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Old 06-11-2003, 11:13 AM   #1
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Default RC10GT front end questions

ok..as I mentioned in another post, the front end on my RC10GT needs some 'updating'

The lower shock ball joints (I don't know the correct term for these) keep popping out when I hit big bumps, causing the shock to collapse. I need new ones and wondered if there is a metal on metal replacement for these instead of the plastic.

Also, I keep bending the tie rods and the nuts fall off the ends. Is there a higher quality replacement for these? yes, I will loctite the nuts from here on out. The hinge pins and a arms themselves appear to be holding up so far...

Also, what are some of the stiffest springs available..right now it has chrome on the front and green on the rear, and the truck is way too bouncey even with 50 weight oil in the shocks. Thanks
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Associated sells the inner part of the shock eyelet in steel. Not sure what the part number is. Get those with new shock ends and use a washer and they won't pop off anymore.

Get some Associated or Lunsfor tie rods in titanium to fix the bending issue.

Sounds like you don't need stiffer springs, you need thinner oil. If you're running offroad you should be using 35wt in the front with blue or silver springs and #2 pistons, and 30wt in the rear with green springs and #1 pistons.
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thanks for the advice, I'll give it a whirl!
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