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Old 02-10-2010, 07:04 PM
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Before I start cutting and drilling, If you guys have any tips, suggestions or things to look out for regarding the extended front shock tower please let me know. Thanks.
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hell of an idea, but you might want to use the plastic or carbon tower (extream) w/ the aluminum tower you just added alot of leaverage, in a crash it might bend pretty easy. not knocking the work or the idea, looks like a very sound idea!
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Here are the pics of my shock/tower/mount mod.
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Originally Posted by cbrociuos View Post
hell of an idea, but you might want to use the plastic or carbon tower (extream) w/ the aluminum tower you just added alot of leaverage, in a crash it might bend pretty easy. not knocking the work or the idea, looks like a very sound idea!
I agree, that's why the cnc towers have been sitting in the spare parts box. Once I get the new piece made I'll definetly try it with the plastic tower. Thanks.
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That looks like a ton of droop in the front but seeing how Mr. Wright performs on the track I'm not going to question it.
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That looks like a ton of droop in the front but seeing how Mr. Wright performs on the track I'm not going to question it.
Thank you!

It does create a good amount of down travel, but it is limit-able with the droop screws.

(Finally I can tune with the front droop screws! )
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Originally Posted by Racecrafter View Post
Here are the pics of my shock/tower/mount mod.
Since I do not have my truck yet, it is unclear to me what you've changed. Could you elaborate?
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Originally Posted by Shark413 View Post
I agree, that's why the cnc towers have been sitting in the spare parts box. Once I get the new piece made I'll definetly try it with the plastic tower. Thanks.
i bought a set of aluminum towers for spares, got em for darn near nothing on ebay. mine are still in my part box too. check out the xtreme (part # xtr11404) they look about the same width as the aluminum. amain has them.
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Since I do not have my truck yet, it is unclear to me what you've changed. Could you elaborate?
Ben,

I put the rear shocks/tower and body mount on the front for better suspension control on tracks with big jumps.

I only had to "drem-mill" out the oval holes for the upper arm bushings.
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Originally Posted by crazysavage View Post
Sorry! I read sarcasm in the question of are you guys racers or bashers? since all this talk is about bumpy tracks with less preparation than what we see the sponsored drivers running. We are racing these trucks and they handle great, the front shocks are a little short for some conditions. So again I am sorry and I did re read your post several times as I always do before I comment. And since there is several posts about why we are even talking about this is because of tracks, I assumed you read that first and made a smart assed comment...so back on subject I hope.

I actually went back and re-read my post a few times to make sure I didnt say something weird. I have been nitro deprived for many months (Cant wait for Motorama). I guess I shouldnt have used the word issues, instead I should have said front shock mod.
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It seems like a few people almost got this figured out. Jamminkrazy posted something about mounting the rear shock tower with rear shocks and using a turnbuckle.
Would putting a bigger shock tower upfront mess with the way the body mounts?
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Originally Posted by Racecrafter View Post
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Ben,

I put the rear shocks/tower and body mount on the front for better suspension control on tracks with big jumps.

I only had to "drem-mill" out the oval holes for the upper arm bushings.
Awesome. Thanks!
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You're welcome!

And I can say that this works VERY good.

With this set up I switched to 600 up front with 500 rear shock fluids. #2 shock pistons all the way around.

The droop screws are now effective for tuning!
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Originally Posted by Racecrafter View Post
You're welcome!

And I can say that this works VERY good.

With this set up I switched to 600 up front with 500 rear shock fluids. #2 shock pistons all the way around.

The droop screws are now effective for tuning!
So rear shocks, shock tower and body mount. And a little dremel work for bushings? Did i miss anything? Aside from your setup change.
Thanks.
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Originally Posted by portyansky View Post
So rear shocks, shock tower and body mount. And a little dremel work for bushings? Did i miss anything? Aside from your setup change.
Thanks.
I just ordered parts for my mod. I will be using jammin 13mm buggy front shocks in the front and rear of the truck. I am going to try to use a turnbuckle for the front upper arm. If I find it needs to be stiffer, I will mod it for the upper arm bushings. We'll see how it goes I guess.
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Great to see all these thinkers out there, very cool Jimmy. Well I decided to do a little more work on the extended front shock tower before I went to bed. Decided to try the plastic shock tower for some extra give (crash protection) as suggested by Cbrociuos. Added a few more holes for upper shock adjustment. Added some holes for the body mount bracket. Modded the body mount bracket to fit behind the tower. Bolted everything together and it is dah bomb. Can't wait to try it out on the track.










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