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Unread 11-23-2005, 5:07 PM   #1
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New Revo aluminum hollow turnbuckle directions incorrect

For anyone that has bought the new aluminum hollow turnbuckles for the Revo, there is a slight mistake in the directions.

The directions state to make them the size of the picture template or 6 inches. This ends up being too short. After I made up one of the rear ones, I installed it and noticed the rear tire was sitting with about 2 degrees of toe out. I then took it off again and matched the length to the turnbuckle I took off that corner. Had to make the turnbuckle longer by about 3/16's.


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Unread 11-23-2005, 11:23 PM   #2
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They have directions with em???

I just changed mine out one at a time and made em the same length using a dial caliper
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Unread 11-24-2005, 8:57 AM   #3
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They came with directions??? LOL
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Unread 11-24-2005, 12:08 PM   #4
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I have a set and just plan on matching the ones I take off when I get around to installing them.

Directions are overrated.
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Unread 11-26-2005, 9:41 PM   #5
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OK, funny guys. So I actually followed directions for once. And they let me down. I actually considered not following them and just measuring them to the old ones to begin with, but I had to read them to find out that there are different ends for them for front and rear.


Anyhow, considered those that DO read the directions, they are wrong.
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Actually I installed my rear rods with the toe-link seated which seemed like about 4-5 degrees of to-out. I did it just to make sure they came out even when I set my toe-in on the rear.
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Yeah, Jet, I was tempted to throw it on the board for some measurements, but once I figured out the instructions were only useful for identifying the fronts from the rears, I got lazy and took the easy way out by using each corner's turnbuckle to get a starting length. I've actully toed out the rear about .5 degree since, but left the fronts where they are.
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