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Old 03-06-2015, 08:12 AM   #8221
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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.
The caps work great, just make sure to put a screw in the bleeder hole. I left it out thinking I'd run a vented bladder. I blew out both rear bladders.
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Old 03-06-2015, 08:58 AM   #8222
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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
Yes,friend of mine trimmed about an inch off the front.looks nice.
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:56 AM   #8223
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Wait, I believe yours screws are backwards. Nut goes to outside. That's how my 1/8 buggy are.
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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.
Thanks guys...Now that I look at it. I see how it should be and I will fix that asap. I won't get to test them for a couple weeks. But I will report on how well they hold up.
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Caps made it to Canada, hooray!



Can't wait to mount them. I didn't mind the tops coming off occasionally (on practice days) but sometime the bottom would get ripped off too: snapping the eyelet.
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Might consider running the plastic AE shock bushing instead with the HB aluminum caps. Aluminum on aluminum for moving parts never lasts long and it's a lot cheaper replacing the bushing instead of everything when they wear. This way only the plastic bushing wears out instead of the cap and bushing.
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Old 03-06-2015, 04:44 PM   #8226
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Might consider running the plastic AE shock bushing instead with the HB aluminum caps. Aluminum on aluminum for moving parts never lasts long and it's a lot cheaper replacing the bushing instead of everything when they wear. This way only the plastic bushing wears out instead of the cap and bushing.
The HB aluminum caps come with a plastic bushing that goes between the aluminum mount and the cap. Same design as the D812.

Do you even have one of these cars?
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Caps made it to Canada, hooray!



Can't wait to mount them. I didn't mind the tops coming off occasionally (on practice days) but sometime the bottom would get ripped off too: snapping the eyelet.
Where you order from?
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noticed some shock towers on ebay. A few kits on there also.
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Alright guys, I have a full set of HB aluminum caps that I thought I'd deleted from my BO from Tower but they shipped them to me anyway. Before I go through the return process Monday I thought I'd give them try here first. I'll let them go for $45 shipped via PayPal. PM if interested. First PM that results in payment takes them. Lower 48 only, please.
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Alright guys, I have a full set of HB aluminum caps that I thought I'd deleted from my BO from Tower but they shipped them to me anyway. Before I go through the return process Monday I thought I'd give them try here first. I'll let them go for $45 shipped via PayPal. PM if interested. First PM that results in payment takes them. Lower 48 only, please.
Is that for two packages of the caps? The packages that cost $16.99 each from Tower?
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When I'm cornering and excelrating out of the turn my front inside wheel is coming off the ground. Is it throttle control, sway bar, to much rear traction, ect..I have to ease off throttle, but be nice if I could stay on it..any solutions?
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The HB aluminum caps come with a plastic bushing that goes between the aluminum mount and the cap. Same design as the D812.

Do you even have one of these cars?
Lol relax kid, i do but I don't have the aluminum cap kit. Go troll some other forum.
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Lol relax kid, i do but I don't have the aluminum cap kit. Go troll some other forum.


hes such a troll!!
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anyone know the difference between the 2 available carbon shock towers? Is it only that the optional one has 4 holes instead of 3?
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Man we keep breaking the most random things on this car. Son broke the front top deck yesterday and he can't even think of a wreck that was even hard enough to cause it. I'm trying to think what would have caused, apparently the shock tower mount on his car isn't a problem, you would think that would have snapped first?
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