R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-30-2008, 06:46 PM   #1
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 126
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default Balloons For Shock Boots ?

At seven bucks a set there has to be a cheaper way.
dragonman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 07:00 PM   #2
Tech Champion
 
Davidka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 9,846
Trader Rating: 75 (100%+)
Default

You are correct. Use the special balloons that people use to twist up and make animals. Cut to length and use them just like the stock boots. They even last longer than some brand's boots do. Carolinas RC even sells them in black.
Davidka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 07:06 PM   #3
Tech Regular
 
Dan Reino's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 411
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

I get a bag of Water Ballons from Target. 100 ballons for $1.00 they work great on Jammin, Losi, Asso. Xray 808......
Dan Reino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 07:10 PM   #4
Tech Master
 
SteveJa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Omaha
Posts: 1,100
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

+1...... they are great.... I get a bag of 72 count of the animal balloons for $7.... that is 18 sets... 40 cents for a set of 4...... much better then $6 ~ $7 for 1 set of 4....
__________________
HATCHER RACING !!!!
Impulse R/C
http://www.aphlikshunfingerboards.com/
http://stevejavorsky.zenfolio.com
More and More its BEARDMORE !!!!!!! (Thanks Todd)
SteveJa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 07:37 PM   #5
Tech Elite
 
xlgraphicspro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Omaha Nebraska
Posts: 2,052
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveJa View Post
+1...... they are great.... I get a bag of 72 count of the animal balloons for $7.... that is 18 sets... 40 cents for a set of 4...... much better then $6 ~ $7 for 1 set of 4....
That's how you get the busted condom look!
__________________
TeamXray RCAmerica Hudy Xlgraphicspro Paint/ Impulse-Rc Clutch shoes.
Xray XB 808 O.S. Speed Or Ninja JX
xlgraphicspro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 07:37 PM   #6
Tech Lord
 
Integra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,482
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to Integra
Default

ive tried ballons but found that they Bunched up too much and actually took some travel away from the shock....with the real boots they are designed to not scrunch up...also u need a vent hole....and making 1 proves challenging with a regular old leather punch....all u gotta do is learn not to RAM the spring retainer on and pry it open a bit with ur fingers and slip it on...i make boots last easy 2-3 rounds of racing.....sure they tear from time to time...but w/e...like this racing thing isnt expensive enuff.
__________________
TNS Driver - Radio Post - Blue Groove Apparel - Team Panther - Hitec - Losi - W.E.D. Paint - Clockwork Fuel - Competition Heat - SUMO Racing - Tekin - Team Terribles - M2C Racing - Matrix Concepts - Kal Gard - BuKu Power - DE Racing -
Integra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 08:11 PM   #7
Tech Elite
 
xlgraphicspro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Omaha Nebraska
Posts: 2,052
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

come to think of it, my Xray 808 didn't even come with boots. it has a felt ring that does the same thing!
__________________
TeamXray RCAmerica Hudy Xlgraphicspro Paint/ Impulse-Rc Clutch shoes.
Xray XB 808 O.S. Speed Or Ninja JX
xlgraphicspro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 08:29 PM   #8
Tech Lord
 
UN4RACING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: MODIFIED!
Posts: 13,140
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

You could use spring covers.
UN4RACING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 09:48 PM   #9
Cog
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Peoria Arizona
Posts: 96
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

You can use whatever you feel like using, thats how RC started out,throwing a bunch of stuff together and see what you came up with.

For those that want something different and far more durable then any shock cover on the market. Go to your electrical section of your local hardware store or Home Depot. Get some shrink wrap that will fit your size spring. The wrap comes in various sizes and an array of colors to make anyone happy.

You get a whole package of it for a few bucks. When you get home measure your spring up and add about 1/4 inch to that measurement. Disconnect the bottom in the A arm. Slide the shrink wrap over the bottom of the spring and make sure you cut the extra 1/4 inch of wrap longer. Heat it up and the extra part will fold under and into the spring and you have a relatively sound set up and as strong as heck. Note, sometimes you have to cut the wrap 1/2 longer on both sides for the wider body springs so to make the wrap fold up properly.

Looks good, dirt blows off with an air hose and they last a long time and actually gives you a touch more strength in your springs.
Cog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 09:54 PM   #10
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,210
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Do you have a picture of that shrink wrap setup?
Semple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 10:03 PM   #11
Tech Apprentice
 
wheelhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Okemos,MI
Posts: 50
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to wheelhead Send a message via Yahoo to wheelhead
Default

Yea would like to see that too.
__________________
CRT.5
STS .12RS 3port
Ofna High Down Force Wing/Yellow
12mm Rear Shocks/Drilled

http://grandwoodsrc.com/
wheelhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 11:09 PM   #12
Tech Champion
 
air8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hutch, KS
Posts: 5,748
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Shrink wrap??? Never heard of that one. I use the animal balloons also. But I found two different sizes. One size is definately too small and causes shock shaft binding. The larger size is great. Easy to put on, but tight enough to stay in place. They won't affect the springs at all, and the extra can be cut to fit over the top shock cap--preventing fine particles from collecting on the threads of the shock cap. So when you do a rebuild, or tuning no dirt what-so-ever.
__________________
--Driver...you are cleared into the track.....Smoke On.

--"U Ain't Fast!!"
Chris Pearce
air8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2008, 03:34 AM   #13
Tech Elite
 
slaytanic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,171
Trader Rating: 20 (95%+)
Default

I would love to see some pics of both these mods. I'm sick of boots as well!
__________________
Team Epic
Team Terribles~Answer RC~Fastlane Graphics~Torco Race Fuels
XB808 Mamba Max Pro/Tekin 1900kv RC-monster mount and tray 4s
XT8 Hobbywing 150a esc/2000kv combo KILLER! Full rc-monster e conversion. 4s
slaytanic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2008, 05:41 AM   #14
Tech Lord
 
UN4RACING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: MODIFIED!
Posts: 13,140
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by slaytanic View Post
I would love to see some pics of both these mods. I'm sick of boots as well!
Ditto. The shock boot sales will be down or the price will come down after this thread.
UN4RACING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2008, 06:09 AM   #15
Tech Lord
 
Integra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,482
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to Integra
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xlgraphicspro View Post
come to think of it, my Xray 808 didn't even come with boots. it has a felt ring that does the same thing!


Jammin tried that....those are little dirt traps...first rebuild after racing those will be Filled with Grit and grime...i was shocked as well to see a buddy's 808 didnt come with boots either..i guess they think the felt will be enuff...
__________________
TNS Driver - Radio Post - Blue Groove Apparel - Team Panther - Hitec - Losi - W.E.D. Paint - Clockwork Fuel - Competition Heat - SUMO Racing - Tekin - Team Terribles - M2C Racing - Matrix Concepts - Kal Gard - BuKu Power - DE Racing -
Integra is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shock Boots ecko51 Electric Off-Road 12 02-22-2011 12:01 AM
mugen shock boots on a nitrage...? mad-dog Nitro Off-Road 0 08-18-2007 09:52 PM
Shock Boots Smaxxblue Monster Trucks 4 02-25-2005 06:13 AM
NoTies Shock Boots JubJub R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 07-23-2003 06:00 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 11:42 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net