Originally Posted by maxepower
Are those shocks modified TRF shocks with long shafts? Where did you get the springs and those rear tires? Already thinking about hop-ups for Timmy's Frog!
Max, here's what I pm'ed Izzy with
What I did was the following:
I used old TRF shock shafts (the ones that are a bit longer). I then took a two hole piston and drilled the holes out to 1mm. I then drilled two 0.5mm pilot holes perpendicular to the two existing holes. I drilled those out with a 1mm drill bit. I used the new 1mm down spring retainers. I also reamed out a bunch of those plastic shock rings you find on the Vparts tree to fit on top and bottom of the spring (prevents spring from popping off). I used Losi Mini LST springs (white). 400 weight front and 500 weight rear for oil.
I threaded 3x12mm droop screws into the existing holes. Added a 3mm spacer so that shocks can clear body and suspension. Top them with aluminum ball stud.
I cut the drive axle ears off to prevent anything getting caught in there.
I dremeled a section of the chassis where the front suspension hits in order to get a little bit more up travel.
Fronts had stock sidewalls with a center section of Proline Bowties. No insert.
Rears were Losi IFMAR Pins cut and sectioned to fit Tamiya Wheel. Insert was foam from the Dark Impact (? DJ made the tires so I'm not sure). The rear tires Jimmy used were Crime Fighters for the Mini Inferno with two rows cut out and Trinity Soft (white) Inserts for the RC18. Cut Square Fuzzies were for doing hyper-donughts and were no good when the track dried out.
Rear 4 degrees
Front 1.5 degrees
Front about 1 dgree toe out
Rear is stock
I think that pretty much covers it. Let me know if there is anything else I can help you out with.
I hope this works.
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