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Old 05-16-2019, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by fat500 View Post
anyone move the shocks to the rear of the arms and flip the tower? Thoughts?
It's good if you need more grip and I have used it on the 4.0 on wet slippery astro but I prefer keeping them on the front and adding the 25g rear weight as it keeps the weight within the wheelbase.
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:44 AM
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I appear to have joined the ranks of people having problems with the shocks. Was cleaning it after race day 3 and found this. I didn't crash it, or even hit any really big jumps or anything. I had read that some people were breaking the end caps in different places.

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Old 05-16-2019, 04:37 PM
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Tks, I will try it and see. Gonna ck my shock ends now.....................................
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:27 PM
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I appear to have joined the ranks of people having problems with the shocks. Was cleaning it after race day 3 and found this. I didn't crash it, or even hit any really big jumps or anything. I had read that some people were breaking the end caps in different places.

where are you reading that this issue is piling up? First ive seen anything about it. Just curious if there is another source of 5.0 info that im not apart of.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:50 PM
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No issues with shock rod ends. No issues at all actually!
Racing on high bite Astro. Up to speed immediately with few changes.
Car was an easy build; far better than the 4.0 I had. Great fit and finish. Still no suspension slop after the equivalent of four race nights and Iíve broken nothing.
i am going to try the brass front pivot block. Wish there was a slightly lighter one.
Anyway, if you had a 4.0 and werenít happy with the build, donít worry. This kit is great!
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Don't have any issues with rod ends either. I decided to change things up. Switched the direct drive for a slipper, added +2mm towers, low front wing, new bearings, some titanium motor screws, and swaybars to see how they affect handling. I know buying option parts is unnecessary, but I love testing stuff out and tinkering at my desk




Also I'm taking an engineering graphics course and for my final assignment i decided to model a front G3 shock! Was a neat project and learned some new techniques.
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:38 AM
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where are you reading that this issue is piling up? First ive seen anything about it. Just curious if there is another source of 5.0 info that im not apart of.
I'm in a TLR 22 FB group. There was a thread when the kit first released where a batch of people were posting pics of them losing the end piece. So far though this has been my only issue with the kit. I love it, and it is a great upgrade from my 4.0. Given the spot where the end broke, I'm going to assume that the poor thing couldn't withstand the force of all that extra high speed cornering the 5.0 opened up on carpet tracks.
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by I_NeedBigDrink View Post
Don't have any issues with rod ends either. I decided to change things up. Switched the direct drive for a slipper, added +2mm towers, low front wing, new bearings, some titanium motor screws, and swaybars to see how they affect handling. I know buying option parts is unnecessary, but I love testing stuff out and tinkering at my desk




Also I'm taking an engineering graphics course and for my final assignment i decided to model a front G3 shock! Was a neat project and learned some new techniques.
Nice job. For a better grade you might consider moving the text from part number to the description field and either use TLR part numbers or make up your own in part number column. Good luck.
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I decided to change things up...low front wing...



Just curious, but, have you had the chance to compare how the buggy handles, comparing the stock front wing vs no front wing vs low front wing, especially on dirt/clay? I've seen a couple people running the stock front wing (as I have), and some running without any front wing, but I haven't seen anyone (yet) running a low front wing.
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Originally Posted by Panther6834 View Post
Just curious, but, have you had the chance to compare how the buggy handles, comparing the stock front wing vs no front wing vs low front wing, especially on dirt/clay? I've seen a couple people running the stock front wing (as I have), and some running without any front wing, but I haven't seen anyone (yet) running a low front wing.
Just installed the parts yesterday, so no chance to test yet
I figured Iíd try it out because I have a feeling the high front wing disrupts enough air flow to the rear wing to make a noticeable difference. Iíll see how it handles the fastest turns on the track. Another reason I got it is because it less of an eye sore and hopefully will last longer in the lower position.
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Nice job. For a better grade you might consider moving the text from part number to the description field and either use TLR part numbers or make up your own in part number column. Good luck.
Thatís a much better way to write the BOM. Thanks for the feedback!
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What size drill bit are you guys using to drill out the ballcup
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Originally Posted by I_NeedBigDrink View Post
Don't have any issues with rod ends either. I decided to change things up. Switched the direct drive for a slipper, added +2mm towers, low front wing, new bearings, some titanium motor screws, and swaybars to see how they affect handling. I know buying option parts is unnecessary, but I love testing stuff out and tinkering at my desk




Also I'm taking an engineering graphics course and for my final assignment i decided to model a front G3 shock! Was a neat project and learned some new techniques.
Have you tried cutting the wings down some? Might have the most effect of all.
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Originally Posted by speed101 View Post
What size drill bit are you guys using to drill out the ballcup
EDIT: never mind, I think we are referring to 2 different thing. I was just making a hole in the cup for easy access to the ballstud.

I drilled one of mine out yesterday and used a 2 mm bit. i had to "massage" it a bit to get my driver into the hole. That said, i haven't put it on the turnbuckle, or popped it on a ballstud, so i can't comment on how or if it works.
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Originally Posted by Panther6834 View Post
Just curious, but, have you had the chance to compare how the buggy handles, comparing the stock front wing vs no front wing vs low front wing, especially on dirt/clay? I've seen a couple people running the stock front wing (as I have), and some running without any front wing, but I haven't seen anyone (yet) running a low front wing.
Going between the three I would say the lower front wing option is more aggressive overall in the low speed sections of the track, whereas, running the wing up high tends to give the car more predictability in high speed sections (i.e. sweepers, etc...). For the most part I always run a front wing indoors, but there has been circumstances outdoors on lower bite tracks that running neither has been better as it actually made the buggy easier to drive.
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