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Old 11-27-2006, 02:50 AM   #1
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I want to put threaded shocks on the MP7.5 Kanai 3 and wanting to know if Losi 8ight shocks would fit?

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I would say no and they would probably rub the CVD's up front. The Jammin big bores might work though. One thing to keep in mind when doing something like this is the shock lenght.
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Do you know the part no. at all?

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Old 11-27-2006, 01:21 PM   #4
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I very highly recomend these shocks,

http://www.kmwracing.com/cart/produc...cat=257&page=1

best shocks i've ever used,
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:42 PM   #6
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OFN40630 front

OFN40631 Rear

The KMW shocks Bob posted a link to are also very nice.

http://www.kmwracing.com/cart/produc...cat=257&page=1
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The old Mugen MBX5 shocks were big bores but I believe were too short. The shocks were great but the coating inside wasn't that good and the oil always turned gray quickly.

BUT, the new MBX5T/MBX5R shocks are the BOMB! They are 5mm longer, have a new coating (oil stays clear), have a screw on end at the seals and the shock shafts are much stronger. I don't know if they'd fit on the K3, but if they did, I'd definitely try them. They use clips (not threaded). Personally, I don't like threaded bodies and prefer the clips.

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Why would you want threaded bodies? They just get clogged up with dirt and them you cant turn them. Plus they are a bit more work to clean.
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i ran the KMW ones all summer, and they are no more work than clip style shocks, some of the things i liked about them;

- i dont have to waste space in my pit box with extra clips,
- i dont have to worry about clips coming off in a crash in the middle of a race, (i've had that happen, come off the track after a race and the back end is dragging)
- if i break a shock shaft, or shock end, i dont have to worry about loosing the spring perch and all the clips, and having to go searching for them on the track, (had this happen too, never did find all the clips)
- i personally find it alot easier and more precise to change my ride height with threaded as opposed to clips, with the clips it always took me three or 4 combinations to get it where i want, with threaded its just a turn of the nut and its exactly where i want, IMO ride height is one of the most important adustments, and clips are just not precise enoguh for my taste

if the threads do get dirt in them, you can either spray them out with brake cleaner, or use a tooth brush and it comes right out, they dont have to be absolutly spotless, as long as the big chunks are gone, the nut still moves fine,
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