Raider 2 questions about my Raider mega xl

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1. Does anyone know if there are adjustable rods for toe and camber available? I noticed that on the front right wheel (If your looking at it from the front) it is turning to the right when the left wheel is straight, and wanted to try and get this aligned so it doesn't drift to the side when im trying to go straight.

2. Anyone have a recommended LED set they would use for head lights and tail lights? (i drive at night mainly cuz i come home from work late.) It came with a set installed but sometimes they just don't work, but when they do they look really nice. Front head light's break lights, and even front and rear turn signals. (Not like im going to be driving on the highway lol) I noticed the LED's have this little box that looks like it has the servo and throttle going to it? I don't lose the ability to drive the car just the lights so idk whats going on there. Any and all help/tip would be appreciated! Thank you and have a nice day.


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As far as your steering, I would set steering trim better so it wont drift to the L or R. What you are describing is some Toe "out", and that is due to the fixed link design and not adjustable. You can try to source links and rod ends and start over.
Play with your steering trim first. That should work.(y)
With the lights, I would power off the Rx. LED kits are universal for the most part. and creativity goes a long way. I am using a "My Trick RC" 2 inch light bar at the front of my Noto. , Kraton 6'S's and my Tekno MT. It is very bright and powers fine from an open Batt. port on my Rx. The light bar is very strong and has taken many hits. Just watch how and where you mount lights so it gets the least amount of impacts. Leave some slack in the wiring so impacts wont pull on them. LED's rarely burn out. It is the soldered connections that usually fail at the lights or somewhere else. Good luck. :)
 
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As far as your steering, I would set steering trim better so it wont drift to the L or R. What you are describing is some Toe "out", and that is due to the fixed link design and not adjustable. You can try to source links and rod ends and start over.
Play with your steering trim first. That should work.(y)
With the lights, I would power off the Rx. LED kits are universal for the most part. and creativity goes a long way. I am using a "My Trick RC" 2 inch light bar at the front of my Noto. , Kraton 6'S's and my Tekno MT. It is very bright and powers fine from an open Batt. port on my Rx. The light bar is very strong and has taken many hits. Just watch how and where you mount lights so it gets the least amount of impacts. Leave some slack in the wiring so impacts wont pull on them. LED's rarely burn out. It is the soldered connections that usually fail at the lights or somewhere else. Good luck. :)
I played with the trim and it’s a lot better but still slightly turns to the side when I just hold the throttle down for straight runs. (A whole lot better and I no longer feel the need to baby the steering)

I started pulling apart the whole wireing set up (Oh man there’s a boat load of wires here lol [will post some pictures when I get home]). The way this set up look is it has the steering and throttle passes through to a black box for the LEDs and back to the Rx. It uses the tiny white plugs so I figured I would try and make my own y or w wire so I can plug them into the bat port like you have yours.
 
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BTW, nice looking Raider.(y)
 

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BTW, nice looking Raider.(y)
Thank you, this is what I got to work with lol. Prob gonna shorten cables so it’s not like vines on a Victorian century home 😭 4CB8FAB3-64F0-49AF-AC4E-3A04E5D52133.jpeg
 
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I stuffed most of my wires in the box. Do you add more lights? I have both the raider and blx, the blx has adjustable toe rods and the raider does not. Just got some adjustable ones, check the manual and get the adjustable parts, it's like $10 for both rod ends and toe rods.
 
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Hi

Try looking for parts for the Raider XL BLX, it came with adjustable upper A-Arms and a adjustable steering rods. Another thing to keep an eye on is the steering bellcrank, the upper pin holes that hold the bellkrank in place WILL deform, and when that happens you will not be able to get the car to drive strait, no matter how much adjusting you do. I had to do alot of moding to my XL to fix all of the steering problems it had. I have a post showing how I modified my XL's steering.
 
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