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Old 03-26-2007, 05:58 AM   #1
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Default help how to fit trf shocks on to a t1 05

ive read posts from people who have done this but im having trouble finding the right parts to get the right amount of travel ie shock at max length at 5mm ride height or ride height to high at max spring adjustment can some one help

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Old 03-26-2007, 10:18 AM   #2
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Yep I've made some shock towers that fit perfectly. I still have some PM me if you're interested.
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ive read posts from people who have done this but im having trouble finding the right parts to get the right amount of travel ie shock at max length at 5mm ride height or ride height to high at max spring adjustment can some one help

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I used to use the Tamiya aluminum lowering spring pods on my FK05 when I mounted the TRF shocks on that car. Ran the tires as small as 54.5 mm without any problems.

The other option is to trim 1mm off the bottom of the shock shaft with a dremel and a cutting bit. You would also need to trim 1mm from the ball-cup that attaches the shock to the arm and you should have no problem meeting ride height then.
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I used to use the Tamiya aluminum lowering spring pods on my FK05 when I mounted the TRF shocks on that car. Ran the tires as small as 54.5 mm without any problems.

The other option is to trim 1mm off the bottom of the shock shaft with a dremel and a cutting bit. You would also need to trim 1mm from the ball-cup that attaches the shock to the arm and you should have no problem meeting ride height then.
Don't know what you're on about, the TRF shocks are too short for the FK05, ride height isn't the problem, it's downstop.
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Don't know what you're on about, the TRF shocks are too short for the FK05, ride height isn't the problem, it's downstop.
Not if you use the XRAY springs, XRAY ball-cups and the XRAY lowered shock towers... I guess that would have been an important part of the explaination.
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Tamiya makes a longer bottom shock end, used to come with the kits.
See if you can find someone local that has a tam, they will prob give you 4 as they dont get used anyway.
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i tryed the trf shocks on fk05 , you need to use tc3 springs and tc3n shock ends
to be able to get the downstops to work
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thanx for the help guys its much appreciated i think i may have sorted it out
x ray make a infinate amount of ball joints i've found one that will fit i think
will have to check bump stops top and bottom compaired to ride hight @5mm
i will post part no's and photos when i figure it out thanx for the thread k_bojar
there may be a small busness in making trf/xray shock mounts how much do you want for the mounts email picks please
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