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thoughts for a 67-72 chevy truck road race truck?

Discussion in 'ON Road Build Projects' started by 68camaro, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. 68camaro

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    hey guys, soooooo, been out of the hobby for a little (got stale) and im thinking ( never a good idea lmao), im a huge chevy truck fan as you know. I just saw the new vaterra 68 ford truck, gave me a idea. Solid rear axle off of a scx10, independent front suspension, brushesss 2wd beast. Here is the thing, should I bother with rear suspension? The way I look at is, this thing is on-road. Now on dirt its a big thing to get more traction( because its hugging the ground) but on road has a lot of traction. Is it worth it? ill take other suggestions also. Gonna get a exo yeti front diff so it can steer better . Thanks, Nick
     
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    Don't know much about on road cars but for sure following this build!
     
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    I would look into some sort of way to absorb bumps. The RC road cars i have seen have short throw shocks and springs. In my opinion if it were a build of mine and those were my questions i would look at thicker shock oil and only 1 hole on the inside damper. I am not sure but i wouldnt want a solid rear end if i was wanting any kind of performance on the street . Especially if you are going to have all that power going to the rear axil .......

    It has been a long time since i have done a build so i may be wrong .................
     
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    I like the idea of a solid axle for on road ... But re you going to stay with the locked diff?

    I would however put some sort of suspension in the rear as there is always imperfections in the rod to deal with
     
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    I agree, I would just go on ebay and find some onroad shocks. you could even add leaf springs for realism if you wanted.
     
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    Yup on road shocks . or stiff springs on a set u have. Also a sway bar setup will aid for handling . and foam wheels are the best handling for dry pavement.. If u prefer rubber tires for scale looks. Check out prolines newer tires that have pro foam and a ribbing that acts like belting. Or do the duct tape belting trick
     

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