Step 1: Supplies
-a piece of sturdy plastic (Don't use a CD as previously mentioned. I've made 2 from CDs now and they've both broken on the first crash. You can see one and what's left of the other on either side of the #5 plastic one in this crummy picture.) My piece of plastic came from the flat surface of a CD spindle.
-to print off the template picture in this step
-a cutting device (Dremel, hobby knife, &C.) and safety knowledge pertaining to the use of said device! This Instructable assumes that you already know proper safety procedures!
-1.5mm/ 3/32 inch hex wrench, included with the car
-Phillips head #1 screwdriver
Step 2: Transfer the Template to the Plastic
Step 3: Cutting the Piece Out
Step 4: Disassembling the Front Suspension
1. Unscrew the links in the first picture.
2. Unscrew the tops of the shocks. You can take them off all the way if you'd like.
3. Turn the wheels in either direction and unscrew the steering link, then do the other side.
4. Pop the steering links off and remove the doglegs (mainly so they don't fall out later).
5. Remove the ball studs from the steering links and put the ball studs back in place. Also unscrew the the two Phillips head screws that hold the differential case together.
6. Carefully lift up on the differential case cover and slip the drag link under. Slide it over the steering ball link on each side. Make sure the drag link does not touch the drive shaft or chassis top. If it does, remove it and trim it.
7. Finally, reassemble everything in reverse order! Remember to test everything before you hit the throttle. If something doesn't set or comes apart, you don't want to lose control under power.
Step 5: Resources
The original idea, instructions and template are property and copyright of Tony Phalen.