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    Just bought these,fair amount of looseness on the fronts side to side even with new bearings,rears are fine,quite disappointed with fronts have had to put the stock hpi axles ones back on the front,do you know if running rears only is ok,will the handling be affected or will it not matter.

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    Hi mate from what I kno it is best to run just the rears as your turning circle would be increased by running the fronts also the extra strain you would be putting on the steering servo unless your running a shortie then it takes a little sensitivity off the steering hope this helps you

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajamark View Post
    Just bought these,fair amount of looseness on the fronts side to side even with new bearings,rears are fine,quite disappointed with fronts have had to put the stock hpi axles ones back on the front,do you know if running rears only is ok,will the handling be affected or will it not matter.
    If its side to side movement shim it in between the bearing and the hex!

    The distance across the bearing faces is about 16mm when seated in the hubs

    And my hpi axles measured 16.5mm so there was .5mm of slop there!
    I made my new ones with a lot less!

    You could also pop a bearing out of the hubs and pop a bit of shim behind one to take up some of the slack!
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    shims make no difference!infact when i use the clipless bolt and washer i have to use that many shims its ridiculous !fact is there is an unacceptable amount of slop, shims or no shims!think i will try the uber rc ones they look better quality!oh and thanks for the reply when i first joined very helpful.

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    yes your right,there was to much slop aswell really bad,just going to run the rears as you suggest,thanks.

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    forgot to quote you bugs gti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajamark View Post
    infact when i use the clipless bolt and washer i have to use that many shims its ridiculous !.
    Clipless bolt ?? V2 front darksoul extenders are e clipped, not clipless ?

    Get a pic up fella I'm curious to see how bad this is buddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogpi55 View Post
    Clipless bolt ?? V2 front darksoul extenders are e clipped, not clipless ?
    They are both mate

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    Yeah yeah i suppose but the e clip sits up against the bearing face or holds a washer against it, can't remember off top of my head??

    At the end of the day the distance from Here to here.... (Yellow arrows not including the e clip groove and flange)



    Is where the problem must be! it would have to be 16.5mm + long to cause significant side to side movement.
    Last edited by dogpi55; 08-07-2012 at 21:07.
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    there are 2 bolts and 2 washers to use the front clipless if you want to,you should no there your products,but you need to use a lot of shims,the problem is not the length but the width it slops about in the bearing side to side,they need a tighter fit when they go in the bearing,it really is quite bad and put me off buying a set for my losi and went craftworks instead which has a disant size oring,theres no point in pictures as you would not see the movement.

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    1. there not my product I'm from uk not America. Dogpi55 and Darksoul really don't look that much the same do they??? I guess you think so?

    2. I'm just trying to help, thats why we post in forums, generally for help! so i suggested shims etc as you said side to side movement. < [] >

    3. I have made a set axle extenders of my own just recently so i have a very good knowledge of the general dimensions and tolerancing of them!

    4. Why didn't you say that the axles bearing diameter was small in the 1st place rather than saying side to side movement?? Misleading ! Wobbly or sloppy would have been a better description as you have given in the recent post above

    5. You should contact Darksoul directly at there website, as it sounds like a quality escape and I'm sure they would sort you out!

    Save spending more money

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    Last edited by dogpi55; 09-07-2012 at 11:50.
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    totaly agree with dogpi55, its the 12mm dia that must be undersize so contact darksoul and get them replaced. i have fronts and rears fitted to 2 bajas and i have no complaints at all, every now and again they need shimming for side play but thats not the extenders its the bearings getting compressed into the plastic hubs after loads of crashes.
    also made some of my own but have yet to try them, theyre a bit different design and sizes to anything you can buy

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    you can make me a set if you like.....i just taken all the thread off of my rear uber ones thats some knowledge of extenders you got there....to me theyre just the bits that hold my wheel on?
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    What mod is needed to run them without e clips?

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    You can buy Vertigo 61627 front shafts that will allow the use of any rear extender to be run on the front of a Baja..
    These slide in from the back, the pin goes through and the Oring keeps the pin in place..




    They look like this in the 61622 front extender kit we sell..

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    I already got a set from draksoul.I wont buy another 2 for the rear just to get those.There must be a way to do the clipless without buying another 100 parts

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    not the best pics mate, but heres how i did mine ,
    took a bit of jiggery pokery, i have a lathe which made things a tad easier, but same thing can be done with files and a dremel,




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