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I think it's time to fix the suspension! Limited blazer trial finder

Discussion in 'Scale Build Projects' started by nel44, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. nel44

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    So I find this stiff with two shocks in the front.
    And the read spring shackles seem to lock up sometimes.
    I have read to remove the helper spring.
    And remove all the springs from the shocks.
    I wonder if i should turn the shackles around. Or just order the upgraded ones.
    Im also thinking about adding some silver paint to it. To break up the blue.

    If you guys don't mind share your limited blazer upgrades. For some ideas.

    Cheers [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Can’t wait to see the build! On my Trailfinder 2, the rear leaf shackles always got locked up under full compression because of the shocks. The mounting position allowed for too much travel. I just put a shock mount in the rear. But it’s been changed a lot since then so I’m not much help in details.
     
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    Ill definitely take some pics as i go.
    I can't find vary much info on this rig.
    Most of it is like the regular tf2.
    But there are a few differences. Dual shocks in the front . Hopefully these ideas will improve the ability of the rig.

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    Lol so i definitely forgot to take before pics.
    But looks like a big improvement.
    Did this one in the living room.
    Watching a movie with the wife
    Remove the 6 springs in the shocks and the helpers in the rear. But might put the helpers back.
    [​IMG]

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    remove the long helper springs and move the top shock mounting points out 1 hole leave the springs in the rear shocks. take the springs out of 1 front shock on each side and remove the short helper springs . this may get you in close to where you want
     
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    That sounds like a good combination.
    Ill give that a shot. Thanks

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    it is how one of mine is set up. the rear end may sag but the real blazers did that also .
     
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    Yes they did have a saggy ass but still love the square bodys

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    Yes Walter is the Trail Finder Blazer master he knows all the ins and outs he builds the most amazing Blazers check out some of his builds

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    Thats one I built about a year ago on a sawback .[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    pretty much done , i will take new pics when time and weather allow
     
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