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Old 01-05-2015, 05:25 PM   #6916
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Snapped the rt front shock shaft right at the lower mount. Yard sale'd the spring and spring cup. Appears it snapped right at the lower droop notch. Has anyome else had this happen? Could this be a potential weak spot with the shocks being right out front? Why did HB's not etch the shafts instead of notchimg them?
A guy at my track snapped his shaft in the exact same location over the weekend.
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Old 01-05-2015, 06:07 PM   #6918
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A guy at my track snapped his shaft in the exact same location over the weekend.
Hmm, out of the ten D413's running up here, I haven't seen that happen..But like Jason said, being the first thing to contact any object that is motionless I would say that stuff's going to happen. I am very impressed with this cars durability having run quite a few different brands in the past, so far it stands alone in that dept...
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Careful the rc shox Ackerman pushes the. Ball stud forward creating more Ackerman then stock position, Making it more twitchy
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Careful the rc shox Ackerman pushes the. Ball stud forward creating more Ackerman then stock position, Making it more twitchy
Isnt forward less ackerman?
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Old 01-05-2015, 08:35 PM   #6921
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My car has been bullet proof so far. Loving it every time I put it on the track.
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Old 01-05-2015, 08:36 PM   #6922
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Unfortunately I also had my first breakage..... coming through a rythym section a marshall dropped a 4wd SCT directly infront of me. With no time to turn or stopped I slammed into him. Snapped the rt front shock shaft right at the lower mount. Yard sale'd the spring and spring cup. Appears it snapped right at the lower droop notch. Has anyome else had this happen? Could this be a potential weak spot with the shocks being right out front?
Between my son and I we broke 4 front shock shafts in 2 days. However I agree with Jason I don't think they are a weak spot, I feel it was more our fault for the droop we were running, I had them set at the first line above the threads. After measuring the stroke length then comparing to Tessmans set up we were running a full 2mm more stroke. I have some new shafts on the way, and will be setting the proper stroke, should eliminate the issue.
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So I just finished up my kit. Cut out the rediculous body. Am I right in assuming you have to take apart the shock tower to get the front nose piece on?!!!!!
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Isnt forward less ackerman?
moving it forward calms it down. more rearward is twitchy.
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So I just finished up my kit. Cut out the rediculous body. Am I right in assuming you have to take apart the shock tower to get the front nose piece on?!!!!!
you have to loosen it significantly.
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he cuts the center out of the bladder.




I wouldnt call it a weak spot...but the shocks are clearly vulnerable being out in front....other platforms have been notorious for breaking front shock shafts in violent collisions.......
I built mine with no bladders. I used b5 shock caps and put some spare cap o-rings from my AE rides on and tightened down the cap. No leaks and easier to bleed. Imo anyways.


Coming from a B44 used to the towers and arms being out front of the shocks. Kinda preferred it actually. Arms are cheaper and quicker to replace then pulling a shock body apart. guess I was just curious if others were having similar breakage.

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moving it forward calms it down. more rearward is twitchy.
I don't think this is right. Moving forward means less ackermann and more aggressive steering. Moving it backwards means more ackermann and less aggressive steering.

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Old 01-06-2015, 01:07 AM   #6928
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Anyone know whats up with HPI Hotbodies and all the backordered parts. I checked Amain and like 30% of the parts are all back-ordered. Wanted an m3x20 screw, backordered. Front shock shaft: backordered. Steering rack: also backordered
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Old 01-06-2015, 03:19 AM   #6929
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Anyone know whats up with HPI Hotbodies and all the backordered parts. I checked Amain and like 30% of the parts are all back-ordered. Wanted an m3x20 screw, backordered. Front shock shaft: backordered. Steering rack: also backordered
This car is great, but i wish i'd bought an XB4. Parts are really hard to get
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Anyone know of clamping hexes that fit? I'm doing an Avid order this week and they make a bunch for different platforms if I could just add them to the order it would be ideal.
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