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Old 01-21-2009, 11:16 PM   #1
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Talking My Kyosho SP2 with Mugen MBX6 Big Bore shocks.

I'm sure some of you are asking Why especially you die hard K-car guys, why! because I don't like Kyosho's non-threaded shocks, I know that sounds stupid, I just like threaded shocks better, for looks and easier faster adjustments.

I'm the type of guy that if I see something that another company makes that looks or works better in my opinion, then I will see if I can make it work on what ever I'm currently driving.

When I first started racing RC's I started with Associated, and I tried everything that I read and heard from the local A-Team drivers, to stop my Associated shocks from leaking like a siv, nothing I learned helped, so I heard all the Losi guys saying how great the Losi shocks were , I bought a set and mounted them on my Associated , and sure enough the worked great and didn't leak like the A. shocks did, and were much easier to maintain in my opinion.

I've heard some people putting Jammin big bores on other makes of buggy's, I think mainly because they are probably one of the cheapest in price.

I got all four of these brand new on E-bay for $94.with shipping, compared to the best price I could find on Jammin's for $126. and Kyosho's for $148.

When I got them I was all excited, but then I discovered that the front ones were 9mm longer in length, and the rears about 2mm.

The rears were no big deal , my droop setting could compensate for that.

The front's were a big problem, because the shock body was so much longer, and would not allow the suspension to fully compress.

The only way I was going to be able to mount them, was to make a new longer shock to tower, which is what I ended up doing , with the help from my friend who has a Mill.

What do you think, am I nuts for doing this , or is it all cool.

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1st is the old shock tower.
2nd is the new shock tower.
3rd is the new and old towers side by side.
4th is the new and old shocks side by side.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:19 PM   #2
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Here's a few more pictures of the whole buggy.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:55 PM   #3
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:47 AM   #4
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great work!
let us know how it handles now, compared to the kyosho shocks!
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Nice work, but you could have used TQ's big bore shocks and they would have fit your existing tower. I put them on my Kyosho ST-RR and my buddy has them on his XRAY buggy for exactly the same reason...adjustable pre-load collars. You can get a set of 4 brand new for under $70 as well. They are almost identical in size to Kyosho's.
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I think it looks trick! Could you make another tower? I need shocks for my 2nd 777. And I like this set up alot.

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Old 01-22-2009, 02:36 PM   #7
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Nice work, but you could have used TQ's big bore shocks and they would have fit your existing tower. I put them on my Kyosho ST-RR and my buddy has them on his XRAY buggy for exactly the same reason...adjustable pre-load collars. You can get a set of 4 brand new for under $70 as well. They are almost identical in size to Kyosho's.
Who sells these TQ's ? and were can I see them ?
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carolinasrc has them. They are made by tq racing for the sx8. Very nice shocks and car for the money
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carolinasrc has them. They are made by tq racing for the sx8. Very nice shocks and car for the money
I just looked on Carolinas RC and they did not have the shocks you speak of
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I think it looks trick! Could you make another tower? I need shocks for my 2nd 777. And I like this set up alot.

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Owen I just figured something out on this , It appears that that the new Mugen MBX6 is using the same length front shocks that come on the Truggy, So I now believe that the front shock tower off of the Kyosho ST Truggy is going to be the right height for these shocks.

If I'm correct I'm going to get both the F/R towers for the Truggy, because they come with the 4 extra holes to mount body mounts so you could mount a slash CORR body it , which is something I've been wanting to do.

If some has both towers that they can measure and confirm , let me know.

The picture below is were the measurement needs to be taken.
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Chrominator, you can find them at rcprocenter.net. This is where I purchased them, and they were only $67 for the set of 4. They work very well.
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Chrominator, you can find them at rcprocenter.net. This is where I purchased them, and they were only $67 for the set of 4. They work very well.
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