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Old 10-03-2014, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by 13Maschine
YES PLEASE. I'll probably pick up a set anyway, but just curious how they look on your ride.

I've always thought having the shocks in front of the tower causes the tower to break more often than having them behind the tower and I hope something like this helps keep them from digging in.
As you can see its the HPI Vorza shock tower protector. The width of the protector fits the Stock shock tower with no issues. It will not fit if you use an upgraded aftermarket 5mm shock tower.

All I had to do was to trim the plastic on the bottom of the shock protector to give it room to clear the shock cap. You can either use a dremel or side cutters to do this.
I have marked the spots to cut. You do not need to trim the other side so it can support the tower completely and strengthen it so it won't snap on a crash.

When you install the protector - I put a 1mm thick washer before the shock screw goes thru the protector and CF tower. This prevents the screw from going thru the plastic, and don't tighten the nut on the other side completely. It should be snug until you have the shock in place and check the fitting by moving the protector around so that it doesn't bind the shock cap or shock movement. Once you find the right position. Remove the shock and tighten the nut to secure the protector and tower.
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Old 10-03-2014, 02:41 PM
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Thanks Dino! you rock as always.
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Old 10-04-2014, 09:15 AM
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Guys, can you describe your opinions on how the car drives with the front/rear U-Joints ? thanks
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Old 10-04-2014, 05:03 PM
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all I need is esc and battery
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Old 10-05-2014, 12:35 AM
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Can any body recommend a body that allows more room for the electronics?
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by tobamiester
Guys, can you describe your opinions on how the car drives with the front/rear U-Joints ? thanks
Dino had a very good post about the u-joints a while ago, maybe he will comment on it...
http://www.rctech.net/forum/12999440-post132.html
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by King of Smack
Can any body recommend a body that allows more room for the electronics?
The v4 body, #TD402030, provides a decent amount of room.
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by King of Smack
Can any body recommend a body that allows more room for the electronics?
More room than the Kuhler or the original 410? The v4 cab forward body
http://www.team-durango.com/part-inf...artNo=TD402030
or the proline Bulldog bodies should have more room.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:18 AM
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If your servo horn hits the drive shaft, try bending it two angles, as it is soft aluminum. Bending it will also shorten it. Make sure to offset it in the right direction, I went forward, and bend it to the small end. I used a vise and hammer, took a couple of minutes, very easy to do. I also put an aluminum tower on the front after hitting my sons truck tire(full size.) That was a very expensive mistake. I noticed some motors are too tight on clearance with the chassis, like the Reedy.
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Originally Posted by jreeves
Dino had a very good post about the u-joints a while ago, maybe he will comment on it...
http://www.rctech.net/forum/12999440-post132.html
Super. Thats what i was looking for, but couldn't find for some reason.

I switched over to U-joints as i replaced all my bearings with Ceramics. Feels like a different car so need to make a few setup changes to adjust.
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Old 10-05-2014, 12:50 PM
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Hi,

Where to buy a 5mm aftermarket front tower ... ??
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no where that I know of. I have one from a run of kits that they goofed so its technically a 'defect' but other then those I know of non. Its bomb proof and I've only broken 1 pair of bulkheads on a massive wreak down a strait.
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:22 PM
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So Im looking for an aluminum front bulkhead or just a reliable place to buy the stock one. I found Absolute Hobbyz on ebay and they also have a website. anyone purchased from them before? I need to get this ordered as our winter race season starts this Saturday. Would hate to miss the very first race of the year.

Car has been very good to me, this part broke when I was landed on by another car.
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Originally Posted by King of Smack
Can any body recommend a body that allows more room for the electronics?
More room than the original DEX410 body.
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by S Miller
So Im looking for an aluminum front bulkhead or just a reliable place to buy the stock one. I found Absolute Hobbyz on ebay and they also have a website. anyone purchased from them before? I need to get this ordered as our winter race season starts this Saturday. Would hate to miss the very first race of the year.

Car has been very good to me, this part broke when I was landed on by another car.
The sponsored motorama so they're probably legit. There a handful of good spots state side, or great hobbies in cabads6
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