A few days ago, I posted some of the upgrades that I added to the rear of my TR-SC10E. I had some more time to work on my truck after that and started to work on the front end. Here are the parts I added:
The Lunsford Upper Links are a MUST do upgrade for the TR-SC10E. Between my son and I, we broke 5 stock upper links on our first race weekend. I added the Lunsfords to my son's truck (he crashes even more than I do) and we haven't had a problem on his truck since. They are a little pricey but the fact that they shouldn't ever break again was well worth the investment.
Like I did on the rear a few days ago, I also added the TMS-65 Anti-Roll Bar to the front. I had to remove the front bumper in order to install the sway bar but other than that, the installation was pretty straight forward. Because I didn't remove the front clip from the truck prior to doing the installation, I had a difficult time getting access for my calliper to carefully measure the length of exposed sway bar so I had to just "eye ball" it. I think it's close but if I was to do this again, I'd pull the front clip off of the truck.
Even though I was running short of time (you can tell by how dirty the truck is still) I couldn't resist the temptation to add the Carbon Fibre Front Top Plate. The installation took less than two minutes and I think it adds a little bit of style to the truck.
I finished up the front end re-build with the installation of aluminum wheel hexes and a quick clean and rebuild of the stock plastic shocks. I filled the shocks with Associated 47.5wt Shock Oil. I have the aluminum shocks for the front and plan to install them some day as well.
What I would have done differently: I'd have not started the project until I had the time to pull the complete front clip off of the truck and fully disassemble everything. I tried to leave as many parts installed on the chassis as possible and this just made things more difficult and awkward to work on. The next time I do a front end re-build, I'll completely remove everything.
That's pretty much it for now, be sure to check out my other TR-SC10E modifications linked below and of course, you can support me by purchasing your TR-SC10E parts and hop-ups from me and also by using my Amazon links if you make any purchases at Amazon (they'll pay me a small commission)
Part 1 - New Body
Part 2 - ESC Mount
Part 3 - Front Bumper
Part 4 - Wheel Nuts
Part 5 - Aluminum Rear Hubs and Aluminum Steering Knuckles
Part 6 - Rear End Upgrades
'till next time