Small play in suspension joints...

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  1. vette_7t9

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    I am rebuilding my car, and noticed some small jiggles in the axles when they are mounted to the suspension. Happens to both front and back. Is this normal? Do I have to fit all parts so they dont have any play at all? HELP!
  2. pimp

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    titen the turnbuckels,or what ever the knuckel is conected to tighten the screws that should fix your prob
  3. dj6666969

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    like pimp said checkk all the screw to see if they are tight or not
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    So is there supposed to be a lil jiggle in the parts or are they suppose to be solid?
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    solid as can be unless u move it and u hear your servo gears no play at all
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    solid but they have to move freely.
  7. rcosmax

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    yep solid but they have to move freely through the whole travel of movement. If your car is set up right (i think you said you have an rs43 right?)
    front
    with a slight toe out, 1deg
    -2 camber

    rear
    slight toe in, 1 degree
    camber -3 deg

    the pressures of the settings will actually preload that play and wont give you too much trouble, as long as it is very slight play and not the worn out parts kind of play. turning the turnbuckles until there is not play doesnt really do what you want because you are changing the settings when turning the turningbuckles. The rs4 3 doesnt really have a lot of parts that you can adjust to get rid of that play. It is just the way that car is and as it isnt a track racer, it doesnt really matter. hope that helps a bit just remember that with settings like i mentioned the play will be reduced under load when driving.
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