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Old 08-08-2013, 03:46 AM   #5746
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Looks like a DCJ will fit through!
I thought that as well. If true I bet you'll run them even when the 4 deg hubs would be faster
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:48 AM   #5747
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Were you looking at the same photo lol
Yes I was, were you? The bodies look about the same size as the mini shocks and the shaft length is about the same. The only difference might be the height of the top cap. I don't have a set of the mini shocks handy to compare to my TC shocks. Is there anyone out there that can compare the TC & the mini TRF shocks side by side?
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:28 AM   #5748
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Yes I was, were you? The bodies look about the same size as the mini shocks and the shaft length is about the same. The only difference might be the height of the top cap. I don't have a set of the mini shocks handy to compare to my TC shocks. Is there anyone out there that can compare the TC & the mini TRF shocks side by side?
FYI Mini shocks have alot shorter body and shaft compared to a tc shock hence why they run a shorter spring
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:42 AM   #5749
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I know, and that is what the picture shows. The body on the left is 2-3mm shorter and the shaft is shorter. That's why the shockcollar is all the way at the top compared to the shock on the right.

Judging by the comparison picture, the shaft is shorter, the body is shorter, and the cap is shorter. Everything fits with a mini shock, my only question is the cap height on the mini shocks.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:01 AM   #5750
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The shocks in the pic have a shorter shaft and a smaller cap, but the cylinder is the same.

As to the 6deg C-Hubs I want them already, I do run more caster to calm the front end but I would rather it be in the C-hub not along the whole suspension arms.
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Would you use the raceberry lowered shock mounts or is there a tamiya low profile shock mount?
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The shocks in the pic have a shorter shaft and a smaller cap, but the cylinder is the same.

As to the 6deg C-Hubs I want them already, I do run more caster to calm the front end but I would rather it be in the C-hub not along the whole suspension arms.
Look at the picture again. The flange on top of the shock bodies are inline in the picture. The bottom caps on the shocks are not. The shock on the right has a longer body by a few mm. The odd angle of the picture doesn't make it easy to see the difference, but it's there.
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To help you guys out a little bit....


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You just saved me doing that however that should show that its not the mini shocks.
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I still am looking for an answer for what your mounting those mini shocks too?
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I still am looking for an answer for what your mounting those mini shocks too?
There's no answer yet. Maybe the raceberry tower will work, or tamiya will bring out new towers IF they release these shocks for the 417(8)
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OK so the shock body appears the same, unless the top thread is smaller to accommodate the bladder under the lower cap. At the bottom the spacer arrangement must be different to fit into a smaller space
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however I think that we could already modify the standard shocks,
for an experiment I manage to reach a length of 55mm.
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Outdoor parking lot asphalt track. Washed, blown off and sprayed with soda. How many heats should a set of tires last? I'm using APS Sorex 32's.
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Outdoor parking lot asphalt track. Washed, blown off and sprayed with soda. How many heats should a set of tires last? I'm using APS Sorex 32's.
Sealed asphalt surface treated with Snowcone syrup.
I have been getting 5 raceday's off my sorex 32. Replace tires once a month. I don't think it is the tires worn out maybe too many setup changes, your car was working really good last week! Went out today drove Steves xray t4 it didn't have as good of midcorner steering as my 417 it was interesting! Now I need more hp for my 417. It was good driving a car that works good drives well. I almost felt like a good driver again!
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