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Sunday, August 19, 2012

TLR 22 SCT Steering Ball Cup Modification

The TLR 22SCT will be shipping to racers very soon. As we learn more about the TLR 22SCT we will share information on the TLR blog that will improve performance of the 22SCT providing a better experience for racers. The first tech tip we would like to discuss is the steering ball cups. We have found that under extreme conditions the steering ball cups, the link and ball cup assembly that connects from the steering rack to the spindle, may pop off from time to time under heavy impacts. We have came up with a quick solution that eliminates the ball cups from coming off during these extreme conditions. The solution is to remove .6mm from each of the ball cups on both the steering rack side and the spindle side. This is a total of four separate cuts on four ball cups. This is done using new hobby knife and cutting away from yourself as illustrated below.

Here is a picture of a trimmed HD ball cup (top) and a stock HD ball cup bottom.