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Old 11-28-2013, 07:48 AM   #196
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Here is a pic of the tamiya touring car center shock i use with blue spring. It's smooth as butter. If you've never tried a TC shock in the center give it a go.


Only complaint I have is the aluminum front turnbuckles are so weak both bent in the first race. Changed them to the AE ti blue ones pictures below.

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Old 11-28-2013, 09:41 AM   #197
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On the Alum 'buckles, the same here. But I went ti as well. A touring car shock huh? Looks like I have more wrenching to do...oh wait, I own an Awesomatix! Someone have a spare shock?
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:04 AM   #198
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On the Alum 'buckles, the same here. But I went ti as well. A touring car shock huh? Looks like I have more wrenching to do...oh wait, I own an Awesomatix! Someone have a spare shock?
I have extra shuie shocks, and ALL the springs. lol
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:31 AM   #199
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Check out our Checkered Flag Friday Sale guys. Everything on sale with free shipping.......
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:14 AM   #200
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I have a lightning waiting for me when I get back from vacation. my lhs just received 2.
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:50 AM   #201
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:26 PM   #202
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Nice... Just finished building... Will snap a few. You are going to love this thing Jerry.
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:46 PM   #203
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Nice... Just finished building... Will snap a few. You are going to love this thing Jerry.
I'll be at the critters next Friday afternoon as soon as he opens and will start my build. I'll be referring to all the build tips out there. I now own a vbc f1 and 1/12.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:15 PM   #204
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There is a small dimple on the side of the cap. I drilled mine out. Makes life really easy when building these . I also HEAVILY shock slime up my cap and orings in this shock. It seems to turn out really well then.
I spent quite a bit of time today fiddling with the shock (since I couldn't make it to the track). I didn't drill it out, but I did put a very, very slight puncture in the place you're saying Korey.

What are you doing to plug the hole again after "bleeding" the shock? With every compression of the shock, oil is dribbling from the hole. By the end of a race there's going to be half the shock oil on the battery.

Just placed my order for the replacement shock cap.

What is causing the rebound is how the shock is put together. The plastic shock cap seals with an o-ring into the top of the shock body. When you insert this piece into the shock body you add some volume that will generate pressure causing the rebound.
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Old 11-30-2013, 07:23 AM   #205
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We would like to thank all those who took advantage of our "Checkered Flag Friday" sale there are quite a few racers who now have VBC kits and parts on there way at a smoking deal... Thanks so much for the support :-)
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:25 AM   #206
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Pan car dummie here. What part number is the Ti turnbuckle? Also does anyone have any setup sheets for 17.5 and 13.5? I went on www.vbcracing.com but didn't see much for the lightning.
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Jerry at this time it doesn't look like VBC offer Ti Turnbuckles we have been using Lunsford on our TC and F1's, but here are the following part numbers and sizes for the Lightning.

A-02-VBC-5053: 3x15mm
B-02-VBC-5057: 3x42mm
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:51 AM   #208
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Jerry at this time it doesn't look like VBC offer Ti Turnbuckles we have been using Lunsford on our TC and F1's, but here are the following part numbers and sizes for the Lightning.

A-02-VBC-5053: 3x15mm
B-02-VBC-5057: 3x42mm
Thanks mark that's what I was looking for. You rock man. wish you were on the east coast my friend. I will eventually make it out to your track.. Now let's get Dave or someone to put up some setup sheets.. At this point in my area I know of 2 lightnings and I have 1 of them. We need some support out here. Blake has the other one and he is a 1/12 guy. I'm a shockless tc guy.
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Thanks mark that's what I was looking for. You rock man. wish you were on the east coast my friend. I will eventually make it out to your track.. Now let's get Dave or someone to put up some setup sheets.. At this point in my area I know of 2 lightnings and I have 1 of them. We need some support out here. Blake has the other one and he is a 1/12 guy. I'm a shockless tc guy.
I just need to get to the track (@$#& FAMILY & WORK OBLIGATIONS!) and I'll post my setup. I'm guessing something close to my 12R5.2 setup should work. Blue side springs, .020 front springs, 10k in the tubes...not sure on the center shock though. The kit setup feels a bit softer than my AE setup was.
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I just need to get to the track (@$#& FAMILY & WORK OBLIGATIONS!) and I'll post my setup. I'm guessing something close to my 12R5.2 setup should work. Blue side springs, .020 front springs, 10k in the tubes...not sure on the center shock though. The kit setup feels a bit softer than my AE setup was.
I look forward to trying that stuff. I have no 1/12 stuff so I need to get critters to get some of that stuff if they don't already have it. For now i'll raid Hanulec's 1/12 pit bag.
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