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Old 02-03-2009, 04:59 PM   #1
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does anybody know how you do the internal limiting on the rc8 standard shocks?

and what does this do for the car?
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I use 2mm in front and 4mm in rear. I use the small black plastic spacer that goes in between the o-rings. You can get them out of the shock rebuild kits. they measure 2mm so they work perect and they fit the shock shafts perfect. Remove the shock shaft, put the limiter over the shaft then install and finish rebuilding the shock.
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I use 2mm in front and 4mm in rear. I use the small black plastic spacer that goes in between the o-rings. You can get them out of the shock rebuild kits. they measure 2mm so they work perect and they fit the shock shafts perfect. Remove the shock shaft, put the limiter over the shaft then install and finish rebuilding the shock.
thats in the shock, below the piston right?
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thats in the shock, below the piston right?
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and so this is going give the shocks less up travel, what will that do for the car?
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and so this is going give the shocks less up travel, what will that do for the car?
Limiters go inside the shock body, and underneath the piston. So they stop the piston from going all the way down to the bottom of the piston. So they reduce downtravel, the uptravel is still the same.

This will reduce body roll in corners and make for a quicker reacting, feeling car. It also helps keep weight over the front when accelerating, and over the rear when braking. It's all minimal, and you just have to try it and see if you feel a difference.
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i bought spacers at ACE to use for my limiters.. i found ones that were the exact same size as the ae ones. Just thought i would post that in case somone needed them in a hurry
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i bought spacers at ACE to use for my limiters.. i found ones that were the exact same size as the ae ones. Just thought i would post that in case somone needed them in a hurry
What isle were they in? I'll have to go look around there later.
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AE now sells them separately

89067 1/8th shock limiters
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What isle were they in? I'll have to go look around there later.
i found them with all of t he nuts, bolts, and etc... i took my calipers in there with me so i could find ones that fit perfectly.
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