily.

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