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Shock Mods

Discussion in 'Comp Mods & Fabrication' started by LulyOldJob, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. LulyOldJob

    LulyOldJob Studio Forums Elite
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    Ok........I am sure I'm not the first to think of this but i am sure its a dam good idea.

    Take one Shock that has all the free travel of an paraplegic illegal immigrant and cut the offending ball mount off.
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    Drill out the center cap to take an M4 tap
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    Tap and clean the caps
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    Mount the M4 studding and Ball-joint end to the caps and seal with a blob of glue on the inside of the cap
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    And balla bing balla bong Free movement
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    Now i did this first with and old set of shocks but i'm so happy with them i just might use um.
     
  2. jaloos

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    Just did this to a set last week while working on the Mantis chassis.
    Did it on a set of SCX10 plastic shocks for now till I decide what shock package I want to go with, only need 2 for the front with Mantis chassis.
     
  3. LulyOldJob

    LulyOldJob Studio Forums Elite
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    Lol. Well for a breath moment I thought I had a good ider. I spoz you just use a bolt on plastic shocks instead of studding.
     
  4. jaloos

    jaloos Mod, Staff Member and Ghetto Fabricator
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    I have seen a bolt used on all kinds.
     
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    why did you guys do this mod?
     
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    this is the first time i have ever seen this done
     
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    Comp crawler guys do it all the time.
     
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    Oh cool is it just to raise the ride height or what benefits do u get out of it
     
  9. jaloos

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    Think its also for better movement and for being able to space them out from the chassis a little more, makes for smother less restrictive movement.
     
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    cool learn something new everyday lol
     
  11. jaloos

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    Pic of the ones I did.

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    so do you guys put an oring around the screw or something to keep it from leaking shock fluid?
     
  13. LulyOldJob

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    NO. an oring would just slip off as you tighten up. I used M4 studding and glue the first time I did this mod. But next time I think I will just use a bolt with a blob of glue to prevent leaking.
    You could use a fiber washer to prevent leaking but I have not tried this its only a thought on my head.
    Just be mindful if you carry this mod out that if you have any rubber glands or orings that they should be removed, as Alu shocks get very hot when dremel off the top cap lug.
    Let us know if you think we can help anymore plus post your pics if you do the mod.
     
  14. jaloos

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    I used a button head screw and some epoxy. Let it cure well. I also add a nut to the top of the cap before the end link. This gives you something to get a purchase on if you need to change the ball end off the top.
     
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    plus doing this mod you can use as long a screw as you wish and a plastic spacer if you wanna really go long
     
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    If you don't fancy doing the mod ya self you can go here and get all the parts you need
    Wicked Wolf RC
     
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    Yeah at 35 bucks for a set of shock caps with the mod done I think I will do it myself lol.
     
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    I might just give um a try, they do look nice, plus i am going to order my mini T's and Spring cups from him.
    I'll have to think on it, but its still an option for people who would rather buy than make.
     
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    LOL I did order the spring cups from him.
     
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    On a side note his shipping was very quick, I should have them delivered tomorrow.
     

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