Friday, February 23, 2024

TLR 22SCT Build – Front Bulkhead

The Build – Part 2
Part 2 of our build revolves around the steering system and front bulkhead of the 22SCT. The steering is quite unique, utilizing a sliding rack design. It attaches to the upper plate and can be removed as one piece for maintenance.

Build Notes:
None! Simple, straightforward step.

TLR 22SCT Build - Step 8
We start the steering rack off by inserting the aluminum tubes into the steering rack holder. They are not a tight fit so make sure they stay keyed to the plastic piece through assembly.

TLR 22SCT Build - Step 9
Attach the 3 ball ends to the steering rack. The single ball end on top requires a locknut on the bottom.

TLR 22SCT Build - Step 10
Slide the rack into the holder as shown…

TLR 22SCT Build - Step 11
…and attach the steering system to the top plate. Again, make sure the two aluminum pieces are keyed to the steering rack holder.

TLR 22SCT Build - Step 12
Attach a pair of ball ends (and spacers) to the camber block. Press the pair of locknuts into place as well. These are a press fit so they shouldn’t give you any trouble during assembly.

TLR 22SCT Build - Step 13
Attach the camber block to the top plate.

TLR 22SCT Build - Step 14
Press the pair of conical spacers onto the aluminum posts from Step 1.

TLR 22SCT Build - Step 15
Flip the servo drag link to face up, set the lower bulkhead into position under the chassis and drop the top plate assembly as shown. Moving the drag link up allows us to get a handle on it for the next step.

TLR 22SCT Build - Step 16
Finally, pop the drag link onto the steering rack.

Part 3 – Assembling the front suspension.

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