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Old 03-26-2016, 10:06 AM   #19246
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Always build shocks at the track, the day of racing. Not the day before or morning of at home.
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:37 AM   #19247
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B5 was announced Christmas day 2013 but who really cares my point was its not 10 years old.
Sorry you were totally correct, forgot to mention that!
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Always build shocks at the track, the day of racing. Not the day before or morning of at home.
Get real Joe! Who's gonna rebuild shocks at the track for a club race? How about we negotiate and agree on bleeding or releasing the pressure in the shocks at the track. I screwed up putting wheels on a fellow racers car last night and they started the race without us! If I had to rebuild shocks I would have missed a round of qualifying. Not everybody gets to the track at noon when racing starts at 6:00. You've been racing nitro too long!!!!
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:07 PM   #19249
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Anyone try aluminum front steering and castor blocks? Trying to figure out how to eliminate some slop in the front end. Don't know the slop makes any difference though but thought I would tinker with it. Anyone done this?
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It is easier to do these shocks than bladder at the track but yea about 90%, of us always do the shocks at home inless its a must kind of thing than the track. Rebuilding them forgot that doing it at the track lol.
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So.. you guys are rebuilding shocks every time out? Every race weekend?
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Old 03-26-2016, 03:58 PM   #19252
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Some guys will but most don't i only rebuild them when they leak or feel rough. Really though if you want the shocks to stay smooth after a rebuild replacing the shock shafts if they look warn will help a good bit and help with sealing .
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How was the new fandom motor in comparison to what you were using and gearing? Thx
It definitely has more. It wasn't really the HUGE difference I was hoping for... but the difference is noticeable. It has more low end torque and mid range power. I noticed that I could turn corners before going into doubles sharper than I was before and still make the jump with less effort than before. There was little to no top end difference.

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May notice a little difference with the machined pistons and clear xrings as it seems to free up the movement and make the shocks smoother.
Ok thanks.
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Old 03-26-2016, 04:01 PM   #19254
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Some guys will but most don't i only rebuild them when they leak or feel rough. Really though if you want the shocks to stay smooth after a rebuild replacing the shock shafts if they look warn will help a good bit and help with sealing .
Ok, I feel a little better then... until last night mine weren't touched since I built the kit.. about 4 race weekends.
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So.. you guys are rebuilding shocks every time out? Every race weekend?
No way. I change the oil every few weeks (2-3 if I remember). The only time I take them totally apart is if they leak or I'm make a piston change. That way I can service a car or two a week. I'll caveat that by saying that I usually go completely through my cars before I go to some sort of event but not for club racing.
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Old 03-26-2016, 06:16 PM   #19256
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Hi,

Can anyone tell me how the steering link mounts onto the 6mm ball stud? The ball stud almost seems too big. If you snap it on, are there any tricks to it?

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I used pliers. GENTLY squeezed them and it popped right on.
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One side is larger than the other as with the other links in the kit. Is that it?
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Old 03-27-2016, 05:38 AM   #19259
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http://www.shapeways.com/product/F2W...ionId=59016524

http://www.jconcepts.net/shop/aero-lower-front-wing

Just what we needed... another front wing lmao. I'm gonna run 2 hahaha.
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I ran my b5m last week and while it was good I thought it could use a little more rotation in the rear end. I'm running kit settings in the rear with black dirt webs on med grip indoor. I was told moving the top rear shocks out by one pro and the opposite by another pro. Any ideas? Thanks
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