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Old 02-04-2010, 05:53 PM   #46
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O-rings don't seem to hold up very well and are a pain to glue in. I use orange GRP foam inserts. My foam is 8-10mm tall. I also cut them in a big enough circumfrence that they cover the "vent" hole you create during the mod. It really helps to cut down on maintenance.

The new caps that come on the 8ight 2.o eu are vented where the shock attaches to the shock standoff. IMO this will be even better for keeping out dirt and debris.
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:41 PM   #47
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I know drake and truhe and ficsher run foam under the shock cap because billy explained to me how to do it.

You use a touring car foam about 1/4 inch thick or whatever 7mm equals out to.

Then you take a 13mm shock body or 1/10th scale shock body, and put the small end into the drill and then take sand paper to the other end and make it sharp enough to cut the foam.

Then it makes a perfect circle.

You put the hole close to the middle of the cap about 1/16th or so away.

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Old 02-05-2010, 11:00 PM   #48
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I was using the foam from the radio tray ,just cut small pieces into circles that fit in the shock cap. make sure to use new blatters...
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:22 PM   #49
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Now that i think of it xray t2 on road cars have this mod on there shocks .... and the idea was around for a while. A main hobbies sell the foam for those shocks part # (xra308090) the ones i make look just like those...this will give an idea to the shape and size to those who are wondering...
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has anyone got some pics of the foams coz i have seen lots of people talking about them but i haven't seen a pic of the foams many thanks
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:37 AM   #51
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would these foam inserts be ok for a losi 8ight shock?

http://www.apexmodels.com/gbu0-prodshow/XR308090.html
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:46 AM   #52
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just make your own ,like out of the foam that comes for the bottom of the 2.0 reciever its the perfect thickness
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i dont know what size that is but can someone give me the sizes of the foams that they use and what kind of foams do people use?
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Old 03-20-2010, 07:25 PM   #54
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losi will be releasing these in a couple of weeks.....


http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...rodId=LOSA5422


http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...rodId=LOSA5431


this will make it simple for those wanting to try it...

i talked to mike this past race a nitro psycho blast and he said it works great and its what he uses....
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i have seen them before but i did not know it wasnt released yet

will these be for sale in the UK or only in the USA? and what price range are we looking at?
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They're made for the EU spec buggy, so it should be no problem getting them over here.
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it wont be that hard to drill the holes for the shock caps but i only need the foams but what kind of foam do the team drivers use?
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I've had no issues using o-rings in my shocks. I've had a race day and a training day on them so far, and no problems so far.
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i have seen them before but i did not know it wasnt released yet

will these be for sale in the UK or only in the USA? and what price range are we looking at?
Those are on the list of parts OK to sell in the USA. I think the caps are around $25/pair and $4 for the foam. They are supposed to be out mid-April.
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i have seen the o-ring method that you glue two o-rings together but do u glue them to the inside of the shock top for do you just let them float about behind the bladder?

http://www.rc-car.com/index.php/site/article/140/

i found this but do the o-ring method work better than the foam method?
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