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Old 01-28-2015, 01:23 PM   #5386
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The measurement is measured at the pin. You"ll have to use a ruler to get those readings. You can just watch the video which covers this measuring method and many others.


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thanks for the vid! i guess i just feel like the arms would be angled up huge all the time with the setups they post is all..
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i run on carpet. but i could fill out a sheet for you and post it up if you would like!
Cool...im running on asphalt an i need all the corner speed i can get...we have a lot of 180 turns on our track..
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Default hpi springs

I cant find the silver hpi spring anywhere....is there another spring similar out there??? Or do someone has a set they want to sell??
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I cant find the silver hpi spring anywhere....is there another spring similar out there??? Or do someone has a set they want to sell??
TQRC has them
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Cool...im running on asphalt an i need all the corner speed i can get...we have a lot of 180 turns on our track..
i would say order up a oneway for the front if thats the case
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Hey Folks

something weird happening to my car - top shock caps sitting askew on the shock bodies...

I've inspected the thread on the shock body, replaced the cap by a brand spanking new one (thinking I had stripped the thread), and, well, it still doesn't sit "flat". What's weird is that it sits flat when I assemble it "empty" with no bladder and top plastic mount... but when assembled for real, it's tilted. Of course, that shock leaks. The delta is about half a millimeter from one side of the shock body to the other.

Any suggestions? I'm really puzzled on this one

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Hey Folks

something weird happening to my car - top shock caps sitting askew on the shock bodies...

I've inspected the thread on the shock body, replaced the cap by a brand spanking new one (thinking I had stripped the thread), and, well, it still doesn't sit "flat". What's weird is that it sits flat when I assemble it "empty" with no bladder and top plastic mount... but when assembled for real, it's tilted. Of course, that shock leaks. The delta is about half a millimeter from one side of the shock body to the other.

Any suggestions? I'm really puzzled on this one

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Mine were the same when I fitted them dry,when I built them though for real I just did them up as tight as I could and they are fine,if you have 2 sets just go for it,but you won't stip them,
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Hey Folks

something weird happening to my car - top shock caps sitting askew on the shock bodies...

I've inspected the thread on the shock body, replaced the cap by a brand spanking new one (thinking I had stripped the thread), and, well, it still doesn't sit "flat". What's weird is that it sits flat when I assemble it "empty" with no bladder and top plastic mount... but when assembled for real, it's tilted. Of course, that shock leaks. The delta is about half a millimeter from one side of the shock body to the other.

Any suggestions? I'm really puzzled on this one

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Replace bladders with black ones if you haven't already
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Replace bladders with black ones if you haven't already

Brand spanking new black ones on top of (actually, below...) brand spanking new top caps
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Have you pushed the piston up into the shock before placing the plastic shock cap into the bladder ?
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Do it like this:

Fill the shocks. Set your rebound (if zero rebound) push the piston up till you have 2mm left between your shock end and your shock. I use an old Xray caster clip to make sure it is 2mm http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/pro...2,1mm%20%20(2)

Keep your piston/shock shaft pushed in, with the caster clip in between. After that, slowly, gently, slide your bladder in its place. Let it sink by itself. After that gently push the bladder down until it sits in its place.
Now, this is important, put the cap end (plastic top part) on the bladder and push the cap end down and thus your bladder as well. Hold it like that and just push a little bit, let the excessive oil leak out and just turn the cap end a few times, making sure everything sits fine and does not bind or sticks out too much. So hold the cap end down, still pushing the shock shaft up, and now take the cap nut and put it on the thread. First turn the opposite direction, against the thread, in this way you will "find" the start of the thread. After that, screw the cap nut on, while still pressing down the cap end (gently). Keep doing this until everything sits fine. Check rebound and you're done...
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Old 01-31-2015, 05:04 AM   #5398
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Do it like this:

Fill the shocks. Set your rebound (if zero rebound) push the piston up till you have 2mm left between your shock end and your shock. I use an old Xray caster clip to make sure it is 2mm http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/pro...2,1mm%20%20(2)

Keep your piston/shock shaft pushed in, with the caster clip in between. After that, slowly, gently, slide your bladder in its place. Let it sink by itself. After that gently push the bladder down until it sits in its place.
Now, this is important, put the cap end (plastic top part) on the bladder and push the cap end down and thus your bladder as well. Hold it like that and just push a little bit, let the excessive oil leak out and just turn the cap end a few times, making sure everything sits fine and does not bind or sticks out too much. So hold the cap end down, still pushing the shock shaft up, and now take the cap nut and put it on the thread. First turn the opposite direction, against the thread, in this way you will "find" the start of the thread. After that, screw the cap nut on, while still pressing down the cap end (gently). Keep doing this until everything sits fine. Check rebound and you're done...
you pretty much exactly described how i do my shocks, except i dont turn the top plastic part onto the bladder before screwing the top cap on... i use a 3mm shim too that i built from old fuel tubing... and my plastic tops are drilled for no parasitic rebound.

it s always that one same shock where the top sits sideways... but the thread looks fine both on body side (hard anodized) and top cap ( brand new...)... thinking about defectove machining now...
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Could anybody tell me if Yokomo BD7 High Traction Upper Deck (YOK-B7-003H) fits on BD7 2015, please?

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Does anyone know which is the bigger weight saving,
Ti turn buckles or ti screw kit?
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