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Old 06-16-2012, 07:20 PM
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What do y'all think of these new shock shafts? Any input from team drivers would be nice to hear. Are they really the best ever? For $16 per shaft I would hope they are something special. Let's hear it...
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:31 PM
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I think they should coat them in a green color like the motocross forks
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I just broke a rear shock shaft on my B4.1 by clipping a pipe on a hair pin turn. The shaft broke at the the threading inside the ball end??? That said cutting the threads into the shaft probably makes it significantly weaker in the threading.

These Pro-Line shocks look like they could make quite an impact. From their marketing description these shafts don't have the threading made by cutting into the shaft... """We then Roll Formed the threads instead of cutting in the threads for the highest strength threads possible.""" Also Diamond Like Carbon coating is real and will significantly increase the rigidity of the shaft.

I bet we'll start to see DLC coatings applied on turnbuckles too. I'll buy the shafts.
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It sounds like they use similar processes that ARP uses to make all of their fasteners. If that's really the cast they should be the strongest shock shafts ever made. Now just make them for Kyosho and TD cars. I like the black DLC coating but i do agree the blue green coating would look bad ass too.
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