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Old 06-10-2010, 10:18 AM   #16
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..that's a significant amount indeed and would certainly be felt on the track. It looks like he doesn't run boots on his shocks either, wonder why??
You get more uptravel if you land at a odd angle instead of the shock stopping because of the rubber boot Does help i gotta say.
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You get more uptravel if you land at a odd angle instead of the shock stopping because of the rubber boot Does help i gotta say.
I figured that it had something to do with that, but I wasn't 100% sure. The shocks look fatter without the boots, I like it.
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He does run boots in the rear. Can anybody tell if the tower has been reconfigured to lower the mounting point of the shock at the tower? If not, then all you are doing is allowing for less down travel and more up travel and that may be reason enough to do it since we rarely use all the down travel a current buggy has to offer. More up travel= more forgiving. This set up would also reduce how far the shock piston can reach to the shock bladder under normal conditions and that would change things also.
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He does run boots in the rear. Can anybody tell if the tower has been reconfigured to lower the mounting point of the shock at the tower? If not, then all you are doing is allowing for less down travel and more up travel and that may be reason enough to do it since we rarely use all the down travel a current buggy has to offer. More up travel= more forgiving. This set up would also reduce how far the shock piston can reach to the shock bladder under normal conditions and that would change things also.
I would think there were changes made to the mounting positions. Otherwise why would they make custom towers?
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He does run boots in the rear. Can anybody tell if the tower has been reconfigured to lower the mounting point of the shock at the tower? If not, then all you are doing is allowing for less down travel and more up travel and that may be reason enough to do it since we rarely use all the down travel a current buggy has to offer. More up travel= more forgiving. This set up would also reduce how far the shock piston can reach to the shock bladder under normal conditions and that would change things also.
..look at the first pic again and tell me where you can see boots on the rear shocks

The custom towers would have lower mounting points to retain full droop ( I would imagine )
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..look at the first pic again and tell me where you can see boots on the rear shocks

The custom towers would have lower mounting points to retain full droop ( I would imagine )
Now...you look again! the third picture show shock boots on the rear or maybe they are covered in fluffy rubbery black dirt that is only found in Europe.
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I would think there were changes made to the mounting positions. Otherwise why would they make custom towers?
The towers in the picture didnt appear to be anywhere near a half inch shorter than stock but that is too hard to tell from an action shot. I looked at my car and then the picture but it could be half an inch. I dont care anymore anyway.
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Now...you look again! the third picture show shock boots on the rear or maybe they are covered in fluffy rubbery black dirt that is only found in Europe.
You may want to go back and Re-read this thread (Hint look just above the pics for whos car they are of).... The 3rd pic. is of Craig Drescher's car.
Clearly the 1st pic Neil has no boots on the front nor the rear.

So no funny rubber dirt in Europe.
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Just because the shocks are 1/2" lower does not mean the CG changes that much. They are a small percentage of car weight and they only moved 1/2" if that. If you are really worried about it you should mount those shocks upside down too.

A wrapped body weighs more than a painted one in my experience.

Lower CG does not mean better handling either. The roll centers have to be optimized for the CG. Change the CG and the roll centers have to change. Also in off-road it is sometimes helpful to have more body roll to generate more grip.
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[QUOTE=imprsme;7526620]You may want to go back and Re-read this thread (Hint look just above the pics for whos car they are of).... The 3rd pic. is of Craig Drescher's car.
Clearly the 1st pic Neil has no boots on the front nor the rear.

True! But does it really matter. Are you going to run with out boots to get more up travel? Is anybody?
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Yea more uptravel does help
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1/8 Euros Craig Drescher's car:







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OMG that pic is funny
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It looks like Maifield is running new shock towers (more upright) and no risers. This is his winning car at the 1/8 electric nationals.





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It looks like Maifield is running new shock towers (more upright) and no risers. This is his winning car at the 1/8 electric nationals.



they hid his motor from the picture..

because it was a t8 someone said!
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