Originally posted by supra528
ok...welli finally started building my car (and i start work monday(lots of money))... anyways...everything is soooooooo tight...lol... i just have a question...how the hell did u guys get the ball cup onto the shocks?? i skipped that shocks cuz im totally stumped on that...n so right now im just completing the sencond part aftern the front one way...
Haha, yeah I did the same thing... I just built the shocks last. The one thing I hate more than anything in R/C in building shocks. It's a real pain in the ass to get the ball joint thing onto the piston, what I did was took a wrench and squeezed as hard as I could to hold the piston in place. The manual says not to do this because you'll scratch or dent the piston rod, but I saw no other way to do it and no damage was done and my shocks function perfectly.
Also, the ball cup things that go onto the ends of the piston rods are not pre-threaded, which makes it next to impossible to get it on without slipping. Get one of the spare screws that came with the kit and just put the screw into the ball end to pre-thread it before putting it onto the piston rod, it makes things a LOT easier! I think the piston rod threads are M3 or M5, so just get a screw that is the same as the piston rod.