Team Associated RC8.2 – Build Report – Bag G – Rear Suspension Assembly
There are many new parts in the Bag G among them; you can find the new rear a-arms, new sway bar links, totally new rear mud guards. Team Associated has upgraded the front steering block to aluminum but has kept the plastic rear hub carriers.
The first steps are to assemble the CVA and the rear hub carriers. Nothing new at the exception of the 3x8mm shcs screw instead of a set screw like in the previous kits. The a-arms are labeled left/right for a better identification. Next comes the sway bar links, when installing them, make sure the pivot ball is facing forward the buggy. Just like for the front suspension, the droop screws have a hex on both ends and must be installed with the head facing down. The mud guards are securely attached with 2 3x12mm screws. They will protect and keep clean the rear suspension and drivetrain components.
Double check the manual when it will be the time to install the camber links. It is easy to inverse. When installing the sway bar, the 3x3mm setscrews for the pivot balls were missing. I’ve found them in the H bag. I’ve applied thread lock to the camber link’s screws even if they use nuts with nylon inserts.
For the last step, make sure the suspension is free of any binding. If it feels stiff, double inspect all parts.