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Old 11-08-2011, 08:44 AM   #3301
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I would think those would look silly being so narrow.
In my opinion nope and when the other guys you are running with also have SC Tires and Wheels, it looks perfectly natural. It also adds considerally less weight than the badlands would.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:31 AM   #3302
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In my opinion nope and when the other guys you are running with also have SC Tires and Wheels, it looks perfectly natural. It also adds considerally less weight than the badlands would.
I'm just bashing my TT for now since I have nowhere to race it. The badlands are are great for general off-road use. I would probably try the SC tires if I was racing though.
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:38 PM   #3303
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I'm just bashing my TT for now since I have nowhere to race it. The badlands are are great for general off-road use. I would probably try the SC tires if I was racing though.
they make SC Badlands now too!! LOL

let us know how your axles hold up with these tires. I would mind a little more GC for bashing...
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:42 PM   #3304
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Probably asked a million times, but have no time to look through the thread. Has anybody used a Tekin T8 1900kv motor on 2s with the hyper TT?

Any help would be great.
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:45 AM   #3305
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Probably asked a million times, but have no time to look through the thread. Has anybody used a Tekin T8 1900kv motor on 2s with the hyper TT?

Any help would be great.
You wouldnt be able to gear it up enough to get any decent speed, you want a motor around 4000kv+ for running on 2s
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:16 AM   #3306
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So I think you can use the front Slash shocks on the TT. The front Slash shocks measure out to be 95mm. Stock TT shocks are 83mm front and 97mm rear. If you use the front Slash shocks all around it, you just won't get full travel out of the shock up front and adjust the downstops to compensate for the 2mm of travel lacking in the rear (to prevent stress on the shocks).
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:41 AM   #3307
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So I think you can use the front Slash shocks on the TT. The front Slash shocks measure out to be 95mm. Stock TT shocks are 83mm front and 97mm rear. If you use the front Slash shocks all around it, you just won't get full travel out of the shock up front and adjust the downstops to compensate for the 2mm of travel lacking in the rear (to prevent stress on the shocks).
What is the compressed height of the Slash shocks??

I would worry about the shock fully compressing and possibly bending the the shock shaft or popping the top off of the shock.

Guess you could always use some fuel tubing around the shaft to limit up travel??
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What is the compressed height of the Slash shocks??

I would worry about the shock fully compressing and possibly bending the the shock shaft or popping the top off of the shock.

Guess you could always use some fuel tubing around the shaft to limit up travel??
Do you mean when the shock is fully compressed but the chassis hasn't bottomed out yet? In that case you would risk bending the shaft.

But wouldn't limiting the up travel only make this condition worse?
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Do you mean when the shock is fully compressed but the chassis hasn't bottomed out yet? In that case you would risk bending the shaft.

But wouldn't limiting the up travel only make this condition worse?
Should not hurt it...it would be like a "bump stop" on a full sized car. Plus the fuel tubing is somewhat flexible and it will be pushing on the lower shock cap and not putting the force on the upper cap and shaft.

If you get chassis slap before the shock fully compresses then you should be ok...but with it being longer overall, I would think that checking the compressed length would be an important bit of information.
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:17 PM   #3310
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If you use shocks with more travel you will bend dogbones and cvds. You can bend them even with the stock shocks if you don't set them up right.
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If you use shocks with more travel you will bend dogbones and cvds. You can bend them even with the stock shocks if you don't set them up right.
Only when you hit storm drains and telephone boxes....... JK

There where some Losi shocks some where putting on the CRT.5 and STE. I would search those threads for shocks to see what they where.
I do not like the traxxas big bore shocks. The TI rods still bend easy. I have had way better luck with original shocks. I would like a nice 3 hole piston. The small 4 holes are too tight on 35wt oil.
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They make 2 and 3 hole piston for the shocks. I am runnning 3 in the rear and two up front on the tt and hyper 10sc.
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:53 PM   #3313
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My 10TT stock front shocks are 2.5" fully compressed and the rears are 3". Front Slash shocks are 2.5" fully compressed so they will work front and rear. It's just a matter of whether they will clear the shock towers and suspension arms.
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My 10TT stock front shocks are 2.5" fully compressed and the rears are 3". Front Slash shocks are 2.5" fully compressed so they will work front and rear. It's just a matter of whether they will clear the shock towers and suspension arms.
Good to know...thanks for the info.

Do you have the Slash shock on hand? If so, can you do a test fit?
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:04 PM   #3315
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I didn't want to buy them until I knew they would fit. Will probably buy a set soon.
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