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Old 03-12-2006, 09:15 PM   #1
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Hey anyone know if AE's new VCS2 Shock kits will work on B4 and T4 shocks or are they just for on road? If they do work are they really worth it?
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they are more or less designed for on road applications. You could use them for off road, but you would have to limit the up travel a significant amount so the shaft wouldn't puncture the bladder.
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check the B4/T4 thread. i believe someone did that. cant remember which page though.
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I don't think that limiting the up travel will be necessary. The piston does not reach the top of the shock body and the bladder should compress into the cap. It is a good idea to make a very small (tiny) hole in the shock cap to allow air to escape from behind the bladder since a bladder that small will have a difficult time compensation for the stroke of the rear shock. Back in the day the Kyosho shocks were the gold standard for smoothness and they had bladders. I am interested in trying this mod too.
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I asked Brent Thielke about this and he said the caps really did not do anything for off road. He also mentioned having to limit the travel. I think for off road it would just be bling and may not even work as well
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I've got them they are nice and smooth, but do they offer increased performance? Probably not. You do have to limit the up travel by about 3-4mm.
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i used them when i was runnin my b4 i took all of the blue foam spacers out and made a very tiny vent hole in the plastic shock cap,all that it does is make oil changes a bit easier
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You can just drill the plastic caps and put a small screw in them. I thought Dave from Crescenzi racing was going to make em and sell them. He made a set for me. Makes oil changine super simple. Same thing as yok caps. I have a set of yoks and don't like the shape of their cap.
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But they're not blue!!!!!!!!!!!!
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