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Old 03-05-2015, 07:29 PM   #8206
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Just installed my aluminum shock caps and don't like the tilt of the shock when everything is tightened down. Seems like the mount needs to be spaced out a couple mm. Rears mount up fine but the fronts don't look right. Are you guys having similar issues?
I'll be mounting mine in few minutes, I'll let u know what I think
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Old 03-05-2015, 07:39 PM   #8207
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Just installed my aluminum shock caps and don't like the tilt of the shock when everything is tightened down. Seems like the mount needs to be spaced out a couple mm. Rears mount up fine but the fronts don't look right. Are you guys having similar issues?
I mounted mine, looks good and better than the b5 caps.i do see what your talking about.i could see adding a shim help a little..but does line up top to bottom well just not perfect at the cap and stand off.
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Old 03-05-2015, 07:49 PM   #8208
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It doesn't bind through the travel but the caps don't have any wiggle under tension. I may just find a longer screw and space it out a little further. Also noticed you can't get a wrench on the nut once mounted since the cap so close to the nut
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:19 PM   #8209
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It doesn't bind through the travel but the caps don't have any wiggle under tension. I may just find a longer screw and space it out a little further. Also noticed you can't get a wrench on the nut once mounted since the cap so close to the nut
Just back nut off little so it can wiggle, and mount top 1st then bottom so u can get wrench on..I'm using a flanged nut so little easier and looks clean
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Just got my aluminum caps mounted and I see what you guys are talking about as well. They do seem to be angled on the top but doesn't affect anything. Look ok to you guys?





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Old 03-05-2015, 09:11 PM   #8211
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That's how most shocks look. My rb6 looks just like that at all 4 corners. I'm sure under the stock ball cup they aren't perfectly straight either. Those look super clean though.
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oh yea i like. buggy looks $$$ now.
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Just got my aluminum caps mounted and I see what you guys are talking about as well. They do seem to be angled on the top but doesn't affect anything. Look ok to you guys?





Wait, I believe yours screws are backwards. Nut goes to outside. That's how my 1/8 buggy are.

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Wait, I believe yours screws are back words. Nut goes to outside. That's how my 1/8 buggy are.
You are correct, the mount screw is backwards. Probably makes no difference at all. Just will make it more of a pain to remove and replace shocks.
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Wait, I believe yours screws are backwards. Nut goes to outside. That's how my 1/8 buggy are.
call me crazy but i think this looks cleaner. i hope amain gets these in stock soon.
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So to the guys using the B5 shock caps how have they been holding up? The are more accessible then the aluminium caps from hotbodies.
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So to the guys using the B5 shock caps how have they been holding up? The are more accessible then the aluminium caps from hotbodies.
B5 caps work great. They are about a mm or so shorter so just unscrew the eyelet to make up for it.
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oh yea i like. buggy looks $$$ now.
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oh yea i like. buggy looks $$$ now.
Is that the Sworkz wing? Mine should be shipping out today but I'm thinking about trimming the wicker bill area down like a traditional wing, looks too boxy
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Is that the Sworkz wing? Mine should be shipping out today but I'm thinking about trimming the wicker bill area down like a traditional wing, looks too boxy
I thought about doing that myself with mine. But in my opinion the the wing is pretty flexible. So cutting the wicker down would make that worse. What I did was cut it about halfway then put a few reamed holes in the wicker bill.
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