The DEX210 has a vast range of setup options and among these is the adjustable caster. Using the two provided inserts in the kit you can choose between 15°, 20°, 30° & 35°. Right in the middle of that range is 25° - which matches the actual kick-up angle of the chassis. There’s currently no 0° (Zero degree) insert supplied in the kit to achieve this mid-range 25° setting but it’s still possible to achieve with a little modification.
Right: Rear Hub toe-in insert compared to front caster insert.
You’ll need a spare set of 0° rear toe-in inserts, if you’re using the ones in your kit already you’ll need the following parts for the 25° caster modification:
Part No: TD330340 “HUB & KNUCKLE INSERT SET” – which includes all the inserts from the DEX210 along with the 0° rear toe-in inserts you’ll need.
To achieve the setting it’s best to place the insert into a hub carrier so one side is flush with the hub and carefully mark the excess which protrudes. You can always take more off but you can’t put it back on – so remove the now marked up insert from the hub and cut off the excess with a sharp knife. Keep test-fitting the insert until you’ve got close to matching the sides, finishing off the job with some fine sand paper or similar to get a perfect fit.
Safety – make sure to take great care when trimming the inserts when using sharp cutting tools.
|Placing the insert into the front hub carrier and resting it so the insert is flush on one side – you can see how much material needs removing.||Carfully mark around the exposed insert so you’ll know how much to cut off.|
|Cut the insert close to the line you marked out – making sure there’s still room to remove more.||As you can see – still a little work to do – but you can always remove more.|
|Using a sharp knife trim the excess and finish with some sand paper or a file – keep testing the fit to ensure its perfect.||Almost done – this insert is cut and shaped to the right size and just needs cleaning up.|
|Here’s our new 0° insert alongside a regular caster insert.||In use – 25° is now possible!|
Now you’ll have a nice mid-range caster setting available!