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Old 09-16-2016, 01:19 PM   #406
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Hi guy's, just bought an VBC D08 Dynamics edition.
I have 2 questions.
1, What scenario's would the mid flex motor mount post would be used? or even the optional solid post?
2, Are the TBBS shocks better for asphalt conditions or the original D08 shocks.
Track is outside asphalt, a little bumpy, low to medium grip.
1 .think it's for high grip carpet haven't found a track where it works outside for me yet
2. The kit shocks are good but 4 holes make them to soft buy and fit 3 holes with 400-450cst oil (400 my fav)
As for better the normal d08 shocks if it's really bump the larger shock should perform better but if it's not too bumpy the shorter ones are just as good but better on smooth tracks
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I have race the d08 on various outdoor/grip level tracks here in oz & have found the flex post solid or flexy one of no benefit so I don't use it
have tried the bb shocks on the same as above & found the originals to work better on our track types
but you may want to do comparison's yourself at your particular track
if you look on rc pettit site at the set up that ryan maker has for the d08 you will find this will work pretty well anywhere with just a minor change here or there
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With Ryan makers setup try to make the rear wider. This will help with rear traction. Ryan drives in Australia where it's super hot and you can get away with less rear traction
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With Ryan makers setup try to make the rear wider. This will help with rear traction. Ryan drives in Australia where it's super hot and you can get away with less rear traction
Ryan doesn't drive VBC anymore. It's also not that hot in Melbourne most of the year, it's only super hot for a month or 2.
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Got hold of Ryan himself, gave me some shock tips to start with.
I'll start with that and work from there!

Just in case anyone else is interested, here's what he recommended to change from his basic asphalt setup when using the TBBS shocks.

VBC red springs and low alloy spring retainers
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Xray 2.5-2.8 progressive springs
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SMJ 2.5-3.0 purple progressive springs and #2 on shock tower.

Going to try the SMJ route to begin with.
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2. The kit shocks are good but 4 holes make them to soft buy and fit 3 holes with 400-450cst oil (400 my fav)
Think you're on the money with this
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So I ended up pulling a trigger on Dynamics edition...

So the way it sounds, we don't have a fix for the hinge pin/insert fix, Should I just shave off just a 1mm? does this work for all of you?
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So I ended up pulling a trigger on Dynamics edition...

So the way it sounds, we don't have a fix for the hinge pin/insert fix, Should I just shave off just a 1mm? does this work for all of you?
Just consider it an expandable part, and motivation not to hit things I've only broken a few over the course of a season. Chances are you will have bent pins before you punch out the inserts
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so... don't shorten it? and don't hit things.... got it! LOL
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so... don't shorten it? and don't hit things.... got it! LOL
You can shorten it if you want, I actually don't know if it will make a difference.
But for the cost of the part relative to say a c-hub I'm ok as the d08 only really breaks when you deserve it
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so... don't shorten it? and don't hit things.... got it! LOL
1mm shorter pins and this.
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Ive run my car all summer and I have never had an insert failure.....
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I'm actually up to this part of the build now. How would I know if I may need to shorten the pins?
I'm guessing just fit inner hinge pins into mounts/inserts (minus arms etc) and look for a little forward/back freeplay so as not to have a tight fitting pin?
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There's no need to go through all the fuss with cutting down the pins by a few mm. Just run the pins at normal length. The car is quite robust and can take some solid hits, however, the weak point in the suspension pin inserts . I've popped the back off of one and was still able to run the car. However, you need to pick up some more inserts for spares to adjust track width, arm sweep, and rear toe. So, pick up a few and you'll be good.
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Got hold of Ryan himself, gave me some shock tips to start with.
I'll start with that and work from there!

Just in case anyone else is interested, here's what he recommended to change from his basic asphalt setup when using the TBBS shocks.

VBC red springs and low alloy spring retainers
or
Xray 2.5-2.8 progressive springs
or
SMJ 2.5-3.0 purple progressive springs and #2 on shock tower.

Going to try the SMJ route to begin with.
Hi sv,

How did you go with this set up for asphalt?

I would like to know how everyone is going with TBBS for asphalt.

Thanks.
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