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Old 01-05-2017, 12:21 PM   #301
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B6/B6D Rear Body Mount now available!
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Quick shipping on my order. Thanks a bunch. Ran the 8th scale pistons in Nitro over the weekend and the 1/10th will be going in tomorrow as I get the 2wd ready for this weekends race. Silly question for you................for those of us running the HB 216 and the inverted shocks, would we flip the piston so that the flappers work as intended? I'm leaning to possibly running my shocks right side up so that I can feel the true effects of the piston.

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sorry dumb question but what does this do exactly as I thought the bodies were held by the velcro for the side pods?

Piston question:

In general when you run on traction conditions that get higher in grip and more smooth, do you go to pistons with less holes to affect track handling (non-jumps) or can you use the same pistons just do more adjustments with oils?

This is something I am going back and forth on as I know when did some piston changes to smaller holes / less holes as the traction came up this got my oils in more reasonable ranges and also helped with traction rolling too. So curious VRPs thoughts on this from there experiences with pistons.
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sorry dumb question but what does this do exactly as I thought the bodies were held by the velcro for the side pods?

Piston question:

In general when you run on traction conditions that get higher in grip and more smooth, do you go to pistons with less holes to affect track handling (non-jumps) or can you use the same pistons just do more adjustments with oils?

This is something I am going back and forth on as I know when did some piston changes to smaller holes / less holes as the traction came up this got my oils in more reasonable ranges and also helped with traction rolling too. So curious VRPs thoughts on this from there experiences with pistons.


The body mount just offers a place for the back of the body to rest. Like a small shelf of sorts.

As for the piston question, On the B6 I always go to a 3x1.4 for higher grip. I like the 2 hole pistons when grip is low-medium bite.
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Quick shipping on my order. Thanks a bunch. Ran the 8th scale pistons in Nitro over the weekend and the 1/10th will be going in tomorrow as I get the 2wd ready for this weekends race. Silly question for you................for those of us running the HB 216 and the inverted shocks, would we flip the piston so that the flappers work as intended? I'm leaning to possibly running my shocks right side up so that I can feel the true effects of the piston.

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Thanks! We always try to get orders shipped out the same day they are placed.

I would imagine if you were to run the D216 shocks inverted, I would flip the piston. But, just try it both ways and see what feels better to you.
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Thanks! We always try to get orders shipped out the same day they are placed.

I would imagine if you were to run the D216 shocks inverted, I would flip the piston. But, just try it both ways and see what feels better to you.
Even if inverted, wouldn't you still run the piston with the X toward the "top" cap so that it bypasses through the flappers on rebound, just like on a standard setup? The shock is inverted, but the rebound and compression strokes don't change. I think inverting the shocks is a step forward and a step back. It lowers CG, but increases unsprung weight.
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Even if inverted, wouldn't you still run the piston with the X toward the "top" cap so that it bypasses through the flappers on rebound, just like on a standard setup? The shock is inverted, but the rebound and compression strokes don't change.
That's why I recommended to try it both ways. No one has ever had the need to run their shocks inverted before, so we honestly cant say. But, just try it both ways to see what works best for you.
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Congrats to Spencer Heckert for 2 podiums at the CRCRC Midwest Winter Nats. I think we'll all be hearing his name a lot in the near future
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We had a very good showing at CRCRC. Pretty much every A Main had several VRP drivers in it. I personally didnt get to go, but plan to next year.

Look for VRP to be represented at lots of races this year!
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VRP was well represented in Antioch, CA in the Nitro Truggy main and 40+ Nitro Buggy main this past weekend. This weekend is the annual Ice Breaker race at LSR Speedway in Sacramento, CA with the shock mounted in the standard position.....
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VRP was well represented in Antioch, CA in the Nitro Truggy main and 40+ Nitro Buggy main this past weekend. This weekend is the annual Ice Breaker race at LSR Speedway in Sacramento, CA with the shock mounted in the standard position.....
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While rebuilding a friend's Xray XB4 for the Reedy Race, I took a look at the shocks. The Xray uses a recessed area where the piston mounts to the shafts. I have found that Associated B6 shock shafts will fit and are very close in length (within a 1-2mm). This will allow Xray users to use our Associated XV2 V2 pistons.
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The body mount just offers a place for the back of the body to rest. Like a small shelf of sorts.

As for the piston question, On the B6 I always go to a 3x1.4 for higher grip. I like the 2 hole pistons when grip is low-medium bite.
thanks for tehe info. when you say you go 3 x 1.4 is that front and rear, and why do you go that route?

what do you prefer when conditions are more bumpy but still high traction?
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