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Old 06-18-2008, 12:48 PM   #16
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for a 10th tourer where getting the tweak set up is important then threaded shocks are quite useful, for 8th offroad its not so critical really and threaded are just a sales ploy when the manufacturer could put more useful items in the kit like cnc milled towers, ally rear hubs, mutliple toe plates, ally chassis braces, ti turnbuckles, cf where needed, 1 piece ally motor mount etc people always mention the price of the mugen comared to other brands but you always have to look at whats included in the kit.
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okay guys, ill stick with the non threaded, i guess im just used to cars like the b4 n recoil that you are looked down upon unless you have threaded shocks.

Any word on where i can find spacers, or are they universal?
funny thing is i swapped out threaded for non threaded on my AE cars i find them to be smoother as the springs dont get caught up in the threads as they compress
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Threaded Shocks for off road racing ?? No way..... the dirts will stick into the threads and rubber o-ring. No way you can turn the limiter when all get dirty.

Use C clips, it simple design suitable for off road.
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did you check the box for the cheese to go with that whine?
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okay guys, ill stick with the non threaded, i guess im just used to cars like the b4 n recoil that you are looked down upon unless you have threaded shocks.

Any word on where i can find spacers, or are they universal?
great post...

looked down upon for driving a Mugen? LOL

wtf is a recoil?

your $700 kit should have included spacers to go with the shocks
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dirt in the threads? wow never had a problem turning my adjusters
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Threaded shocks are a pain, just give me plastic spacers, clip, unclip, done.

Easy and painless, no need to count how many turns you took out, ect...
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a Recoil is a 1/14th scale mini touring car that we race up here in the sticks.
David Spashett actually put his name to it.

this may sound wierd, however i noticed the shocks (sorry dampers) were threaded already? is this an upgrade that i didnt know about or are they just threaded for giggles and you know what?
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Hi really like my xray with shock clips, is quicker, only down side, if you break a shock shaft, say bye bye to you spacers.

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Hey all,

I recently purchased a mugen mbx5-R and im really upset that theres no threaded shocks? I have a 200 dollar recoil that even has threaded shocks? Anyone know of a make or conversion for the mugen to get some threded shocks????


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I would have checked into it before buying it LOL
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i guess i must be some sort of super driver beating people with threaded shock bodies in electric truck classes and in nitro buggy..... NOT but that is how logical the argument is here.
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to make this post even more interesting, why dont we bring up the whole direct solder or plugs debate
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