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Old 08-22-2012, 08:02 PM   #3556
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Nope sorry...they are in correct. They just do not pivot quite as much as I would like.

Maybe I need to polish my balls, thanks jake!
yeah, and if that does't work I've never run across anything that a little self flagellation couldn't fix !
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:55 PM   #3557
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Nope sorry...they are in correct. They just do not pivot quite as much as I would like.

Maybe I need to polish my balls, thanks jake!
I would like to see some titanium or hard coated aluminum balls. I should have been a machinist. lol
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:28 AM   #3558
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Are you talking about the lack of *range* of movement of the shock ends or just that they feel bound up ?

If it is that they feel bound up , I polish the balls (did I just say that in public ? ) with 400 grit sandpaper. Specifically I chuck up and spin the ball on a long 3mm screw in my dremel ( or other "rotary" tool ) and use the sandpaper to make the ball nice and shiny. It seems to do the trick.

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I do exactly the same, except I use 1200-1500 paper
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:48 AM   #3559
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Art,

Are you talking about the lack of *range* of movement of the shock ends or just that they feel bound up ?

If it is that they feel bound up , I polish the balls (did I just say that in public ? ) with 400 grit sandpaper. Specifically I chuck up and spin the ball on a long 3mm screw in my dremel ( or other "rotary" tool ) and use the sandpaper to make the ball nice and shiny. It seems to do the trick.

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I am mostly talking about the range of motion...To smooth out the friction issues I have found that Mother's Polish works best, but it is less about the friction and more about the range of motion. I could put some Tamiya shocks on, but I am kind of a stickler about using the parts that were designed for the car in those critical area's such as dampening and the effects on geometry.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:12 AM   #3560
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Well polishing them wont get you anymore range of motion . You would have to machine the rear shoulder off and then space them away for the tower or shave the outside off the shock top off because it will hit the tower .
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I am mostly talking about the range of motion...
Surely there isn't that much motion to deal with; a small amount of rotation as the shock extends and is returned, and a small amount of lateral due to caster/anti-dive etc. as the wishbone moves through it's arc.
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He must be really good to notice the effects of the shock being a little tight . I can hardly tell the difference in shock oils .
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He must be really good to notice the effects of the shock being a little tight . I can hardly tell the difference in shock oils .
I don't think you need to be so condescending...I did not say I could feel it, I said I don't like it...There is a difference.
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I don't think you need to be so condescending...I did not say I could feel it, I said I don't like it...There is a difference.
If the pivot balls allowed more rotation, I think there would be potential problems with the piston alignment on the clicker/adjustable pistons.
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It would be condescending if I put smiley faces or lol after it . I believe with just a period it was a statement .
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If the pivot balls allowed more rotation, I think there would be potential problems with the piston alignment on the clicker/adjustable pistons.
People actually use those...? Maybe your right, that seems to make sense!
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Hi guys!

Could some of you explain me how and where to make hole in the shock? Pictures are welcome.

Thank you in advance!
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:39 PM   #3568
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Anyone have a pic of a Novak GTB2 installed on one of these? Trying to figure out how to put the electronics on with this mega capacitor.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:50 PM   #3569
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Hi guys!

Could some of you explain me how and where to make hole in the shock? Pictures are welcome.

Thank you in advance!
There's already a hole in the shock cap if that's what you're referring to. See the shock cap on items 4, 5, and 6 of the below figure.

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My tip for the small spur and 2nd screw, use needle nose to get the screw into the mount behind the spur, OR use the RW spurs which have bigger holes and can fit a button head 3mm through. (or ream 2 bigger holes in your spur opposite each other).
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