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Old 06-17-2005, 06:57 PM   #10006
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Thanks jon for the fast reply!
I'll take a look at the car, but maybe it's just better if I wait for the Mi3.
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Old 06-17-2005, 07:54 PM   #10007
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The way I see shock length, as long as it's not limiting your droop and ride height and they are equal on both sides, it should be just fine.
Thats how i saw it too J. but i just wanted to see what you guys thought because there have been a few people blasted for not following setup sheet to the letter in the past ;-)
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:01 PM   #10008
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Thats how i saw it too J. but i just wanted to see what you guys thought because there have been a few people blasted for not following setup sheet to the letter in the past ;-)
Well, the setups do need to be followed exactly. Shock length really is the only thing I can think of that wouldn't really effect much as long as it's not limiting droop and such.
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Old 06-18-2005, 04:03 AM   #10009
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Thanks jon for the fast reply!
I'll take a look at the car, but maybe it's just better if I wait for the Mi3.
you may have to wait a while i think
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Old 06-18-2005, 08:44 AM   #10010
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....just ordered me up a couple sets ...I'll lyk how they work, I've got TRF's on my car, but they're at a bit of an angle, I thing that shoulder on your chingadera's will take care of that



Is your shock cap touching the tower on the rear? That plastic shock top mount looks a little tweaked like it's forced up against something? The Tamiya shocks look awesome on the Xray though.
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Old 06-18-2005, 09:10 AM   #10011
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you may have to wait a while i think
Ohh well, it's not that I need a new car right a way.
I'm still going strong with my "old" FK04
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Old 06-18-2005, 10:12 AM   #10012
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Is your shock cap touching the tower on the rear? That plastic shock top mount looks a little tweaked like it's forced up against something? The Tamiya shocks look awesome on the Xray though.
Actually ...they look better now ....refresh your page, I had the pics of the old shocks on my server :-) ...no the tamiya ball cups provide enough clearance for the caps to clear, NOTHING binds on the shocks, I had driven a 3 mm screw from front to back so they wouldn't pop off the ball cup and it bound them a little bit so I added a cone washer:



The only "issue" I see is that the shocks are kind of at an angle not bad but at an angle nontheless, just looks wierd, not sure if it affects the performance. I was gonna add some washers to fix that, but it looked to "ghetto" ...that's where I think the pdub ones would solve that issue without looking ghetto

...BTW I though about that after I posted the pics ...an xray pic on the Scheuy thread ...I'm TOAST
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Old 06-18-2005, 05:44 PM   #10013
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I am sure it's all good.
I would put spacers either behind the shock mount (Getto or not) or space the tower to achieve a perfectly vertical shock. JMO
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Old 06-18-2005, 06:04 PM   #10014
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After owning a few tamiya's, I decided to mounted my TRF shocks the same way to my MI2. Just get the 5mm florine coated ball nut (TAM53599), and flourine coated ball stud (TAM53598). The ball nut mounts on the shock tower with a 3mm srew through the back to secure it, use a few spacers to get your shock as verticle as you want ( if you look, actually the MI2 stock mount has some angle to it too). the threaded ball stud has the same threads as stock so all you do is replace the stocker with the 5mm stud. I built my shocks with the included tamiya plastic shock shaft ends (short), and it turns out beautifly. You can get the non-florine coated studs/nut as well to save a few $$, but they sure do make is smooth as silk, plus you get 10 in a pack.
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Old 06-19-2005, 06:58 PM   #10015
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Congrats to Teemu Leino, Winning the Nordic Championships (Euro Warmup) in Fine Fashion with 3 straight Finals Victories.
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Went and practiced today. Made some progress with the BMi chassis and higher flex top deck setup. I'm still sorting some things out but it's coming a long nicely. Once I get some things I'm confidant with I'll post them up.
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Congrats to Teemu Leino, Winning the Nordic Championships (Euro Warmup) in Fine Fashion with 3 straight Finals Victories.
Yes, very good result for Teemu
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Yes, very good result for Teemu
Are there any writeups for the race on line?
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Way to go Teemu.
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I'm back after a mini vacation. Was right down the way from the Norrca nats but didn't feel like going by the track to check things out. I'll be testing my new set up at Ripon next weekend. It was killer at Speedworld.
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