2x 2 /15mm screws
2x Threaded ballstud heads
6x 2mm Spacers
2mm Hex tool
Micro File kit
Tamiya PS paint (Black)
Eagle 3860V2 CS Steering kit for Ta05 GRT, VDF and TA05
1. Take the stock steering out of your VDF and it will look like this :
2. Take apart the Stock VDF steering and extract the center/middle steering bridge and attach it to the eagle steering wipers, making sure to turn the middle bridge upside down before installing. Be sure to use blue (medium) loctite on all hardware.
3. Screw in the 2x 2/15mm screws through the middle bridge
4. Slip 3 2mm spacers onto each screw
5. Screw the threaded ball stud heads onto each screw
6. Remove the separate toe blocks from the VDF being careful not to loose spacers in the process. These mounts have to be either grinded or filed down and rounded at the top, sides and face to create space for the lengthend steering rack to pass without hitting them
7. Using Tamiya PS/TS paint, paint the two toe blocks for both protection from usage and weathering and to cover up the main sign that they have been modified.
8. Install the toe blocks back into the VDF
9. Place turnbuckles onto the newly built steering bridge
10. Using the File kit or dremel, grind the stock plastic knuckles for more room/extra lock (do at own risk, too much grinding weakens the knuckle, may snap during use or may make universals chatter excessively)
11. (TAMIYA ALLOY FRONT BULKHEAD OWNERS IGNORE!!) FOR 3 RACING, EAGLE, STOCK PLASTIC AND ANY OTHER 2ND PARTY FRONT ALLOY BULKHEADS FOR THE TAMIYA TA-05 - STEERING MOD WILL NOT WORK WITHOUT!!
Tamiya alloy bulkheads have extra room for the steering rack to swing but 2nd hand party alloy bulkheads such as eagle and 3 racing do not. Take out the front bulkhead and using a dremel or file grind as much material as you can to clear the steering rack. Use this picture as a referance.
(this was roughly done with a file but afterwards painted over with Tamiya pot paints for protection and looks)
12. Install the newly built steering rack and pop on all the turnbuckles, making sure to adjust toe angle as this steering mod requires further adjustments to front toe.
13. DONE! Enjoy having 50 - 60 degrees of steering angle!