ZZ Monster Truck Articulation Tutorial

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If Clit (teehee - go ahead, you can make fun of my name lol) would sign up for one, I'd happily give him some room the breathe.
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Hook it up Clint. The "Man" gave you the go ahead. :-)
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Ok. Just registered for a gallery.

Dish it out. I can take it. :goes to corner to cry:
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Clint wrote:Ok. Just registered for a gallery.

Dish it out. I can take it. :goes to corner to cry:
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How Ironic. :???:

Great tut clint, thanks. :-)
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Poop. I just spent a bunch of time inserting all the pics into the gallery and it sorted them alphabetically. :-( I'll have to prefix them and then re-upload. I'll do it tomorrow. Kinda tired right now.
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This is a must do for all MT owners. It took me about an hour to turn my MT into a rock crawling beast. Great tut Clint! Thanks...... :-o
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DAMN! Thanks for taking the time to make this tutorial man! Very appreciated. :-o
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Post by steelwoolghandi »

Thanks for the great tutorial and for the fine pictures to go along with it! I am more a body man but I think the girls in the basement could do this one…. :grin:
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Encountered a problem:

How do I stop the back end from flopping around w/o using an Xmod bearing? Don't confuse this with the spinning of the articulation.
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I'm right there with ya.
That's exactly why I haven't done this mod yet, I don't have no washers that small for the drive-shaft.
There's gotta be somethin out there to use besides an xmod washer.
We just gotta find it.
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What i did was for side to side slop was to take some aluminum flashing bend it to fit between the rear of the chassis and near the charging ports. Glued it on the front half of the chassis so it helps keep the rear in place even during articulation.

Im sure mostly none of that made sense so i'll be posting pics later. :-)

And i also found a way to fix the up and down slop i'll post that later too.

But too bad it involves a xmod part cabo :lol: ..................
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CaboWabo wrote:I'm right there with ya.
That's exactly why I haven't done this mod yet, I don't have no washers that small for the drive-shaft.
There's gotta be somethin out there to use besides an xmod washer.
We just gotta find it.
So it's the washer that stops the flop? My rear end is leaning forward/backward.
Glueing an Xmod bearing to the rear bottom plate and putting a small bit of heatshrink on the driveshaft will stop the slop. But I don't really want to use an xmod bearing as I never had any extras to begin with.
So a cheaper, simpler solution is what I'm asking for :???:

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Post by Clint »

You can cut your own washer out of plastic from the zip zap plastic cases.
If the thin stuff from the top capsule is too thin, use the thicker plastic and sand it down as needed.
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So the washer stops the wobble then?
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Post by Tuner1989 »

Clint, if you dont mind me posting these pics its how i fixed some of the slop. If ya do just tell me and i'll erase e'm.

Heres how i fixed the side to side slop. Took a piece of flashing bent it to fit and glued some pieces of plastic on the 2 left-right parts of the flashing to keep the rear straight.

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To fix the up and down slop i took a xmod bushing and where the small indent is on the outside of the bushing you take that part and put it ontop of the shaft and glued it on the rear of the chassis to stop from the end sagging around. so it rotates around the driveshaft/antenae tube nicely.

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Heres a drawing i did to help explain. The bushing mod etc.


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