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Kraton chassis

Discussion in 'Kraton' started by Motorider, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Motorider

    Motorider Well-Known Member

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    So, my trade turned out to be a bit of a bummer. All 3 diffs were bad. I bought 2 complete new ones to replace the front and rear. I rebuilt the center with leftover parts.

    During complete teardown to install a full avid racing bearing kit, I found that the front hinge pins we're bent and the chassis looks like the ocean. Is it common to bend the chassis? Will good chassis braces help? I plan to scour flea bay again to come up with a new chassis. Are there any aftermarket options?

    Thanks for the help guys and gals.
     
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    Something else to note. Does anyone know the differences between v2 and 2018 chassis plate? I know the tower braces are slightly different. What would it take to convert to that chassis? I'm not paying $62 for a new vehicle in the store. The eBay guy said he would have more at $17 in 2 or 3 weeks. Just want to get my ducks in a row. Will I need v2 or v3 chassis braces?
     
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    According to the owners manuals for the V1, V2 and V3 Kraton, all of the Kratons have the same chassis AR320197. So you should be able to buy a chassis off of an old or new Kraton and have it work.
     
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    Thanks much. I should have just compared myself. I had the be instructions downloaded myself to compare diff housings. This rig has the v3 front diff housing and battery tray.
     
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    You can use a tower to tower brace like this.
     
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    I visited a while with voltage hobbies and he said that he didn't advise the tower to tower brace. He said it puts excess stress on the diff housings.
     
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    Got her finished up. First test drive went really good. I went with diff fluids as follows. FCR 10k, 60k, 7k. I must replace the steering servo. This thing takes a big sweeping turn unless I'm on the brakes to kick the wheels around. It's pretty quick even om 4s with a 17t pinion. Heat was no problem since it was like 40 outside.
     
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    Totally understand. Mine has been holding strong, gear boxes too. And yeah the stock servo is not enough for a Kraton. I took mine out and put it in a 1/10 buggy and it rocks.
     
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    I saw a guy on YouTube,,,had a1” square aluminum rod going right down the middle,,,he notched both ends to fit between the shock towers nice and snug,,,pretty neat,,,I’m going to do it.....
     
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