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Old 05-02-2013, 07:07 AM   #3391
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What ride height can you get with HPI springs and standard towers, shocks and shock bottoms?
Probably 8 lol
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:14 AM   #3392
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What ride height can you get with HPI springs and standard towers, shocks and shock bottoms?
Are you trying to put HPI springs with the stock shock towers?
I have all the HPI springs from my T2 and always wanted tr try
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:26 AM   #3393
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dont know the exact numbers anymore, but it was atleast well above 6-7 mm..

Tommorow ill try and see what i can get with the most standard parts as possible to achieve atleast 5 front and rear.
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dont know the exact numbers anymore, but it was atleast well above 6-7 mm..

Tommorow ill try and see what i can get with the most standard parts as possible to achieve atleast 5 front and rear.
Ok.
I have no desire to buy other shock towers etc, but if I can get just over 5mm of ride height with standard parts and HPI springs, it would give me something else to try.

I to used HPI silver's on asphalt, but the T3 generation had totally different CoG's and bulkhead spacings etc.

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Ok.
I have no desire to buy other shock towers etc, but if I can get just over 5mm of ride height with standard parts and HPI springs, it would give me something else to try.

I to used HPI silver's on asphalt, but the T3 generation had totally different CoG's and bulkhead spacings etc.

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It can be done. You have to mill/drill out the spring collar to remove the bit where the o-ring sits. This allows the collar to come up over the shock cap. You also need either shorter rod-ends, or different spring-cups that drop the springs down a bit more.

A few people tried it when the T4 first came out, but found the short 4S springs to be just as good once the car setup is adapted, so I haven't seen a car running like this in months.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:39 PM   #3396
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It can be done. You have to mill/drill out the spring collar to remove the bit where the o-ring sits. This allows the collar to come up over the shock cap. You also need either shorter rod-ends, or different spring-cups that drop the springs down a bit more.

A few people tried it when the T4 first came out, but found the short 4S springs to be just as good once the car setup is adapted, so I haven't seen a car running like this in months.
Looks like I'll give it a miss then.

I will be trying some springs from Reflex Racing springs soon. Lets see how they go.

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Old 05-02-2013, 04:14 PM   #3397
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has anyone tried running the shocks upside down to lower the cog?
i cant see any binding issues,but maybe fluid loss?
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:39 PM   #3398
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It will add extra unsprung weight to the suspension.
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Looks like I'll give it a miss then.

I will be trying some springs from Reflex Racing springs soon. Lets see how they go.

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I've ordered some too, we can compare notes on how they work over here on our tracks with sorex tyres.
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RSD hard foam bumper has been installed. That was a quick turn around time. Thx.

Does anyone make carbon bumper holder? How about the aluminum bumper posts?





I got 64p 92t spur in and the FDR is at 3.50.
It will be screaming fast compared to last weekend. It used to be at 5.0 fdr.


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RSD hard foam bumper has been installed. That was a quick turn around time. Thx.

Does anyone make carbon bumper holder? How about the aluminum bumper posts?





I got 64p 92t spur in and the FDR is at 3.50.
It will be screaming fast compared to last weekend. It used to be at 5.0 fdr.

is it this carbon bumper holder you think of?

http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/pro...5mm%20Graphite
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RSD hard foam bumper has been installed. That was a quick turn around time. Thx.

Does anyone make carbon bumper holder? How about the aluminum bumper posts?





I got 64p 92t spur in and the FDR is at 3.50.
It will be screaming fast compared to last weekend. It used to be at 5.0 fdr.

VBC also makes one, VBC-0018
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I have been reading the discussion here about different springs, shock towers etc. Xray designed the T4, in my view, around the lowered shock towers and shorter shocks...

I have not run my T4 yet but have the car setup as per the kit shock settings for piston, oil and springs but being a fan of T-Shox on my TC6.1 before I also have a short set of those ready to go with zero rebound.

My questions;

Are a lot of people moving away from the kit shocks/shock towers or is this just personal preference that people are looking at other ideas?

What Xray springs and settings are people running outdoors on medium grip tarmac?
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is it this carbon bumper holder you think of?

http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/pro...5mm%20Graphite
That's what I was looking for. Thx.
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It will add extra unsprung weight to the suspension.
surely that would be a good thing as the sprung weight is less so the car would change direction quicker as the suspension has less to do,or am i way off the mark?
im heading to amcc this afternoon as im racing there sunday,i might just try it to see what if anything changes,were not talking about a lot of weight
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