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Old 02-01-2010, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by rcman1993 View Post
This is a disappointment because ae really needs to come up with some new instead of wasting their time with the b4.1 and t4.1. They are stupid. Secondly, they were lazy by changing just the molds of the schocks to new molds. They have been using the same molds from ten years ago I believe. Not dissing them but it is like the auto companies, they cut corners at every oppertunity instead of doing the right thing.




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Old 02-01-2010, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by rcman1993 View Post
This is a disappointment because ae really needs to come up with some new instead of wasting their time with the b4.1 and t4.1. They are stupid. Secondly, they were lazy by changing just the molds of the schocks to new molds. They have been using the same molds from ten years ago I believe. Not dissing them but it is like the auto companies, they cut corners at every oppertunity instead of doing the right thing.
its not a NEW mold, basically what it is, is a identification for associated to see, they can now identify the new, older, and oldest kits now with the little ring. i think the new shock rebuild kits are sweet though because i have had extremely little leaking and when i did check the inside of my shocks for dirt, there was just about none!
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:22 PM
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Yah but they only made a new mold because the old ones were getting bad. It would of been more economical to design a new shock so they don't have to double mold because those are really expensive.
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nothing is wrong with what they have, they got rid of the older molds so they stick with the new ones. basically the ring signifies that they are new, not much of a hassle putting in a little step to make a ring. there isnt anything wrong with them. although they are fairly basic, they get the job done, and with the new rebuild kits they get even better.
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:08 PM
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Does anyone have any suggestions for wheels for the B4 other than the standard dish white/yellow?

Noticed the white rulux wheels, would LOVE to get a set of black rims (even dish) but would prefer anything not dish and not white/yellow.

B4 front & back.

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Originally Posted by seany916 View Post
Does anyone have any suggestions for wheels for the B4 other than the standard dish white/yellow?

Noticed the white rulux wheels, would LOVE to get a set of black rims (even dish) but would prefer anything not dish and not white/yellow.

B4 front & back.

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RIT black dye on the white wheels will do it.
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:12 PM
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Do the new rebuild kits work as well in the old shocks? Have shocks from kits from a year and two years ago.
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:14 PM
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yes, same question. wouldnt want to have to sift thru shock rebuild kits. i usually go with orings only. but at least a fresh clip is nice.

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Old 02-01-2010, 05:25 PM
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The new shock rebuild kits work in the old shock bodies and have very little leaking compared to the old kits.
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:27 PM
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p# stayin the same as well? should i order em thru frank to assure that i get new pieces (this, towers, carriers, arms, steering stuff etc) or would LPH have em by now. dont feel like buyin any more old parts in lieu of this all.

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Originally Posted by not home View Post
got off the phone with ae today, and just to let everyone know that the chassis hasn't changed at all, the only changes are the shock towers, the shock bodies are for sure the same thing as the old ones on the inside, just a ring to identify that they are newer. the steering parts are from the sc10 and have the same part number as well as the rear motor guard. i know some people were confused so here you go.
I call BS on the steering rack... the plastic is alot darker and softer than the older ones.

the sc10 motor guard is complatly diffrent that the T4 one...


just going from my used t4s and my new SC10
the plastic that the chassis, arms, tower, etc is diffrent than the my older T4s. everything seems to have more slop in it now too
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assoc is correct, most lhs's should have them by now. and above, there isnt a new shock body, some stuff and its a world of a difference
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by whitrzac View Post
I call BS on the steering rack... the plastic is alot darker and softer than the older ones.

the sc10 motor guard is complatly diffrent that the T4 one...


just going from my used t4s and my new SC10
the plastic that the chassis, arms, tower, etc is diffrent than the my older T4s. everything seems to have more slop in it now too
yeah...this is sc10 plastic, basically its a bit beefier but some of the guys arent too happy with the stuff breaking. and the steering knuckles are sc10 ones.

the sc10 motor guard is the same thing, same part number and it fits, associated is making one mold, getting rid another mold, and its nicer to carry around from the rear

probably carbon...
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So you know , the Sc-10 bell crank plastic is more flexible then the old plastic....
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:32 PM
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Your opinions... for a FT B4.

Tekin RS & Redline __.5

or

SXX Competition & X-12 __.5

or

_____________ & ________ ___.5


I've never owned either Tekin or LRP before, only run Castle products. Any advice?

Am currently leaning toward Tekin w/ a 10.5, but am very open to suggestions.
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