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Old 04-01-2008, 07:19 PM   #1
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Default Will RB5 Shocks fit on a B4?

I have a B4 and love the buggy but the shocks are not the most user friendly to rebuild,so I just bought an RB5 buggy that I don't have in my hands yet that I'm considering just stealing the shocks out of the kit and using them on my B4 and selling the rest of the Kyosho.Has anyone else been running the RB5 shocks on the B4 and what fitment issues did you have if any?
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:22 PM   #2
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I know you said that you love your B4! I have a T4 and love it! But I also have the RB5 and have driven it a couple of times and I have to tell ya that this car is awsome! I'd build the kit and try giving the car a chance....who knows the RB5 might drive as good or better than your B4. Also the shocks on the RB5 are really silky smooth!...IMO smoother than associateds shock when their new.
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They will fit just fine, I have a buddy at my track that uses them on his B4 with no issues.
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Thanks guys,I can't hardly wait to get it set up with those sweet shocks.
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You can also use Yokomo shocks. The have a better design IMO over the associated shocks.
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Why would you buy a complete car to just use its shocks?
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You can also use Yokomo shocks. The have a better design IMO over the associated shocks.
But obtaining the Yokomo shocks is VERY difficult. I spent two whole night researching the proper setup, which is still uncertain as they are metric, and then I couldnt even find all the parts to buy.
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You can also use Yokomo shocks. The have a better design IMO over the associated shocks.
yokomo shocks require rebuilding more often to stay as smooth as associated.
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But obtaining the Yokomo shocks is VERY difficult. I spent two whole night researching the proper setup, which is still uncertain as they are metric, and then I couldnt even find all the parts to buy.
you should be able to put assoc pistons in yoke shocks and use whatever setup you used with assoc shocks. the shock shaft on yoke is slightly narrower in diameter than the assoc. alternatively you can put the b4 shaft in the yoke shock. the rear shafts are (practically 49.7mm vs 50mm) the same length.
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Why would you buy a complete car to just use its shocks?
I didn't pay very much for it and I figured that all the parts minus the shocks are worth some of my coin back and the B4 threaded shocks are worth a little also,I may just build the car and run it for awhile though because it would be stupid not to give it chance.

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But obtaining the Yokomo shocks is VERY difficult. I spent two whole night researching the proper setup, which is still uncertain as they are metric, and then I couldnt even find all the parts to buy.
Well, duh...why don't you just buy an MR4-BX and just take the shocks off of that to put on your RB5??? hehehe j/k
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