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Old 01-13-2011, 10:51 AM   #16
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wish i could have found digital calipers localy for 15 bucks, went to home depot and bought one for 43.00, but is a pretty cool one!!! lol
I bought a set on ebay about 6 months ago for $15 shipped. They come with a nice case, extra batteries, etc. Pretty hard to beat, most retailers sell them for $30-50+ when i was searching for them online.
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:10 AM   #17
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I bought a digital vernier caliper from ebay under 11$... they are very cheap in ebay... Oh man these china men...
All the vernier caliper in the ebay are from china,taiwan sellers but for this price is very very good.
I measure my kyosho's st-rr chassis which is 3mm and the vernier shows me 3mm!
I can post you the seller which i bought it.. Also i have bought from ebay digital scale ,again china...
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I use protection and mostly the cheap balloons from the dollar store because the boots do wear fast and balloons come in bags of 50 and last three times as long. I also get to color code them with whatever body color i have.
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I bought a set on ebay about 6 months ago for $15 shipped. They come with a nice case, extra batteries, etc. Pretty hard to beat, most retailers sell them for $30-50+ when i was searching for them online.
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I bought a digital vernier caliper from ebay under 11$... they are very cheap in ebay... Oh man these china men...
All the vernier caliper in the ebay are from china,taiwan sellers but for this price is very very good.
I measure my kyosho's st-rr chassis which is 3mm and the vernier shows me 3mm!
I can post you the seller which i bought it.. Also i have bought from ebay digital scale ,again china...
im sure i could have found a better deal online but needed it ASAP, plus the one i got has bling, LOL, like all my stuff to look minty.....even the calipers....I liked the chrome....LMAO
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Harbor Frieght always has them on sale like everyone else they come in a case with a spare battery....on my 2nd battery but I have had mine for like 4 years and use them everytime I race or rebuild my car
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yes i run boots on my car at all times no matter what! for many reason one because orings and new plastic washers are not cheap lol. and two i dont like draining mud out my shocks.

as for all the losi guys mugen boots work like a charm ever time.
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Threaded shock bodies make fine tuning easier, but its actually quicker and more accurate to use inserts instead. That way you have the exact same preload on left and right shocks.
You could buy a set of Kyosho C-clips, but them on your shock and then screw the nut on the shocks until it hits the C-clip. Then you have an equal balance left an right with the need of calipers. Or make a groove in the nuts and count the turns.
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yes i run boots on my car at all times no matter what! for many reason one because orings and new plastic washers are not cheap lol. and two i dont like draining mud out my shocks.

as for all the losi guys mugen boots work like a charm ever time.
Ditto. I always use the boots.

If they do limit upward travel by scrunching up, I just think that helps my car not bottom out as harshly when landing jumps.

The durango boots are really nice!
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no boots. just try to keep good shoes on my buggy/truggy
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Im no pro, but I dont use them unless the track is really wet.....then it might not be a bad idea to throw them on. The Losi ones always seem to tear near the bottom anyways so I have always taken them off my cars. I inspect and clean/rebuild my shocks quite often and I keep an eye on the ti-nitride shaft coating to see how it's looking....If I see wear, I replace them to keep things as smooth as possible.
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You could buy a set of Kyosho C-clips, but them on your shock and then screw the nut on the shocks until it hits the C-clip. Then you have an equal balance left an right with the need of calipers. Or make a groove in the nuts and count the turns.
yeah , When i first built my RC8 T FT I did cut grooves in the nut and very lightly top of shock body., thing is when I turn them down lets say 10 turns(or groove right in the front), then measure with calipers they seem to be off some.

one would be right in front and the other would be off to the right or left towards the back.
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Giday guys,
What boots are best to use on 15mm losi shocks as the losi boots are hopeless.
(tear at bottom real easy)
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:08 AM   #28
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yeah , When i first built my RC8 T FT I did cut grooves in the nut and very lightly top of shock body., thing is when I turn them down lets say 10 turns(or groove right in the front), then measure with calipers they seem to be off some.

one would be right in front and the other would be off to the right or left towards the back.
I meassure it when I have time. When they are both equal left and right and I need the ride a bit lower or higher I just give them both a half turn to 2 turns so the preload is mostly the same. I remeassure them now and then, but you don't have to everytime you make an adjustment.
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I run them, but I trim the bottom of them so their is a small gap just between it and the top of the spring retainer while at full droop.

This way there is no tension on them (so they don't tear) when you are in the air, but on the ground you are still sealed up.

IMO it is the best of both worlds because you have the seals on there to protect from the roost of the other cars, but the dirt can escape thru the bottom.

Ran mine this way all last season, never changed a boot.
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Giday guys,
What boots are best to use on 15mm losi shocks as the losi boots are hopeless.
(tear at bottom real easy)
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I use these for my HB D-8 but they will fit the Losi too. They do not tear as easy as stock boots and they are CHEAP.
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