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Is can size just as important as shaft size in big bore shocks?

Is can size just as important as shaft size in big bore shocks?

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Old 01-25-2010, 03:40 PM
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Default Is can size just as important as shaft size in big bore shocks?

I am looking to get a set of bigger shocks for my Inferno VE and have run across a few options.. If the size of the can isnt so important compared to the size of shaft i can get a set at a good price..
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Can size matters in the amount of resistance obtainable by the fluid. You can make up for that by using thicker fluid though. If you decide on a larger diameter can make sure you have the clearance so it doesn't rub on the mount or other parts.

Exceed doesn't make very many good parts, but they do make decent aluminum shocks at great prices. Just make sure you replace the shafts with something better.
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did he say shaft size?
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Something to remember is that the bigger the shock shafts are, the more area is displaced in the can when the shock is depressed.

The pressure inside the shock becomes greater than a similar shock with a smaller shaft.
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Can size is one of the most important things.But the cans must be in proportion to the.....ohhhh he is talking about rc shock.My bad
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I mounted D8 big bores on the front of an Inferno MP7.5 which I understand the VE is based on. The bigger diameter caused the shocks to rub the driveshafts.

I was told that people change the driveshafts to thinner ones from the later Inferno versions to avoid the rubbing.

What I did was to fabricate lower mounting brackets for the shocks that moved them away from the driveshafts.

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