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Old 07-10-2007, 02:47 PM   #1
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Just wondering if any of you guys have removed the 3 downtravel spacers underneath the front shock pistons?? If so what were the effects in handling and steering ?? Our track gets pretty rough towards the end of the day so im thinking more travel in the front will help keep the tires on the track.Just wondering if anyone has tried this?
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Sometimes less downtravel on a rutted track helps the tires to float over the bad ruts. I know it helps with my losi 8 as full downtravel makes the vehicle get caught in odd locations on the track, usually where it is overly rutted out.
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Yup. If it ruts up in short choppy bumps it usually helps to take out some travel so you can skip across the bumps and not waste time with the wheels falling into them and coming back out.

If the bumps are more rolling and less abrupt adding some travel usually helps the wheels follow the track and allow you to put down more power and have more control.

If you add more down travel in the front it will also hook up the rear on power with extra rear weight transfer, but will take away on-power steering.
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thanks guys , knowing how rutted my local track gets i think ill keep the limiters in , thanks once again!!
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It won't hurt to try though!
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Don't forget, that if you run limiters (i run two), rather than tearing apart the shock and removing them, simply untwist the shock eyelet instead. It's a quick way to tell if removing the limiters will help or not. 1 turn roughly equals .030
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Is it ok to subsitute those 3 spacer's with a o-ring of the same thickness? Are there any con's to this?
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Is it ok to subsitute those 3 spacer's with a o-ring of the same thickness? Are there any con's to this?
Inconsistency??
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I was rebuilding the shock's at the track and lost one of the 3 washer's. So i sub'd it(the 3 washer's) with an o-ring. When i rebuilt the other shock i took the washer's out and put a matching o ring in it. I just wondered if it was ok to leave them in.Or should i get new washer's and rebuild the shock's again.
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I think you're fine.
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Thank's D4.
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