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Old 10-03-2022, 02:02 PM
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Does anyone have a good recommendation for replacement ball studs on the shocks? These seem to strip out far too easily on me. I've seen the Officina ball stud set and that looks to cover the hubs and upper arms but nothing for the shocks.
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Old 10-03-2022, 04:16 PM
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I usually use a plastic washer, don't have to tighten the ball as much. Have also stripped quite a few
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Old 10-03-2022, 04:30 PM
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Officina does make the smaller (5mm) ball studs... though it may not be the most convenient as they are studs and not just the ball. I make sure that the "studs" at the top (shock tower) and bottom (susp. arm) only stick out 3mm to 3.5mm and are locktited in place. This allows the hex driver to insert deep enough into the stock balls so that it is more difficult to strip them out.
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Old 10-03-2022, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeHD83 View Post
Does anyone have a good recommendation for replacement ball studs on the shocks? These seem to strip out far too easily on me. I've seen the Officina ball stud set and that looks to cover the hubs and upper arms but nothing for the shocks.
I used T-Works titanium ball studs on my cars. For the shocks, get the 8mm length ball studs for the upper shock mounts. This gives you maximum flexibility with spacers; the shock mount threads are through holes so the stud length doesn't matter. For the front lower shocks, get the 4mm length ball stud.

On the rear, make sure you get the LONG anti roll bar rear ball stud. Because Mugen has the lower shock attached to this, you have to use the stock 5mm aluminum balls. But after replacing all the others with ball studs, you will have plenty of spares left over .

See my post here about the ball stud and the set screws... this may help you not strip as many out.

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Old 10-04-2022, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Techno Duck View Post
I used T-Works titanium ball studs on my cars. For the shocks, get the 8mm length ball studs for the upper shock mounts. This gives you maximum flexibility with spacers; the shock mount threads are through holes so the stud length doesn't matter. For the front lower shocks, get the 4mm length ball stud.

On the rear, make sure you get the LONG anti roll bar rear ball stud. Because Mugen has the lower shock attached to this, you have to use the stock 5mm aluminum balls. But after replacing all the others with ball studs, you will have plenty of spares left over .

See my post here about the ball stud and the set screws... this may help you not strip as many out.
thanks. Iíll go through and adjust the length of the set screws to allow my 2mm driver to fully seat within the ball studs. Hopefully this reduces the problem. Iíll definitely go through and replace as many with the t works studs as possible.
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Old 10-10-2022, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeHD83 View Post
thanks. Iíll go through and adjust the length of the set screws to allow my 2mm driver to fully seat within the ball studs. Hopefully this reduces the problem. Iíll definitely go through and replace as many with the t works studs as possible.
Even using this method they will still stripe. A guy I race with installed the set screws opposite to what the manual says. This allows you to you use 1.5mm allen instead off the 2mm allen. Using this method almost eliminates any chance of stripping the pillow or the set screw.
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Old 10-10-2022, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Mig89 View Post
Even using this method they will still stripe. A guy I race with installed the set screws opposite to what the manual says. This allows you to you use 1.5mm allen instead off the 2mm allen. Using this method almost eliminates any chance of stripping the pillow or the set screw.
This is what I did also for the shocks, where I take them off a lot
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Old 10-11-2022, 07:11 AM
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maybe the design is flawless, only the manual is incorrect
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Old 10-18-2022, 10:32 PM
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What have you donít different setup wise between the two classes?
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Old 10-21-2022, 10:18 PM
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Any new parts or updates on the MTC2 that might be coming out?
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Old 12-07-2022, 03:13 PM
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Is there an MTC3 in the works? Or just updates to MTC2?
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Old 12-07-2022, 06:45 PM
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Most likely just new updates to the car and not an entirely new car. It was reported he was testing new parts during the worlds.
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Old 01-20-2023, 05:35 PM
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sup guys
I just picked one up, and want to set it up for 21.5. What pinion/spur should I go with? Figure Snowbirds size track, maybe a tad bigger.
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Old 01-20-2023, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by JEFFs SC10 View Post
sup guys
I just picked one up, and want to set it up for 21.5. What pinion/spur should I go with? Figure Snowbirds size track, maybe a tad bigger.
92t spur, 44-47 pinion
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Thank you sir.
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