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Old 10-03-2011, 08:56 PM   #1
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Hi all, ive had so many PM's and questions in forums as well as the track where i buy my polycarb shock tower protectors, and although it was pretty obvious to me i thought ill share the idea with you. Ive been making and using them since i started out in offroad and they work great. i dont take credit for them as i saw them from someone else at the track 3 years ago. i did not make a step by step how to, but the pics are pretty self explanatory and i guess once you see where they come from it will make sence. here are a few pics of past and present cars with the protectors on there:





here they are on my cousins Durango as well:

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/...nvd/dingo1.jpg

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look there at the bottom of a 500ml Coke bottle, there you'll find in hiding an "unlimited" supply of shock tower protectors

they work great and cost nothing if you buy a soft drink every now and then...or go through the trash the plastic there is very strong on the bottle, also the reason they are so difficult to cut out with a crap pair of scissors. every bottle will yield 5 caps..so you can make new ones and swop them out as often as you feel like it. they tend to last 1 or 2 race meets before they start looking nasty. when im up for it, i even customize them..as lexan paints take just fine to them. ALL i do is cut the 5 "caps" off the bottom half of the bottle and then cut to fit for whatever buggy, then drill a small hole so that you can slide it over the shock standoff and just fasten the locknut over it...simple as that and works great. keeps them shock towers and shock caps looking newer for longer

now the "secret" is out

enjoy!!
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:30 PM   #2
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Why not use some of the plastic we throw away everyday. Even with recycling we as a hobby and a a world make so much waste....

Awesome....
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:06 PM   #3
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That's a great idea! Good of you to share it
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yeah and you can still get a nickel for the bottle if the label is still there :}
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Simple and effective. Love it.
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Cracking idea and I LOVE that paintjob on the 808
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Cracking idea and I LOVE that paintjob on the 808
thanks, i do them by hand, masking tape and tamiya rattle cans
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nice tip, even nicer paint jobs too. simple yet effective. they look fast sitting on the box.
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